The Lion's Roar

Senior art student Gabrielle Barnett's photo collection, titled

Art for the people, from the people

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter March 24, 2021

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the art department was still able to host its 2021 Juried Student Exhibition for the annual art showcase for students all over campus.  Every spring, the department seeks...

Graduating senior smiles behind his mask at Grad Fair in October 2020. For the Fall 2020 semester, the Alumni Association held Grad Fair in the Pennington Student Activity Center.

Grad Fair to be held in-person

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter March 5, 2021

For Spring 2021 graduating seniors, the Grad Fair will be in the Student Union Ballroom on Tuesday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 3. p.m.  There are eight time...

Junior marketing major Noah McLain serves coffee at his pop-up cart. McLain is head of the coffee-catering business that offers coffee brewed form fresh, authentic ingredients.

Student creates Cherrybomb Coffee Company

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021

“Fresh beans served within a week of roast, every cup manually brewed, sustainability and people in mind." This is the covenant of a new craft coffee business created by university student Noah McLain.  The...

In lieu of Mardi Gras parades, which were canceled this year, New Orleans residents did not miss the opportunity to celebrate the holiday and express their creativity through

The good times can still roll, just safely

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter February 16, 2021

King cake season is upon us, and, in a way, we have officially come full circle.  Barely two weeks after Mardi Gras 2020, and I know we all remember the date, came the lockdown announcements, cancellations,...

The Lady Lion women’s soccer team will play a conference-only schedule in 2021.

Lady Lions gear up for 2021 soccer season

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter February 10, 2021

It has been nearly two years since the university women’s soccer team has had a competitive conference game, and the team is ready to play, according to senior midfielder and Captain Megan Gordon. With...

University students overcome virus restrictions to land internship

University students overcome virus restrictions to land internship

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter February 4, 2021

Many students have chosen to refrain from attending events, extracurricular activities, and even jobs in fear of contracting the virus. However, there are still various students who have started internships...

Even with vaccines, things will never be “normal”

Even with vaccines, things will never be “normal”

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter February 4, 2021

With COVID vaccines being administered, there’s definitely hope that this pandemic will be over soon. However, Rome was not built in a day. Even after the majority of the population is vaccinated, things...

As finals week begins and the semester comes to a close, many students are preparing to head home for winter break. Plans for the break vary this year due to the pandemic.

Students embrace changes to winter break

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter November 30, 2020

As students enter finals week, many are anticipating the month-long hiatus away from online and in-person classes.  Winter break provides students with time to relax, unwind and pursue other ventures....

Thanksgiving looks a whole lot different this year

Thanksgiving looks a whole lot different this year

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter November 21, 2020

Thanksgiving is usually a holiday where family members from all over gather around the table to share how thankful they are for life and each other. It is usually the day where my mother slaves over the...

The above information is obtained from the Louisiana Department of Health website. This data only includes self-reported cases to the Louisiana Department of Health that meet the “Lab Confirmed Case“ criteria. A lab confirmed case is defined as an individual who has a positive molecular/viral lab result. Information in the LDH website is updated every Tuesday.

COVID-19 update: Total number of reported cases on campus reaches 138

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter November 3, 2020

University President John Crain sent out a Faculty/Staff Notice with an update to COVID-19 restrictions and reminders. As of Friday, Oct. 23, the Louisiana Department of Health reported 29 new cases...

How to have a COVID-friendly Halloween

How to have a COVID-friendly Halloween

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter October 30, 2020

Halloween has never been my favorite holiday — not by any means. I will never understand the enjoyment behind being scared or why costumes are so expensive, but nonetheless, I find myself disappointed...

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Q&A with an education professor: Teaching during the pandemic

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter October 26, 2020

With the pandemic still at large, teachers have faced major changes in the way they teach and have learned to adapt to the situation. Dr. Colleen Klein-Ezell, department head and professor for the department...

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