The Lion's Roar

Registering to vote is a privilege; failing to do so has consequences

Registering to vote is a privilege; failing to do so has consequences

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2019

At least once a year, there comes a time where we, as Americans, can make our voices heard by voting in our local elections. On Oct. 12, the Louisiana Gubernatorial Election will be held in which we will have the chance to decide our next governor, lieutenant governor and a multitude of other state...

Students elect SGA officers

Students elect SGA officers

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

With 1,331 votes cast, the student body chose next year's executive officers for the Student Government Association. For the 2019-20 term, Karley Bordelon, a junior social studies education major, will be president of SGA. L’Oreal Williams, a sophomore business administration major, will be vice...

Get to know candidates’ platforms

Get to know candidates’ platforms

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2019

Candidates for the Student Government Association election shared their platforms and future goals at the "SGA Executive Elections Debate." The debate was held on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Fayard Hall room 107. Zachary Rogers, coordinator of leadership and service in the Office for Student...

Meet the candidates

Meet the candidates

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 3, 2019

Eight students are running to become the future officers of the Student Government Association. Campaigning has begun from tabling events in the Student Union Breezeway to social media posts. The "Voter Rally" will begin at 10 a.m. on April 8 in the Student Union Breezeway for students to get food...

Beads used to promote election

Beads used to promote election

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2019

The Student Government Association encouraged people to vote in the municipal primary election this weekend. "You BEADer Vote!" was held on March 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Union Breezeway. While students signed a sheet sign explaining why they felt the need to vote, members of SGA handed out...

Students to decide the future of SGA

Students to decide the future of SGA

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 21, 2019

In less than a month, polls will open for students to vote on the future of the Student Government Association. The general election will open on April 8 at 8 a.m. and close on April 11 at 4:30 p.m. Students can vote electronically either at a polling station or on any device with internet access...

Going into the polls

Going into the polls

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018

Local and state elections are next week, and two students at the university have been active participants leading up to Nov. 6. Vice President of College Republicans Mollie Millet, a sophomore political science major, and President of College Democrats Eugene Davis, a senior double majoring in communication...