The Lion's Roar

Graduating seniors launched into Alumni Association

Graduating seniors launched into Alumni Association

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2019

Graduates entering into an alumni base of over 70,000 were congratulated by the Alumni Association at the “Lion 4 Life Launch" party. Held on the lawn of the Alumni Association from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. on May 16, student competed in games such as bubble soccer, a three-legged race and a doughnut eating...

Students wear their symbols of pride

Students wear their symbols of pride

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2019

Students received their rings to show pride and commemorate their time at the university. The "Ring Ceremony" was held on May 8 at 6 p.m. Family, friends, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the seniors' achievements. The celebration began with Roomie, Chelsey Blank, Miss Southeastern Louisiana...

A potential budget increase for Louisiana

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

December 4, 2018

In response to past budget cuts, the Louisiana Board of Regents requested a $172 million increase in the state budget for public colleges. If approved, general state funding for higher education would increase to $1.2 billion in the 2019-20 fiscal year beginning on July 1. President Dr. John L....

A day in the life of Dr. John L. Crain

A day in the life of Dr. John L. Crain

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

President of the university Dr. John L. Crain strives to ensure a good experience for students as the university’s ambassador. The responsibilities of the president include overseeing various departments on campus, fundraising, advocating on behalf of the university, bridging the university management...

Unpacking the budget

Unpacking the budget

Annie Goodman, News Editor

July 23, 2018

After a long battle over how to fill a nearly $1 billion fiscal cliff, state legislators have passed a bill that will fully fund higher education through 2025.  When Governor John Bel Edwards was elected to office in 2016, the state was already facing a large budget shortfall. According to Commu...