The Lion's Roar

Keeping up with the tradition of giving back

The Big Event allows students to help out in the surrounding communities through a day of service. SGA hopes to help out at over 50 job sites this year.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

Every year, students and faculty come together to donate their time and service to the communities of Hammond and Ponchatoula in the BIG Event. The 10th Annual BIG Event will be held on Mar. 28 at 8 a.m., and the rain date is scheduled for Apr. 4 at the same time. All participants will receive...

A reflection of 2019 in SGA

Students volunteer during the 2019 Big Event organized by the Student Government Association. Currently, SGA has applications available for students to fill up different positions for all the three branches.

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

In the fall of 2019, the Student Government Association presented several opportunities for students to support its campus community. Karley Bordelon, president of SGA, has assisted with many programs and projects designed for improving students’ experiences on campus. Bordelon described the dif...

New year, new presidency

In her role as SGA President, Karley Bordelon, a senior education major, attended Strawberry Jam this year as an emcee. Bordelon hopes to use her new role as president to improve upon traditional events and work with her cabinet to provide a productive and fun environment for the student body.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2019

Karley Bordelon, a senior social education major, officially took her pledge as the 2019-2020 Student Government Association president during the DSA Awards Convocation on May 7, 2019. Bordelon ran for the president as the position would allow her to help people. “I decided to run for SGA President...

DSA honors presidents, new and old

During DSA convocation, Richard Davis Jr., a senior middle school education major, left, was named 2019 Man of the Year, and Karley Bordelon, a junior social studies major, right, was named 2019 Woman of the Year.  The two honorees pose with Dr. John L. Crain, university president.

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

The Division of Student Affairs honored students and faculty who demonstrated leadership, service and commitment to the university. Among many awards presented during the convocation, the DSA named Man and Woman of the Year. Karley Bordelon, a junior social studies education major, was named the 2019 Woman of ...

Blank leads by inspiration and compassion

Shreeja Bhatt, Shreya Bhatt, Xuyen Nguyen and Clarissa Smith, senior chemistry majors, talk to Chelsey Blank, Miss Southeastern Louisiana University. In her leadership position, Blank tries to be a role model for others on campus.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

May 13, 2019

Years of experience prepared Chelsey Blank, Miss Southeastern Louisiana University, to be an influence for other students. Though Blank grew into the leadership role, she did not abandon every childhood whimsy. “As I’ve grown up, I kept the young, silly part about me thriving, but I’ve still matured, and I ...

Students wear their symbols of pride

Students received their rings at the

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...

Students elect SGA officers

Leah Cross, 2019-20 chief justice of the Student Government Association, L’Oreal Williams, 2019-20 vice president of SGA, and Karley Bordelon, 2019-20 president of SGA, pose after the election results. Over 1,000 votes were cast in this election cycle.

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...

Goal-setting techniques of a collage

Vision boards offer a variety of options for students looking to set realistic goals. The collages can be used to plan for the future or as motivation to achieve their objectives.

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Made from a collection of objects including magazine clippings, encouraging pictures or positive sayings, vision boards help with setting goals and planning for the future. Vision boards are essentially collages that serve to motivate or inspire someone towards their goal. The varying sizes and customizati...

Get to know candidates’ platforms

Claudio Franc and Karley Bordelon participate in the debate for students to get to know them better. Both are running for the president of the Student Government Association.

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...

A look into Greek Week

Members of Greek life cheer on their teams. Greek organizations compete in the annual Greek Week through activities like dodgeball and a step show.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

Members of Greek life can look to compete and make connections in the annual Greek Week. Greek Week is scheduled for March 31 to April 4. This year's theme for Greek Week will be "Greekelodeon." Greek organizations will participate in a step show centered around a Nickelodeon show. Karley Bordelon,...

Lions to serve the community

Students participating in a past “The Big Event” gather in the Student Union Breezeway. “The Big Event” is to be held on Saturday, March 30 where students will work together to improve the community through the Student Government Association’s annual event.

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

“The Big Event” brings students together to give back to surrounding communities. Richard Davis Jr., president of the Student Government Association, discussed how the first “The Big Event” was created by a college campus. “The original ‘Big Event’ was started by student government members at Texas A&a...