The Lion's Roar

#ProtectingThePride encourages students to continue to wear masks

Dr. Gabe Willis, Dean of Students, “caught” @therealmarr5, @ccurryy_ and @tre.7k wearing their masks correctly and posted them #ProtectingThePride on Instagram.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2020

Dean of Students Gabe Willis has been promoting a new trend on campus called #ProtectingThePride on his Instagram page. The university mandated that all faculty and students must wear a mask on campus in all university buildings at all times. Any person not following this policy, will result in disci...

Fashionable face coverings

Since face coverings are required within buildings on campus, some students are taking the opportunity to make their own masks. Fashionable and trendy face coverings are becoming more common.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2020

Around the globe, people are trading in their nondescript disposable face coverings for custom-made masks that coordinate with their fashion choices. Students have tapped into their creativity when it comes to designing unique face coverings and recognizing the bright side of the mask requirements....

Make your own mask

Make your own mask

Lojuanda Weary/The Lion's Roar

August 18, 2020

Covered up: Students adjust to the “new norm” of mask-wearing

Face-to-face classes are scheduled to resume in the fall. As classes reopen, masks will be required in the classroom and most indoor locations.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

June 30, 2020

In just a few months, masks have redefined the meaning of normalcy in people’s day-to-day lives.  Face coverings have become a source of new obstacles as well as new opportunities, and this “new norm” will now extend to college life as face-to-face classes are scheduled to resume in the fa...

‘Mask Up & Make a Difference’ combats supply shortages

Alumna Valerie Saba is one of many volunteers to make and donate masks to the “Mask Up & Make a Difference” initiative. Each mask, all supplies and every monetary donation will go toward assisting front-line healthcare workers during this time of low inventory and high demand.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is partnering with the Southeastern Foundation to help with the low supply of medical masks for healthcare workers amidst the global emergency. The project will also aid current and future graduates of the university who are working on the front lines. The initi...