The Lion's Roar

Make tuition cheaper for virtual learning

Make tuition cheaper for virtual learning

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2020

I know that this semester - scratch that, this whole year - has been hard for everyone, both students and faculty included. I look back at where we were at the end of March when we first left campus, and I remember how some of us were optimistic that we would be back on campus after spring break. ...

To those who are extremely involved (or uninvolved) with politics

To those who are extremely involved (or uninvolved) with politics

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2020

There are three types of people on the political awareness spectrum: those who think they know nothing, those who think they know everything and those who decide to steer clear of politics because of how absurd media representations of it are. I am the third type. Yesterday, I had a discussion with a total s...

It is time to start taking men’s mental health seriously

It is time to start taking men’s mental health seriously

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2020

In an era where mental health problems are at an all-time high, it feels like men’s mental health is somehow still swept under the rug and not talked about like it should be. Men’s mental health is slept on because of the macho stereotype portrayed in society. The “rub some dirt and shake it...

How to stay distracted in online classes this semester

How to stay distracted in online classes this semester

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2020

Online classes have definitely presented a challenge in maintaining focus on social media and other important aspects of my life. Usually when I attend class, I am in a classroom in which my teacher will not allow me to even check Snapchat. They will not let me browse through Instagram to check on my f...

Can we get a new moderator? Please…

Can we get a new moderator? Please...

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2020

On Sept. 29, everyone tuned in to watch the first presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle. Many watched in hopes of seeing one candidate slip up or do something wrong, or many like myself watched to see what topics would be discussed and what both candidates had to offer. I thought to myself,...

Do college students understand consent?

Do college students understand consent?

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2020

The unfortunate reality of today’s world is that almost everyone has, or knows someone who has, experienced some form of sexual misconduct firsthand. According to a survey from the Association of American Universities, in 2019, 13% of college students reported that they experienced some form of “n...

Head-to-head: Honor the final wish of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Head-to-head: Honor the final wish of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg served as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States for 27 years. She died on Sept. 18 of this year, at 87 years old, due to complications of pancreatic cancer. Across the country, those who benefited from all she contributed while she held her position were ...

Be amazing and prevent hazing

Be amazing and prevent hazing

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2020

If you are reading this from Sept. 20-25, you are in the midst of National Hazing Prevention Week. Hazing has been an occurrence in U.S. colleges and universities since the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. According to Google Dictionary, hazing is defined as “the imposition of strenuous, often humiliating,...

Netflix’s “Cuties” is sad reminder of over-sexualized society

Netflix’s “Cuties” is sad reminder of over-sexualized society

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2020

If you have spent any time on social media over the past few weeks, then you are aware that Netflix’s release of the French film “Mignonnes,” titled “Cuties” in the United States, has sparked controversy. The film is centered around an 11-year-old immigrant in France named Amy who joins a...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Joe Bialek

September 19, 2020

To The Editor: Voting by mail should replace voting at the polls in its entirety. The two institutions that can definitely be trusted are the County Board of Elections and the United States Postal Service.  The money saved by eliminating the need for poll workers could be used to offer free postage on the env...

Southeastern “Promise” raises concerns to the student body

Southeastern “Promise” raises concerns  to  the  student  body

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2020

After the Fall 2018 semester, the university created something called the “Southeastern Promise.” This promise offered students a set price for tuition throughout their four years of an undergraduate degree. To be eligible for the Promise scholarship, students must have a selected major which t...

Maybe fall is not so bad after all

Maybe fall is not so bad after all

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2020

I know there is the stereotype about fall being full of pumpkin spice lattes, “Halloweentown”-binging, cookie-baking and new outfits, and it is great. If that is what you like, keep it up. However, I’m not a fan of fall. I was never one to partake in fall festivities outside of trick-or-treatin...