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Students embrace changes to winter break

As finals week begins and the semester comes to a close, many students are preparing to head home for winter break. Plans for the break vary this year due to the pandemic.
November 30, 2020

As students enter finals week, many are anticipating the month-long hiatus away from online and in-person classes.  Winter break provides students with time to relax, unwind and pursue other ventures....

Dating during a pandemic

With social distancing guidelines, many couples had to adjust their dating styles.
August 19, 2020

Many aspects of life have been altered due to the coronavirus, and for multiple students, that has included their dating lives. With restrictions and social distancing guidelines in place, couples have...

Welcome back to campus

Prakriti Adhikari, Editor-in-Chief at The Lion's Roar.
August 18, 2020

From the editor: When we started classes last semester, we were unaware of what the year held for us. Things started taking a turn when cases of the coronavirus increased exponentially and the university...

An optimistic outlook on the upcoming semester

An optimistic outlook on the upcoming semester
July 18, 2020

To say that the past few months have been crazy and unpredictable would be an understatement. Almost every single aspect of our lives has been affected by this pandemic, especially our educational careers.  Keeping...

What we gained from the pandemic: time and perspective

What we gained from the pandemic: time and perspective
July 4, 2020

2020 seemingly started out like any normal year. We all celebrated New Year’s together in January, and then we celebrated Mardi Gras together in February.  Unfortunately, March had something else...

Finding the silver lining in 2020

Finding the silver lining in 2020
June 23, 2020

One could say, “With the death of George Floyd, protests and riots, a world-wide pandemic, suffering economy and countless other tragedies, the world is currently in shambles.”  One could also...

Nation-wide enrollment trend raises budgetary concerns

With the majority of the university's operating budget coming from student tuition and fees, the university is concerned that the expected nation-wide drop in enrollment will affect the university as well.
June 9, 2020

As universities across Louisiana have begun to consider plans to reopen in the fall, educational leaders and state lawmakers have brought up concerns about budgetary impacts that have emerged from the...

Online learning will be negatively affected by the pandemic

Online learning will be negatively affected by the pandemic
May 10, 2020

They experience many students have had with online learning this semester will influence their decision to take online classes in the future. I think that the experience of most students will ultimately...

Coronavirus, air pollution and climate change

Coronavirus, air pollution and climate change
May 7, 2020

Due to sharp reductions in air and car travel and industrial activity, the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a decline in the burning of fossil fuels and carbon emissions, leading to a significant decrease...

Pandemic affects businesses

As the entire country is following measures to prevent physical interaction, this process is affecting local businesses. The
stay-at-home order has required some local businesses to shut down.
April 2, 2020

American companies are feeling the effects of the coronavirus limitations that are encouraging people to stay home and withdraw from leisurely outings. On March 22, Governor John Bel Edwards issued...

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