The Lion's Roar

Dating during a pandemic

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

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

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 had to adjust to a new way of life in their relationships.  Gabriella Gioia, a freshman biolo...

Welcome back to campus

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

Prakriti Adhikari, Editor-in-Chief

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 decided to shift from in-person classes to a remote learning format. Since March, this year has been n...

An optimistic outlook on the upcoming semester

An optimistic outlook on the upcoming semester

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

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 these realities in mind, the university has had to make a multitude of changes.  T...

What we gained from the pandemic: time and perspective

What we gained from the pandemic: time and perspective

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

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 in store for us, and so did every month after that.  Has every single thing been unfortunate u...

Finding the silver lining in 2020

Finding the silver lining in 2020

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

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 say, “People are coming together to fight against police brutality and are making historical changes. W...

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.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

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 COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the New York Times article “After Coronavirus, Colleges Worry: Wi...

Online learning will be negatively affected by the pandemic

Online learning will be negatively affected by the pandemic

Joshua Archote, Staff Reporter

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 drive them away from online classes. The future of online learning will be impacted by the mid-semester...

Coronavirus, air pollution and climate change

Coronavirus, air pollution and climate change

Josh Archote, Staff Reporter

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 in air pollution around the globe. With 3.4 million infections and over 200,000 deaths, the pand...

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.

Carter McComack, Staff Reporter

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 a mandatory stay-at-home order and forced the shutdown of all nonessential companies. Although this...