The Lion's Roar

Darious Robertson speaks about his time as Roomie the Lion

Darious Robertson was Roomie for like 4.5 years.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2020

After four and a half years of representing the university as Roomie the Lion, the former mascot is preparing to pass the torch. Darious Robertson graduated in the fall of 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in communication. He revealed that he was Roomie to his fellow graduates and the rest of the universit...

Graduating seniors receive their ceremonial rings

Roomie the Lion poses for a picture with his graduation ring. Graduating seniors received their rings from Dr. John Crain, president of the university, during the Ring Ceremony on Dec. 4.

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2019

A ring ceremony for graduating seniors was held by the Alumni Association and had an extra surprise at the end as Roomie the Lion also received his graduation ring. The ceremony was held on Dec. 4 in the Student Union Grand Ballroom and started with Dr. Joe Burns, a graduate coordinator, as the master...

Auditions to become the next Roomie the Lion underway

Roomie the Lion appears in several events including the Homecoming Parade, Storm 30 and Strawberry Jam. To audition for Roomie, contact Catherine Lawrence.

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

As the current Roomie is about to graduate, the university cheer team is looking to recruit a student who wants to represent Roomie the Lion. Catherine Lawrence, head cheerleading coach and spirit director,  informed that the new mascot will be trained and assured that there will be little to no...