The Lion's Roar

The life of Roomie the Lion

The life of Roomie the Lion

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Archive, Showcase, Sports

The university’s mascot prowls the grounds of home games and campus social events. Roomie the Lion has been the name of the university mascot since 1964 and is named after former biology professor, alumnus and student-athlete Hollis “Roomie” Wilson. Although it has been decades since the university...

Creation of a weather balloon

Creation of a weather balloon

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Archive, On Campus

Professor of Physics Dr. Gerard Blanchard works with a team of four students to construct and design a fully functional weather balloon due to launch from Palestine, Texas in May of 2019. Project ROOMIE 1, or Remote Observations Of Many Interesting Events, was funded for the first time by the Louisiana...