The Lion's Roar

ROTC looks to recruit members for on campus program

The university ROTC program is aiming to recruit new members. Contracts and scholarships are available for members, as well as opportunities to take military-based classes.

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

The university’s ROTC program is looking to recruit new members for its on-campus program. Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Gascon described how the program works for first time members. “The individuals that come in either have the scholarship or contract,” said Gascon. “If they are doing the scholar...

ROTC hosts flag football game on Veterans Day

The university ROTC won the match 24-18.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at North Oaks Park, ROTC members were able to join together and play a game of flag football. Captain Robert Yelton, National Guard, expressed that it was an activity for everyone to stay motivated. “It’s something to do,” shared Yelton. “Not necessarily celebrate the day, ...

ROTC to add the only military obstacle course in Louisiana

The university ROTC members present a flag of colors during the “Golden Silence”  to honor deceased students, alumni and faculty.

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2019

The university’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will be providing additional training classes for those enrolled in the ROTC program. A military obstacle course will be added to help the army train physically and is set to be built by the National Guard Engineer Corps unit next summer at the...

Looking beyond college for future plans

The university’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program was revived in 2016. Above, students participate in lab classes for the program. Students who do not feel college is the right choice for them may choose a military career.

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

For those who do not wish to devote the next four years of their lives to college, alternative options may be more appealing. For some, enlisting in the military is a valid alternative to college, but there are many areas one can find themselves pursing. Anthony Turner, reserve integration and...

A day in the life of Christian Mozingo

Cadet Christian Mozingo, a senior criminal justice major, stands in his uniform outside the  Student Union Annex. Encouraged to join in high school, Mozingo is thankful for the opportunity to serve his country.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019

As a soldier of the United States National Guard and a cadet in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, Christian Mozingo has been strengthened by his religion and fellow Americans to serve his country. A resident of Louisiana for most of his life, Mozingo’s grandfathers, father and one of his uncles se...

Football offers organizational opportunity

The Victory Bell is rung at home football games when the Lions make a touchdown.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018

It is a tied game in Strawberry Stadium. The Lions are tied against Houston Baptist University in the fourth quarter. With the desire to win, the Lions go for it on fourth down, and then it happens. A completed pass, a gap in the backfield and a green and gold receiver rushes the football into the end...