The Lion's Roar

SGA President L’Oreal Williams plans to implement Swipe Out Hunger as a long term program at the university.

SGA brings Swipe Out Hunger program to combat food insecurity

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter February 9, 2021

For many low-income students, having reliable access to food can be a challenge. According to a study conducted by the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, one in three college students in...

The 2020-2021 Student Government Association officers, from left to right: SGA President L'Oreal Williams, SGA Vice President Darnell Butler and SGA Chief Justice Madison Sunde.

Know your student leaders: The Big Three from SGA

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter August 21, 2020

Student leaders are learning to adapt as they prepare for a semester that will present a unique array of challenges. The Student Government Association’s “Big Three,” the president, vice president...

Students volunteer during the 2019 Big Event organized by the Student Government Association. Currently, SGA has applications available for students to fill up different positions for all the three branches.

SGA offers applications for open positions

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter June 22, 2020

The Student Government Association is offering applications for students to apply for open positions to serve for the 2020-2021 school year. Students have the opportunity to apply for various positions...

The Student Government Association has released their application packets for all positions, including president, vice president, chief justice and senator positions. Applications will be submitted electronically since students are advised to stay off of campus for the remainder of the semester.

SGA releases election application packets

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter March 26, 2020

Due to the outbreak and spread of COVID-19, many university faculty and staff are now working from home. In addition, all classes have been moved to online. Despite the transition to online classes...

The Big Event allows students to help out in the surrounding communities through a day of service. SGA hopes to help out at over 50 job sites this year.

Keeping up with the tradition of giving back

Maggie Tregre , Staff Reporter March 3, 2020

Every year, students and faculty come together to donate their time and service to the communities of Hammond and Ponchatoula in the BIG Event. The 10th Annual BIG Event will be held on Mar. 28 at 8...

Kandace Formaggio, an academic advisor, demonstrates effective ways to engage an audience through presenting. This workshop aided presenters, who will be facilitating “EvolveU” on Nov. 13.

‘EvolveU’ preparation underway

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter February 20, 2020

To help students improve leadership skills, the university organized “EvolveU,” a one-day conference held for high school students from Louisiana and surrounding areas. In preparation for the upcoming...

The new lion statue funded by the Student Government Association located in Friendship Circle.

Lion statue revealed

Staff Reports September 3, 2019

Prior to the football game against Jacksonville State University on Aug. 30, the new lion statue was unveiled at 5:30 p.m. The structure, commissioned by the Student Government Association, is located...

The Student Government Association has approved construction on a lion statue to be placed in Friendship Circle. The base has been completed, and the official unveiling of the statue is scheduled for Aug. 29.

SGA funds lion statue

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter August 20, 2019

Not only will the university see incoming students this fall, but a new statue will also make its appearance. The Student Government Association was granted approval to put in a new lion statue on the...

Tinsley Hall is due for a remodel, which will involve replacing all of the original, single-paned windows, constructing a computer lab on the first floor, and expanding the Center for Student Excellence to the second floor.

Tinsley to become a new student-centric hub

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter May 13, 2019

Plans are underway to renovate Tinsley Hall into a student center of activity. The university administration will be expanding the Center for Student Excellence to the second floor of the hall, and provide...

Leah Cross, 2019-20 chief justice of the Student Government Association, L’Oreal Williams, 2019-20 vice president of SGA, and Karley Bordelon, 2019-20 president of SGA, pose after the election results. Over 1,000 votes were cast in this election cycle.

Students elect SGA officers

Shaelyn Martinez , Staff Reporter April 12, 2019

With 1,331 votes cast, the student body chose next year's executive officers for the Student Government Association. For the 2019-20 term, Karley Bordelon, a junior social studies education major, will...

Claudio Franc and Karley Bordelon participate in the debate for students to get to know them better. Both are running for the president of the Student Government Association.

Get to know candidates’ platforms

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter April 4, 2019

Candidates for the Student Government Association election shared their platforms and future goals at the "SGA Executive Elections Debate." The debate was held on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. in...

Meet the candidates

Meet the candidates

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor April 3, 2019

Eight students are running to become the future officers of the Student Government Association. Campaigning has begun from tabling events in the Student Union Breezeway to social media posts. The "Voter...

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