The Lion's Roar

Lion statue revealed

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 on the west end of Friendship Circle. Dr. John L. Crain, along with current SGA President Karley Bordelon...

SGA funds lion statue

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 university’s campus in the Fall 2019 semester. According to Richard Davis, a senior middle school...

Tinsley to become a new student-centric hub

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 a computer lab for students on the first floor. In addition to these efforts, the building that is o...

Students elect SGA officers

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 be president of SGA. L’Oreal Williams, a sophomore business administration major, will be vice...

Get to know candidates’ platforms

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 Fayard Hall room 107. Zachary Rogers, coordinator of leadership and service in the Office for Student...

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 Rally" will begin at 10 a.m. on April 8 in the Student Union Breezeway for students to get food...

Beads used to promote election

Beads used to promote election

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2019

The Student Government Association encouraged people to vote in the municipal primary election this weekend. "You BEADer Vote!" was held on March 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Union Breezeway. While students signed a sheet sign explaining why they felt the need to vote, members of SGA handed out...

A golden day to learn about SGA

A golden day to learn about SGA

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2019

The Student Government Association held "Golden Day" to inform students about the university history and what SGA offers. SGA set up a table in the War Memorial Student Union on Wednesday, March 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students could stop by to answer questions and test their knowledge about the...

Lions to serve the community

Lions to serve the community

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

“The Big Event” brings students together to give back to surrounding communities. Richard Davis Jr., president of the Student Government Association, discussed how the first “The Big Event” was created by a college campus. “The original ‘Big Event’ was started by student government members at Texas A&a...

Students to decide the future of SGA

Students to decide the future of SGA

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 21, 2019

In less than a month, polls will open for students to vote on the future of the Student Government Association. The general election will open on April 8 at 8 a.m. and close on April 11 at 4:30 p.m. Students can vote electronically either at a polling station or on any device with internet access...

Davis committed to leadership and community

Davis committed to leadership and community

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 26, 2019

Originally, Student Government Association President Richard Davis Jr. did not wish to become involved on campus. “My older sister, who was an orientation leader, encouraged me to sign up for SGA’s Leadership Development program, Leadership Council at the time,” shared Davis. “When I joined, I imm...

Searches for businesses in ‘The Big Event’

Breanna Rexwinkle, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

For the ninth year in a row, students who are participating in "The Big Event" are on a search for businesses and organizations to volunteer on the designated community service day. Organized by the Student Government Association, "The Big Event" sponsors students who choose to participate in the...