The Lion's Roar

Know your student leaders: The Big Three from SGA

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.

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 and chief justice, are no exception. After winning the election in April, the SGA officers spent t...

SGA offers applications for open positions

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.

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 in all three branches of SGA. Applicants must send a resume and headshot to [email protected] and fill out an application available on ...

SGA releases election application packets

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.

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 for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, the Student Government Association has released the ele...

Keeping up with the tradition of giving back

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.

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 a.m., and the rain date is scheduled for Apr. 4 at the same time. All participants will receive...

‘EvolveU’ preparation underway

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.

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 “EvolveU” event scheduled for Nov. 13, a seminar was held for speakers and volunteers to learn mor...

Lion statue revealed

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

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

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

The Student Government Association used a sheet sign and beads to promote people to vote in the upcoming election on Saturday.

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...