The Lion's Roar

Students to decide the future of SGA

Students to decide the future of SGA

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under On Campus

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


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

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


Filed under On Campus

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...

Students voice their opinions

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Archive, On Campus

The Student Government Association hosted the "Free Speech Alley" for students to share their opinions. On Nov. 15, students wrote their opinions on a beach ball outside the Student Union. SGA Chief Justice Alberto Valenzuela discussed why he wanted to continue holding the "Free Speech Alley." "'Free...

Students reflect on the Lion 2 Lion Mentorship Program

Students reflect on the Lion 2 Lion Mentorship Program

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Archive, On Campus

The Student Government Association sponsored the "Lion 2 Lion Social" to celebrate the mentors and mentees of the inaugural Lion 2 Lion Mentorship Program. The social was held on Nov. 12 in the Pennington Student Activity Center. Leadership Development Coordinator Allie Dyer explained the importance...

Going head-to-head in the lip sync battle

Going head-to-head in the lip sync battle

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Archive, On Campus

Team Batman, consisting of Alpha Omicron Pi and Delta Tau Delta, took home the win at the "Lip Sync Contest." On Oct. 11, teams competed in the University Center. Each team's theme revolved around a superhero. The Student Government Association hosted the Homecoming Week event. SGA President R...

Candidates of local elections interact with students

Candidates of local elections interact with students

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Archive, On Campus

Candidates from local, state and federal election met with students to discuss their platform and the importance of elections. “Meet and Greet,” held on Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Student Union Ballroom, was organized in collaboration with the Student Government Association and Greater Hammond Chamber...

Addressing the student body

Addressing the student body

Don Lawrence, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2018


Filed under Archive, On Campus

Over the course of the summer, the university administration and the Student Government Association planned to improve students' experiences in college. On Monday, Aug. 20 the Student Government Association hosted the 2018 "Fall Address" in the Student Union Theater. The address informed students,...

A day in the life of Richard Davis Jr.

A day in the life of Richard Davis Jr.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 21, 2018


Filed under Archive, On Campus

Senior middle school education major Richard Davis Jr. entered his fall semester with the responsibilities of being the Student Government Association president. After his involvement in student council during high school, Davis initially did not plan to be as involved in college. However, shortly...

You need it, you got it

You need it, you got it

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 7, 2018


Filed under On Campus

By being properly informed, students can make the most of university resources for success. At the Sims Memorial Library on SGA Drive, students can access computers, printers, study rooms and books covering various topics. On North Campus, students may rent textbooks from Textbook Rental. To find...

Getting involved

Getting involved

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 7, 2018


Filed under On Campus

Students looking to become involved on campus can find several available outlets. The Student Government Association works to implement policies to benefit the student body. The Next Up initiative trains students to become SGA members. Students who want to learn more about SGA and possibly become...