Welcome back to campus


Prakriti Adhikari, Editor-in-Chief at The Lion’s Roar.

From the editor:

When we started classes last semester, we were unaware of what the year held for us. Things started taking a turn when cases of the coronavirus increased exponentially and the university decided to shift from in-person classes to a remote learning format. Since March, this year has been nothing less than unprecedented and filled with moments that ultimately tested our resilience. Most of us changed beyond measure. These changes were not just brought about by the pandemic but also by the renewed attention to injustice and inequality in our communities. Moreover, a wave of change passed through us as we took time to reflect on our thoughts and actions. The past few months taught us how to adapt to change and how to handle the things we love with care. This will be a valuable life lesson all of us will treasure for the rest of our lives.

In spite of all unusual circumstances, The Lion’s Roar maintained a commitment of providing news and a voice for the student body. We engaged in problem solving and produced content every week for the last spring and summer semesters. Our staff worked remotely, and we continued a tradition that started in 1937. For the Fall 2020 semester we will continue to do the same. Fresh content will be posted to our website every week, and we will deliver the newsletter every Tuesday. However, keeping safety in mind, the Office of Student Publications has decided not to distribute the printed version of newspapers across campus and the Hammond area. 

Of all these changes happening around us, there was an additional change for Student Publications as we moved our campus location. We were initially located in the Student Union, but we shifted to the North Campus Main Building, room 156, this summer. Our department is open, and our readers are welcome to visit us. As we begin a new semester, our staff at The Lion’s Roar wants to assure our readers that we will continue performing our responsibilities as a student publication for the university.

They say that change is challenging, but it is also inevitable. During this change, I hope we will all rise together.

Stay healthy, and welcome back to campus!


Prakriti Adhikari


The Lion’s Roar