The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

2019 Fall Staff

Annie Goodman
Editor-in-Chief

Annie Goodman

Jacob Summerville
Editor-in-Chief

Jacob Summerville

Jacob Summerville, a history and political science major, has worked at The Lion's Roar since September 2017. A native of Greenwell Springs, LA, Jacob hopes to attend law school after his undergraduate career. He enjoys the arts - plays and live music...

Gerard Borne
Editor-in-Chief, The Lion's Roar Newspaper

Gerard Borne

Gerard Borne is a communication major from Norco. Borne began working at The Lion's Roar in the fall of 2018. He plans to become a sports agent upon graduation.

Briyana Anderson
Staff Reporter

Briyana Anderson

Briyana Anderson is a communication major from Maringouin and began working at The Lion's Roar in the fall of 2019. She is a part of Pi Delta Epsilon and passionate about writing and photography.

Hailey Bullock
Staff Reporter

Hailey Bullock

Hailey Bullock is a biology major from Albany. She has been with the Lion's Roar since the fall of 2019 as a news staff reporter. Her career ambitions are to become a conservationist/wildlife photographer. During her leisure, Hailey tends to dwell in...

Jennifer Dettwiller
Staff Reporter

Jennifer Dettwiller

Symiah Dorsey
Editor-in-Chief

Symiah Dorsey

Symiah Dorsey is a communication major from Laplace and serves as Editor-in-Chief. Raised in Europe, Symiah is an avid lover of languages, traveling and cultural studies. After beginning to work for The Lion’s Roar in fall 2019, Symiah has aimed to ...

Samantha Gambino
Staff Reporter

Samantha Gambino

Samantha Gambino is a Visual Arts major from Slidell. Samantha has worked on The Lion's Roar as a Staff Reporter since Fall 2019. She enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and has become a bit of a traveler in the past few years.

Elana Guillory
Yearbook Editor

Elana Guillory

Elana Guillory is an art major and lives in Ponchatoula. She worked as a reporter for The Lion's Roar from the fall of 2019 until April 2021, and now she is the Le Souvenir Yearbook Editor. Elana has a passion for everything art: from theatre and music...

Andrew Jordan
Staff Reporter

Andrew Jordan

Andrew Jordan is a Communications Major from Covington (originally from New Orleans). Jordan has been working as a staff reporter for The Lion's Roar since Fall 2019. When not with the paper, Jordan enjoys writing, bike riding, movies, and Doctor Who.

Jacob Lofton
Staff Reporter

Jacob Lofton

Jacob Lofton is a music education major from Prairieville. He has been a staff reporter with The Lion’s Roar since the Fall of 2019 and spends his spare time practicing saxophone and studying.

Brynn Lundy
Graduate Assistant

Brynn Lundy

Brynn Lundy began working for The Lion's Roar in the fall of 2019, her first semester at Southeastern, and now serves as Graduate Assistant. From Lutcher, she graduated with a degree in communication in May of 2022 and is pursuing a graduate degree in...

Dylan Meche
Opinions Editor

Dylan Meche

Dylan Meche is a Political Science major from Baton Rouge and serves as Opinions Editor. He has been a reporter for The Lion's Roar since August of 2019. Outside of the office, he is involved with the Catholic Student Association and spends his free time...

Daniel McClain
Staff Reporter

Daniel McClain

Daniel McClain is a communications major from Independence. He has been a staff reporter since Fall of 2019. He is apart of the SLU Lions Cheer team. During his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, listening to music and having fun with friends.

Maggie Tregre
Co-Editor, Le Souvenir Yearbook

Maggie Tregre

Maggie Tregre is an English education major from Baton Rouge, LA. She worked as a staff reporter and editor-in-training for The Lion's Roar from September 2019 until December 2020, when she joined the Le Souvenir staff as a co-editor. She enjoys reading,...

Gabrielle Wood
Staff Reporter

Gabrielle Wood

Gabby Wood is a communication major with a focus in public relations. Outside the office, you can find her trying new coffee shops and endlessly scrolling through TikTok.

Kyla DArensbourg
Layout / Graphic Designer

Kyla D’Arensbourg

Kyla D'Arensbourg is a senior majoring in graphic design with a minor in marketing. Kyla has worked doing graphic design for Student Publications since Fall of 2018. In her spare time, Kyla works as a self-employed artist, enjoys photography, traveling,...

Garrison Dighton
Circulation / Delivery

Garrison Dighton

Garrison Calmer Dighton is a Senior Marketing major from Ethel, La. Garrison has worked for student publications since August 2018. Garrison’s primary role is distribution where he has worked for the past year. In the Fall of 2019 he started working...

Samuel Townsend
Delivery / Circulation

Samuel Townsend

Justin Woodring
Web / Technology

Justin Woodring

Justin Woodring is a computer science & applied physics double major from Albany. Justin has served in both Developer & Technology Advisor functions for Student Publications since Fall of 2018. He enjoys going to Toastmasters, philosophy, programming,...

Sean Haydel
Graduate Assistant

Sean Haydel

Sean Haydel began working with Student Publications in the fall of 2019. He is an M.B.A. student and serves as the Graduate Assistant for the department where he oversees advertising sales for The Lion's Roar, as well as marketing efforts for the newspaper,...

Ashlyn Harris
Office Assistant

Ashlyn Harris

Ashlyn began working with Student Publications in the fall of 2018. An early childhood education major, she is also an active member of Theta Phi Alpha sorority. In her spare time, she expands her business as an independent Scentsy consultant and enjoys...

Mrs. Gemma Carter
Administrative Assistant, Student Publications

Mrs. Gemma Carter

Mrs. Gemma joined the department in the fall of 2017. A philosopher at heart, she is the central hub that binds the department together. Her calm demeanor brings order to the chaos of the busy office. In her spare time, she bakes tasty bread and spends...

Mrs. Lorraine Peppo
Coordinator, Student Publications

Mrs. Lorraine Peppo

Lorraine joined the professional staff of the Office of Student Publications as coordinator in 2007. She oversees the operations of Student Publications and the marketing and advertising efforts of The Lion’s Roar and Le Souvenir. In her spare time,...

Dr. Lee E. Lind, director, Student Publications
Director, Student Publications

Dr. Lee E. Lind

Dr. Lee E. Lind joined the staff of Southeastern in 2004 and has served as the director of Student Publications since 2007. He leads the department in providing students a learning lab environment in which to expand their journalism, photography, design...

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