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

2020 Spring Staff

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...

Prakriti Adhikari: The New Editor-In-Chief of the Lions Roar
Editor-in-Chief

Prakriti Adhikari

Prakriti Adhikari is an accounting major and an international student from Kathmandu, Nepal. Adhikari has been working with The Lion's Roar since Fall of 2017. She wants to have a career as a public accountant and enjoys listening to Bollywood 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.

Trinity Brown
Staff Reporter

Trinity Brown

Trinity Brown is a communication major with a concentration in electronic media and a Baton Rouge native. She is very active on campus as an SGA senator, news reporter for the Southeastern Channel and a staff reporter for The Lion’s Roar, as well as a...

Austin Dewease
Staff Reporter

Austin Dewease

Austin Dewease is a communication major from Slidell. He has been a staff reporter with The Lion’s Roar since March 2020. Austin has a passion for filmmaking, writing and music. He plans to become a multimedia journalist after graduation.

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 ...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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,...

Lojuanda Weary
Cartoonist

Lojuanda Weary

Lojuanda Weary is a biological sciences major with a concentration in integrative biology. She is the cartoonist for The Lion's Roar and occasionally draws for the Le Souvenir yearbook. Her favorite things to do are playing video games and cuddling with...

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.

Nicholas Herring
Editor, Le Souvenir Yearbook

Nicholas Herring

Nicholas Herring is an English major from Folsom, La. He has been a staff reporter for Le Souvenir since February 2020 and hopes to work in media writing after graduation. When he's not working, he serves as a member of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry...

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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