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

2021 Spring Staff

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.

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Sarah Audiffred
Staff Reporter

Sarah Audiffred

Sarah Audiffred is a history major and creative writing minor from Baton Rouge. She began working for Le Souvenir yearbook in the fall of 2020. In her spare time Sarah likes to write and watch Wynonna Earp. Sarah hopes to work in the museum industry after...

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...

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.

Hannah Juneau
Staff Reporter

Hannah Juneau

Hannah "AJ" Juneau began working for The Lion's Roar in October 2020. She majors in communication with a concentration in strategic communication, and she hopes to become a social media strategist at Instagram in San Francisco, Calif. You can find AJ...

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...

Alyssa Larose
Graduate Assistant

Alyssa Larose

Alyssa Larose joined the Student Publications Office staff in February 2017. She worked as the student archivist and office assistant for two years then returned to the department in January 2020 as the graduate assistant, where she oversees the department's...

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...

Austin OBrien
News Editor

Austin O’Brien

Austin O’Brien is an English major with a Communication minor from Marrero, La. He enjoys different types of entertainment from movies to video games or anything in-between. Outside of class, you can find him at the REC Center or enjoying sports events...

Rachael Folse
Staff Reporter

Rachel Folse

Rachel is a Strategic Communications Major from Baton Rouge, LA. After starting the Lion's Roar in April 2021, she has aimed for success in her social media and writing classes and hopes to land a job within those fields. Outside of work, she likes to...

Chase Gispert
Sports Editor

Chase Gispert

Chase Gispert is a communication major with a concentration in sports communication. He joined The Lion’s Roar in March of 2021 and now serves as Sports Editor. Chase is a native of Madisonville. He has a strong passion for sports and is excited about...

Brooke Bell
Staff Reporter

Brooke Bell

Brooke Bell is a communication major from Hammond. She is currently a staff reporter for the Lion’s Roar. Outside of writing, she enjoys learning more about art, baking and cake decorating. In the future, she hopes to be a journalist.

Chloe Williams
Social Media Editor

Chloe Williams

Chloe Williams is an English major with a concentration in creative writing and minors in communication and theater. She hopes to become a newspaper reporter who will be able to write and travel for the news and spread the voice of the people. You ...

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