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

Southeastern alumna Elana Guillory founded her own business titled Elanas Graphics.

Local artist’s new business gives Hammond a splash of color

Simone Herlihy, Staff Reporter March 18, 2024

Southeastern alumna Elana Guillory started a business called “Elana's Graphics” which has quickly gained popularity in the Hammond area. Guillory’s business sells a variety of sustainable, locally-based...

Leann Miller and her mother-in-law aid customers in checking out their merchandise at Bayou Booksellers.

Bubbling with joy, the Millers take over Bayou Booksellers

Victoria Collins, Staff Reporter February 20, 2024

On Jan. 20, the previous owners of Bayou Booksellers passed the deed to Aaron and LeAnn Miller.  The Millers said they heard about the search for new ownership through a Facebook post about the Bayou...

The Lions Roar Black staff share their experiences

The Lion’s Roar Black staff share their experiences

The Lion's Roar February 20, 2024

For Black History Month, The Lion’s Roar wanted to recognize its Black staff for their contributions to the publication and their overall academic excellence. Each person was asked a question about their...

Melissa May, owner of Mel’s Cheesecake, and LeAnne Miller, owner of The Wooden Grove, pose for a photo under The Wooden Grove sign.

Mel’s Cheesecake and The Wooden Grove are family owned, Hammond proud

Victoria Collins, Staff Reporter January 15, 2024

The Wooden Grove and Mel’s Cheesecake are two of Hammond, America’s newest small businesses. Born and raised in Hammond, sister-in-laws Melissa May and LeAnne Miller are operating their small businesses...

Bailey Milburn, a senior mathematics major and chief justice of SGA, poses in front of the lion statue in friendship circle.

Bailey Milburn steps up to become new SGA chief justice

Lindsay Miller, Staff Reporter January 13, 2024

Bailey Milburn, a senior mathematics major, is hard at work preparing for his upcoming semester as the Student Government Association’s newest chief justice.  After the former chief justice and associate...

Dr. Christy Montgomery, the new dean of students, finds shade under the big trees just outside of Pottle Hall.

Montgomery ready to advocate, address student needs as dean of students

Kennith Woods, News Editor January 12, 2024

When students return for the spring semester, they’ll see a new face in the breezeway advocating for their needs. Dr. Christy Montgomery, a local higher education veteran, is the newly minted dean of...

SLU Rugby breaks from the trenches against Virginia Military Institute.

SLU Rugby sits atop the South

Kennith Woods, News Editor January 11, 2024

In the last few years, Southeastern has become the hub for regional collegiate sports. Hammond has earned the moniker “Title Town” for SLU’s successes, and among the Green and Gold’s recent mountain...

Freshmen English majors Aether Arcana, Philip Heiderick and Lilith Finnell discuss horror narratives during the Southeastern Lion Writers meeting.

Lion Writers pen new chapter for aspiring authors on campus

Kennith Woods, News Editor December 18, 2023

Southeastern’s aspiring authors now have a safe, inviting hub to hone their literary works and connect with like-minded students: the Southeastern Lion Writers. The creative writing organization met...

The drumline performs alongside the Spirit of the Southland Marching Band  outside of Pottle Hall during a tailgate before the HCU football game.

Spirit of the Southland drumline brings the beat

Tamea Madison, Staff Reporter November 14, 2023

Many people see the Spirit of the Southland Marching Band at every football game playing upbeat music in support of the Green and Gold, but few know about the preparation and dedication they put into...

Engineering technology undergraduates Yumi Domangue, Joshua Lasseigne and Eric Cross present their proposal for their ET 493 senior design project on Friday, Sept. 29.

Mechatronics seniors on their last stepping stone to the real world

Brynn Lundy Arriago, Graduate Assistant October 24, 2023

In Fall 2020, the Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology welcomed a Mechatronics – or Mechanical Electronics – curriculum into the ET degree program. Since then, the program has graduated...

William Hall is glad to represent not only University Donuts but also Southeastern University.

University Donuts serves up fresh food and great company

Sabrina Benoit, Staff Reporter October 20, 2023

It’s not just about the food at University Diner and Donuts - it’s also about making everyone who walks through the door feel at home.  Harry Ridgel, the restaurant’s founder, opened it in 2010....

Aubrey Merritt, a junior double major in math and computer science; Brailey Babin, a sophomore health systems management major; Danielle Smith, a senior integrative biology major; and Breanna Statum, a senior biology major, all proudly stand behind over 90 hats made for cancer patients.

Getting to the knitty gritty of donating

Lindsay Miller, Staff Reporter October 10, 2023

During the month of September, the Knitty Gritty fiber arts club worked to create and donate hats to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond.  The group’s goal was to make 50 hats by the end...

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