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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

Two common pro-choice and pro-life sayings are displayed on hand-written signs. Conversations surrounding Roe v. Wade have been divisive between pro-life and pro-choice individuals since its beginning in 1973.

What students have to say on Roe v. Wade

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter July 19, 2022

Pro-life and pro-choice groups have long debated the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade because of its implications for reproductive rights. As of June 24, the historic ruling in which the court...

Announcements from the UPD will be on the front page of Lion Safe, creating another line of communication between UPD and students.

SLU police introduce new app to keep students safe

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter July 18, 2022

With the Fall 2022 semester around the corner, SLU’s University Police Department has released a new app that will allow students to feel safer on campus. Called Lion Safe, the app has multiple features...

From left to right: UPD Chief Michael Beckner presents the Chiefs Award for Courage to officers Tyrone Garrison, David Miller and Tyler Theard (not pictured) and sergeants Ronald Plaisance, Johnathan Edwards and William Smith for their actions in response to the May 19 shooting at the University Center.

UPD officers recognized for response to May 19 University Center shooting

Brynn Lundy, Co-Editor July 11, 2022

Six University Police Department officers responded to the shooting at the University Center following Hammond High School’s graduation on the evening of May 19. The officers were recognized on campus...

A post-Roe world and what it means for Louisianans

A post-Roe world and what it means for Louisianans

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter June 26, 2022

Editor's Note: This article has been updated with new information on 6/28/22. On the morning of June 24, 2022, Americans woke up to the news that the Supreme Court had overturned landmark court case...

Hammond Downtown Development District Executive Director Chelsea Tallo Little and Community Health & Farmers Market Manager Michelle Kendall stand in front of Downtown Hammonds new mural with the GAMSA award.

Downtown Hammond gains national recognition with GAMSA award

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter June 14, 2022

The Hammond Downtown Development District recently won the Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) for its hard work in revitalizing and maintaining downtown Hammond. The nationally-recognized award...

Manestream now available on Spotify

Staff May 31, 2022

Manestream, the official podcast of The Lion's Roar, is now available on Spotify. Click the Manestream logo to the right and subscribe to Manestream on Spotify and receive updates and notifications when...

Melissa Stelly, superintendent of the Tangipahoa Parish School System, addresses the media during a press conference held Friday, May 20, at Gate 3 of the University Center to address information regarding a shooting during Hammond Highs graduation that was held Thursday night.

Local police speak on campus shooting at press conference

Hydee Holsapple and Austin O'Brien May 20, 2022

A shooting incident occurred at the University Center last night on May 19 following Hammond High School’s graduation ceremony, injuring four people. In a press conference today on May 20 at 11 a.m.,...

4 injured in shooting incident at University Center

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter May 19, 2022

A shooting incident took place tonight at the SLU University Center during tonight's Hammond High School graduation ceremony. Four individuals were reported injured. University Police has taken one...

Study smarter with Summer Smart program

Study smarter with Summer Smart program

Ian Stewart, Staff Reporter May 10, 2022

The summer semester is right around the corner. Students who scheduled summer classes are eligible to take part in the Summer Smart program.  The Summer Smart Program is an initiative that allows undergraduate...

Locals Mervin and Dasha Strother help provide safe passage for those in Ukraine

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter May 9, 2022

As part of a local church mission, Mervin and Dasha Strother helped escort Ukrainians to Romanian shelters for safety. The Strothers went as representatives of their local church, Cornerstone Church...

University Police shared an image of the actual suspect vehicle after sending the initial campus incident alert. The suspect associated with the incident reported earlier was quickly identified and is now in custody.

University Police responds to report of abduction and sexual assault incident on campus

Dylan Meche, Opinions Editor May 5, 2022

Editor’s Note: This post has been modified to include updated information. At 3:44 p.m. UPD released that the suspect associated with the incident reported earlier this morning was quickly identified...

The University Police Department, located directly on campus.

Non student arrested for on campus battery

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter May 3, 2022

Earlier today, Michael Beckner, chief of the University Police Department made an announcement regarding an on-campus battery in the Twelve Oaks dormitory: "On May 3, 2022 the University Police received...

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