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

President John. L Crain provides remarks at the grand opening of the Innovation Hub.

President Crain welcomes new Innovation Hub to campus

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter November 29, 2021

Sims Memorial Library now has a new section on the second floor, devoted to group projects and new ideas for campus.  The Innovation Hub, or iHub, is a collaboration between SLU and Louisiana Economic...

A new solar mobile camera device has been placed outside of the Katrina Memorial Fountain amidst increased concerns regarding Christian preachers on campus.

Mobile camera trailer installed outside Union due to safety concerns

Dylan Meche, Opinions Editor November 15, 2021

A new security device has been installed near the Katrina Memorial Fountain amidst allegations of physical assault incidents involving preachers on campus.  The device, known as a Solar Powered Mobile...

Students now have access to the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine as a third option for students who have yet to be vaccinated.

Moderna vaccine becomes available on campus

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter November 15, 2021

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has come to campus, making it the third possible vaccine option for students who wish to be vaccinated. While originally the campus’s vaccine efforts have offered the...

Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer of the Western film Rust, was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin in an on-set prop weapon incident.

The Alec Baldwin misfire: A reason for reiteration of weapon safety on set

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter November 10, 2021

On Oct. 21, on set for the Western film “Rust,” Alec Baldwin fatally shot the film’s cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded the director Joel Souza. This tragic occurrence is still under...

A student steps in front of Consuming Fire preacher holding a Treat People With Kindness cardboard sign outside of the Student Union.

Preachers vs Protesters: Conflicting beliefs lead to debates on campus

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter October 27, 2021

Preachers from Consuming Fire Fellowship arrived on campus to share their beliefs with the student body on Tuesday, Oct. 26.  The group, which has been a frequent visitor on campus, was met with large...

Director Kenneth Ridgedell works at a computer in the Office of Career Services as students and alumni prepare for the upcoming Virtual Career Fair.

Virtual Career Fair expands job search opportunities for students

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter October 22, 2021

Due to Hurricane Ida recovery, the Career Fair and events leading up to it have been shifted to a virtual format. First, the virtual JCPenney Suit-Up event occurred from Oct. 18-20. Students shopped...

Jonte Lee (right), a 2003 graduate, is recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Science and Technology at the Alumni Awards Evening on Oct. 15 in the Student Union Ballroom.

Alums recognized at 2021 Alumni Awards Evening

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter October 19, 2021

Southeastern alumni gathered in the Student Union Ballroom to be recognized for their accomplishments as alums on Friday, Oct. 15.  The night began with fellow alumni mingling before enjoying dinner...

The change.org petition Stop Southeastern Email Account Deactivation, encourages current and former students and employees of the university to sign. As of Oct. 18, the petition has 716 signatures. The university has set the final account deactivation date as Friday, Oct. 22.

Old emails to be deactivated, students protesting

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter October 18, 2021

On May 12, Southeastern released a statement announcing that any school emails that belonged to individuals who are no longer enrolled or employed with the university would be removed from the school’s...

The university continues to provide COVID-19 vaccination and testing opportunities on campus. The COVID-19 vaccine was recently added to an existing list of required immunizations for students to receive prior to the next enrollment period. Students must fill out an “Immunization Update” form on LEONet by Oct. 25.

Southeastern provides update on COVID-19 immunization requirements

Dylan Meche, Opinions Editor October 5, 2021

In an email sent to the student body on Sept. 29, Southeastern clarified the immunization requirements it announced shortly before Hurricane Ida.  The COVID-19 vaccination was added to an existing...

On Monday, Oct. 4 from 4-6:30 p.m., SLUs Interfraternity Council hosted its traditional recruitment barbecue in the Student Union Breezeway. Interested students browsed fraternities, engaged in activities, heard from guest speakers and received free food.

IFC recruitment to kick off this week

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter October 5, 2021

Southeastern’s Interfraternity Council has had delays in its recruitment but is expected to launch the process this week for students wishing to join a fraternity. “We needed to delay the recruitment...

Electric car charging stations are located in two places on North Campus. One station is by Oak Village, and the other is inside the Sustainability Center. The center is waiting for more information before planting new stations on campus.

Electric charging stations planted on north campus

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter September 30, 2021

The future is here: electric car charging stations are on campus. Southeastern is not alone – several colleges and cities have benefited from grants awarded by the Department of Environmental Quality.  Charging...

Students can find Hurricane Ida Recovery information on Southeasterns main webpage. There, students can view the Academic Recovery Plan and revised Academic Calendar for the Fall 2021 semester.

Academic calendar revised after Hurricane Ida

Brynn Lundy, Copy Editor September 21, 2021

On Sept. 15, after nearly three weeks of campus closure, the university released an Academic Recovery Plan and the revised Academic Calendar for the Fall 2021 semester. The plan designates “make-up weeks”...

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