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

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...

Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed to the Supreme Court by the Senate on April 7 and will serve as the first Black Woman in the Courts history.

Ketanji Brown Jackson and her fight to be the first

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter April 25, 2022

On April 7, the Senate made history after confirming the first Black woman, Ketanji Brown Jackson, to serve as a Supreme Court justice. According to NBC News, Jackson was handpicked by President Joe...

Eric Aymond, director of The REC

Meet the new REC director: Eric Aymond

Ian Stewart, Staff Reporter April 12, 2022

Eric Aymond, former director of the Student Union, has been named the Pennington Student Activity Center director. This change in leadership came after the resignation of former Director Seth Thomas on...

(From left) Southeasterns newly elected SGA officials: Vice President Joshua Freeman, President Baileigh Picou and her service dog Bruno, and  Chief Justice Michala Torres.

Introducing the Big Three: SGA’s new leaders

Abigail Fischer, Staff Reporter April 5, 2022

The Student Government Association’s newly elected “Big Three,” consisting of the president, vice president and chief justice, has big plans to encourage and improve student life on campus. SGA...

Weather concerns cause campus closure

Weather concerns cause campus closure

Dylan Meche, Opinions Editor March 30, 2022

Due to forecasted severe thunderstorms, the university has announced via their emergency alert system that all campus locations will close at 2 p.m. today, March 30. All classes after 2 p.m. will shift...

Baileigh Picou and her service dog Bruno are a well-known duo on campus. Bruno assists Picou with daily tasks, making it easier for her to make it through a day on campus.

Baileigh Picou: A dedicated student leader with dysautonomia

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter March 29, 2022

When people meet Baileigh Picou, a junior general studies major, they associate her with liveliness, positivity and Southeastern spirit. From managing events as an ambassador for the Office of Student...

Calling all artists for Denim Day jacket contest

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter March 25, 2022

The Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability is looking for student artists to enter their Denim Day jacket contest.  Since 1999, Denim Day has been a symbol against destructive attitudes...

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