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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

Juneteenth’s importance to American history

Juneteenth’s importance to American history

Ian Stewart, Opinions Editor June 18, 2024

Juneteenth is the national American holiday that recognizes and celebrates an important moment in the country’s history: the final emancipation of African slaves in the United States following the 13th...

The area around Friendship Oak recieved protective additions to ensure the restoration process.

SLU community gathers for Friendship Oak

Ian Stewart, Opinions Editor June 4, 2024

On Monday, May 20, Southeastern’s Physical Plant hosted a community meeting in the Tinsley Student Lounge.  The meeting was led by Assistant Director of Physical Landscape and Grounds Carlos Doolittle,...

Senior communication major Eric Brignac pumps his fist in celebration, as he and his fellow graduates exit the University Center as official SLU alumni.

A reflection on commencement ceremonies

Samantha Sims, Managing Editor May 30, 2024

On May 11, Southeastern hosted two spring commencement ceremonies, and by the end of the day, 1,114 students had received their respective diplomas.   Those who graduated secured their associate,...

Members of the Spanish Club visited Sam DiVittorio, owner of Realty Executives Florida Parishes, who donated a substantial amount of money to promote the study abroad program in Salamanca, Spain.

Local businessman’s donation helps Spanish Club study abroad

Bogi Csordas, Staff Reporter May 17, 2024

The Spanish Club at Southeastern Louisiana University received a financial boost from a local businessman which will be used for the Study Abroad program.  Realty Executives Florida Parishes owner...

Brigadier General Cindy Haygood delivers her speech during Southeasterns and Southerns Joint Army ROTC Military Ball.

Southeastern and Southern join forces to host first-ever military ball

Troy Allen, Assistant Sports Editor May 11, 2024

On April 27, Southeastern ROTC held its first Joint Army ROTC Military Ball, bringing together cadets and cadres from SLU and Southern University’s ROTCs to celebrate the programs’ success.  The...

Junior political science major Kyle Hidalgo gives his inaugural address as the 2024-2025 SGA President.

Students are honored at the 45th Annual DSA Convocation

Emma Mason May 7, 2024

The Division of Student Affairs honored students at the 44th Annual Division of Student Affairs Convocation on April 23. Dean of Students Dr. Christy Montgomery started her first SLU DSA ceremony by...

Public places have become controversial spaces: The state and libraries at odds

Public places have become controversial spaces: The state and libraries at odds

Jacob White, Staff Reporter May 7, 2024

Libraries have become a place of heated debate and controversy in the past few years, with many branches nationwide coming under fire for housing material deemed “inappropriate” by some.  Efforts...

The graphic the floor plans of two-bedroom apartments found at three of Hammonds major apartment complexes.

Finding your Hammond home away from home

Simone Herlihy, Staff Reporter May 7, 2024

Finding an apartment after leaving your childhood home or first dorm has many complexities and variables to consider. As a student, you want to be comfortable with your safety and your education where...

An image of an AED located in the Student Union across from the elevators.

UPD receives grant to provide AEDs around campus

Emma Mason, Staff Reporter April 30, 2024

The University Police Department received an $18,000 grant from Firehouse Subs to place AEDs, or automated external defibrillators, around Southeastern’s campus.  An AED delivers an electric shock...

Legislation from the federal government could potentially ban the popular app TikTok from the Apple App Store and Google Play store.

What we know about the possible TikTok ban

Lindsay Miller, Staff Reporter April 23, 2024

On Saturday, April 20, the House of Representatives passed legislation that could potentially ban TikTok. This comes after House of Representatives (H.R.) bill 7521 was passed in the House, but became...

The nine films submitted to the Take Your Shot Film Festival will be shown on Thursday, April 25.

First-ever student film festival starts Thursday at SLU

Kate Oborina, Staff Reporter April 23, 2024

For the first time in history, Southeastern Louisiana University will hold a film festival where students can showcase their films. The Take Your Shot Student Film Festival is an opportunity for aspiring...

Lynette Mejia (second to left) talking to audience members, during the Book Bans in Louisiana panel discussion, about the rise of book bans in her local community.

Local librarians bash book bans

Yumi Domangue and Jacob White April 18, 2024

Librarian Amanda Jones, along with Lynette Mejia and Kristen Luchsinger, recently spoke about their experiences during the Book Bans in Louisiana panel discussion in the Student Union Theater.  Libraries...

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