The Lion's Roar

Everything you need in downtown Hammond

The streets of Hammond are full of residents and visitors enjoying what downtown can offer.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 20, 2018

By offering a place to eat, shop, live, work or hang out, Hammond became one of 10 semifinalists selected by Main Street America for the Great American Main Street Award. Chelsea Tallo, executive director of the Hammond Downtown Development District, expressed pride in her team for the recognition. “It’s...

What happens to the leftover cafeteria food?

The university Dining Services attempts to reduce food waste through the food management process. Globally, a large amount of food from household restaurants and cafeterias goes to waste because of improper food waste management.

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2018

The disposal of waste is a large environmental problem. The world produces enough food for the entire human population, but a large amount goes to waste. According to the World Wildlife Fund, “Worldwide, humans waste one of every three food calories produced. These wasted calories are enough to feed...

SLU makes Forbes top college report

On May 12, 2018, new graduates line up before the start of the “Spring Commencement Ceremony.” Obtaining a college degree has increasingly coincided with ever-higher student debt loads. Since 2004, total student debt has climbed more than 540 percent to $1.4 trillion according to the New York Federal Reserve.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018

The United States has more than 3,000 four-year colleges, and Forbes recognizes the best schools each year with its “America’s Top Colleges 2018” list. This year, the university ranked 641st on the list. Since there are thousands of universities to examine, Forbes broke down the ranking process...

Mourning Dr. Yates

Dr. Marvin Yates passed on Sept. 4, 2018 at the age of 74.

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2018

After three decades of teaching, consulting and academic administrative experience, Dr. Marvin Yates was appointed as the vice president for student affairs in 2005.  Although Dr. Eric Summers has since taken over this role at the university, Yates’ memory still rings on. On Sept. 6, the Bereave...

Akers named 2018 alumnus of the year

Tom Akers, the retired president of trading at Metal Exchange Corporation, was chosen as this year's alumnus of the year.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 14, 2018

Tom Akers, a 1973 alumnus, grew from an aimless teenager starting college to the president of trading at Metal Exchange Corporation to the alumnus of the year. Akers thinks of his time at the university in separate parts, first as a freshman and sophomore focused more on social life than on academics....

Making fiscal sense

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 11, 2018

College students learn about various topics in their classes, and the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance hopes to help those students become financially literate in paying for those classes. The "Financial Literacy for You" tour is scheduled to stop by the university on Monday, Sept....

Being bright about late night

Nightlife in cities like Hammond includes heading out to bars or parties.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 28, 2018

With college-aged, that is women between 18-24 years of age, facing a greater risk of rape, students should take extra caution. Freshmen and sophomores face an increased risk of rape or sexual assault. Over half of college sexual assaults occur between August and November. Paige Moody, a mental health...

Eating healthy on a budget

Jacob Summerville

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2018

One does not need to be a chef to make great, organic meals and snacks. Subsequently, you do not need hundreds of dollars to invest in a healthy diet. Even without kitchen appliances, students can still use fresh foods as focal points to their meals. Registered Dietitian at North Oaks Medical Center Katey Schneider recommended making ...

Make it official

Make it official

Annie Goodman, Editor-In-Chief

August 9, 2018

It can be daunting to explore a new environment, and often students fall back on what is familiar by returning home to the restaurants and stores they grew up around. With 79.2 percent of undergraduate students living off campus or commuting in 2017 according to the Office of Institutional Research,...

Four women represent the university

Miss Southeastern Louisiana University Alyssa Larose won the $500 Non-Finalist scholarship.

Annie Goodman, News Editor

July 23, 2018

At the 2018 Miss Louisiana Pageant, four women represented the university. Along with 2018 Miss Southeastern Louisiana University Alyssa Larose, two former Miss SLUs and a freshman at the university competed. Larose, a junior special education major, competed in her first pageant when she was a toddler.  ...

Unpacking the budget

In this Sept. 24, 2013, file photo, just cut stacks of $100 bills make their way down the line at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Everyone knows the tech industry is big, but it can be challenging to get your head around just how big it is. At least until you look at it from a different angle and realize that Apple makes more money in a day than 2500 average U.S. households can expect to see in a year. AP Photo/LM Otero, File

Annie Goodman, News Editor

July 23, 2018

After a long battle over how to fill a nearly $1 billion fiscal cliff, state legislators have passed a bill that will fully fund higher education through 2025.  When Governor John Bel Edwards was elected to office in 2016, the state was already facing a large budget shortfall. According to Commu...

Smaller Name, Bigger Venue

Smaller Name, Bigger Venue

Annie Goodman

June 12, 2018

The Official Restaurant and Bar of Southeastern Athletics has changed its name from Your Mom's Resaurant & Bar to Our Mom's Restaurant & Bar in hopes of better showcasing the inclusive atmosphere of the business. Annie Goodman/The Lion's Roar Your Mom’s Restaurant...