The Lion's Roar

Implications of City of St. George

Implications of City of St. George

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2019

A group of residents in East Baton Rouge Parish voted to create their own city that would be separate from Baton Rouge. The proposed city, called St. George, passed with a 54 % of the vote on Oct. 12. Once incorporated, the city will surpass Lake Charles as the fifth largest city in Louisiana. Peter...

Kappa Sigma welcomes 50 pledges

Kappa Sigma welcomes 50 pledges

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2019

Kappa Sigma Fraternity recently recruited 50 pledges to their 2019 Fall Rush class, breaking the university record for having the largest pledge class in Mu-Omega chapter history. With the abundant amount of new pledges, the fraternity now ranks fifth in the Top 25 Recruiting Chapters in the nation. Tyron ...

Overcoming a disease: Ms. Baton Rouge Jadian Daniels fights lupus

Overcoming a disease: Ms. Baton Rouge Jadian Daniels fights lupus

Hailey Bullock, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Ms. Baton Rouge Jadian Daniels, a university alumna, continues to battle lupus since being diagnosed in February of 2019. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes the victim to experience a large range of symptoms throughout their skin, joints...

Crime Log: Oct. 30, 2019 issue

Crime Log: Oct. 30, 2019 issue

October 31, 2019

Date/Time, Locations, and Nature of the Incident for the Crime Log are compiled by The Lion’s Roar from the Daily Crime and Fire Report provided by the University Police Department.   10/17/2019 at 2:22 PM—Pride Hall—Disturbance 10/17/2019 at 4:58 PM—Hammond Hall—Possession of...

Local candidates participate in ‘The Race Is On’ Forum

Local candidates participate in ‘The Race Is On’ Forum

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

Potential voters in the Hammond area had the opportunity to ask questions to candidates in several upcoming local elections. “The Race is On!” Candidate Forum hosted by WTGG 96.5 FM, Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce and the Student Government Association took place on Monday, Oct. 28 in th...

Cowser hired at Louisiana Board of Regents

Cowser hired at Louisiana Board of Regents

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

A former university staff member has recently been given the opportunity to have a state agency position to continue promoting higher education. Erin Cowser, former executive director of public and governmental affairs, has stepped down from her position at the university to begin working with the...

Cooper presents thesis on ‘Shameless’

Cooper presents thesis on ‘Shameless’

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2019

Sarah Cooper, a university alumna, spent her last semester in college writing, re-writing and finalizing her senior thesis. Cooper presented her thesis paper “For Shame!: An Analysis of the Impact of Addiction on Family Communications and Personal Development” based on the TV show “Shameless”...

Charity run raises awareness for organ donors

Charity run raises awareness for organ donors

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2019

“They’re taking a tragedy for one family and turning it into hope for another,” said Jessica Puissiguer, who's brother, the late Alan Varnado, donated four of his organs. The Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency hosted the second annual “Operation Life 5K” on Oct. 19 in partnership with Nort...

Real ID required to fly starting October 2020

Real ID required to fly starting October 2020

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter  

October 17, 2019

Airplane travelers will soon be required to have additional identification. Starting Oct. 1, 2020, travelers who wish to fly on any airliner in the U.S. will require an identification called “REAL ID compliant.” According to the Transportation Security Administration, a REAL ID compliant ID...

University earns social mobility ranking

University earns social mobility ranking

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

The university was recently ranked 108 out of 1400 universities in U.S. for its prominence in social mobility. The ranking was published in the article “Top Performers on Social Mobility” compiled by U.S. News and World Report. The university was distinguished as a top 125 school in the southern...

Rehydrate with refill stations

Rehydrate with refill stations

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

The university aims to make the campus more sustainable by adding water refill stations for its students. Currently, the university has 36 water stations around campus and is planning to add more. The refill stations have been provided to make the water on campus cleaner and more accessible to drink....

Forum explores complaints about preachers’ hatred

Forum explores complaints about preachers’ hatred

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

Concerns from students and faculty reached administration and fueled the discussion of an hour-long meeting about free speech and community safety. “The Students & The Public” was hosted by the Student Government Association on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Commons. The conversation...