The Lion's Roar

Getting out the vote

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 6, 2018

Although midterm elections this year select 506 political offices, voter turnout continues to lag behind voter registration. "Voting is one of the most fundamental rights we hold as Americans," said Public Information Director for the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office Brandee Patrick. "It's not...

The scary side of social media

The scary side of social media

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2018

Though social media offers a convenient form of communication and networking, negative effects can accompany prolonged use.  According to Director of Graduate Studies and Institutional Effectiveness John Boulahanis, social media is psychologically addictive, and like other addictions, withdrawal brin...

Breathe to relax

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

The University Health Center has partnered with Sims Memorial Library to offer a space for students who cannot find the time in their day to breathe. Mindfulness Breaks occur each Tuesday on the third floor of the library at 5 p.m. Kuldip Grest, a registered nurse at the University Health Center,...

Two businesses, one haunting experience

Two businesses, one haunting experience

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

A Hammond venue dedicates this time of the year to the spirit of Halloween. Ranch of Horror and The Party Barn have come together to run three Halloween attractions from Sept. 28 until Nov. 3. The three options for visitors include “Zombies of the Bayou,” which is a hayride course, “Haze Maze,”...

Remembering Roppolo

Annie Goodman, Editor-In-Chief

October 22, 2018

After 28 years of service to the university as a physical plant worker, George Roppolo, 58, passed away after having a heart attack while on the job. “He had the biggest heart,” shared Gianna Roppolo, his daughter. “He was very giving and very caring. He’d help any student. He didn’t care...

Mandatory bike registration

Mandatory bike registration

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018

Once an optional process, students and faculty should make a note about the university’s new policy that requires bikes used on campus to be registered with the university. According to Director of Transportation Services Gary Prescott, the policy was made effective by the Office of Student Affairs...

Meal prepping made easy

Meal prepping made easy

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018

Maintaining a healthy diet while being on-the-go all the time may seem like an impossible task, but meal prepping can make it simpler. According to a survey conducted by The FASEB Journal, 84 percent of 344 surveyed students eat fast food, and 54 percent of students eat it at least once a week. Meal...

Apartment Guide scholarship

Apartment Guide scholarship

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018

Apartment Guide looks to help students trying to balance college expenses and costs of living with a $2,500 scholarship. Possible recipients must write a 500-600 word essay with one question in mind, “What makes a home a home?” Submissions will be reviewed, and 10 of them will make it through...

Healthy food for a healthy life

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018

The human body needs a wide variety of nutrition to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As different foods supply different nutrition, consuming food to supply a balanced diet can sometimes be tricky. Superfoods are the foods that are thought to be nutritionally dense and should therefore be included in the...

Everything you need in downtown Hammond

Everything you need in downtown Hammond

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?

What happens to the leftover cafeteria food?

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

SLU makes Forbes top college report

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...