The Lion's Roar

Fellows program to educate

Annie Goodman

May 1, 2018

Louisiana’s Office of the Governor has developed the Governor’s Fellows Program in Louisiana Government in partnership with Louisiana State University, Southern University and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.  The purpose of the program is to get college students more involved wit...

38th annual ‘Strawberry Jubilee’ offers entertainment before finals

38th annual ‘Strawberry Jubilee’ offers entertainment before finals

Zachary Araki

April 24, 2018

Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Eric Summers and Miss Southeastern Alyssa Larose cut the king cake for “Strawberry Jubilee.” Zachary Araki/The Lion’s Roar Students and organizations gathered to relax before finals week with food and games for the “Down Da Bayou”...

The Big Event

The Big Event

Jennifer Dettwiller

April 24, 2018

Students participate in “The Big Event” to express their appreciation for the community. Student volunteers from the Black Student Union and Baptist Collegiate Ministry plant flowers for Special Olympics Louisiana as part of “The Big Event.” Jennifer Dettwiller/The Lion’s Roar ...

Hard work and dedication pays off

Hard work and dedication pays off

Prakriti Adhikari

April 20, 2018

The Kappa Tau Chapter was awarded the Jessie Wallis Hughan Cup at the “Alpha Omicron Pi International Convention“ held in Washington D.C Courtesy of Lyndsey Devaney Kappa Tau Chapter of the Alpha Omicron Pi founded on campus in 1963, is an organization that works in the field of art...

Driving drives people crazy?

Driving drives people crazy?

Jacob Summerville

April 20, 2018

Commuting students shared their experiences traveling to campus for classes and extracurricular activities. Some students discussed their difficulties with parking, time management and spending money on gas Jacob Summerville/The Lion's Roar Day-to-day challenges that commuting students face...

Connecting Lions of all kinds on campus

Annie Goodman

April 20, 2018

The university offers a post-secondary educational program to students with intellectual disabilities. According to Director of Lions Connected Dr. Gerlinde Beckers, an associate professor in the department of teaching and learning, this is something rare that makes the university stand out.  &ldqu...

STEM careers promoted at the university

STEM careers promoted at the university

Nikisun Shrestha

April 19, 2018

Tristan Howard and his mom Cathy Howard learned the language of computer coding through a game with Lindsey Hines of the Tangipahoa Parish Library. Courtesy of Wendy Conarro The university hosted the “STEM Café” that brought K-12th grade students and their parents to intera...

Alumni Association searches for board members

Prakriti Adhikari

April 17, 2018

The Alumni Association is going through a selection process for new board of director members.  According to Executive Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Biggs, the board of directors is “a group that helps and guides the Alumni Association.”  Alumni Relations is currently looking for four executi...

The effects of sexual assault

Brianna Hawkins

April 17, 2018

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 20 to 25 percent of women as well as 15 percent of men are victims of forced sex during their time in college. For Ashten Roy, this statistic has become a reality. Roy, a former student at the university, decided to share her experience o...

Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival

Annie Goodman

April 17, 2018

DJ Yuan of The Wiseguys sang cover songs at the 2018 “Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival” on the north stage this past Sunday. The “Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival” featured live performances by local musical groups. Annie Goodman/The Lion’s Roar The 47th annual “...

The shocking confession

The shocking confession

Annie Goodman

April 17, 2018

Communication major Bruce Javery II, an active member of Alpha Psi Omega confessed to posting threatening messages in the D Vickers Hall Lobby. Javery was outraged by the results of  the recent APO officer elections. He lashed out at the organization and theatre department with claims of favorit...

Students speak up at state capitol

Students speak up at state capitol

Zachary Araki

April 16, 2018

Chief Justice of Student Government Association Ali LeBlanc, President of SGA Seth leto and Director for the Office for Student Engagement Angela James head to the state capitol for ULS Day to advocate for higher education funding. Courtesy of Alyssa Larose. Students voiced their thoughts on hig...