The Lion's Roar

Band members perform on their way to Strawberry Stadium as the Lions football team faces off against Northwestern State.

COVID-19 reshapes the freshmen band experience

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

The freshmen experience for many college students this year has been unique compared to the past experiences to COVID-19.  With COVID-19 restrictions and procedures in place, newly joined band members...

In honor of Day of the Dead, The Spanish Club stands by their handmade cultural display outside of the Sims Memorial Library in November of 2020.

Spanish club promotes cultural integration during isolated times

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

The Spanish Club found ways to stay active during COVID-19 and is making plans to become further engaged for the fall 2021 semester.  The organization is dedicated to giving students and faculty the...

The new art installations located in the Computer Science and Technology Building were designed to initially display their engineering.

Two new sculptures installed in computer science building

Rachel Folse, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

With the installation of two new sculptures in the Computer Science and Technology Building, art has become more integrated into diverse locations across campus.  The artists for the project were picked...

Sophomore psychology major and student actor Landon Scholle checks out the Columbia Theatre’s 2020-2021 season poster in the window of the building. The Columbia will be hosting Southeastern's 'Ragtime' musical performances scheduled for September.

The Department of Music and Performing Arts holds auditions for the musical ‘Ragtime’

Brooke Bell, Staff Reporter May 13, 2021

Southeastern’s Department of Music and Performing Arts will be holding auditions for the musical “Ragtime” in June.  Although the campus may be returning to normal, the department has made changes...

(From right to left) Sustainability manager Alejandro Martinez introduces Physical Plant Director Bryon Patterson, U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise and University President John L. Crain to the Sustainability Center. The SEED Building is an educational experience where they learn about geothermal heating, solar power and more.

Southeastern’s Sustainability Center wins national award

Rachel Folse, Staff Reporter May 13, 2021

Southeastern’s Sustainability Center received the Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Award from the U.S. Department of Education last month.  The university was one of only five postsecondary...

The cast from senior biology major and theater minor Carla Cortina’s scene, ‘The Children’s Hour’ hold their flowers with satisfaction. Southeastern students in Chad Winters’ directing class each directed their own scenes and hosted a showcase together.

An evening of student-directed scenes

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter May 12, 2021

On Thursday, May 6, students and families gathered in the Vonnie Borden Theatre to watch a showcase of student-directed scenes.  For Chad Winters’ theatre directing class, he had each of his students...

A student prepares to leave campus at the conclusion of the Fall 2020 semester. Southeastern students need to check in and out with resident assistants before they are officially ready to end the semester.

Checking out from dorms: What you need to know before you go

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter May 11, 2021

As the 2021 spring semester comes to a close, students living in the dorms have been contacted by their resident assistants to let them know that it is almost time to move out.  According to University...

From left to right, University President John L. Crain, Kelsey Staes, L’Oreal Williams, KeRon Jackson, and Dr. Eric Summers.

Student Government Association announces its first all-Black ‘Big Three’

Brooke Bell, Staff Reporter May 11, 2021

The Student Government Association has announced its first all-Black executive officers from its recent elections.  The cabinet positions are Kelsey Staes, who is chief justice, Ke’Ron Jackson who...

Junior marketing major Emily Browning prepares for the university's Professional Sales Competition on Feb. 12, 2021. Senior Jenna Pecot won first place, and Browning received first runner-up. The university's marketing program was recently ranked second in the state.

Marketing program ranked second in the state

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter May 7, 2021

The university’s marketing program was recently ranked second in the state by Plexuss, an education technology company based in California. Plexuss connects millions of students globally with opportunities...

Senior Whitney Bourdier co-published “An Investigation of Student Enrollment Trends and De Facto Segregation in Louisiana K-12 Public Education

Student published in academic journal addresses racial disparities in education

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

With the help of her humanities professor, senior world languages major Whitney Bourdier transformed one of her class papers into a scholarly article published in a peer-reviewed journal.  Bourdier...

Lonae Bowers and Brent Webb stand outside the Vonnie Borden Theatre after the closing night of “Dark Skinned Pavement.” Bowers and Webb are members of the BSU who took time to see the play and stay afterwards for the panel to share their thoughts.

BSU and NAACP reflect on the Derek Chauvin trial

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

The announcement on April 20 of Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict for the murder of George Floyd was believed by many to be a step in the right direction.  Members of Southeastern’s chapters of the...

“Dark Skinned Pavement,” which was presented at the Vonnie Borden Theatre April 27-30, provides insight into the lives of a Black American family who lost their son to police brutality. Written by TJ Young, the play features an all-Black cast.

“Dark Skinned Pavement” shines light on police brutality

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter May 5, 2021

Last week, “Dark Skinned Pavement'' made its way to the Vonnie Borden Theatre stage, reflecting similar incidents from the past few months involving police brutality and protests.  The play premiered...

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