The Lion's Roar

A reflection of 2019 in SGA

A reflection of 2019 in SGA

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

In the fall of 2019, the Student Government Association presented several opportunities for students to support its campus community. Karley Bordelon, president of SGA, has assisted with many programs and projects designed for improving students’ experiences on campus. Bordelon described the dif...

Students kick off spring semester with silent disco night

Students kick off spring semester with silent disco night

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

To celebrate the beginning of a new semester, Multicultural and International Student Affairs hosted an event filled with music and dancing for students. MISA collaborated with the Office of Student Engagement, Campus Activity Board and University Housing to host the third annual ‘Silent Disco:...

Searching for an internship

Searching for an internship

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2020

With a plethora of resources available both online and at the university, seeking out one’s first intern position can have students questioning whether or not they are making the right decisions. From knowing what to look for in a company to earning an internship position, the path may seem comple...

Miss SLU 2020

Miss SLU 2020

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2020

The university named Janine Hatcher Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2020 on Nov. 22 to represent all things green and gold. Originally from the city of Plainfield, New Jersey, Hatcher grew up as the second oldest of five siblings. Her parents moved to Chesapeake, Virginia when she was around ...

Commencement changes

Commencement changes

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2020

The university held two commencement ceremonies instead of one this past December for the seniors who graduated in the Fall 2019 semester in the 7,761 seat University Center on North Campus. A morning ceremony was held for the College of Science and Technology, College of Business and College of Ed...

University hosts mental health practitioners conference

University hosts mental health practitioners conference

Jacob Lofton and Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

January 12, 2020

The University Counseling Center held the third annual Terrell Conference as a learning and networking opportunity for mental health professionals. The conference was held on Jan. 9-10 in the War Memorial Student Union. This year, there were 177 people in attendance, with 34 organizations participati...

New equipment arrives at The Document Source

New equipment arrives at The Document Source

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2019

Changes were made to The Document Source print and mail center on campus to better help students and faculty with all their printing needs. New equipment including printers and a cutter machine has been added to speed up the process of printing and expanding the abilities The Document Source has access...

Alumni Association lowers The REC center prices for alumni

Alumni Association lowers The REC center prices for alumni

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

The Alumni Association has made changes to the prices for alumni who use the Pennington Student Activity Center, also known as the REC. The proposal was first approved Friday, Nov. 8 and was implemented Nov. 11. Alumni are still required to be members of the Alumni Association in order to gain access...

How resident assistants balance priorities during the week of finals

How resident assistants balance priorities during the week of finals

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2019

With winter break approaching, student workers have to practice time management as they balance their work with final exam preparation. Resident Assistants, also known as RAs, are responsible for helping dorm residents check out of their rooms at the end of each semester. Because the check-out process...

Graduating seniors receive their ceremonial rings

Graduating seniors receive their ceremonial rings

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2019

A ring ceremony for graduating seniors was held by the Alumni Association and had an extra surprise at the end as Roomie the Lion also received his graduation ring. The ceremony was held on Dec. 4 in the Student Union Grand Ballroom and started with Dr. Joe Burns, a graduate coordinator, as the master...

Panel discusses issues and challenges in SPED

Panel discusses issues and challenges in SPED

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

The College of Education and the Department of Educational Leadership and Technology sponsored the panel “Creating a Market Place of Ideas: Equity Among Special Education Students” on Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. The panel consisted of members that are apart of the educational system and advocates of spec...

Athletics hosts watch party at home to support away game

Athletics hosts watch party at home to support away game

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

While the university football team was on the road playing the University of Montana, a group of students and community members had the opportunity to cheer on the Lions at home. Athletic Marketing and Promotions held the FCS Playoff Watch Party in Strawberry Stadium on Saturday Dec. 7. The game was...