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Faculty and students weigh in on online classes

Faculty and students weigh in on online classes

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

For students who cannot attend lectures, the university provides the option of taking online classes. All coursework for these online classes are completed on the student’s own time. Homework, quizzes and tests are 100% online. Many students who take online classes do so because it makes it easier...

Soroptimist offers ‘Live Your Dream’ grant

Soroptimist offers ‘Live Your Dream’ grant

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

A new grant opportunity is being provided to female students who are the primary source of financial income for their families to help them achieve their academic goals. Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to education and training they need to achie...

Crime Log

Crime Log

November 7, 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   9/3/2019 at 9:00 PM — Southeastern Oaks —Burglary 10/21/2019 at 9:00 PM — Southeastern Oaks — Vehicle Burglary ...

Organizational news – Nov. 5, 2019 issue

Organizational news – Nov. 5, 2019 issue

November 6, 2019

Recognized Greek and student organizations, as well as university departments and programs, may submit Organizational News by completing the form available at The Lion’s Roar Facebook page or The Lion’s Roar page on the university website. All submissions will be verified by The Lion’s Roar staff and may be edited for grammar, libel and space considerations. Su...

Mr. Green and Gold raises funds for a sorority

Mr. Green and Gold raises funds for a sorority

Daniel Mcclain, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

Alpha Sigma Tau sorority is hosting its annual Mr. Green and Gold event this week in the Student Union Theatre. Demi Newton, a junior family and consumer sciences major, shared how the event began. “It was started a while ago,” stated Newton. “One of our sisters started it as a fundraising...

Bake sale spreads awareness on mental health

Bake sale spreads awareness on mental health

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2019

The National Alliance on Mental Illness hosts its annual bake sale to raise money for the organization and spread awareness on the importance of mental health. The sale took place Nov. 4-5 in the Student Union Breezeway.  NAMI prepared their own baked goods and accepted donations from university students...

ROTC to add the only military obstacle course in Louisiana

ROTC to add the only military obstacle course in Louisiana

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2019

The university’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will be providing additional training classes for those enrolled in the ROTC program. A military obstacle course will be added to help the army train physically and is set to be built by the National Guard Engineer Corps unit next summer at the...

Competition among science disciplines unites three organizations

Competition among science disciplines unites three organizations

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2019

Three organizations competed in a variety of competitions including a quiz-bowl, soccer game, potato sack race, a volleyball game and tug-of-war games.  On Nov. 1, the Biology Undergraduate Society, American Chemical Society, and Society of Physics Students hosted the “Biology vs. Chemistry/Ph...

More than a tour: the duties of a campus tour guide

More than a tour: the duties of a campus tour guide

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2019

As students transition from high school to college, some may not know what to expect. Campus tours are resources that help high school students gain a clear view of what they want. The responsibilities of campus tour guides expands more than just memorizing meal plan prices or the names of the buil...

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 ...

UCC support group aids those with anxiety

UCC support group aids those with anxiety

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

The University Counseling Center is offering a means to help students who become overwhelmed. The UCC started the semester with the introduction of support groups. One program is the Overcoming Anxiety Support Group for students who have overwhelming thoughts during their time in college. Wes Errington,...

Organizational news – Oct. 29, 2019 issue

Organizational news – Oct. 29, 2019 issue

October 30, 2019

Recognized Greek and student organizations, as well as university departments and programs, may submit Organizational News by completing the form available at The Lion’s Roar Facebook page or The Lion’s Roar page on the university website. All submissions will be verified by The Lion’s Roar staff and may be edited for grammar, libel and space considerations. Su...