The Lion's Roar

Homecoming Court and Beau Court Interviews

Homecoming Court and Beau Court Interviews

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

Members of the Homecoming and Beau Courts were asked by The Lion’s Roar to provide input regarding the position on their respective court. Those who responded are pictured with their thoughts.   Alanna Arceneaux The Lion’s Roar: Why do you want to be Homecoming Queen? Arceneaux: “If I were to become Homecoming Queen, I would be shocke...

Forum explores complaints about preachers’ hatred

Forum explores complaints about preachers’ hatred

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

Concerns from students and faculty reached administration and fueled the discussion of an hour-long meeting about free speech and community safety. “The Students & The Public” was hosted by the Student Government Association on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Commons. The conversation...

Homecoming Week kicks off with a celebration

Homecoming Week kicks off with a celebration

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2019

The 2019 Homecoming Week has officially begun. The Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board and several other university organizations came together to host the Homecoming Kickoff to commemorate the start of Homecoming Week. The event began as SGA handed out free homecoming T-shirts...

Mane Dish adds option for those with allergies

Mane Dish adds option for those with allergies

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2019

A new dining station was added to the Mane Dish to accommodate people with dietary restrictions. The True Balance station provides not only healthy meal options, but it also takes into account some common allergenic foods: milk, eggs, soy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts and crustacean shellfish. Accordi...

GOLD Council reconnects alumni to campus

GOLD Council reconnects alumni to campus

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2019

Alumni can reconnect with the university through a leadership alumni organization called Graduates Of the Last Decade Council, the GOLD Council. The GOLD Council assists the Alumni Association in networking with university graduates. There are 24 members who work on a two-year basis. The first batch...

NAACP spreads voting awareness

NAACP spreads voting awareness

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

The university chapter of  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, known as the NAACP, hosted a “Voting Is A Right” booth in the War Memorial Student Union. The event was held on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 12-3 p.m.  The NAACP’s goal on campus is to inform students on minority i...

A look inside the university’s Campus Activity Board

A look inside the university’s Campus Activity Board

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

“Gumbo Ya Ya,” “Strawberry Jubilee” and the “Haunted Trial” are just some events the Campus Activities Board hosts annually. CAB, located on the second floor of the Student Union Breezeway, is a student-run organization under the Office for Student Engagement. Megan Blomquist, a senior...

Food Pantry aims to feed campus community

Food Pantry aims to feed campus community

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

Located in Room 109 of McGehee Hall, the Food Pantry offers students, faculty and staff free groceries and toiletries. According to Feeding America, one in six people in Louisiana faces a struggle with hunger, totaling over 750,000 state citizens. Students nation-wide face food insecurity, with the...

2019 Homecoming Court and Beau Court Announced

2019 Homecoming Court and Beau Court Announced

October 1, 2019

HAMMOND – Fourteen Southeastern Louisiana University students have been chosen as members of the 2019 Homecoming queen and beau courts. The seven women and seven men will reign over Homecoming festivities Oct. 7- 12. Chosen as members of the queen court are seniors Alanna Arceneaux, Bogalusa; Jessica...

MISA offers students and faculty Safe Space training

MISA offers students and faculty Safe Space training

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2019

On Friday, Sept. 27 the Multicultural and International Student Affairs organization hosted a Safe Space Training. The event was part of a hazing prevention training for faculty, staff and students to understand how to approach people who may be of a different sexual orientation. Mattie Hawkins,...

Students gain insight to academic programs

Students gain insight to academic programs

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2019

Freshmen interacted with faculty members from their major’s program and received information about other majors and minors offered at the university.  The 3rd annual Major & Minor Fair took place on Sept. 25-26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. According to the presentat...

Learn to manage a budget in college to form good future financial habits

Learn to manage a budget in college to form good future financial habits

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2019

Budgeting is a key essential in saving money. Learning to have a budget in college is important because it prepares students for “real life” skills outside of school. A budget is a plan to save increments of money for a certain period of time. An example of this would be putting away $200 each...