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What we gained from the pandemic: time and perspective

What we gained from the pandemic: time and perspective

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

July 4, 2020

2020 seemingly started out like any normal year. We all celebrated New Year’s together in January, and then we celebrated Mardi Gras together in February.  Unfortunately, March had something else in store for us, and so did every month after that.  Has every single thing been unfortunate u...

Finding the silver lining in 2020

Finding the silver lining in 2020

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

June 23, 2020

One could say, “With the death of George Floyd, protests and riots, a world-wide pandemic, suffering economy and countless other tragedies, the world is currently in shambles.”  One could also say, “People are coming together to fight against police brutality and are making historical changes. W...

The revolution starts within: Honoring George Floyd

The death of George Floyd has sparked outrage and grievance around the world, evolving into the largest civil rights movement in history.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2020

Out of all the scenarios I expected to witness in my lifetime, I never thought I would watch a man plead for his life. I’ve been sitting here emotionally distraught and physically exhausted, trying to find the right words. How do I formulate my agony into words? Not a day goes by that I don’t...

A letter from the editor: A new perspective

Jacob Summerville

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

June 6, 2020

I blinked, and six semesters have come and gone. Starting my journey at The Lion’s Roar in September of 2017, my only intentions when I took the position were to improve myself as a writer while also earning some cash. Writing was never an issue for me, so taking a position at the student newspap...

Why are LGBTQ members not allowed to help save lives?

Why are LGBTQ members not allowed to help save lives?

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2020

Andy Cohen, a TV host and survivor of the coronavirus, was recently denied the ability to donate blood to COVID-19 patients and believes his sexual orientation was the deciding factor. The Food and Drug Administration’s regulations prohibit gay men who have not abstained from sex for three months...

Student journalism in the time of COVID-19

Student journalism in the time of COVID-19

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2020

If you had asked me in January what I thought the most important topic I would cover this year would be, the last thing I would have said would have been a pandemic. When I applied for a position with my school newspaper, I thought I would be writing about campus events, taking photos at sports games...

Online learning will be negatively affected by the pandemic

Online learning will be negatively affected by the pandemic

Joshua Archote, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2020

They experience many students have had with online learning this semester will influence their decision to take online classes in the future. I think that the experience of most students will ultimately drive them away from online classes. The future of online learning will be impacted by the mid-semester...

The cultural impact of Star Wars

The cultural impact of Star Wars

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

For as long as I can remember, the Star Wars universe has captured my imagination. When I was five years old, my dad showed me the original Star Wars. From the instant I saw that movie, I was hooked. I have fond memories of playing video games such as “Lego Star Wars” and “Star Wars Battlefront...

Protests will only make the virus stronger

Protests will only make the virus stronger

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

People around the country are now protesting to open the economy back up. Numerous protesters believe that the government is taking away their freedoms and rights. In reality, they are the ones putting everyone in danger with their selfishness and making state stay-at-home orders expand. Many of th...

Decision to shave or not to shave

Decision to shave or not to shave

Josh Archote, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2020

Among the nonessential businesses that have closed due to the coronavirus outbreak are barber shops, which has led many guys with an important decision to make: should I trust my amateur skills and attempt to cut my own hair, should I just let it grow out or shave my head? Whether it be out of pure curiosity, boredom...

Online class is not my cup of tea

Online class is not my cup of tea

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2020

Ever since all face-to-face classes have been cancelled and school has become 100% virtual, everything has changed for me. I used to set my alarm for 7 a.m. to make sure I got to school on time, but now that classes are online, I tend to sleep till noon and start my day there. My sleep schedule is c...

What makes Tiger King so good?

What makes Tiger King so good?

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2020

From captive tigers to hired hitmen, the Netflix documentary Tiger King has become the most talked-about show in America. There have been countless debates and memes spreading like wildfire across social media lately, and for people who have not seen the show or do not understand the hype surrounding...

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