The Lion's Roar

Advice from the University Police Department on avoiding scams

Advice from the University Police Department on avoiding scams

Lt. Patrick Gipson, University Police Department

September 27, 2019

The Southeastern Louisiana University Police Department works to protect our students and campus at all times. We do our best to keep frauds and scammers off campus, but we need your help. Students and employees should remain aware of current and past scams and frauds attempting to gather private...

Rebooting… fix the campus Wi-Fi

Rebooting… fix the campus Wi-Fi

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

A lot of things about this university are truly amazing like the Monday through Thursday school week, free student admission to all sporting events and the numerous events held by student organizations but one thing that needs to improve is the campus Wi-Fi. In some buildings, the Wi-Fi reception is re...

‘Tis the pumpkin season

‘Tis the pumpkin season

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

When leaves start to change brown and there’s a cool crisp smell in the air, fall is coming right around the corner. Fall is one of the best times of the year, with so many reasons to be smitten with the season. The best thing about the fall season is Halloween. Fall creates a spooky atmosphere tha...

Manifest your goals with a vision board

Manifest your goals with a vision board

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2019

Many students know what they want to accomplish, but some may have a hard time visualizing their goals. This is where a vision board may be helpful. A vision board is a display of what someone would like to achieve or pursue. By putting together a collage of pictures or items that represent this end...

Saving the environment one straw at a time

Saving the environment one straw at a time

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2019

Reusable straws have become mildly popular and should be used instead of plastic. Plastic straws have become a controversial topic for many individuals who are advocates for the environment. I, personally, believe not using plastic straws is a big step in making the world a cleaner and healthier place. As...

Commuting to campus has many perks and provides independence

Commuting to campus has many perks and provides independence

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2019

Do you know how often you pay for your garbage pick-up? Do you have any idea how to get electricity service in a new apartment? Can you fix a broken door knob? Does you budget break up include electricity and Internet bills? Do you know how much groceries last for a week? Will you notice if there is...

Head-to-Head: Living at a commuter school

Head-to-Head: Living at a commuter school

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2019

Although known to be a commuter university, there are many perks to being a Southeastern resident that provides students with the full college experience. Every new semester, hundreds of new residents fill the campus as they move into their dorms. At times like this, students may find themselves...

Registering to vote is a privilege; failing to do so has consequences

Registering to vote is a privilege; failing to do so has consequences

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2019

At least once a year, there comes a time where we, as Americans, can make our voices heard by voting in our local elections. On Oct. 12, the Louisiana Gubernatorial Election will be held in which we will have the chance to decide our next governor, lieutenant governor and a multitude of other state...

Advanced high school courses: a pain or a gain?

Advanced high school courses: a pain or a gain?

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2019

Throughout high school, students are encouraged to enroll in college courses, either through Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment classes, to get ahead. But do these programs actually help them or do they set them back? These courses put added stress and expectation on students during high school....

Trailing through memories

Trailing through memories

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2019

I fell in love the first day I arrived on campus. It was love at first sight. I loved everything about the campus that I was about to call home for the coming foursome years. From the Katrina fountain, to Friendship Circle, to Pottle Performance Circle and the shady walkway behind Pottle Hall, everything...

A word from the editor…

A word from the editor…

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

August 20, 2019

Summer is coming to a close as the new academic year arrives. This has been the busiest summer of my life - filled with new clothes, new friends, new experiences and fresh perspectives all resulting in a new A.J. Now, as I prepare to slip back into my normal routine of classes, work, sorority and other...

Caffeine alternatives

Caffeine alternatives

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2019

The semester begins. You wake up early in the morning, start attending lectures, work while being a full-time student and your planner starts filling up with deadlines and test dates. You are fatigued, your eyes are fluttering, and you instinctively reach for a cup of coffee or any other caffeinated...