The Lion's Roar

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...

Creating a productive study space

Creating a productive study space

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2019

Many can relate to the story of planning to have a study session in the living room but end up watching Netflix. Some students go to a nearby coffee shop to study but end up focusing on how the workers are making a special latte. Others might also start dozing off as they choose their comfortable bed...

College Checklist

College Checklist

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

June 13, 2019

While preparing for college, here is a checklist of things you may need! ...

Setting a Green Example

Setting a Green Example

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

June 13, 2019

In case you have not heard yet, the Earth is pretty much doomed. Earlier this year, news reports stated that 1 million species are expected to go extinct due to humans. With record breaking natural disasters happening regularly, I believe we have long since reached the point that you can no longer deny...

Fun Summer Reads

Fun Summer Reads

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019

When looking for brain-teasing prose to soothe your fatigued mind this summer, skip the New York Times bestseller list. Forget the cliché romance novels and generic thrillers, and pick up something a little more original in science fiction, classic literature or nonfiction. Science Fiction lovers...

Adventures fill your soul

Adventures fill your soul

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

June 12, 2019

Bora Bora, The Bahamas and Mexico may be what some think of when imagining the perfect summer vacation, but not I. My dream summer vacation is much simpler than that: an offshore fishing trip out of Islamorada, Florida. Islamorada is comprised of six Florida Keys and is most notably known for its...

A word from the editor: Summer Magazine

A word from the editor: Summer Magazine

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2019

Summer! What a wonderful time of year. The days get longer, the sun gets hotter, and best of all your free time increases. So I’ve heard at least.  I have been very busy since school let out, and things are not going to slow down any time soon. However, I am not going to let that stop me from en...

Don’t let summer pass you by

Don’t let summer pass you by

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-chief

May 14, 2019

For my eighth birthday, my sister, a couple of our friends and I got these shirts that said, “It doesn’t count if you don’t get caught.” This was my favorite shirt because there was an inside joke behind it. The irony of the shirt was that we stole them - and did not get caught. Now after 14...

Teacher leaves lasting impact

Teacher leaves lasting impact

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

When I first registered to take World Literature as an English credit this semester, I chose the course for one main reason. I had already taken American History and wanted to learn about something outside my comfort zone. I, however, did not know how much of an impact my professor, Dr. Alexander Br...

Dining options that fit better for students

Dining options that fit better for students

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

Being a freshman on campus, I constantly hear the phrase, “Bring the Popeyes back,” from all the upperclassmen. Even though Popeyes is not the healthiest choice, older students miss it. I think they miss it so much because they would like a larger variety of options on campus. I agree with the fa...

Never too late for personal change

Never too late for personal change

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2019

Everyone is familiar with the story of the stubborn family member, the ignorant coworker or the obnoxious neighbor. Many of these personalities are a product of their beliefs and how they were raised. It leaves many people to wonder, “Is it too late for these people to change?” Author Theodor Seuss...