The Lion's Roar

The past comes back around

The past comes back around

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2019

This time last year, I wrote an opinion about my experiences with sexual assault for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I talked about my tattoo and how those experiences have affected my life for years after. Since then, I have worked to try to trust men and open up to people about what I have been through...

Stop fearing the nuclear alternative

Stop fearing the nuclear alternative

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

The word ‘nuclear’ has a negative connotation. When I hear it, my mind starts to imagine mushroom clouds, black and white photographs of Hiroshima, radioactive poisoning and uninhabited towns in Ukraine. But I remind myself that these mental images are the result of what my mind keeps adding on...

Make birth control a personal decision, not a prescribed one

Make birth control a personal decision, not a prescribed one

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Even though a decision on whether or not to bear a child is very personal, the decision to use birth control is not entirely on an individual. Birth control pills are prescribed by doctors if they feel it necessary for their patient to take them. If one’s doctor deems it unnecessary for the patient ...

Mold your dreams

Mold your dreams

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Growing up in a middle class family in an Asian community, there was one dream that was instilled in me as a child: to be a doctor. My family and society molded my brain to believe that success came in the form of a white lab coat and a stethoscope around the neck. The job had the potential to give ...

Requirements for joining organizations should not include hazing

Requirements for joining organizations should not include hazing

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

After becoming a member of a Greek organization during the Fall 2018 semester, I quickly learned about hazing - not because I was involved in the act, but because they made sure to prevent it at all costs. I took online courses about hazing and went to meetings that involved talks about how it was strictl...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Stewart B. Epstein

April 5, 2019

To The Editor: I believe that I speak for many Democrats when I tell you that I don’t like some of the direction that the national Democratic Party is taking.  I would like the party to be more like it was in the 1960s when it focused primarily on the bread-and-butter and kitchen-table issues that...

Stereotypes, counter-stereotypes and lies

Stereotypes, counter-stereotypes and lies

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

Recently, I have been finding articles in the Washington Post and the New York Times about reality TV shows perpetuating stereotypes. As I scroll through the wealth of knowledge: Google, I find other websites and articles have titles blaring that reality TV falsely stereotypes women and/or people of...

Problems in 21st-century relationships

Problems in 21st-century relationships

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

“I really just can’t believe he left me on read.” “She hasn’t talked to me in the past few days. She’s not into me anymore.” “If he is not going to answer my Snapchat then I guess I am going to have to get back on Tinder.” These are all statements I have encountered because of the...

UPD: More than an emergency number

UPD: More than an emergency number

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

One aspect of my college search during my senior year of high school was finding a safe campus. Having gone to high school in the heart of Baton Rouge, I realized that the state’s capital was not the safest place to attend college. During my senior year, the university was ranked 15th in the nation...

Does fame come at a price?

Does fame come at a price?

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

Everyone loves gossip. From the gossip of a neighbor dating a cool dude, a colleague having a extramarital affair, or a distant cousin coming out, to a celebrity having a safari vacation in Africa, gossip is somehow a part of people’s everyday lives. And when these tales are spiced up a little bit,...

A tribute to an expressive art form: Graffiti art

A tribute to an expressive art form: Graffiti art

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

Visiting downtown Baton Rouge is where I have seen the most graffiti art. There are many colorful and stylistic walls that never fail to catch my attention. Although some may perceive graffiti as a bad thing, I have never experienced negative feelings in response to seeing it. I feel it does no harm,...

Modern singer will leave mark

Modern singer will leave mark

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

For me, listening to pop music has always been unintentional. Whether it is played at a high school homecoming dance or at the grocery store, I have always detested the monotony of one-hit wonders such as Twenty One Pilots and bland music produced by Imagine Dragons. Although I cannot stand to listen...