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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Zachary Araki

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

All content by Zachary Araki
Lions football players signed posters and interacted with the community at “Hot August Night“ this past semester. In 1985, the football program at the university was cut due to a lack of funding. When the program was first cut, athletes and supporters abandoned the university with nothing here for them anymore. Since the 18-year hiatus ended in 2003, support for the football program has started to return. This is visible in funding and alumni involvement.

A relationship rebuilt

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
May 7, 2019
The “Team Louisiana Annual Donor Dash 5K Walk/Run” is scheduled for April 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Zemurray Park. The event aims to raise money for the Transplant Games of America, raise awareness of the cause, and encourage people to become organ donors.

Fundraiser supports a second chance

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
April 16, 2019
Break means refreshment

Break means refreshment

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
April 9, 2019
Johannes “Joey” Verhaegh, a graduate assistant for Multicultural and International Student Affairs and a former member of the Lions football team, left, speaks with Richard Davis Jr., president of the Student Government Association, right. From their position in the public, athletes can find their voices bringing attention to political topics.

Athletes influence the public

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
April 9, 2019
Abigail Coleman, a senior art major, works on her project in a class taught by Jeff Mickey, professor of sculpture. While materials may be provided in class, a working artist has to manage the financial cost of their career.

Artists manage their expenses

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
April 9, 2019
The Bill Evans Jazz Festival features concerts by alumni, faculty and student ensembles. This year, the guest artist will be Pete Rodriguez.

Jazz festival approaches

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
April 8, 2019
Meet the candidates

Meet the candidates

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
April 3, 2019
Awards to honor women

Awards to honor women

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
April 2, 2019
Breanna Raborn, a member of Phi Mu, and Johnathon Phan, representative on the Greek Court for Sigma Tau Gamma, talk at “Food Wars.” Court members can be distinguished at events by a white sash. The Greek Court was introduced for this year’s Greek Week, adding to the week’s competition.

Greek Week Court

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
April 1, 2019
Victoria Reid, a member of Alpha Sigma Tau on the Rugrats team, spoons pastalaya into bowls. Her team placed third in the Food Wars.

Danny Phantom wins Greek cook-off

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
March 31, 2019
Dr. Sarah Schillage-Truxillo, instructor of English, focused on literature by women in antiquity for her part on the panel in the Sims Memorial Library. The panel included faculty from the Department of English to discuss topics related to Womens History Month.

The influence of women in literature

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
March 27, 2019
Lindsey Thompson, a sophomore nursing major, speaks with a financial aid counselor about available aid. Students can call or stop by the Office of Financial Aid to learn more about paying for school.

Financial aid processes clarified

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
March 26, 2019
Polls for the Student Government Associations general election will open on April 8. Students can vote either at a polling station or on any device with internet access between then and April 11 at 4:30 p.m.

Students to decide the future of SGA

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
March 21, 2019
Botoashi is a game played in Japan. It is played with over 100 players trying to topple the opponent’s pole while protecting their own.

International Sports: Botaoshi

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
March 12, 2019
University policy dictates that two or more commissioned officers are present at “alcohol events” on campus. According to Lt. Patrick Gipson, officers were requested for 21 events for the 2018 fall semester. Students’ reasons for deciding to drink may range from socialization to de-stressing.

Alcohol to complete the college life

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
March 12, 2019
Kamryn Chambers, a freshman communication sciences and disorders major, left, and Anthony Freeman, a senior business management major, right, study in the Sims Memorial Library. Depending on the class and grading structure, students may find themselves adapting their study habits to succeed.

Grading systems to guide success

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
March 12, 2019
Drugs such as Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta and Focalin are commonly used to improve focus while studying. These drugs work by increasing the release of  chemicals like dopamine and norepinephrine.

Study with drugs and anxiety

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
March 12, 2019
Jacob Rester, financial aid counselor, presents information about financial aid for financial aid awareness month in the Student Union Theatre. At the event, students could meet the financial aid counselors and ask questions about getting or maintaining financial aid.

Learn about financial aid

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
March 9, 2019
Paula Calderon, dean of the College of Education, reviews files in her office. She and Payton Bryant, university alumna and a teacher at Luling Elementary School, went to Washington, D.C. for discussions about preparing teachers for their career.

Training the teachers of tomorrow

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
February 27, 2019
Jay Ladner, head coach of men’s basketball, poses with the Harlem Globetrotters including former player Nate Lofton in the University Center. Ladner aims to help his players reach their full potential as a coach.

Lead a team like a family

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
February 27, 2019
Dr. Peter Gratton, assistant professor of history and political science, teaches philosophy in Fayard Hall. He advises anyone considering a tattoo to think about how what they get will reflect on them as a person. Some believe tattoos are becoming more accepted in a professional workplace though the degree varies depending on profession and employer.

Tattoos appropriate for the workplace

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
February 26, 2019
While studying or taking notes, some students doodle to increase their academic performance. The activity provides a baseline level to keep students engaged during class.

Learn in the margin

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
February 26, 2019
The health risks from exposure to marijuana smoke resemble that of cigarette smoke including risks of cancer and heart and lung disease while THC blood levels were present at low levels for non-smokers in a well-ventilated room with smokers.

Where does the smoke go?

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
February 19, 2019
Peace, civility and amnesia

Peace, civility and amnesia

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
February 19, 2019
At orientation, incoming students and their parents can check in with their orientation leader and color group before getting started on the rest of the day’s activities. Although every university will hold an orientation, their processes may differ.

Stand out with the first step

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
February 19, 2019
Hannah Dietsch, Louisiana assistant superintendent, Joni Lacy, talent project director for the Louisiana Department of Education, Stephanie Whetstone, Milken Educator Award recipient, Donna Edwards, Louisiana first lady, and Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, pose at the presentation of the oversized $25,000 check to Whetstone.

Alumna makes strides in education

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
February 19, 2019
Gibran Saleem, a comedian, performs at CABs Comedy Special. The event continued a week of I Heart CAB activities.

Comedy lights up the union

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
February 15, 2019

Cocktails, music and Moulin Rouge await

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
February 6, 2019
The Hammond Regional Arts Center promotes the arts through exhibitions and events like the Common Read, inviting Kate Moore, author of The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of Americas Shining Women, to talk about her book. HRAC began working to promote the arts in its community in 1982.

A community nurtures the arts

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
February 5, 2019
Sara Cage, a senior music major, earned three first place awards and the Governors’ Award at the National Association of Teachers of Singing in her first year making it to the finals.

Cage makes a melody of dreams

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
February 5, 2019
Professor Emeritus of Music and Performing Arts Dr. Martie Fellom decided to return to teaching dance after an almost two-year hiatus.

Fellom returns to teaching

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
January 29, 2019
Dr. Mohammed Zeidan, assistant professor of engineering technology, shows William Maley, a junior engineering technology major, and Christopher LeSage, a senior engineering technology major, the equipment used in the construction lab. Two students in the engineering technology program will receive a scholarship funded by a grant from Terracon.

Connections pay off for students

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
January 29, 2019
Cristina Molina, assistant professor of new media and animation, shows Sierra Arbaugh, a sophomore art major, works by Louise Bourgeois in class. Inspiration from her mom, aunts and grandmothers helped Molina grow in her artistic endeavors.

Molina pursues a passion for the arts

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor
January 29, 2019
Sherry Chaney, a licensed clinical social worker for Lifeline Behavioral Health, left, speaks with other professionals in the field at the second annual Terrell Conference to build a community. This years conference included more time for attendees to network.

A conference builds a network

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor
January 11, 2019
Student fees will increase by $5.30 per credit hour at the university this spring semester. The fee increase follows a University of Louisiana System wide decision.

Student fees increase

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor
December 4, 2018
A player poses with the River Bell Classic trophy. The competition showcases the rivalry between the Lions and Colonels.

The River Bell rivalry

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor
November 15, 2018
Alyssa Larose

Larose constructs her legacy

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor
November 15, 2018

Transitioning to college sports

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor
November 12, 2018

NAACP and SOAR promote safe sex

Zachary Araki, Staff Reporter
November 7, 2018
Alyssa Kate Larose
2018 Miss Southeastern Louisiana University
Junior Elementary Education and Special Education major
Platform: Juvenile Diabetes - Educate and Find a Cure

Meet the contestants

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor
November 6, 2018
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