The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Southeastern, other public institutions see lower enrollment rates

Southeastern, other public institutions see lower enrollment rates

Brynn Lundy, Co-Editor March 22, 2022

Two years ago, education systems transitioned into remote learning as the nation went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following two fall semesters, seven hurricanes were counted in Louisiana...

Southeastern announced that in accordance with updated University of Louisiana System guidance, the on-campus mask mandate will be lifted on Feb. 16.

Southeastern lifts mask mandate

Dylan Meche, Opinions Editor February 15, 2022

Months after Louisiana's statewide mask mandate expired, Southeastern announced in an email to faculty and students its on-campus mask mandate has ended. The suspension of the on-campus mask mandate...

Louisiana students: How to apply for SNAP and other assistance programs

Louisiana students: How to apply for SNAP and other assistance programs

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter February 15, 2022

Over the past two years, Louisiana students have endured not only COVID-19 but several hurricanes as well. Many students have had cutbacks on job hours due to the pandemic and were taken out of their homes...

Three students gathered in front of the Student Union talking. Student organizations recently had to deal with postponing their on campus events for several days.

How matters are looking for campus events this spring

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter February 4, 2022

A few days before the start of the semester, Dean of Students Dr. Gabe Willis emailed all student organization leaders that due to concern over the ongoing COVID-19 surge, all events excluding meetings...

Amidst the recent surge of the new COVID-19 variant, many students continue safe protocols outside of the classroom.

Students thoughts on returning to campus amidst Omicron

Haley Dupre', Staff Reporter February 3, 2022

With a new year comes the same pandemic. Since the beginning of 2020, the nation has been plagued with the constant threat of COVID-19. Many have managed to stay safe throughout, while others have suffered...

A masked student uses her phone while sitting in the Student Union. Southeasterns mask mandate remains in place for the Spring 2022 semester. Students can self-report COVID-19 symptoms, exposure or infections through the Lion Intervention Network COVID Disclosure Form.

Lion Intervention Network: A guide to COVID-19 self-reporting

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter February 1, 2022

While COVID-19 still remains prevalent in our campus lives, the Lion Intervention Network is trying to make self-reporting a little easier. A form located on the SLU website titled the “Student Coronavirus...

Standing next to his wife Jill Biden at the presidential  inauguration ceremony, Joe Biden swears in to become the 46th President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington, D.C.

The Biden presidency: One year in office

Dylan Meche, Opinions Editor February 1, 2022

A little over a year ago, President Joe Biden rode into the White House amidst dual crises: the global pandemic and its ensuing economic downturn, plus an electoral controversy, with more than a third...

A Southeastern student receives a COVID-19 vaccine from a nursing student during an on-campus pop-up vaccine event in the Spring 2021 semester.

Spring semester begins amidst surge of omicron cases

Dylan Meche, Opinions Editor January 25, 2022

Amidst the backdrop of the most contagious variant of COVID-19 to date, the university has begun its Spring 2022 semester.  The omicron variant of COVID-19 has led to the state of Louisiana continuously...

Students now have access to the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine as a third option for students who have yet to be vaccinated.

Moderna vaccine becomes available on campus

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter November 15, 2021

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has come to campus, making it the third possible vaccine option for students who wish to be vaccinated. While originally the campus’s vaccine efforts have offered the...

Students mask up as they browse through Textbook Rental at the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester. Southeasterns campus mask mandate remains in place following Gov. Edwards announcement on Oct. 26 to lift the statewide mandate.

Head to Head: Are masks at Southeastern the worst thing?

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter November 2, 2021

On Oct. 26, Governor John Bel Edwards announced that the mask mandate would be lifted except for in K-12 schools. School districts, however, can opt out of the mask mandate with the governor’s new...

Students with masks sit in the designated eating area of the Student Union to eat lunch during the first week of the Fall 2021 semester. Southeasterns campus mask mandate remains in place following Gov. Edwards announcement on Oct. 26 to lift the statewide mandate.

Head to Head: A campus-wide mask mandate does not make sense

Dylan Meche, Opinions Editor November 2, 2021

This past Tuesday, Governor John Bel Edwards made the long-overdue decision to once again repeal Louisiana’s mask mandate.  Our university, and almost every single other university in the state for...

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