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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

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...

The university continues to provide COVID-19 vaccination and testing opportunities on campus. The COVID-19 vaccine was recently added to an existing list of required immunizations for students to receive prior to the next enrollment period. Students must fill out an “Immunization Update” form on LEONet by Oct. 25.

Southeastern provides update on COVID-19 immunization requirements

Dylan Meche, Opinions Editor October 5, 2021

In an email sent to the student body on Sept. 29, Southeastern clarified the immunization requirements it announced shortly before Hurricane Ida.  The COVID-19 vaccination was added to an existing...

Head to Head: Vaccines can keep college students healthy

Head to Head: Vaccines can keep college students healthy

Rachel Folse, Staff Reporter August 18, 2021

Dr. Crain recently made a statement that Southeastern will request mandates for the COVID-19 vaccine once it gets FDA approval. But does the vaccine deserve FDA approval? Does this decision affect the...

The National Guard holds a COVID-19 testing event on campus in November 2020. COVID testing as well as COVID vaccine distribution are available and free on campus.

COVID testing required for non-vaccinated faculty/staff

Brynn Lundy, Copy Editor August 17, 2021

In a Faculty/Staff Notice released today, University President Dr. John L. Crain announced two new operational developments for the Fall 2021 semester which align with guidelines from the University of...

On July 28, Southeastern reinstated its mask mandate for all Faculty, Students and Staff regardless of their vaccination status

Southeastern Requires Face Masks for all Faculty, Staff and Students

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter July 29, 2021

In a notice Wednesday to Faculty and Staff, it was announced that the university had updated its face masks/coverings policy to require masks indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status.  In...

Band members perform on their way to Strawberry Stadium as the Lions football team faces off against Northwestern State.

COVID-19 reshapes the freshmen band experience

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

The freshmen experience for many college students this year has been unique compared to the past experiences to COVID-19.  With COVID-19 restrictions and procedures in place, newly joined band members...

The provisions of the governor’s executive order on April 28 relax operational restrictions, the State mask mandate still applies to all educational institutions, including colleges and universities. Accordingly, Southeastern will continue to abide by the campus policy requiring face coverings.

Campus update: Guidelines to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Staff Reports May 4, 2021

Following Governor John Bel Edwards April 27 press conference, the University is updating its campus operating guidelines to ease COVID-19 restrictions.  Effective immediately, all campus events...

Senior art student Gabrielle Barnetts photo collection, titled Motherhood, is currently on display in the Contemporary Art Gallery. Several of her photos feature herself with her child, Georgia. The 2021 Juried Student Exhibition is available for viewing in the gallery until March 31.

Art for the people, from the people

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter March 24, 2021

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the art department was still able to host its 2021 Juried Student Exhibition for the annual art showcase for students all over campus.  Every spring, the department seeks...

Graduating senior smiles behind his mask at Grad Fair in October 2020. For the Fall 2020 semester, the Alumni Association held Grad Fair in the Pennington Student Activity Center.

Grad Fair to be held in-person

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter March 5, 2021

For Spring 2021 graduating seniors, the Grad Fair will be in the Student Union Ballroom on Tuesday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 3. p.m.  There are eight time...

Junior marketing major Noah McLain serves coffee at his pop-up cart. McLain is head of the coffee-catering business that offers coffee brewed form fresh, authentic ingredients.

Student creates Cherrybomb Coffee Company

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021

“Fresh beans served within a week of roast, every cup manually brewed, sustainability and people in mind." This is the covenant of a new craft coffee business created by university student Noah McLain.  The...

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