The Lion's Roar

New way of learning in the nursing field

Nursing students have been able to better understand the scope of their future careers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2020

For many nursing students, their learning experience has opened the door for new insights to the medical field due to COVID-19. Nicholas Moncaleano, a senior nursing major, discussed how being a nursing student has changed under new circumstances. “The pandemic has definitely changed aspects of my maj...

New equipment helps combat the spread of COVID-19 on campus

The troffer systems take the form of a drop-in light fixture. These have been installed in the exercise room in the REC. This area is considered higher risk for COVID-19 due to traffic flow and constant heavy breathing in the area.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2020

While social distancing guidelines and mandatory face coverings are still seen throughout campus, they are not the only ways the university is fighting the spread of COVID-19. Several new technologies have been installed in buildings around campus to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the case of an ou...

Students speak up about disconnection from peers

A student studies outside the library. As most classes are conducted with an online format, students have expressed that they feel disconnected from their peers.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2020

Due to a lack of in-person events and traditional class formats, several students have expressed that they feel disconnected from their peers. In compliance with current federal and state guidelines for colleges and universities, the university has taken efforts to limit in-person interactions and pro...

Louisiana Department of Health releases COVID-19 cases by institution

Neal Browning receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. Browning is the second patient to receive the shot in the study.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Health has released data concerning the total number of COVID-19 cases for each institution of higher education in Louisiana. As of Oct. 7, Southeastern has a total of 78 reported cases among students who either live on campus or attend in-person classes. There are 18 ca...

Student workers contribute to coronavirus prevention

Resources such as free face masks and hand sanitizer are offered all over campus at tables inside building entrances. Student workers operate the tables to pass out masks to those without face coverings.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2020

The university has implemented measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 this fall. Tables have been set up near the entrances of buildings on campus in which employees ensure that people are wearing masks, offer free masks and other preventative measures. Austin Musacchia, a junior industrial technology...

The struggles of making friends amid pandemic

Since COVID-19 regulations have limited the amount of on-campus activities, freshmen are facing a unique challenge when it comes to making friends in college.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2020

A new semester presents new opportunities. This fall, however, those opportunities look a little different. With COVID-19 precautions in full effect, some freshmen find it difficult to make friends. Freshman marketing major Courtney Floyd shared her struggles with making friends. “With having to so...

Senior kinesiology student conducts COVID-19 study

Senior kinesiology student conducts COVID-19 study

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2020

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been consistently updating the nation’s number of cases in each state, the university has also been working on a research study for case numbers. Sabrina Hickey, a senior kinesiology major, is the student behind a new study on college students...

University lays out preparation in case of outbreak

Sign posts in the University Health Center advise students to wear masks and sanitize their hands. Several university stations instruct students to be cautious of their actions to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2020

As the fall semester nears its halfway point, the university has avoided an outbreak of COVID-19. Faculty and staff have continued working to prevent one, but they have plans in place should an outbreak occur. According to the Louisiana Department of Health, there are currently 1409 cumulative COVI...

College stress and COVID-19: Psychology professor Q&A

The circumstances of COVID-19 have caused stress among the student population. Psychology professor Monique Leblanc discussed the unique challenges college students face and ways students can combat pandemic anxiety.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2020

For many students this year, the college experience has not gone quite as planned. The circumstances of COVID-19 have presented students with new challenges, putting their mental health at new risks. Although the pandemic is a physical threat, psychology also plays a role in how people are impacted...

Cardinal Newman becomes designated building for residential students with COVID-19

The on-campus residence building Cardinal Newman Hall is currently being used as the designated quarantine area for students who have contracted COVID-19. The dorm building is located on the corner of West Dakota Street and North Pine Street.

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

Cardinal Newman Hall, a co-ed residence hall located on West Dakota Street, houses approximately 96 residents each year. However, this year is different. Starting in the Fall 2020 semester, Cardinal Newman Hall became the designated building where residential students who test positive for COVID-19 resid...

COVID-19 testing is available at the University Health Center

A brochure at the University Health Center explains how students can use the telemedical appointment service to test for the coronavirus. Students can also pick up a free mask from the health center.

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

The university has made COVID-19 testing available at the University Health Center and set up  protocols in order to safely test students as fast and efficiently as possible. In order to get tested with the UHC, students need to make a telemedicine/virtual appointment online on the University Health...

Students and faculty share their experiences dealing with the coronavirus

The Roomie poster in the University Health Center has a mask on. According to the university, as of Sept. 4, a total of 35 students tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Brynn Lundy and Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporters

September 14, 2020

Ever since its arrival in the United States in January, the coronavirus has impacted the daily lives of many people, including those within the campus community. Prior to the start of the fall semester, several students and faculty contracted COVID-19 and were required to quarantine. Sam Englehart, a ...