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

Members of the Concert Choir singing upfront near the microphone along with the choir behind them. Students would often get up throughout the performance for solos or to give the audience a piece of information about the Matthew Shepard case.

Southeastern Concert Choir’s powerful performance of “Considering Matthew Shepard”

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter May 9, 2022

On May 7, Southeastern’s Concert Choir gathered in the Pottle Auditorium to perform “Considering Matthew Shepard,” composed by Craig Hella Johnson.  The concert was open to the public and conducted...

Head to head: Don’t be afraid to say gay

Head to head: Don’t be afraid to say gay

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter March 29, 2022

As of March 8, the Florida Senate passed House Bill 1557, also known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by the public. Governor Ron DeSantis signed the bill into law on March 27.  With the passing of...

Head to head: Florida education bill, the latest political misunderstanding

Head to head: Florida education bill, the latest political misunderstanding

Philip le Riche, Staff Reporter March 29, 2022

On March 8, the Florida legislature passed House Bill 1557, commonly known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.  The bill strengthens the control of parents in regards to the services their children receive...

Real Talk acted as an open panel that was meant to encourage unity and understanding.

A real talk between the LGBTQIA+ community and UPD

Ian Stewart, Staff Reporter March 25, 2022

On Wednesday, the University Police Department and the University Counseling Center hosted “Real Talk: Bridging the Gap between Police and the LGBTQIA+ Community,” an open panel discussion.  UPD...

Lavender Lions President Mo Heggins (left) and Vice President Rosemary Matthews smile for the camera.

Lavender Lions offers safe space for LGBTQIA+ students

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter December 7, 2021

The Lavender Lions is a new organization dedicated to queer SLU students and their allies. The organization, founded and led by junior art history major Mo Heggins, is designed to give queer students...

Junior music major Taleya Jordan stands inside the Southeastern Wesley Foundations Methodist Church, the location for the weekly Queer Communion meetings. Jordan created the group as a safe space for queer Christians to come together for bible study every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Student establishes safe haven for LGBTQIA+ Christians

Symiah Dorsey, Photography Editor October 12, 2021

With the largest Christian population in the world, the United States is home to nearly 250 million people pursuing the Christian faith. The pursuit of faith in America has proven to be as diverse as...

Taleya Jordan, junior music major, walks into the Southeastern Wesley for the first Queer Communion meeting on Oct. 6. Jordan created Queer Communion and leads the bible study meetings every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to foster a welcoming environment for queer Christians.

What would Jesus do? He would love first

Brynn Lundy, Copy Editor October 12, 2021

I am a Christian. It is an essential and primary aspect of my identity.  I fully recognize that not everyone identifies that way, but I still know and believe that everyone is loved by God.  Unfortunately,...

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