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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

A post-Roe world and what it means for Louisianans

A post-Roe world and what it means for Louisianans

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter June 26, 2022

Editor's Note: This article has been updated with new information on 6/28/22. On the morning of June 24, 2022, Americans woke up to the news that the Supreme Court had overturned landmark court case...

The strawberry statue waits for the crowd at Strawberry Festival. The statue was made for the towns annual Strawberry Festival in Ponchatoula.

Strawberry Fest is the berry best

Hydee Holsapple, Staff Reporter April 4, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the annual Strawberry Festival is returning to Ponchatoula.  The 50th annual Strawberry Festival will be held on April 8-10 and is free upon entry.  Donald Lanier, a festival...

Aug. 31st Message from President John Crain regarding Hurricane Ida Recovery

September 1, 2021

Students, Faculty and Staff, I am communicating with you today from campus, having just completed our first staff meeting following Hurricane Ida. I hope every member of the Southeastern family...

Freshman accounting major Jordan Blake walked around campus and took pictures of her “winter wonderland” on campus. The ground froze underneath the campus oak trees.

University students experience an unexpected winter wonderland

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021

Louisiana is not known for being cold. At least, it was not until a few weeks ago.  During Mardi Gras break, Louisiana residents, along with our other southern neighbors, experienced record low temperatures,...

Madam CJ Walker: The world’s first female millionaire

Madam CJ Walker: The world’s first female millionaire

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter February 25, 2021

Louisiana-born Madam C.J. Walker made way as the first African American woman to become a self-made millionaire in the heart of a time when it did not seem possible.  Born on Dec. 23, 1867 from previously...

Allen Savant is due to graduate in May. He encourages others to pursue an education no matter what age.

50-year-old former SLU Student finishes degree at Idaho State

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter February 6, 2021

1996 was an important year for former university student Allen Savant. It was the year he dropped out and moved to Idaho. Savant lived in the now-demolished Holloway-Smith dorms on campus from 1994 to...

Governor John Bel Edwards expressed in a radio interview with Brian Haldane that the phase two of reopening will be extended. The official announcement will be made before current phase two expires on Friday, Aug. 28.

Phase Two of reopening to be extended for fourth time

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter August 25, 2020

During an interview with Brian Haldane this morning on 107.3 talk radio, Governor John Bel Edwards announced his intentions to extend the Phase Two order for the fourth time. While Edwards did not announce...

A woman wearing a mask gathers items at Walmart, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Hammond. Toilet paper has become one of the much sought after items as many prepare for an extended “quarantine” at home.

Coronavirus halts in-person classes, changes daily life in Louisiana and around the globe

Staff Reports March 17, 2020

With the recent outbreak of coronavirus, the university took precautionary measures to transition face-to-face classes to online classes. Following President John L. Crain’s mass email regarding the...

Mardi Gras in southern Louisiana

Mardi Gras in southern Louisiana

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter February 23, 2020

As a kid, I liked Mardi Gras because it meant three things: no school, king cake and a lot of parades. Parades bring back a lot of memories for me. I remember sitting on my uncle’s shoulders at the...

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