The Lion's Roar

Lions’ Literacy Story Time brings young readers online

Lions’ Literacy Story Time brings young readers online

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2020

Early childhood education majors are usually preparing activities for young children at an annual day-long Learning Centers Fair during this time of the year. This semester, students enrolled in ECE 420 have been contributing to a new project instead: a YouTube channel called “Lions’ Literacy St...

Library maintains engagement off campus

Sims Memorial Library has the guide “Using Sims Library during COVID-19 closure” available for students. The guide contains information on accessing databases, including 40 temporary resources provided by database vendors, course reserves, research help and other information.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

Although the building is closed, the Sims Memorial Library is operating virtually to ensure that students get the help and resources they need for their classes. During the stay-at-home order, the library has continued to maintain its  24/7 online chat assistance. Eric Johnson, library director, expla...

University reduces costs for online summer semester

The university has made changes to the summer semester to adapt to the circumstances of COVID-19. With online summer classes being provided at a reduced cost, the university encourages students to take advantage of these resources.

Symiah Dorsey and Carter McComack

April 28, 2020

The university has launched a ‘Summer Online’ initiative with a reduced cost in response to the circumstances of the ongoing pandemic. This initiative will move all components of the following semester to online instruction. The regular eight-week summer semester and the first four-week term will onl...

Students express challenges of adapting to online classes

A student watches an online lecture while taking notes for his Sociology 101

class. To ensure the safety of students, the university has transitioned to online-
only classes for the remainder of the semester.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2020

Throughout the past few weeks, students have experienced many changes to their daily routines due to the COVID-19 outbreak. One of the biggest changes to which students have been adjusting is the transition from traditional face-to-face lectures to online-only classes. Students are now completing...

Online classes are not the same for all students

Online classes are not the same for all students

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2020

We are currently in the midst of a statewide shutdown of schools, restaurants, gyms, churches and any other location that requires the congregation of large numbers of people. This is also happening across the country and even the globe. Elementary, middle and high schools have closed, along with...