The Lion's Roar

DSA honors presidents, new and old

During DSA convocation, Richard Davis Jr., a senior middle school education major, left, was named 2019 Man of the Year, and Karley Bordelon, a junior social studies major, right, was named 2019 Woman of the Year.  The two honorees pose with Dr. John L. Crain, university president.

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

The Division of Student Affairs honored students and faculty who demonstrated leadership, service and commitment to the university. Among many awards presented during the convocation, the DSA named Man and Woman of the Year. Karley Bordelon, a junior social studies education major, was named the 2019 Woman of ...

Students to advocate for higher education

Students to advocate for higher education

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Over a thousand students, faculty and alumni from nine universities will gather to celebrate the University of Louisiana System. On April 10, "ULS Day at the Capitol" will be held on the State Capitol Lawn. The system plans for the day to be filled with activities, performances and demonstrations...

Lions to serve the community

Students participating in a past “The Big Event” gather in the Student Union Breezeway. “The Big Event” is to be held on Saturday, March 30 where students will work together to improve the community through the Student Government Association’s annual event.

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

“The Big Event” brings students together to give back to surrounding communities. Richard Davis Jr., president of the Student Government Association, discussed how the first “The Big Event” was created by a college campus. “The original ‘Big Event’ was started by student government members at Texas A&a...

Davis committed to leadership and community

Richard Davis Jr., president of the Student Government Association, rides in the Homecoming Parade. Beyond pushing for initiatives and programs, Davis makes a visible presence on campus as student body representative. Through his experience in the position, he is now considering a career in higher education student affairs.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 26, 2019

Originally, Student Government Association President Richard Davis Jr. did not wish to become involved on campus. “My older sister, who was an orientation leader, encouraged me to sign up for SGA’s Leadership Development program, Leadership Council at the time,” shared Davis. “When I joined, I imm...

Leadership gets rewarded

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

For their active leadership in the college community, Richard Davis Jr., president of the Student Government Association, and Cedric Dent, homecoming king, were chosen to attend the Charles E. Williams Advanced Leadership Institute conference at Texas A&M University. Davis expressed happiness...

Searches for businesses in ‘The Big Event’

Breanna Rexwinkle, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

For the ninth year in a row, students who are participating in "The Big Event" are on a search for businesses and organizations to volunteer on the designated community service day. Organized by the Student Government Association, "The Big Event" sponsors students who choose to participate in the...

Knowing the right way to cross

A sign on the corner of N General Pershing St. and W University Ave. directs pedestrians to utilize the underpass since there is not an established crosswalk running across W University Ave. University police have ticketed pedestrians for not abiding by this rule.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019

Students and visitors should remember to travel across University Avenue only using the pedestrian underpass. Since there was an increase in students crossing University Avenue last semester, a news release titled “Pedestrian Safety... Your Safety Matters!” included a reminder from the University ...

Updating street names

Signage has been implemented for the four streets renamed on campus. The four new street names are Union Avenue, Mane Street, Roomie Road and Lion Lane.

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

Four streets on campus have been renamed following the ratification of a new ordinance by the Hammond City Council. Texas Avenue has been renamed to Union Avenue. Tennessee Avenue became Mane Street. Virginia Avenue is now Roomie Road, and Tornado Drive changed to Lion Lane. New signage has already b...

A day in the life of Richard Davis Jr.

Though serving in a different position, SGA President Richard Davis Jr. is not new to the responsibilities of SGA or representing students.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 21, 2018

Senior middle school education major Richard Davis Jr. entered his fall semester with the responsibilities of being the Student Government Association president. After his involvement in student council during high school, Davis initially did not plan to be as involved in college. However, shortly...