The Lion's Roar

Auditions to become the next Roomie the Lion underway

Roomie the Lion appears in several events including the Homecoming Parade, Storm 30 and Strawberry Jam. To audition for Roomie, contact Catherine Lawrence.

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

As the current Roomie is about to graduate, the university cheer team is looking to recruit a student who wants to represent Roomie the Lion. Catherine Lawrence, head cheerleading coach and spirit director,  informed that the new mascot will be trained and assured that there will be little to no...

Students wear their symbols of pride

Students received their rings at the

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2019

Students received their rings to show pride and commemorate their time at the university. The "Ring Ceremony" was held on May 8 at 6 p.m. Family, friends, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the seniors' achievements. The celebration began with Roomie, Chelsey Blank, Miss Southeastern Louisiana...

The life of Roomie the Lion

During a football game, Roomie the Lion rides on his bike at Strawberry Stadium.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

The university’s mascot prowls the grounds of home games and campus social events. Roomie the Lion has been the name of the university mascot since 1964 and is named after former biology professor, alumnus and student-athlete Hollis “Roomie” Wilson. Although it has been decades since the university...

Creation of a weather balloon

Damodar Dahal, a senior majoring in mathematics, physics and computer science, and Professor of Physics Dr. Gerard Blanchard work on Project ROOMIE 1.

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2018

Professor of Physics Dr. Gerard Blanchard works with a team of four students to construct and design a fully functional weather balloon due to launch from Palestine, Texas in May of 2019. Project ROOMIE 1, or Remote Observations Of Many Interesting Events, was funded for the first time by the Louisiana...