The Lion's Roar

Roomie’s original name was Lobo, which was voted on by the students attending SLU in 1963. However, since the mascot is a lion, the school decided to have it changed.

Celebrating 57 Years with Roomie

Rebecca Ray, Contributor April 23, 2021

This year, Southeastern Louisiana University’s mascot Roomie turned 57 years old. Roomie is arguably the most well-known and loved symbol of the university who has been a great representation of the...

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

Auditions to become the next Roomie the Lion underway

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, ...

Students received their rings at the Ring Ceremony on May 8. Of the symbolism behind the university ring, it represents pride in the students time at the institution.

Students wear their symbols of pride

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...

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

The life of Roomie the Lion

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,...

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

Creation of a weather balloon

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...

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