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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Brigadier General Cindy Haygood delivers her speech during Southeasterns and Southerns Joint Army ROTC Military Ball.

Southeastern and Southern join forces to host first-ever military ball

Troy Allen, Assistant Sports Editor May 11, 2024

On April 27, Southeastern ROTC held its first Joint Army ROTC Military Ball, bringing together cadets and cadres from SLU and Southern University’s ROTCs to celebrate the programs’ success.  The...

Cadets (from top to bottom) Daniel Zeno, Leah Gil and and Tyren Woolridge saluting.

ROTC: People, students, soldiers

Samantha Sims, Staff Reporter February 1, 2023

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) trains college graduates for careers in the military, and cadets graduate from Southeastern's ROTC program as Army officers. Although those in ROTC are recognized...

The Veterans Day Celebration in Cate Street Park honored local veterans with food, gift baskets, and American-themed decorations.

Honoring Veterans Day with celebrations in Hammond

Kaitlyn Keppler, Staff Reporter November 11, 2022

Every year on Nov. 11, Americans celebrate Veterans Day, a federal holiday dedicated to honoring living military veterans of the United States. A veteran is a person who served in the active military,...

The university ROTC program is aiming to recruit new members. Contracts and scholarships are available for members, as well as opportunities to take military-based classes.

ROTC looks to recruit members for on campus program

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter March 10, 2020

The university’s ROTC program is looking to recruit new members for its on-campus program. Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Gascon described how the program works for first time members. “The individuals...

The university ROTC won the match 24-18.

ROTC hosts flag football game on Veterans Day

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter November 12, 2019

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at North Oaks Park, ROTC members were able to join together and play a game of flag football. Captain Robert Yelton, National Guard, expressed that it was an activity for everyone...

The university ROTC members present a flag of colors during the “Golden Silence”  to honor deceased students, alumni and faculty.

ROTC to add the only military obstacle course in Louisiana

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter November 5, 2019

The university’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will be providing additional training classes for those enrolled in the ROTC program. A military obstacle course will be added to help the army...

The university’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program was revived in 2016. Above, students participate in lab classes for the program. Students who do not feel college is the right choice for them may choose a military career.

Looking beyond college for future plans

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter February 27, 2019

For those who do not wish to devote the next four years of their lives to college, alternative options may be more appealing. For some, enlisting in the military is a valid alternative to college, but...

Cadet Christian Mozingo, a senior criminal justice major, stands in his uniform outside the  Student Union Annex. Encouraged to join in high school, Mozingo is thankful for the opportunity to serve his country.

A day in the life of Christian Mozingo

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter February 5, 2019

As a soldier of the United States National Guard and a cadet in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, Christian Mozingo has been strengthened by his religion and fellow Americans to serve his country. A...

The Victory Bell is rung at home football games when the Lions make a touchdown.

Football offers organizational opportunity

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter October 8, 2018

It is a tied game in Strawberry Stadium. The Lions are tied against Houston Baptist University in the fourth quarter. With the desire to win, the Lions go for it on fourth down, and then it happens. A...

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