The Lion's Roar

Know your leaders

The winners of the SGA election will serve as the

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

April 28, 2020

The Student Government Association held an online election for students to vote for a new president, vice president and chief justice. L’Oreal Williams was elected SGA President, Darnell Butler, Jr. was elected SGA Vice President and Madison Sunde was elected SGA Chief Justice. Voting was held onlin...

SGA releases election application packets

The Student Government Association has released their application packets for all positions, including president, vice president, chief justice and senator positions. Applications will be submitted electronically since students are advised to stay off of campus for the remainder of the semester.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

Due to the outbreak and spread of COVID-19, many university faculty and staff are now working from home. In addition, all classes have been moved to online. Despite the transition to online classes for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, the Student Government Association has released the ele...

A reflection of 2019 in SGA

Students volunteer during the 2019 Big Event. Looking forward, Karley Bordelon shared her vision for this year's event. “We are aiming to have 1,200 students participate this year for our 10th annual event,

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

In the fall of 2019, the Student Government Association presented several opportunities for students to support its campus community. Karley Bordelon, president of SGA, has assisted with many programs and projects designed for improving students’ experiences on campus. Bordelon described the dif...

SGA serves campus through three branches

Leah Cross, chief justice of the Student Government Association, L’Oreal Williams, vice president of SGA, and Karley Bordelon, 2019-20 president of SGA.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2019

The university has a student body whose sole purpose is to maintain relations between the university and its students. The Student Government Association achieves this goal through events, programs and services that get students actively involved on campus. SGA is divided into three branches: the...

Lion statue revealed

The new lion statue funded by the Student Government Association located in Friendship Circle.

Staff Reports

September 3, 2019

Prior to the football game against Jacksonville State University on Aug. 30, the new lion statue was unveiled at 5:30 p.m. The structure, commissioned by the Student Government Association, is located on the west end of Friendship Circle. Dr. John L. Crain, along with current SGA President Karley Bordelon...

SGA funds lion statue

The Student Government Association has approved construction on a lion statue to be placed in Friendship Circle. The base has been completed, and the official unveiling of the statue is scheduled for Aug. 29.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2019

Not only will the university see incoming students this fall, but a new statue will also make its appearance. The Student Government Association was granted approval to put in a new lion statue on the university’s campus in the Fall 2019 semester. According to Richard Davis, a senior middle school...

Students elect SGA officers

Leah Cross, 2019-20 chief justice of the Student Government Association, L’Oreal Williams, 2019-20 vice president of SGA, and Karley Bordelon, 2019-20 president of SGA, pose after the election results. Over 1,000 votes were cast in this election cycle.

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

With 1,331 votes cast, the student body chose next year's executive officers for the Student Government Association. For the 2019-20 term, Karley Bordelon, a junior social studies education major, will be president of SGA. L’Oreal Williams, a sophomore business administration major, will be vice...

‘The Big Event’ evolves

'The Big Event' is a large-scale community service event organized every year since 1982. This year, the Student Government Association is planning to make some structural changes to the event.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019

Participants of “The Big Event,” a day dedicated to thanking the community through service since 1982, will see structural changes this semester. “The Big Event” gathers teams of students from the university to engage with local businesses and residents in service-oriented tasks. This year,...