The Lion's Roar

Students respond to inappropriate remarks on social media

The university addressed two incidents of inappropriate social media posts made by a student-athlete and a staff member. Disciplinary action was taken against those individuals. However, according to Director of Human Resources Tara Dupre, “HR does not disclose information about disciplinary actions.”

Staff Reports

July 7, 2020

Two incidents of inappropriate social media usage have sparked controversy among the student body. The university has responded to both incidents, taking disciplinary action against a student-athlete and investigating allegations made against a staff member.  Director of Athletics Jay Artigues a...

University student uses TikTok as a platform to make a difference

The app, TikTok, has become one of the most used apps in 2020. Featured is Charli D'Amelio, TikTok's #1 most popular user.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2020

Over the past year, TikTok has become one of the fastest-growing social media platforms across the globe. The app allows people from around the world to make and share 60-second videos with one another for entertainment. Users are known to have a variety of content, ranging from creating dances to...

‘#LionUpTuesday’ giveaways continue

‘#LionUpTuesday’ giveaways continue

Carter McComack, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2020

Dean of Students Dr. Gabe Willis has been actively engaging the student body during this time of social distancing. Willis has brought back his giveaways in honor of #LionUpTuesday through platforms like Twitter and Instagram. On March 25 and April 21, Willis announced on Twitter and Instagram that he...

Mentors start social media photo contest

Mentors start social media photo contest

Joshua Archote, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2020

Project P.U.L.L., a mentoring program aimed to enhance the educational experience of first-year students of color, has started a photo contest on their Instagram page @ProjectPull. The photo contest, Project Takeover, was created after the Project P.U.L.L. leadership team decided to help alleviate str...

Virtual student engagement takes over campus life

More organizations on campus have been using Zoom to hold meetings and engage with each other. The office of student engagement is one of the many campus organizations taking advantage of this .

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2020

Ever since the majority of students, faculty and staff moved off-campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office for Student Engagement has been finding ways to interact with students. From social media to events hosted over video chat, OSE has been active in the field of virtual student engagement. M...

Athletes’ social media represents more

Athletes’ social media represents more

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2019

To ensure student-athletes represent the university well, regulations are implemented for their social media usage. Rick Fremin, head coach of softball, advises his players to be cautious of what their social media represents. “Think before you post, try and be responsible, try to stay away from...

The scary side of social media

Constant use of social media can carry negative effects.

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2018

Though social media offers a convenient form of communication and networking, negative effects can accompany prolonged use.  According to Director of Graduate Studies and Institutional Effectiveness John Boulahanis, social media is psychologically addictive, and like other addictions, withdrawal brin...