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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The boom of BookTok: Liberating or limiting?

Eva Saladino, Staff Reporter February 27, 2024

If you have been in a bookstore lately, you might’ve come across a display table including books “seen on BookTok.” This is not a new genre of literature, but instead, a particular set of books made...

Editor Ian Stewart taking a look at his own TikTok page while at home.

How TikTok affects the mindset of users

Ian Stewart, Opinions Editor January 15, 2024

In the span of seven years, TikTok managed to attract 900.7 million users as of 2024 and is the fifth most popular social media platform. The app’s impact has led other platforms to incorporate TikTok’s...

Letter from the Editor: Chloe Williams

Letter from the Editor: Chloe Williams

Chloe Williams, Editor-in-Chief August 14, 2023

At the time this is being written, I am wondering how the semester can be so busy when it hasn’t even started yet.  Despite the stress of having to cover all of these events happening on campus this...

Scrutiny towards TikTok continues with potential Livingston Parish ban

Scrutiny towards TikTok continues with potential Livingston Parish ban

Kennith Woods, Staff Reporter May 4, 2023

On Tuesday, March 7, an ordinance in Livingston Parish was proposed that would ban the use of TikTok on all government-issued devices. The bill is the latest in a tidal wave of renewed governmental scrutiny...

OPINION | Potential TikTok ban in Louisiana and what it means

OPINION | Potential TikTok ban in Louisiana and what it means

Kaitlyn Keppler, Staff Reporter January 31, 2023

Editor's Note: This article has been updated for accuracy as of Feb. 6, 2023.  On Jan. 3, Louisiana State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley sent a letter to school districts warning that...

OPINION | The actions of Gabbie Hanna and Andrew Tate should be cause for concern

OPINION | The actions of Gabbie Hanna and Andrew Tate should be cause for concern

Ian Stewart, Staff Reporter September 13, 2022

Social media personalities Andrew Tate and Gabbie Hanna have recently been the subjects of controversy. Former boxer and current social media influencer Andrew Tate has been removed from several social...

Chris Black and Hannah Perrier create a TikTok for @slu_rec, the TikTok account for the Pennington Student Activity Center.

TikTok is the trend

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter August 18, 2020

Several university departments and organizations have begun using the popular social media platform TikTok to better engage with students.  According to Sensor Tower, the platform has become one of...

The app, TikTok, has become one of the most used apps in 2020. Featured is Charli DAmelio, TikToks #1 most popular user.

University student uses TikTok as a platform to make a difference

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...

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