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The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

An image of an AED located in the Student Union across from the elevators.

UPD receives grant to provide AEDs around campus

Emma Mason, Staff Reporter April 30, 2024

The University Police Department received an $18,000 grant from Firehouse Subs to place AEDs, or automated external defibrillators, around Southeastern’s campus.  An AED delivers an electric shock...

University Police Chief Michael Beckner speaks alongside officers from multiple state, local and federal law enforcement agencies during a conference on an SLU students overdose in the Hammond City Council building.

SLU student’s on-campus overdose, fentanyl discussed during meeting with law enforcement

Kennith Woods, News Editor March 29, 2024

University Police Chief Michael Beckner spoke alongside officers from multiple local, state and federal agencies at the Hammond City Council building on Wednesday afternoon. The conference focused on a...

New year brings swift changes to coasting device policy

New year brings swift changes to coasting device policy

Sabrina Benoit, Staff Reporter January 15, 2024

On Nov. 7, 2023, the university made some revisions to the 2016 university policy on electronic coasting devices barring them from certain areas on campus. The university noticed at the beginning...

SGA Vice President Matt Mathews talks to the senate about the chief justices resignation.

SGA discusses chief justice resignation, safety and more at senate meeting

Chloe Williams and Kennith Woods November 28, 2023

During its senate meeting on the Monday before Thanksgiving break, the Student Government Association (SGA) discussed Chief Justice Aaliyah Muhammad's resignation, which came after the internal affairs...

Tips to stay safe this Halloween

Tips to stay safe this Halloween

Lindsay Miller, Staff Reporter October 30, 2023

Halloween can be a scarily fun time of year. With people walking around in costumes and masks covering their face, it’s hard to tell who is who. Since it may be harder to tell who’s behind the mask...

The Hammond Fire Department and the University Police Department respond to a smoke alert in Louisiana Hall. Oct. 12, 2023.

Louisiana Hall residents evacuated due to smoke

Kennith Woods, News Editor October 12, 2023

On Thursday afternoon, the University Police Department (UPD) and the Hammond Fire Department evacuated Louisiana Hall residents and cleared out smoke from the building’s machine room.  UPD Chief...

Thais Lindemayer Gomes, a second-year graduate student studying health promotion, asks Chief Michael Beckner a question as her peers listen intently.

Know your First Amendment rights with UPD

Lindsay Miller, Staff Reporter September 28, 2023

On Tuesday, the University Police Department held a free speech seminar in the Student Union for all students to understand their  First Amendment rights.  At 5:30 p.m., UPD Chief Michael Beckner...

SGA Chief Justice Aaliyah Muhammad, President Lacey Johnson and Vice President Matt Matthews (left to right) show their lion pride by showcasing a fierce “Lion Up.”

The Big Three hit the ground running in 2023

Hydee Holsapple, Copy Editor August 13, 2023

The Student Government Association (SGA) Big Three for 2023 dive into their elected roles.  President Lacey Johnson, Vice President Matt Matthews and Chief Justice Aaliyah Muhammad have begun working...

With the Active Assailant Training, SLU’s UPD pushes for strong connections and communication with students and faculty.

UPD holds active assailant training

Samantha Sims, Staff Reporter October 2, 2022

On Wednesday the University Police Department held an active assailant presentation for all students and faculty of Southeastern.  UPD hosts the presentation usually once per semester to inform students...

To keep students informed, UPD police chief Michael Beckner writes a monthly Chiefs Brief, where he talks about recent events regarding UPD and SLU.

Campus crime rates declining under UPD initiatives

Austin O'Brien, News Editor September 27, 2022

With the tragic shooting of Allison Rice right outside of Louisiana State University, many at Southeastern are wondering how crime rates stand this semester when compared to others.  In the Fall 2022...

Students voice concerns at SGA town hall

Students voice concerns at SGA town hall

Yumi Domangue, Staff Reporter September 19, 2022

President of the SGA Baileigh Picou convened a town hall meeting on Sept. 15 to hear students’ perspectives on campus life. The meetings, hosted by SGA and the Office of Multicultural and International...

Announcements from the UPD will be on the front page of Lion Safe, creating another line of communication between UPD and students.

SLU police introduce new app to keep students safe

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter July 18, 2022

With the Fall 2022 semester around the corner, SLU’s University Police Department has released a new app that will allow students to feel safer on campus. Called Lion Safe, the app has multiple features...

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