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Lion’s Roar staff wins LPA Awards

Winning five first place awards at the Louisiana Press Association competition, The Lion’s Roar took the top spot for General Excellence among collegiate newspapers. The Southeastern newspaper beat in-state schools such as Northwestern State, McNeese State and Nicholls State. Full story

SOUTHEASTERN STUDENTS HONORED FOR WORK ON YEARBOOK HAMMOND – Four Southeastern Louisiana University students have been honored with Gold Circle Awards by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for their work on the university’s 2011 yearbook, “Le Souvenir.” Chelsee Lamarca a kinesiology major from Ponchatoula and co-editor of the yearbook, received certificates of merit for her cover design and for “people spread without mug photos.” She shared a certificate of merit for “people spread with mug photos,” with Emily Melancon, special education major from Prairieville and co-editor of the yearbook. Donald Aime of Hammond, sports editor of the 2011 “Le Souvenir” and recent Southeastern graduate, received a certificate of merit award in the category of “people spread without mug photos, multi-page presentation.” Chris Martin of Albany, the assistant editor/news editor for “The Lion’s Roar” and yearbook assistant, was awarded a third place certificate for “index for yearbooks.” Martin is currently pursuing his degree in mass communication. “The Gold Circle Awards is one of the more prestigious and competitive programs in journalism,” said Lee Lind, director of Student Publications. “Having our staff receive recognition in this competition shows that Southeastern students are gaining the education and experience that will ensure they can compete on a national and global level. I’m very proud of what our students have accomplished.” The awards, presented at the association’s annual convention in New York City, were selected from among thousands of entries. The Gold Circle Awards recognize superior work by student journalists and are judged by a panel of experienced journalists and educators. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association was founded in 1925 to help unite student editors and faculty advisors to produce student newspapers, magazines, yearbooks and online media. The association is affiliated with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

About the Newspaper

Printing "The Roar" since 1937

The Lion's Roar provides a voice for the student body and the Southeastern community. As such, our talented newspaper staff provides both individuals and groups at the University a vehicle to publicize activities and events of relevance to the University community.

As a weekly publication, The Lion's Roar provides the campus community with an ongoing forum for the expression of ideas and opinions in a free and open environment, and for the exchange and dissemination of information. The Lion's Roar, its associated websites and CD/DVD versions are designated public forums. Student editors have the authority to make all content decisions without censorship or advance approval. As a student-run publication, staff members also benefit from the opportunity to learn and improve writing, reporting, editing, photography, layout and graphic design skills.

Student organizations, Greek fraternities and sororities, clubs, associations or any campus-recognized groups are encouraged to contact the staff of The Lion's Roar if they desire coverage of events or activities. Any campus-recognized group may submit an article to be included in the Orgs & News section of the newspaper by filling out the Organizational News Form. Staff members strive to include as much as they can from week to week, but self-identification by individuals or groups is the best way to ensure coverage in the paper.

Additionally, the staff attempts to provide individual students or members of the community ample opportunity to have their opinion and viewpoint included in the paper by completing the Letter to the Editor Form.