Southeastern's student newspaper honored by LPA
Contact: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s student newspaper, “The Lion’s Roar,” earned the award for General Excellence among college and university newspapers for the second consecutive year at the 131st Annual Louisiana Press Association Convention held in Marksville.
The competition bestowed the award based on the number of points earned from three randomly selected issues of the newspaper.
“I am proud of the performance by our students at the LPA convention,” said Lee Lind, director of student publications. “To get the award for General Excellence for the second year in a row is a good testament to their work and dedication.”
“The Lion’s Roar” Editor-in-Chief Nick BeJeaux, a sophomore English major from Denham Springs, won first place in the competition for best column.
“Being recognized for this is a real honor and is very uplifting,” said BeJeaux. “I think editorials are important because they help direct discussion on campus about important issues. We try to present topics to start conversations among students and get people to really think.”
Seventy-nine newspapers, publications, and college and university student newspapers submitted 3,837 entries. The Kentucky Press Association judged the competition.