LSU Students Return to Baton Rouge in Two Weeks

An interview with Stone Cox, LSU’s student body president

Hosted By: Julie O'Donoghue - August 11, 2020


The following is an excerpt from this podcast episode. Host Julie O’Donoghue talked to Stone Cox, LSU’s student government president who is entering his junior year.

Julie:  [Stone Cox] says students are all over the map in terms of how they want to deal with COVID-19. Some don’t want to wear masks at all. Others are taking all of their classes remotely because they don’t want to return to campus. But most, he believes, are somewhere in between those two extremes.

In general, students just have a lot of questions about what to expect.

Cox: A lot of first year students are kind of concerned about housing. You know, they don’t know how that works. Other students really don’t know about the ability to — they’re like ‘What if I get sick and I have an in-person class?’

Like some students don’t know about the fact that every class is available online. Other students have emailed me asking if I can, like, punish individuals for going out and hanging out with their friends. And so it’s kind of all over the place in terms of questions. 

Another question we get a lot is – So say I have an in-person class, and then I have an online class, and then later in the day I have an in-person class. And I want to go to my in-person classes. What do I do in the time in which I’m not in my in-person class? Do I go to a building? Ok, where are all these people that might be in the same situation as me, where do they go?


Stone Cox

LSU Student President

Cox was elected in mid-March and will lead LSU's student government during the 2020-2021 school year. He is a mechanical engineering major going into his junior year. Cox is a Houston native, but graduated from high school in Lake Charles, La.