The Lion's Roar

Lions win at home

Lions win at home

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2018

The Lions men's basketball team won its first home game of the season 78-57 against William Carey University. Six Lions players scored in the double digits with Moses Greenwood, a senior forward, and Marlain Veal, a senior guard, leading with 12 points each. Head Coach Jay Ladner discussed the...

Tailgating’s leisure sport takes a competitive turn

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018

The Neighbors won against the Corn Puffs 11-5 at the Intramural Cornhole Tournament. Three teams competed in a round-robin tournament to determine which two-person team would become victorious at the Pennington Student Activity Center on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. Coordinator of Competitive Sports Jason...

NAACP and SOAR promote safe sex

Zachary Araki, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2018

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the University Health Center and Student Outreach and Advocacy Representatives collaborated to educate students about HIV and AIDS with "Stroll Off Against AIDS." The event included performances and games on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the...

Meet the contestants

Meet the contestants

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 6, 2018

With 13 contestants, the 2019 Miss Southeastern Pageant promises to be larger than those in recent years. The pageant is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre. 2018 Miss Southeastern Alyssa Larose, a junior elementary education and special education major, shared what...

Ink, skin, purpose within

Ink, skin, purpose within

Breanna Rexwinkle , Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

The value of body art can run deeper than the skin. To some people, body art may be distracting or unattractive, but others find pride in it. Henna tattoos are forms of body art common in Eastern culture, and it is gaining popularity in the West. International student from Nepal Basanta Khakurel,...

Faith and stress

Faith and stress

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

Among student organizations focused on professions, majors or skills, some organizations bring students together through religion. Students within these organizations find that their faith helps them cope with life’s stresses. “Our students find real answers to difficult situations at Everdeeper,”...

If you grow your hair for a month, consider donating in December

If you grow your hair for a month, consider donating in December

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

Although the origins of No Shave November are unclear, its impact in the realm of cancer donations is distinct. The fundraiser hit American soil in November of 2009 and was started by the Chicagoland Hill family after their father, Matthew Hill, lost his battle to cancer in November of 2007. In...

Photographic passions

Photographic passions

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

Instructor of Photography Lily Brooks started teaching at the university in fall 2015. Brooks shared how she was exposed to photography as a child. “I was so privileged to be in close proximity to people and places where I could see artwork firsthand,” said Brooks. “My mother studied photography....

Romance on the theatre stage

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

The university theatre program prepares to present “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani to bring love and romance to the stage to end the fall theatre season. The play will be directed by Technical Director Benjamin Norman and be shown in the Vonnie Borden Theatre from Nov. 13-16. “The play will...

Legendary Lions

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

Student-athletes can make their mark in Lion history and go on to professional sports or beyond. 1967 Alumnus Billy Andrews played both offense and defense for the Lions football team. Andrews was selected as the All-Gulf States Conference player in 1965 as a center and in 1966 as a linebacker. Among...

The viewpoint of a hat maker

The viewpoint of a hat maker

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

Celebrating the atmosphere of the Renaissance culture, Diana Canatella, a senior family and consumer sciences major, has been an actress at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival for the past 10 years. Canatella’s journey started in 2007 in Hammond when she attended her first Renaissance Festival. “It...

A day in the life of Chason Virgil

A day in the life of Chason Virgil

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

Mesquite, Texas native Chason Virgil, a junior quarterback, started his quarterback experience when he was 4 years old and continued into college. Virgil transferred to the university from California State University, Fresno. He explained what he learned from his time there. “My time there taught...