The Lion's Roar

Used books looking for a new home

Used books looking for a new home

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2019

For $1 a piece, students and faculty can purchase used books for their enjoyment. Sigma Tau Delta started its book sale on Mar. 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the D Vickers Hall lobby. This is the club's second book sale of the semester. Vice president of Sigma Tau Delta Jessica Firmin, a graduate...

Rising artists showcase their projects

Rising artists showcase their projects

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2019

Artists in grades K-12 have their works on display in downtown Hammond. The Hammond Regional Arts Center held the opening reception for the "Young Artists Exhibition" on Friday, Mar. 8 from 5-8 p.m. Maureen Joyce, executive director of the HRAC, explained that students from surrounding elementary...

Green and gold take down the Golden Flashes

Green and gold take down the Golden Flashes

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

The Lady Lions softball team won against Kent State University in a 7-5 win. The game occurred on Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. in North Oak Park. Gaining two points in the bottom of the first inning, the Lions kept the lead throughout the rest of the evening. Rick Fremin, softball head coach, shared that...

Leaving Lion Classic II 6-6

Leaving Lion Classic II 6-6

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2019

Gaining two wins and three losses through the 2019 Lion Classic II, the Lady Lions will go into next week's tournament with a 6-6 record. After their game against Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Alley McDonald, a junior pitcher, explained that a weak offense led to the 2-1 loss on Sunday. "We...

A time to give back

A time to give back

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019

With the theme of love running through this week, students and faculty donated the gift of blood. The Campus Activities Board hosted the "I Heart CAB Week Blood Drive" on Monday Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. near Friendship Circle. Katlyn Daigle, student operations manager for CAB, explained why...

‘Ruddigore’ lights up the Columbia

‘Ruddigore’ lights up the Columbia

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2019

Humor, love and a family curse caused a ruckus in the plot of an 1880's play. The university's Opera/Music Theatre Workshop presented "Ruddigore" on Feb 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. In this show, Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, played by Ryan Blanchfield, experiences heartbreak...

Colonels prevail on Lion territory

Colonels prevail on Lion territory

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2019

After ending regulation time in a 60-60 tie, the Lady Lions fell to Nicholls State University in overtime with a final score of 73-66. The Lady Lions finished ahead of Nicholls after the first three quarters. Between the fourth quarter and overtime however, Nicholls put up 29 points, which outweighed...

Training to be an officiate

Training to be an officiate

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

Recreational Sports and Wellness put together a training session for students to teach the skills of being an official in charge of a basketball event. "Intramural Basketball Referee Training" took place on Jan. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center, Room 108. Jason...

Administration showcases the university to young scholars

Administration showcases the university to young scholars

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

January 30, 2019

The university invited high school students to learn more about the campus and be recognized for their academic work at the "Scholars Showcase." Over 130 high school students registered for the event that was held in the Student Union Ballroom on Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. According to Anthony Ranatza,...

University digging into sustainability

University digging into sustainability

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

The university installed 90 geothermal wells on the north side of Ascension Hall with 130 currently being added at the former site of Zachary Taylor Hall. This sustainability effort began almost two years ago with funds from University Facilities Inc. Faculty anticipate the money saved from the geothermal w...

Do not curse all the flunking time

Do not curse all the flunking time

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

I love the English language, especially adjectives that seem simple but reveal so much about the noun that it describes. If I describe someone as “shallow,” you have a pretty good idea of what that person may act like. They are someone who, no matter how hard you dig at their personality, will onl...

Updating street names

Updating street names

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

Four streets on campus have been renamed following the ratification of a new ordinance by the Hammond City Council. Texas Avenue has been renamed to Union Avenue. Tennessee Avenue became Mane Street. Virginia Avenue is now Roomie Road, and Tornado Drive changed to Lion Lane. New signage has already b...