The Lion's Roar

Leaving Lion Classic II 6-6

Leaving Lion Classic II 6-6

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under Archive, Sports

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


Filed under Archive, On Campus

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


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Archive, Sports

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


Filed under Archive, Sports

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


Filed under Archive, On Campus

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


Filed under Archive, News

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


Filed under Archive, Opinion

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


Filed under Archive, On Campus, Showcase

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...

How to make the most out of a living space

How to make the most out of a living space

Breanna Rexwinkle, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Archive, Opinion

Young adults around the world truly feel the struggle of having too much stuff and too little space. The hard fact is, as people get older, they end up having ownership over things like furniture, appliances, 9-year-old rugs and other odd things that they have no idea what to do with. This does not mean...

Making a new home in LA

Making a new home in LA

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Archive, Opinion

Of the countless new experiences during my initial days in college, the most frequent one I experienced was a lump in my throat. I had it when I saw a family walking in the park. I felt it when I heard my friends talking about visiting their parents. The lump would grow when the food I made was miles...

Fellom returns to teaching

Fellom returns to teaching

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

After an almost two-year hiatus from teaching at the university, Dr. Martie Fellom, professor emeritus of music and performing arts, brings back her knowledge and passion for dance to students. Fellom decided to return this semester to teach Introduction to Dance after speaking with Keith “Skip” Cost...