The Lion's Roar

Improvisational comedy enlivens a memory

Improvisational comedy enlivens a memory

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 21, 2018

Alumni reunited for a tribute to three members of the university theatre community with the 5th annual "Cubas/Kay/Jacob Memorial Comedy Show." The cast performed in the Vonnie Borden Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20. Brandon Cubas and Jacob Zeringue were students, and Kay Files joined the university's...

StandOUT honors those lost to violence

StandOUT honors those lost to violence

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 21, 2018

In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the student organization standOUT honored and raised awareness about the deaths of transgender people with a bake sale and vigil. "The people who were murdered in hate, they deserve to be remembered, not for just that but for the happy lives they had before,"...

Father and son bonding at camp

Father and son bonding at camp

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

The Lions baseball team offered its first "Father/Son Camp" to help build relationships between fathers and sons on and off the field. 30 father and son pairs signed up to learn more about baseball techniques from university coaches on Nov. 19 at Alumni Field. Baseball Head Coach Matt Riser explained...

Lions prepare for the 2019 spring season

Lions prepare for the 2019 spring season

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 20, 2018

As fall season sports end, some teams look towards spring competition and a shot at championships. Baseball will begin its season against Louisiana Tech University on Feb. 15-17. The team follows a 37-22 record last season. Men’s and women’s basketball both began competing in November and will...

The greatest furrier in the Village of Albright

The greatest furrier in the Village of Albright

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

Maia Close, a senior history major, portrayed the fictional character Katherine Furrier at the Village of Albright during the “Louisiana Renaissance Festival.” Close discussed how she got the position, which was more for humor than historical accuracy. “In March, we have open cast call, and...

Ralph R. Pottle and his building

Ralph R. Pottle and his building

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

Seen as a brick structure bordering Friendship Circle, the Ralph R. Pottle Music Building carries the history of the man who developed the university’s music program.  Ralph R. Pottle Sr. founded the music department in 1934 when the university was known as Southeastern Louisiana College.  Af...

Lion nation stretches around the world

Lion nation stretches around the world

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

The university is home to over 250 international students from over 70 different countries who contribute to the diversity on campus. Of these international students, many play sports and represent the university. The nationality of these students range from Mexican to German. The tennis team is a...

Drescher’s hopes of influencing musicians

Drescher’s hopes of influencing musicians

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

Hoping to make an influence on aspiring music teachers, Instructor of Clarinet and Assistant Director of Bands Victor Drescher began teaching for the university in 2013. Drescher used his passion for the clarinet and pursued a career in music education with a desire to help his students increase their...

Turkey day before Christmas music

Turkey day before Christmas music

Annie Goodman, Editor-In-Chief

November 20, 2018

Growing up, my mom always told us, “When you celebrate Christmas before Thanksgiving, an elf kills a baby reindeer.” Needless to say, we do not listen to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving.  While the argument over when you can listen to holiday music may seem silly and unimportant, dedi...

The spirit of Christmas music must be celebrated all year long

The spirit of Christmas music must be celebrated all year long

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

When I worked in retail during November and December of 2016, I dreaded going to work. It was because there was Christmas music on the entire shift. Adding to the fact that I had been misplaced by the flood of 2016, worked about 20 hours per week, and did not have any time to enjoy my senior year of...

My perception of Thanksgiving

My perception of Thanksgiving

Breanna Rexwinkle, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

When hearing the word “Thanksgiving,” the first thing most people think about is a few days off of school, eating tons of food, and Christmas around the corner. That may sound correct, but originally, Thanksgiving was a small gathering of newly-settled Pilgrims and helpful natives. Unfortunately,...

How to prepare for Miss SLU 2019

How to prepare for Miss SLU 2019

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

As her term concludes, Miss Southeastern 2018 Alyssa Larose, a junior elementary education and special education major, gave advice to the upcoming pageant contestants. There are five categories of competition that contestants prepare for: private interview, lifestyle and fitness, talent, on-stage...