The Lion's Roar

Serving up a family delicacy at Eddie’s Frozen Custard

Serving up a family delicacy at Eddie’s Frozen Custard

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2020

Sitting on W. Thomas Street, across from Superking Seafood, lies Eddie’s Frozen Custard. Eddie McGhee, owner and general manager of Eddie’s Frozen Custard, explained what brought him to the decision to open up a custard eatery after his service in the military. “I saved up a little money from my...

Miss SLU 2020

Miss SLU 2020

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2020

The university named Janine Hatcher Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2020 on Nov. 22 to represent all things green and gold. Originally from the city of Plainfield, New Jersey, Hatcher grew up as the second oldest of five siblings. Her parents moved to Chesapeake, Virginia when she was around ...

Darious Robertson speaks about his time as Roomie the Lion

Darious Robertson speaks about his time as Roomie the Lion

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2020

After four and a half years of representing the university as Roomie the Lion, the former mascot is preparing to pass the torch. Darious Robertson graduated in the fall of 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in communication. He revealed that he was Roomie to his fellow graduates and the rest of the universit...

University hosts mental health practitioners conference

University hosts mental health practitioners conference

Jacob Lofton and Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

January 12, 2020

The University Counseling Center held the third annual Terrell Conference as a learning and networking opportunity for mental health professionals. The conference was held on Jan. 9-10 in the War Memorial Student Union. This year, there were 177 people in attendance, with 34 organizations participati...

Canines and Cupcakes spreads positivity

Canines and Cupcakes spreads positivity

Hailey Bullock, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2019

As the university reaches the brink of finals, the health, nursing science department has offered several Christmas-spirited, dog activities to help take the pressure of finals off of the student's minds for a bit. Canines and Cupcakes took place in the Kinesiology Building Gym on Dec. 7 from 9 a...

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra spreads holiday cheer in Hammond

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra spreads holiday cheer in Hammond

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

Along with the holiday season comes holiday festivities, and attending Christmas-themed performances is just one way to prepare for the season. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performed its annual Yuletide Celebration at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts last Friday, Dec. 6. The o...

Emerging choreographers first to perform in renovated dance studio

Emerging choreographers first to perform in renovated dance studio

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

Choreography project reintroduces a dance studio theatre that has recently completed a long renovation process. Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. marked the first performances seen by the KHS 153 Dance Studio Theatre since its finished renovations. The Contemporary Dance Program presented the Emerging Cho...

Dr. Maurin selected as Chief Enrollment Management Officer

Dr. Maurin selected as Chief Enrollment Management Officer

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

A new Chief Enrollment Management Officer has been selected within the Office of the Provost. Dr. Kay Maurin, previously the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, received the title change in July 2019. In her new position, Maurin provides leadership and management to the Office of Adm...

Community participates in holiday-themed race

Community participates in holiday-themed race

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

Hammond community members gathered to support a local non-profit organization in an annual 5K race. The 2019 Reindeer Run took place on Dec. 7 at Cate Square Park. The event featured a 1-mile run and a 5K race around the university. Several vendors from organizations and businesses around the Hammond...

‘The Nutcracker’ returns to the Columbia

‘The Nutcracker’ returns to the Columbia

Hailey Bullock, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will be holding the annual showing of ‘The Nutcracker.’ The fantasy story will be performed by the Hammond Ballet Company on Dec. 13-14 at 7 p.m. James Winter, artistic director, describes the procedures the Columbia Theatre staff undergoes while preparing...

Letter to the Editor

Stewart B. Epstein

December 8, 2019

The major difference between the “liberal/progressive” national Democratic party political views such as those of two of my college professor friends and of people like myself is that they are more concerned with and more passionate about what I call the “identity-politics” issues and the “cultural-war...

Yuletide spreads holiday spirit

Yuletide spreads holiday spirit

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

A performance in a theatre downtown will bring Christmas spirit and holiday music to Hammond. The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present its annual Yuletide Celebration. The celebration is performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, which features local student choirs that perform...