The Lion's Roar

Local food bank hosts pancake breakfast to aid the hungry

Local food bank hosts pancake breakfast to aid the hungry

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

Members of Tangipahoa Parish gave back to a local food bank that has been serving the public for nearly 20 years. Our Daily Bread Food Bank hosted its third annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Feb. 8 at Hand of Hope. For $10, people could buy one ticket to the breakfast and feed 10 people in need....

Symphony brings guest conductors and Disney vibes

Symphony brings guest conductors and Disney vibes

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

The Wind Symphony put on their annual Disney concert on Feb. 8. The program included popular pieces from movies like “Mulan,” “Toy Story” and “Star Wars.” Senior horn player Jarian Jordan explained that the process of preparing a set like this is different than other performances due to ...

Columbia brings comic operetta

Columbia brings comic operetta

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

The start of a new semester brought students and guest director Rachel Harris onto the stage of a local theatre to perform a century-old operetta. University students performed “Die Fledermaus” at The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Feb. 6-7. The production is a comic operetta compose...

Take a trip to the ‘20s with the HRAC

Take a trip to the ‘20s with the HRAC

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

The Hammond Regional Arts Center will be traveling back in time this week as they host an event dedicated to supporting the arts and local businesses. Taking place on Friday, Feb. 7 from 7-10 p.m., the HRAC will be hosting its annual ‘Art of the Cocktail’ party. This year, the event will embody...

Students join the fight for life

Students join the fight for life

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2020

Students from the university traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the national March for Life, an annual human rights demonstration that takes place around the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion throughout the entire U.S. March for Life...

Hammond Regional Arts Center honors the legacy of Marjorie Morrison

Hammond Regional Arts Center honors the legacy of Marjorie Morrison

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

Marjorie Morrison, advocate of the arts and former wife of U.S. Senator Jim Morrison, has been featured through the works of Hammond artists Pat Macaluso and Denise Tullier-Holly. The exhibit is formally titled “The Marjorie Morrison Sculpture Biennial” and opened at the Hammond Regional Arts C...

Inkslinger competition produces works of emerging playwrights

Inkslinger competition produces works of emerging playwrights

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2020

An annual competition at the university provides emerging playwright opportunities to see their work produced on stage. The 2020 Inkslinger Playwriting Competition challenges any playwright to submit their original scripts. Hosted by the university’s theatre program, the coordinators will be acceptin...

Forum following play performance explored civil rights in the modern era

Forum following play performance explored civil rights in the modern era

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2020

In remembrance of a civil rights activist, a discussion that ensued in Hammond brought light to modern issues. Following the play “Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks,” produced by Mad River Theatre Works on Jan 25, the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts hosted a panel discussion centered aroun...

Joyce Washington: Getting to know a campus janitor and lover of people

Joyce Washington: Getting to know a campus janitor and lover of people

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2020

After working at the university for four years, a spotlight is shined on a campus custodian who opened up about her personal life. Joyce Washington, 58, is a janitor at the university. Washington shared the passion she finds in her work daily. “I like this, doing stuff like this,” stated Washington. “...

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...