The Lion's Roar

How a brotherhood in music has enhanced members of Phi Mu Alpha

How a brotherhood in music has enhanced members of Phi Mu Alpha

Hailey Bullock, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

Among the different organizations on campus, some solely focus on a particular area of interest. The Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a special interest organization that revolves around music for the enrichment of mankind. The club holds programs to help all people, such as Sinfonia in the Military, the Colo...

Junior Auxiliary of Hammond brings back Jolly Jingles for its fifth year

Junior Auxiliary of Hammond brings back Jolly Jingles for its fifth year

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

Residents of Hammond got their Christmas shopping done early with the help of over 50 local vendors and live entertainment. The Junior Auxiliary of Hammond hosted its fifth annual Jolly Jingles Market on Nov. 9 in the Pennington Student Activity Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kandace Formaggio, president...

Hammond prepares for Starry November Night

Hammond prepares for Starry November Night

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

The time for Downtown Hammond’s annual winter tradition is just around the corner. Hammond Downtown Development District will host its 15th annual family-friendly event Starry November Night on Friday, Nov. 15 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. This year, DDD is introducing new ideas for the evening, including...

Library hosts wine tasting fundraiser

Library hosts wine tasting fundraiser

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2019

A fundraiser continued its prominence at the library this semester. The Friends of Sims Library hosted the 11th annual "Wine with Friends" on Friday, Nov. 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. in Sims Memorial Library. Library Director Eric Johnson explained how the event began 11 years ago. “We started a true Frien...

Veterans share the importance of Veteran’s Day

Veterans share the importance of Veteran’s Day

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2019

Veterans Day is a day for giving thanks to those who have served in the military and have fought for America’s freedom.  Margaret Gonzalez-Perez, a political science professor, explained the significance of Veterans Day. “Veterans Day is important because it is a reminder to us that brave men and wome...

A galaxy far away comes to the Columbia Theatre

A galaxy far away comes to the Columbia Theatre

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

One-man Star Wars trilogy brings in a crowd of old and new fans with one person performing all the roles of the first three movies.  Chalres Ross, a comedian and Star Wars fan, held a one-man Star Wars trilogy Nov. 7 at the Columbia Theater.  Since 2002, Ross has been performing his one-man Star Wa...

Culture Shocks provides a platform for students’ talents

Culture Shocks provides a platform for students’ talents

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

The 9th annual Culture Shock talent show was hosted in the Student Union Ballroom on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Presented by Project PULL, the event showcased the talents of students and alumni. The event’s acts featured dancing, rapping, singing and spoken word.  Coordinator of Project PULL Kalynne Morr...

Mr. Green and Gold crowned in annual AST fundraiser

Mr. Green and Gold crowned in annual AST fundraiser

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

Tyler Hoskins, a junior biological science major, was crowned this year’s Mr. Green and Gold in Alpha Sigma Tau’s annual fundraising pageant. The sorority hosted the pageant on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. “It feels amazing,” shared Hoskins. “I honestly deci...

Durand Jones and the Indications perform at Columbia Theatre

Durand Jones and the Indications perform at Columbia Theatre

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

Durand Jones, a university alumnus, recently returned to Hammond after touring internationally  with his band, Durand Jones and the Indications. The band performed on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on the March 29, 2019 show. The band continued to tour around the U.S. before taking off for a European to...

Music majors elaborate on the importance of practicing

Music majors elaborate on the importance of practicing

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2019

Aside from taking usual classes, music majors also need to make time for performances, practices and recitals. Not all college students are aware of the level of practice and dedication that accompanies a music major on the path to earning a degree. Logan Bergeron, a junior music major, explained...

Durand Jones returns to Hammond

Durand Jones returns to Hammond

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2019

Durand Jones and the Indications performed at the Columbia Theatre on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. after returning from an international tour.  The band performed a combination of their own original music as well as covers of other songs that suit the band’s soulful music style. While on tour, the band...

A musical melting pot: Louisiana’s original art form

A musical melting pot: Louisiana’s original art form

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

Jazz music has been a part of Louisiana’s culture for over a century. Although the first jazz groups originated in New Orleans, there were many different musical influences from other regions of the world that helped create jazz as it is today. Michael Brothers, director of jazz and percussion...