The Lion's Roar

A concert brings a theater back to medieval times

A concert brings a theater back to medieval times

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Wind Symphony finished its season with a concert that recreated music from the medieval renaissances. The concert was held at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. The performance began with some members of the symphony playing among the audience in the balcony. Derek...

Artists make a career out of living through their craft

Artists make a career out of living through their craft

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Artists must decide if their skills are marketable before pursuing art as a future career. Shelby Szelei, an alumna, discussed how she decided to become an artist. “I figured out that although I was good in math and science with my original degree in biochemistry, I didn’t love it,” stated Sze...

Hammond residence offers free, live music

Hammond residence offers free, live music

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Off South Oak Street lies a house with a large black dot plastered onto its white wall. This residence is referred to informally as “The Spot” and is owned by Aaron Campbell. Through gatherings of artists and friends, Campbell has spent over two years hosting parties that promote local bands as wel...

Student perceptions towards Earth Day

Student perceptions towards Earth Day

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Though the university has no planned celebration on Earth Day, promotion for the meaning of the day continues. Despite a lack of formal ceremony, the Sustainability Center has been involved in efforts, including the “Green Talks” series at the Sims Memorial Library, to promote environmental awareness....

Farmers markets on the rise

Farmers markets on the rise

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Vendors at the local Hammond Farmers Market reported seeing more attendees at their booths compared to previous years. The growth of farmers markets has gained national attention too. According to a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the amount of registered farmers markets increased 76% b...

Fashion enters STEM

Fashion enters STEM

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The fashion design industry is an ever-changing career field that goes hand in hand with many technological and science-related aspects. Sarah Cobb, a freshman family and consumer sciences major, has experience with fashion and technology from working at the store Ruby. “Fashion involves calculat...

A band’s shift in musicians creates a new sound

A band’s shift in musicians creates a new sound

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A change in members redefined the name of a local band. “Voice of the Enemy” consists of Hayden Kimball, lead guitarist and vocalist, Tyler Laiche, rhythm guitarist, Stefanie Campbell, drummer, and Michael Elisar, bassist. Although the band originally formed in 2012, the lineup changed about a ...

Student involvement develops leadership

Student involvement develops leadership

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Taylor Mangus, a senior nursing major and president of the Order of Omega, found her Greek beginnings in the Phi Mu chapter at the university. After four years with Phi Mu, Mangus joined the Order of Omega, the university’s only coed Greek honor society. According to the organization’s website, app...

Vinyl makes a strong reappearance

Vinyl makes a strong reappearance

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A decades-old music platform has risen back into popularity. The Recording Industry Association of America released an article stating that some people enjoy vinyl because they want a more direct connection to the music through a physical copy, and others enjoy the sound quality better than digitize...

Goal-setting techniques of a collage

Goal-setting techniques of a collage

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Made from a collection of objects including magazine clippings, encouraging pictures or positive sayings, vision boards help with setting goals and planning for the future. Vision boards are essentially collages that serve to motivate or inspire someone towards their goal. The varying sizes and customizati...

Artists manage their expenses

Artists manage their expenses

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Beyond creativity and passion, working artists may find finances factor into management of their career. From a business standpoint, working artists consider several factors depending on their type of work. “Artists who work with public art may have costs associated with permitting, engineering fees or logi...

Jazz festival approaches

Jazz festival approaches

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The 18th annual "Bill Evans Jazz Festival" will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the "Kind of Blue" album by Miles Davis. Michael Brothers, instructor of jazz studies, percussion and drumline, described the album as one of the most important jazz recordings of all time. Evans, a 1950 alumnus and...