The Lion's Roar

Music department to continue performances with modifications

For the Fall 2020 semester, Department of Music will continue performing following safety precautions for the COVID-19. According to Michael Brothers, there is a possibility for band members to play with masks on.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

July 28, 2020

The university is now adhering to health and safety policies in an effort to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.  The new guidelines require masks to be worn on campus at all times. In addition, some areas on campus may require limited occupancy levels, according to the Safe Campus Guide.   In...

Downtown Hammond introduces “Hot August Month”

Downtown Development District will be hosting a month-long event called

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

July 21, 2020

In an effort to support local merchants while enforcing social distancing, the Hammond Downtown Development District has created an extended alternative to “Hot August Night.” This year, “Hot August Month” will take its place. The month-long event will consist of themed weeks to promote re...

From support group to book club: CSD helps adults with communication disabilities

A group of stroke and brain injury survivors have been meeting virtually for their online book club. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorder collaborated with the Southeastern Book Club to start the support group.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

July 21, 2020

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has been collaborating with the Southeastern Book Club, a group of stroke and brain injury survivors that meets virtually each week in lieu of the face-to-face support group that was disrupted by the pandemic. The group, initially a support group...

A leader in the LGBTQ+ world: Edith Windsor

Edith Windsor.

Prakriti Adhikari, Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2020

The LGBTQ+ community in the United States has had many important figures throughout history who have helped shape the community and its significance. One such high-spirited fighter and LGBTQ+ activist was Edith Windsor.  Windsor (1929 - 2017) was known for fighting against the Supreme Court as the ...

Students reflect on how COVID-19 affected summer plans

Despite a gradual ease of restrictions around the country, an increase in COVID-19 cases have required students to adjust their summer plans.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

June 30, 2020

For students, summer is usually a relaxing time marked by vacations, internships and other leisurely activities.  This summer, however, the ongoing threat of COVID-19 has forced students to take precautions and avoid their usual summertime activities. Despite the gradual ease of restrictions in Lou...

Students collaborate in online choir performance

Members of the university's Women's Chorale and Concert Choir perform Amazing Grace online. The video was uploaded by Dr. Alissa Rowe, director of choral activities, in her YouTube channel.

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2020

Despite the physical distance, members of the university’s choral ensembles organized an online performance to conclude the spring semester.  The performance was an extra credit assignment that students could choose to participate in.  Dr. Alissa Rowe, director of choral activities, explained tha...

At-home photography trends rise in popularity

Freshman marketing major, Abby Cramond, partakes in an at-home photo shoot trend, taking photos with her mirror outside.

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2020

Across various social media platforms, at-home photography trends have been gaining traction amongst users. Even in the midst of quarantine, the mundanity of staying inside every day is not enough to stifle students’ creativity. The trends encourage users to get creative with their surroundings...

University student uses TikTok as a platform to make a difference

The app, TikTok, has become one of the most used apps in 2020. Featured is Charli D'Amelio, TikTok's #1 most popular user.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2020

Over the past year, TikTok has become one of the fastest-growing social media platforms across the globe. The app allows people from around the world to make and share 60-second videos with one another for entertainment. Users are known to have a variety of content, ranging from creating dances to...

Theatre students and faculty adjust to online learning

Students appear on stage during a rehearsal of “Three Sisters” in November 2019. Theatre faculty and students have addressed the difficulties of online learning, but they have adapted to the circumstances and explored alternative tactics such as video performances and more in-depth script analysis.

Joshua Archote, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2020

Since some classes require both in-person and hands-on interaction, many teachers have found it difficult to teach in an online setting. The mid-semester switch from face-to-face classes has proven to be a challenge for theatre students and faculty. Acting teachers have adapted their coursework to...

Lions’ Literacy Story Time brings young readers online

Lions’ Literacy Story Time brings young readers online

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2020

Early childhood education majors are usually preparing activities for young children at an annual day-long Learning Centers Fair during this time of the year. This semester, students enrolled in ECE 420 have been contributing to a new project instead: a YouTube channel called “Lions’ Literacy St...

Remembering Grammy-winning American cellist, Lynn Harrell

Harrell poses with university students after a masterclass in Daniel Cassin's studio.

Carter McComack, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

On Monday, April 27, Lynn Harrell, an American cellist, passed away. Over the course of his nearly six-decade career, Harrell performed and instructed internationally. In addition to two Grammy Awards for Best Chamber Music Performance, he was awarded the inaugural Avery Fisher Prize and the Piatigorsky Awar...

HRAC takes initiative with new online projects

The Hammond Regional Arts Center has instituted several projects to keep people creative at home, including #ChalktheWalkTangi. Locals can submit photo chalk art to HRAC to be featured on their social media.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2020

With a pandemic that has caused several businesses to close their doors, many people have been deprived of their chance to enjoy the arts. Businesses might be closed, but that has not stopped the Hammond Regional Arts Center from sharing art and providing entertainment for the community. The HRAC is u...