The Lion's Roar

Alumnus pursues excellence in music

Alumnus pursues excellence in music

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

From his beginnings as the son of a chicken farmer, 36-year-old alumnus Casey Saba made a career out of music and earned himself the nickname “The Human Jukebox.” Saba plays everything from festivals and dive bars to weddings and funerals. His selection of covers includes 580 songs by 230 bands. ...

Passion, flavor and community craft a drink

Passion, flavor and community craft a drink

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019

Whereas overall U.S. beer sales were down 1.2 percent in 2017, according to the Brewers Association, the craft beer market grew at about a five percent rate. According to Todd Delaune, general manager of Red, White and Brew, craft beer takes standard beer to a new level. “Craft beer is focused on fl...

Kitchen mastery begins with baking

Kitchen mastery begins with baking

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

A baking tray can act as the canvas of opportunity for college students. When it comes to cooking with limited experience and funds, students may not know how to make the most out of the resources at hand. Tammy Rink, an instructor at the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute, shared advice for beginner cooks. ...

Judging others based on musical preferences

Judging others based on musical preferences

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

Some people are judged based on their musical preferences, which sometimes give rise to negative or humiliating opinions, a phenomenon known as “music shaming.” Judging a person’s socioeconomic status or intelligence by their musical choices can lead to unpleasant experiences. Dr. Philip Schuessle...

A metal band grows in the local scene

A metal band grows in the local scene

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 26, 2019

After its founding in 2018, Swamp Stank, a metal band based in Baton Rouge, looks forward to continued growth and camaraderie. Tyler Rockforte, lead guitarist, and Devin Thibodeaux, drummer, originally formed the band Swamp Stank with their friends Brendan Beach and Ian Babin. Over time, the band’s ...

Find affordable and quality food

Find affordable and quality food

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

Students do not need to resort to fast food to find a meal under $10. Whether it is time for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the Hammond area has restaurants that cater to the cravings and wallets of its customers. William Hall, owner of University Donuts, believes students are attracted to the eatery because the abu...

How dance can function to alleviate stress

How dance can function to alleviate stress

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

Putting physical stress on the body can help relieve mental stress, according to Kerri-Ann Jennings, a dietitian. Exercise in the form of high-intensity bench presses, weight-lifting routines or dance can be a powerful technique to reduce stress. Keith “Skip” Costa, director of dance, explained ...

Sax, song and photography piece the world of art together

Sax, song and photography piece the world of art together

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

In the vast and varied world of artistic pursuits, each craftsperson advocates for their discipline. Brina Faciane, an instructor of saxophone, was drawn to music as a child. “At some point, I realized I had some talent, and I just needed to work a little bit harder, and I could go to the next lev...

Creativity beyond the arts and music

Creativity beyond the arts and music

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

Innovation can be incorporated in all facets of the real world and not solely reserved for art-related fields. Jobs involving creativity can be found around local businesses and the community. For Sabrina Bickham, an employee for Sweet Rolls, innovation is used at her place of work in order to have mo...

Symphony orchestra pairs up for ‘Beethoven Night’

Symphony orchestra pairs up for ‘Beethoven Night’

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 22, 2019

The Southeastern Symphony Orchestra collaborated with Bella Voce, Concert Choir, University Choir and Northshore Choral Society along with Friederike Kienle, a guest conductor, to bring the music of Ludwig van Beethoven to the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. The "Beethoven Night" performance...

The purpose of a uniform

The purpose of a uniform

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019

Whether for work, sports, recreation or school, students’ preferences for uniforms can depend on a number of factors. Connor Wilson, a junior golfer, views his uniform as a means to showcase the university and honor his family. “It’s nice to be able to put on a shirt that has a Southeastern golf logo and repr...

Finding the differences with streaming and cable

Finding the differences with streaming and cable

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019

With over 25 million subscribers, Hulu recently surpassed Comcast, the largest cable company in the United States, in January 2019, according to an article by Andy Meek, a writer for the Boy Genius Report. In addition, Netflix maintained its dominance in the online streaming market by expanding to ...