The Lion's Roar

Find holiday season gifts for every wish list

Find holiday season gifts for every wish list

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 19, 2018


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Shoppers can complete their holiday gift list with functional, creative artworks at the Hammond Regional Arts Center. This year’s “Fine and Functional Show” holds an array of items including ceramics, jewelry, ornaments and 2D art. All pieces on display are available for purchase. Prices vary...

Remembering a dance alumna

Remembering a dance alumna

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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Some love stories continue on after death. “A Few of Her Favorite Things: A dedication to Mary Lou Champagne” will be performed on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre in remembrance of the late alumna Mary Lou Champagne. Director of Dance Keith “Skip” Costa aims to “continue...

Larose constructs her legacy

Larose constructs her legacy

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 15, 2018


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When 2018 Miss Southeastern Alyssa Larose accepted the crown almost a year ago, she began to carve her lion mark by furthering the influence and extent of the pageant. “I cannot believe that the 2019 pageant is just around the corner,” said Larose, a junior elementary education and special education...

Life in the Renaissance Festival

Life in the Renaissance Festival

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018


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For Clarence Romage, a senior business administration major, the “Louisiana Renaissance Festival” offers originality and a better understanding of the Renaissance. Romage enjoyed the variety of vendors in the festival. “My favorite part of the festival was just seeing all the different types...

Behind the curtains

Behind the curtains

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018


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Though the cast may be all that is seen from the audience perspective, these individuals make up a small portion of those involved in putting on a play. Technical Director Benjamin Norman is directing his first play at the university, “Almost, Maine,” which is scheduled to show Nov. 13-16 at 7:30...

Introducing Santa, Elsa and wine

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018


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Downtown Hammond will start to take on a holly jolly Christmas flair this November. Hosted by the Downtown Development District, the 14th annual “Starry November Night” will take place on Nov. 16 from 6-10 p.m. and will feature events for kids and adults. Marketing and Advising Coordinator...

Ink, skin, purpose within

Ink, skin, purpose within

Breanna Rexwinkle , Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


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The value of body art can run deeper than the skin. To some people, body art may be distracting or unattractive, but others find pride in it. Henna tattoos are forms of body art common in Eastern culture, and it is gaining popularity in the West. International student from Nepal Basanta Khakurel,...

Photographic passions

Photographic passions

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


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Instructor of Photography Lily Brooks started teaching at the university in fall 2015. Brooks shared how she was exposed to photography as a child. “I was so privileged to be in close proximity to people and places where I could see artwork firsthand,” said Brooks. “My mother studied photography....

Romance on the theatre stage

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


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The university theatre program prepares to present “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani to bring love and romance to the stage to end the fall theatre season. The play will be directed by Technical Director Benjamin Norman and be shown in the Vonnie Borden Theatre from Nov. 13-16. “The play will...

The viewpoint of a hat maker

The viewpoint of a hat maker

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


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Celebrating the atmosphere of the Renaissance culture, Diana Canatella, a senior family and consumer sciences major, has been an actress at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival for the past 10 years. Canatella’s journey started in 2007 in Hammond when she attended her first Renaissance Festival. “It...

A student’s business on the runway

A student’s business on the runway

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 6, 2018


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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. organized its first fashion show to display a member's work. The fashion show included models showing off clothing from 3's A Charm and performers on Monday, Nov. 5 in the Student Union Ballroom. Co-Founder of 3's A Charm Jazelle Harris, a senior business administration...

Ten years of wine tasting

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018


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The Friends of Sims Library organized the 10th annual "Wine with Friends" to help the Sims Memorial Library financially. The event was held at the library on Friday, Nov. 3. The event included a wine tasting paired with food, a silent auction and door prizes. The silent auction items included paintings,...