The Lion's Roar

Improvisational comedy enlivens a memory

Improvisational comedy enlivens a memory

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 21, 2018


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Alumni reunited for a tribute to three members of the university theatre community with the 5th annual "Cubas/Kay/Jacob Memorial Comedy Show." The cast performed in the Vonnie Borden Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20. Brandon Cubas and Jacob Zeringue were students, and Kay Files joined the university's...

The greatest furrier in the Village of Albright

The greatest furrier in the Village of Albright

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018


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Maia Close, a senior history major, portrayed the fictional character Katherine Furrier at the Village of Albright during the “Louisiana Renaissance Festival.” Close discussed how she got the position, which was more for humor than historical accuracy. “In March, we have open cast call, and...

Drescher’s hopes of influencing musicians

Drescher’s hopes of influencing musicians

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018


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Hoping to make an influence on aspiring music teachers, Instructor of Clarinet and Assistant Director of Bands Victor Drescher began teaching for the university in 2013. Drescher used his passion for the clarinet and pursued a career in music education with a desire to help his students increase their...

How to prepare for Miss SLU 2019

How to prepare for Miss SLU 2019

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018


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As her term concludes, Miss Southeastern 2018 Alyssa Larose, a junior elementary education and special education major, gave advice to the upcoming pageant contestants. There are five categories of competition that contestants prepare for: private interview, lifestyle and fitness, talent, on-stage...

Networking through imprinting

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018


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The Palmetto Press student organization uses the form of printmaking to hold a T-shirt drive and attend a convention during the semester. Printmaking is a process where an image is carved into wood, paper is pressed onto the ink-laced surface of the wood, and the image is copied onto the paper like...

Dancing in remembrance of an alumna

Dancing in remembrance of an alumna

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018


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The dance program showcased the memory of an alumna with the performance "A few of her favorite things: a dedication to Mary Lou Champagne." The performance, held on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre, highlighted Champagne's favorite things such as songs and activities. Alexis May,...

A ‘Starry November Night’ downtown

A ‘Starry November Night’  downtown

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2018


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“Starry November Night” brings the community together to celebrate the season of giving. Each November, Hammond and surrounding areas come together to kick off the magic of the holiday season on one special night. The Hammond Downtown Development District hosted its 14th annual “Starry November...

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 13, 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...