The Lion's Roar

New Orleans organization brings pastel to Hammond

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018


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Along with its French influence, New Orleans is home to an organization dedicated to honoring the art of pastel painting. Formed in 1984, the Degas Pastel Society connects pastel artists on an international level through the appreciation of the art medium and one of its prominent painters, Edgar Degas. Treasurer...

Sound for the sports

Sound for the sports

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


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What do Neil Armstrong, Gwen Stefani, Andy Griffith, Steven Tyler and Bill Clinton all have in common? All these famous individuals were once a part of their school’s marching band. Since its reappearance in 2004, the “Spirit of the Southland” has been the title of the university’s marching...

Sounds of the world

Sounds of the world

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2018


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Several music ensembles performed works of music that originated in the languages of Estonian, Korean, Swedish, Norwegian, Swahili, Spanish and Arabic. The university Chorus, Bella Voce and the Concert Choir joined the Northshore Choral Society in performing the concert "I Dream A World" at the First...

Jazz ensemble begins performance season

Jazz ensemble begins performance season

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018


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The jazz ensemble practiced twice a week to put on its first concert of the season. The jazz ensemble performed in the Pottle Recital Hall on Monday, Oct. 1.  Many of the songs performed included solos from trumpet player Austin Dugas, a senior music major. “This performance was really hard...

Local arts studio expands to a new location

Local arts studio expands to a new location

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018


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Soar Creative Arts Center, a local fine arts business, took over Hammond with its friendly and creative atmosphere. With dance, music and art lessons, the business has become a well rounded environment for anyone with a passion for the arts.  Ashley McGlothren, the owner of Soar Creative Arts Center and...

A dancing fraternity

A dancing fraternity

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018


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The fraternity Chi Tau Epsilon brings together students interested in dance.  Since its establishment on campus in October 2017, the organization has helped students promote their passion for the art form. Treasurer for Chi Tau Epsilon Brianna Denmark, a senior general studies major with a conc...

Finding local live music in Hammond

Finding local live music in Hammond

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 3, 2018


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Whether looking to hear live music or for a place to perform, a number of venues in Hammond can fit the bill. Red, White & Brew invites musicians to perform every Saturday. For Jarred Smith, manager of Red, White & Brew, the benefits of live music go beyond a break from hearing the same playlist.  ...

Four words, various meanings

Four words, various meanings

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 2, 2018


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With music, video and movement, the Dance Performance Project explored individuals' definitions of joy, love, hope and faith in its first concert of the season. Performance of "One Road: A Journey of Joy, Love, Hope, and Faith" began on Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre. The concert...

18 years at the lectern: the history of an art historian

18 years at the lectern: the history of an art historian

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 2, 2018


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When Dr. Irene Nero, associate professor of art history, joined the university in 2000, she focused on finishing her dissertation and building the university’s art history field. Since her arrival, Nero worked with Timothy Silva, an instructor of art history, to build art history at the university. “I...

Dracula: How the show goes on

Dracula: How the show goes on

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018


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Over 50 students and staff members collaborated to produce “Dracula” in the Vonnie Borden Theatre for Fanfare. The play was performed from Sept. 25-28 and was adapted for the stage and directed by James Winter, associate professor of acting and directing. Winter had his own spin on the English...

Actors take theater audiences into the woods

Actors take theater audiences into the woods

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018


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Every play performed on stage requires an ample amount of hard work and preparation. The university Department of Music and Performing Arts presented “Into the Woods” in the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. The play was performed on Sept. 27-28 at 7:30 p.m. and brought together characters...

Presenting the student choreographers of DPP’s concert

Presenting the student choreographers of DPP’s concert

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018


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The student choreographers in charge of the Dance Performance Project’s concert “One Road: A Journey of Joy, Love, Hope, and Faith” have been busy since the beginning of the 2018 fall semester. Between choreographing routines, practicing for two hours each week, and altering costumes, the all-female...