The Lion's Roar

Brewery’s wine tasting brings people together

Brewery’s wine tasting brings people together

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Beyond a night for drinking, the Red, White & Brew offers wine tastings each first and third Thursday of the month for people to socialize and learn more about wine. “If you’re interested in growing your knowledge and appreciation of wine, you do not want to miss our wine tastings,” stated Todd Delau...

Ordinances push for safety during spring break

Ordinances push for safety during spring break

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under News

For certain destinations, the arrival of spring break means a greater effort to maintain safety. Panama City Beach, Florida implemented ordinances in response to the influx of spring break visitors. Some of the laws were enforced from March 1-31. The university’s spring break is scheduled from April...

Yoga event benefits Hammond cancer center

Yoga event benefits Hammond cancer center

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Downtown Yoga is partnering with the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond to present “Geaux Yoga,” an event benefiting cancer patients and their families. The event will kick off with a morning yoga class hosted by Downtown Yoga at Cate Square Park on April 22 at 9 a.m. Brenna Barzenick, co-own...

Students to advocate for higher education

Students to advocate for higher education

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under News

Over a thousand students, faculty and alumni from nine universities will gather to celebrate the University of Louisiana System. On April 10, "ULS Day at the Capitol" will be held on the State Capitol Lawn. The system plans for the day to be filled with activities, performances and demonstrations...

Break means refreshment

Break means refreshment

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under News

To catch up on assignments, relax or get away from campus, students look towards planning their spring break location. In a 2012 study by Tricia Tang of the University of Central Florida, students responded that their top five most important concerns when choosing a spring break destination were health...

Strawberry Festival is almost here

Strawberry Festival is almost here

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under News

Ponchatoula is home to a large strawberry festival of the state. Each year, numerous people from all over the world visit during one weekend to share in various cooked and strawberry-flavored foods. The 2019 Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival will take place from April 12-14. The festival is located at Me...

Sexual Harassment: addressing the issue

Sexual Harassment: addressing the issue

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Identifying what constitutes sexual harassment can be critical to confronting it. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women will be raped at some point in their lives. The source also cites that 20-25% of college women and 15% of college men are victims of forced sex...

Effects of hazing linger nationally

Effects of hazing linger nationally

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under News

Regardless of national campaigns, the mindset that one needs to experience hazing to be accepted still exists. According to a study conducted by Dr. Susan Lipkins, a psychologist and author, 31% of sorority and fraternity members agree that humiliation is a part of the member initiation process. Ali...

Awards to honor women

Awards to honor women

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under News

The Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce seeks to recognize and distinguish women in the community for their achievements through the annual Annie Awards. The awards luncheon is scheduled for Friday, June 14 in the Student Union Ballroom. Dr. Kay Maurin, committee chairman of the Annie Awards, expla...

Join a committee, change a community

Join a committee, change a community

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Through six committees, the Hammond Downtown Development District provides an opportunity for anyone to participate in decisions concerning their community. The DDD includes the design committee, merchant committee, farmers market committee, revolving loan committee, events committee and residentia...

Making a successful evening

Making a successful evening

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2019


Filed under News

The Southeastern Foundation and the Office of University Advancement work together to ensure the annual "Chefs Evening" is a success. The 35th annual "Chefs Evening" fundraiser will be held on Sunday, March 31 from 5:30-8 p.m in the Student Union Ballroom. Lisa Patti, donor relations coordinator,...

Financial aid processes clarified

Financial aid processes clarified

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under News

Staying up to date on financial aid can help alleviate the financial burden and increasing costs of attending college. To start, students can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Factors like expected family contribution affect how much aid a student will likely receive. According to Jacob R...