The Lion's Roar

Students to advocate for higher education

Students to advocate for higher education

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Cooking up a good time in Ponchatoula

Cooking up a good time in Ponchatoula

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

The arrival of spring brings with it fishing, crawfish boils and the annual “Jaycees Harry McKneely Melancon Memorial Jambalaya Cook-Off” hosted by the Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce. According to Brad Matherne, chairman of the event, the cook-off is divided by the Jambalaya Festival Association...

A barbecue challenge to support charity

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2019

Hammond BBQ, Inc., a non-profit organization, will host the 17th "Hammond Smokin' BBQ Challenge" with competition, barbecue and charity. Each March, the event attracts people from the local and national area to participate. The barbecue will include the Kansas City Barbeque Society contest, the Backyard...

A connection built between STEM and the community

A connection built between STEM and the community

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2019

Once a month, a two-hour STEM adventure is held at various locations all across the Northshore. Sponsored by the College of Science and Technology, STEM Cafés offer students in grades K-12 a chance to explore opportunities to career paths through science experiments. Troy Williams, instructor...