The Lion's Roar

Know the rules

Know the rules

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


Filed under On Campus

The Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability aimed to educate students on the university policies and the Student Code of Conduct with "Know the Code." Sabrina Ward, a senior family and consumer sciences major, set up a table in the Student Union Breezeway on Jan. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The...

A sorority lends a helping hand

A sorority lends a helping hand

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2019


Filed under On Campus

Members of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. distributed free supplies to students to serve its community. "Operation BigBookBag" was organized on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Union Breezeway. Members of Sigma Gamma Rho bought supplies including highlighters, pens, folders...

Opportunities for peer fitness

Opportunities for peer fitness

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2019


Filed under On Campus

To help students with their fitness New Year resolutions, the University Health Center promoted programs like the Student Outreach and Advocacy Representatives, or SOAR, and Lighten Up Lions. The UHC set up a table in the Student Union Breezeway on Monday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kirsten...

In remembrance of the king

In remembrance of the king

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2019


Filed under On Campus

"United we stand, divided we fall." These words echoed among the Pennington Student Activity Center, the pedestrian underpass and the University Center as the memorial program for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took off. Hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the march started at 6 p.m. followed by...

Campus Activities Board recruits volunteers

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2019


Filed under On Campus

The Campus Activities Board organized an interest meeting for students to gather information about the organization. "CAB and Chill" was held on Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. where students inquired about the university’s activity planning board. Nicole Redmond, student membership manager of CAB, explained...

Administration showcases the university to young scholars

Administration showcases the university to young scholars

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Archive, On Campus

The university invited high school students to learn more about the campus and be recognized for their academic work at the "Scholars Showcase." Over 130 high school students registered for the event that was held in the Student Union Ballroom on Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. According to Anthony Ranatza,...

Updating street names

Updating street names

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Archive, On Campus, Showcase

Four streets on campus have been renamed following the ratification of a new ordinance by the Hammond City Council. Texas Avenue has been renamed to Union Avenue. Tennessee Avenue became Mane Street. Virginia Avenue is now Roomie Road, and Tornado Drive changed to Lion Lane. New signage has already b...

Honoring exceptional videos

Honoring exceptional videos

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Archive, On Campus

The Southeastern Channel has been honored with national, international and regional awards including some Emmy’s and Telly Awards. The channel can now add two more trophies to its collection, awarded by the Telly Awards. May of 2018 marked the 39th annual holding of the Telly Awards in which one ...

Connections pay off for students

Connections pay  off for students

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under Archive, On Campus

In an expression of support and connection, Terracon Foundation provided a $5,000 grant to the university’s engineering technology program to be split into two scholarships. A panel of faculty will select one student from the construction engineering technology concentration and another from the c...

Ring sales begin this week in bookstore

Ring sales begin this week in bookstore

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under Archive, On Campus

Balfour company provides rings and an amulet that represents the university to students so they can remember their time at the university. On Jan. 28-29 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Joni Nezat and Maureen O’Dwyer set up and manned a table in the University Bookstore where they sold university rings to ...

Students start the semester with rain, games and refreshments

Students start the semester with rain, games and refreshments

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Archive, On Campus

With the first day of spring semester classes, Campus Activities Board aimed to create a welcoming campus environment with cookies, hot chocolate, games, prizes and an inflatable snow globe. "It was meant to be an event where students can walk through as they pass through the breezeway on the way...

‘The Big Event’ evolves

‘The Big Event’ evolves

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Archive, On Campus

Participants of “The Big Event,” a day dedicated to thanking the community through service since 1982, will see structural changes this semester. “The Big Event” gathers teams of students from the university to engage with local businesses and residents in service-oriented tasks. This year,...