The Lion's Roar

Campus involvement should not be made compulsory

Campus involvement should not be made compulsory

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2019

For some students, when they first arrive on campus, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the number of activities and organizations available that they decide it is best to avoid getting involved, at least for the first semester. That is exactly what went through my mind the moment I stepped on...

Music department reflects back on events of the semester

Music department reflects back on events of the semester

Ellie ketentzian and Rebeca Lemos, Graduate Assistants at the Department of Music

November 17, 2019

It has been quite busy in Pottle Music Building since the beginning of the semester. The events that have taken place are impressive considering the size of the department. It seems like the simultaneous work of different ensembles and professors is having a deep cultural impact not only on the Hammond...

Why Amazon Prime Video is the best streaming service

Why Amazon Prime Video is the best streaming service

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2019

In today’s technological boom of entertainment, streaming has quickly become one of the major forms of how people watch television. According to The Hollywood Reporter, nearly three fourths of all households now watch streaming services as network television has seen a 20 percent decline in rating...

A single performer entertains the crowd

A single performer entertains the crowd

November 8, 2019

One-Man Star Wars trilogy brought crowd of old and new fans with one person performing all the roles of the first three movies.  Charles Ross, a comedian and Star Wars fan, held a One-Man Star Wars Trilogy Nov. 7 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.  Since 2002, Ross has been perfor...

Online classes should give more options to students

Online classes should give more options to students

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

A growing option for students needing to fit more classes into their schedule is online classes. Although some have been quick to ascribe a stigma to online classes, the numerous benefits to online classes clearly outweigh the downsides. To me, any cost-effective program that increases the amount of o...

The university should expand parking spots

The university should expand parking spots

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2019

One major problem at many universities across America is campus parking for students. The number of students and faculty is high, but parking spots are limited. One of the universities that is affected by this conflict is our own. I feel that there are many students who have to plan their whole da...

Finding joy as a communication major

Finding joy as a communication major

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2019

Choosing a major has probably been one of the most overwhelming decisions I have had to make so far as an adult. Being asked to declare a major can feel like being asked to declare your life career, and truthfully, I’m not entirely sure what I want my future career to be. What I do know, however, i...

Singing the issues, something far from new for musicians

Singing the issues, something far from new for musicians

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2019

It seems that everybody today has a political opinion, the uncle at the Christmas party or Taylor Swift at a concert. That is the case today as more celebrities, be it in part of the project they are in or in retaliation of the current office, are speaking their opinions in the political sphere. They...

Greedy universities, pay your athletes

Greedy universities, pay your athletes

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

California bill stirs up college athletics Last month, the governor of California, Gavin Newsom, signed a bill allowing college student-athletes to be compensated for their name and image. Paying student-athletes has been a pressing issue in American sports for decades now. With some athletes li...

Health Center provides STD checks and stresses its importance

Health Center provides STD checks and stresses its importance

Devyn Alford, Intern at the University Health Center

October 24, 2019

Sexually transmitted infections are a problem that plague many young adults in colleges and universities nationwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of the 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections occur in people ages 15-24. College students...

Open relationships breed disloyalty, damages our society

Open relationships breed disloyalty, damages our society

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2019

Dating has always been a confusing and complicated world. A recent trend that has emerged and began to gain more popularity in the world of dating is open relationships. Open relationships are when both parties in the relationship agree to the possibility of seeing other people while still staying...

Why I keep the studying solo

Why I keep the studying solo

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2019

In my first semester of college, I had to learn a lot of new things like how to live on my own, how to live with someone else and faced the most important challenge: How to study harder for all of my classes? In high school, I did not have to do much studying, as all of my classes and tests were easy...