The Lion's Roar

Modern singer will leave mark

Modern singer will leave mark

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under Opinion

For me, listening to pop music has always been unintentional. Whether it is played at a high school homecoming dance or at the grocery store, I have always detested the monotony of one-hit wonders such as Twenty One Pilots and bland music produced by Imagine Dragons. Although I cannot stand to listen...

The truth about the math lab

The truth about the math lab

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

A loud mathematics professor and a squeaking door opening and closing are just some of the things you will hear as you are face to face with a computer at the math lab. The math lab, which is located on the second floor of the Sims Memorial Library, is not many people's friend, especially not mine....

A graveyard marriage of glory and laziness

A graveyard marriage of glory and laziness

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Every day without failure, I wake up in fear. Getting out of bed, going to class, talking and seeing my ex again all terrify me constantly. However, being killed or wounded in a shooting never scared me. If I die, well, then I die, right? The sentiment does not extend to other people. School shootings...

Hatred is not the new normal

Hatred is not the new normal

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Americans may connect with different things as they hear the word “immigration.” The first thought could range anywhere from border wall, illegal or foreign, to resilient, hardworking or creative. While some may have a thought about their school friend with whom they shared lunch, some others might ...

Finding friends in a variety of ways

Finding friends in a variety of ways

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The feeling of being alone is often a terrifying thought, especially when embarking on a new step in life. When I first graduated high school and began my freshman year at Mississippi State University, I grew worried from the fact that I would have to start over and find new friends. It was a literal...

A call to legalize marijuana for its benefits and everything we do not know

A call to legalize marijuana for its benefits and everything we do not know

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In Louisiana, medical marijuana is legal, but I think we need to take the last step forward and legalize it for recreational purposes. Weed has been portrayed in media as this super-secretive drug, but in reality, weed consists of parts of a plant crushed up and inhaled. When used properly, marijuana...

Turning to The Office for a good laugh

Turning to The Office for a good laugh

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The television shows "Bear in the Big Blue House" and "SpongeBob Squarepants" always stuck with me as I matured, but no television show has ever intrigued me like "The Office." A mockumentary sitcom that films the everyday lives of employees in a small market paper company named Dunder Mifflin, "The...

Culture clash within the family

Culture clash within the family

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

With the values and beliefs of society becoming more diverse each and every day, this leads to an inevitable situation in one’s own home: dealing with intolerant family members. The racist grandmother, the homophobic father, the sexist uncle. Many individuals face their own sort of prejudices, whether...

Being authentic to give cool vibes

Being authentic to give cool vibes

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Leather coat wearing, motorcycle-riding, tall, dark and handsome bearded guy. Ladies, is that your definition for a cool dude? Or, is it a clean-shaved man in his best suit, nice tie and shining shoes? What about an artist extremely passionate about what he does, carefree of what the world says about...

A voice heard the correct way

A voice heard the correct way

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

I am not a confrontational person by any means. However, I will stand up for what I believe in without a blink of an eye 100 percent of the time. The world we live in is filled with people who are more passionate than ever before. There are movements across the country striving to make a difference in the wo...

Peace, civility and amnesia

Peace, civility and amnesia

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Everyone loves a rebel, so long as it is convenient that is. As we celebrate Black History Month and remember Martin Luther King Jr. and civil disobedience, it appears many people forget how the movement brought us here. We may know the outcome, from middle school social studies and, well, the fact t...

The Harlem Renaissance and how jazz became the highlight of the era

The Harlem Renaissance and how jazz became the highlight of the era

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

A combination of new souls and a new city created one of the most recognizable and celebratory genres of music - jazz. The Harlem Renaissance was defined by the light at the end of the tunnel that black Americans saw during the early 20th century. Jim Crow laws forced former slaves from the rural So...