The Lion's Roar

Culture clash within the family

Culture clash within the family

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

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

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...

Social movements are changing human culture

Social movements are changing human culture

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019

Social movements have helped shape the world we live in, and they are all started by those who see a change that needs to be made. Recently, the most prominent ones have been Black Lives Matter and the #MeToo movement. People around the world push for change, and some of those changes can begin...

A voice heard the correct way

A voice heard the correct way

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

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

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

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...

Celebrating singleness

Celebrating singleness

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019

With Valentine’s Day creeping right around the corner like a sugary reminder of my loneliness, it seems there’s no better time to cry myself to sleep because I’ll be spending it alone for the 19th year of my life in a row. Or, I can celebrate the facts I don’t have to worry about: Being strangle...

Dates for the indecisive and frugal

Dates for the indecisive and frugal

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019

Yes, lover season is here, and couples everywhere are scrambling to make reservations at a steakhouse, buy the largest box of chocolates, and remember that they are behind on rent. For most college students, an extravagant night out is not possible. The first hurdle is finances. Personally, I hate m...

Editorial: Why a new look for the newspaper

Editorial: Why a new look for the newspaper

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2019

You may have noticed some differences in the recent issues of The Lion’s Roar. The first major change was to our back-to-school issue. While we have been doing a magazine format special edition since 2013, this was our first time having it printed on actual magazine paper. Next, we unveiled a new masthe...

Music is the key to Neverland

Music is the key to Neverland

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019

Midnight. The soft glimmer of the moon as I sat in the backseat of my mom’s dusty 2007 Dodge Durango. The windows were rolled down low letting the warm fall breeze whip my hair this way and that as we sped down the highway, and Lana Del Rey’s melodic voice was gliding smoothly through the speakers ...

Government cries, “Wolf!”

Government cries, “Wolf!”

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019

The longest government shutdown in American history has finally been resolved, at least until Feb. 15. The short answer of the matter is that I’m too used to hearing news like this to care much. But, the long answer, if you really want to know, is a little more complicated. To start with, I feel as though the politici...

Do not curse all the flunking time

Do not curse all the flunking time

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

I love the English language, especially adjectives that seem simple but reveal so much about the noun that it describes. If I describe someone as “shallow,” you have a pretty good idea of what that person may act like. They are someone who, no matter how hard you dig at their personality, will onl...