The Lion's Roar

Keeping you and your roommate civil

Keeping you and your roommate civil

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018

Living with a new person can raise annoyances that you never knew existed. Horror stories of awful roommates have been told over the years and it usually give people a good laugh, but it is very different when you are the one living with them. Some think that a roommate agreement is necessary to establis...

If you grow your hair for a month, consider donating in December

If you grow your hair for a month, consider donating in December

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

Although the origins of No Shave November are unclear, its impact in the realm of cancer donations is distinct. The fundraiser hit American soil in November of 2009 and was started by the Chicagoland Hill family after their father, Matthew Hill, lost his battle to cancer in November of 2007. In...

The power of participating at the polls today

The power of participating at the polls today

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

My vote is my voice. This world is consumed in the mayhem of injustice, in the metaphorical dungeons filled with people chained by the frauds called fake freedom and fake peace. In the chaos that is the constant degradation of races, sexes and sexual orientation, my vote is my voice. My vote rings...

The value of genuine friends

The value of genuine friends

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

We are not meant to live life alone. So, we create bonds with one another that make life worthwhile. There are billions of people in this world, and no two people are exactly alike. While this is certain, there are qualities that many people share with one another. When most people are asked what...

Why we should care about the invisible line

Why we should care about the invisible line

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

Many things go unnoticed in sports: the referees’ names, the work it takes to make the field look good, and sometimes the positions of key players. One of the most underrated facets of sports is the football offensive line. To specify, I am talking about all five offensive line positions: left tackle,...

From kids to senior citizens, let us enjoy Halloween

From kids to senior citizens, let us enjoy Halloween

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2018

I grew up in a lackluster neighborhood called Sherwood where everything and everyone was laid-back. All of my neighbors were mild-mannered, and there were never any loud noises in our neighborhood. There was just a sense of peacefulness that pervaded the streets. However, that all changed when Hallowee...

What Dr. Christine Ford’s testimony can teach us about sexual assault

What Dr. Christine Ford’s testimony can teach us about sexual assault

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

Ambiguity is the legal system’s worst fear. It has been over a month since Dr. Christine Ford accused Associate Judge Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault incident that happened 36 years prior. During this case, I tuned into different news outlets, compared the “he’s innocent” and “he’s...

Is your passion worth the debt?

Is your passion worth the debt?

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

Every student at one time has asked, “Is college really worth all of this money?” Sometimes it can be overwhelming to think about the thousands of dollars spent on classes and textbooks. So in the end, is having a degree worth it all? There was never a doubt in my mind that I would go to college....

The bittersweet taste of college

The bittersweet taste of college

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018

“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” ~Bob Goff When I was in my senior year of high school, I knew exactly who I was. I knew what I wanted to be, where I was going, and why I was going. Every stride I took was dipped in...

Special people with designer genes

Special people with designer genes

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018

Nature is profound, mysterious and beautiful all at the same time. The synchronization and engineering of elements found in nature are complicated. From tiny particles like electrons and protons to the magnificent universe, everything happens with its own rule. If a small change occurs, many differences...

An insight into Homecoming

An insight into Homecoming

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

The annual Homecoming Week marks the time of the year when various student organizations showcase the university’s storied traditions. Greek life organizations, school clubs and local businesses engage in various fun-filled activities during Homecoming Week leading up to the Homecoming Day. Above all,...

The spectrum of skin tones: white, black and everything in between

The spectrum of skin tones: white, black and everything in between

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018

Whenever I go into a room filled with people of different races, my unreasonably paranoid brain gets shipped to an entirely different world. This world enrages the insecure Diamond, obsessing over what everyone thinks of her and if her blackness is so perceptible. Insecure Diamond and cool-headed Diamond...