The Lion's Roar

10 years with Crain

10 years with Crain

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

On Feb. 17, 2009, the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System appointed Dr. John Crain as the president of the university. Serving at the university for a total of 32 years, Crain started as a faculty member for the College of Business, later becoming the department head. While s...

Stand out with the first step

Stand out with the first step

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

As universities promote themselves as unique, one of the first differences incoming students experience lies in how these institutions welcome them. According to Anthony Ranatza, director of admissions, the current orientation format dates back to the late 1980s with orientation leaders. Ranatza co...

Alumna makes strides in education

Alumna makes strides in education

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

Stephanie Whetstone, a fifth grade teacher of science and mathematics at Bains Elementary School, became the first person in West Feliciana Parish to earn the $25,000 Milken Educator Award. Whetstone graduated from the university in the spring of 2007. In college, she was involved with Phi Mu frater...

Cheating in college

Cheating in college

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

From accidental plagiarism to blatant copying, professors have witnessed different forms of cheating in their classrooms. According to a study done by the International Center for Academic Integrity, 39 percent of undergraduate students admitted to cheating on tests, and 62 percent of them cheated...

Fostering romance with art

Fostering romance with art

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

For an aura of romance and creativity, couples can find venues like the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, Painting with a Twist and the Hammond Regional Arts Center, all located in downtown Hammond, as a way to express their feelings through art. Roy Blackwood, executive director of the Col...

A day in the life of Eryn Brannagan

A day in the life of Eryn Brannagan

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under On Campus, Showcase

For some students, helping others and putting a smile on someone’s face prompts them to turn what they love into a career. Eryn Brannagan, a senior health education and promotion major, recently began her internship at the University Health Center in spring 2019. “I’ve always liked the age group of c...

The men’s lacrosse club grows in numbers

The men’s lacrosse club grows in numbers

Breanna Rexwinkle, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Since the men’s lacrosse club’s inception in 2016, team members constantly strive to make improvements and increase membership. Chris Bourque, men’s lacrosse coach, started playing the sport in 2012 for the North Shore Lacrosse Club along with David DiPiazza, lacrosse club president. “During our ...

Lights out

Lights out

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, Jan. 28, the university and the surrounding Hammond area were impacted by a power outage. The power in several buildings on main campus was disrupted, and by 1:44 p.m., classes and most food services were canceled for the remainder of the day. Byron Patterson, director of the Physical Pla...

Cage makes a melody of dreams

Cage makes a melody of dreams

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Sara Cage, a senior music major, entered university history as the first student to receive three first place awards at the Southern Regional Conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Though Cage participated in NATS competitions since her freshman year of college, she never made ...

International Sports: Kabaddi

International Sports: Kabaddi

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A game of attack and defense - kabaddi is an indigenous game of South Asia played between two teams of seven players each on opposite halves of a court. The game, which got its name from the Tamil word “kai pidi,” meaning “to hold hands,” is a contact sport. Kabaddi is the national game of Bangla...

Editorial: Why a new look for the newspaper

Editorial: Why a new look for the newspaper

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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...

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...