The Lion's Roar

‘Strawberry Jubilee’ is here

‘Strawberry Jubilee’ is here

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

The Campus Activities Board invites students to enjoy its 39th annual spring tradition: “Strawberry Jubilee.” The celebration will include food, games, music and giveaways and is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the War Memorial Student Union Park. “CA...

Senior basketball player finds success in Minn.

Senior basketball player finds success in Minn.

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

The Dos Equis 3X3U Tournament earlier this month gave Moses Greenwood, a senior forward for the men’s basketball team, the chance to showcase his athletic skills. Senior players from 33 Division I conferences competed. Each team was comprised of four players including one substitute. “It was an am...

Lions to face the Bulldogs in 2021

Lions to face the Bulldogs in 2021

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

The Lions football team is scheduled to travel to Ruston to play Louisiana Tech University in the 2021 season to benefit the athletic programs of both universities. The athletic department handles various responsibilities of all the university’s sports, such as creating the teams’ season schedule...

Yoga event benefits Hammond cancer center

Yoga event benefits Hammond cancer center

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

Downtown Yoga is partnering with the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond to present “Geaux Yoga,” an event benefiting cancer patients and their families. The event will kick off with a morning yoga class hosted by Downtown Yoga at Cate Square Park on April 22 at 9 a.m. Brenna Barzenick, co-own...

Students elect SGA officers

Students elect SGA officers

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

With 1,331 votes cast, the student body chose next year's executive officers for the Student Government Association. For the 2019-20 term, Karley Bordelon, a junior social studies education major, will be president of SGA. L’Oreal Williams, a sophomore business administration major, will be vice...

Competing on and off the field

Competing on and off the field

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Breaking the “dumb jock” stereotype requires motivation and commitment for three student-athletes who prove that maintaining a high GPA can be a reality. Noah Vance, a sophomore defensive lineman for the football team, has a 3.0 cumulative GPA. He shared how he maintains his grades. “My whole life h...

Student involvement develops leadership

Student involvement develops leadership

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Taylor Mangus, a senior nursing major and president of the Order of Omega, found her Greek beginnings in the Phi Mu chapter at the university. After four years with Phi Mu, Mangus joined the Order of Omega, the university’s only coed Greek honor society. According to the organization’s website, app...

Sexual Harassment: addressing the issue

Sexual Harassment: addressing the issue

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Identifying what constitutes sexual harassment can be critical to confronting it. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women will be raped at some point in their lives. The source also cites that 20-25% of college women and 15% of college men are victims of forced sex...

Passion, flavor and community craft a drink

Passion, flavor and community craft a drink

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019

Whereas overall U.S. beer sales were down 1.2 percent in 2017, according to the Brewers Association, the craft beer market grew at about a five percent rate. According to Todd Delaune, general manager of Red, White and Brew, craft beer takes standard beer to a new level. “Craft beer is focused on fl...

International Sports: Caber Toss

International Sports: Caber Toss

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

As one of several traditional Celtic games, caber tossing tests athletes’ strength, balance and coordination. Caber tossing originated in Scotland, and although the exact date of origin is unknown, an article by Collins dictionary cites “tossing of ye barr” to be first mentioned in 1574 at a milita...

Join a committee, change a community

Join a committee, change a community

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019

Through six committees, the Hammond Downtown Development District provides an opportunity for anyone to participate in decisions concerning their community. The DDD includes the design committee, merchant committee, farmers market committee, revolving loan committee, events committee and residentia...

Finding space for the stage, the track and the classroom

Finding space for the stage, the track and the classroom

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019

Jacquelyn Walker, a sophomore athletic training major, aims for success whether running at a meeting, competing on a stage or studying for a test. A track scholarship, the athletic training program and warmer weather brought Walker from Jefferson City, Missouri to the university. “It was an adjustmen...