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Local parade celebrates Mardi Gras history

Local parade celebrates Mardi Gras history

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

Mardi Gras season has once again come to Louisiana, and Tangipahoa Parish has already begun to celebrate. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, which is the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. Louisiana is the only state that recognizes Mardi Gras as a legal holiday. The first Mardi Gras ce...

Symphony brings guest conductors and Disney vibes

Many students performed in costume, with performers dressing as popular Disney characters such as Belle, Mulan, Stitch and Kylo Ren.

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2020

The Wind Symphony put on their annual Disney concert on Feb. 8. The program included popular pieces from movies like “Mulan,” “Toy Story” and “Star Wars.” Senior horn player Jarian Jordan explained that the process of preparing a set like this is different than other performances due to ...

Black History Month feature: Dorothy Height

Black History Month feature: Dorothy Height

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2020

Dorothy Height was an activist and administrator throughout the 20th century who started many institutions that pushed for both the rights of black Americans and of women in America. Born in Richmond, Va. on March 24, 1912, Height grew up primarily in Pennsylvania, where she attended high school. There...

Lady Lions bring home fifth win in a row

Senior guard Tyler Morrison dribbles down the court. The Lady Lions won their fifth game in a row by defeating Incarnate Word 58-44.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

The Lady Lions defeated the Incarnate Word Cardinals on Feb. 8, with a final score of 58-44, extending their win streak to five and securing their eleventh win of the season. The game was held to raise cancer funds and awareness, promoting the #Play4Kay initiative, named after Kay Yow, North Carolina ...

Columbia brings comic operetta

“Die Fledermaus,“ a comic operetta, was performed by students at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Feb 6-7. The plot centered around a couple experiencing infidelity within their marriage.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

The start of a new semester brought students and guest director Rachel Harris onto the stage of a local theatre to perform a century-old operetta. University students performed “Die Fledermaus” at The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Feb. 6-7. The production is a comic operetta compose...

Aminat Jubril: A journey from Lagos to Hammond

Senior center Aminat Jubril first arrived to America and played women's basketball at Pensacola State College. In her final year of eligibility Jubril chose to attend Southeastern.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

Not all student-athletes spend the entirety of their athletic careers at the same school. Some of them do not even spend it all in the same country. Aminat Jubril, a center for the women’s basketball team, has been at the university for the past two years. A native of Lagos, Nigeria, Jubril first came to...

Take a trip to the ‘20s with the HRAC

Hammond Regional Arts Center has previously held similar cocktail events to capture the essence of Mardi Gras. This year’s ‘Art of the Cocktail’ event on Feb. 7 will embody a ‘Roaring 20s’ theme.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

The Hammond Regional Arts Center will be traveling back in time this week as they host an event dedicated to supporting the arts and local businesses. Taking place on Friday, Feb. 7 from 7-10 p.m., the HRAC will be hosting its annual ‘Art of the Cocktail’ party. This year, the event will embody...

Preply undergoing updates to enhance language learning

Preply undergoing updates to enhance language learning

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2020

The start of another semester kicks off the search for new ways to study and more tutoring options. The university offers multiple different tools to help students with a wide range of subjects. There are resources such as the math lab, writing lab, Center for Student Excellence and a website named...

Students join the fight for life

Taylor Gautreaux, coordinator for the Louisiana Students for Life trip, poses with a sign in front of the Capitol Building during March for Life 2020.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2020

Students from the university traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the national March for Life, an annual human rights demonstration that takes place around the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion throughout the entire U.S. March for Life...

Spring recruitment process explained

Theta Phi Alpha during Bid Day in the fall of 2019. Spring 2020 Recruitment offers a more casual experience for potential members than fall recruitment.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2020

With the spring semester upon us, sorority recruitment has reappeared at the university. Spring 2020 Recruitment offers a more casual way for girls to meet members of sororities through interest parties, contrary to the formal fall recruitment schedule. Jessica Litolff, Collegiate Panhellenic Cou...

Black History Month feature: Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2020

In honor of Black History Month, a nation-wide celebration that spans the month of February, The Lion’s Roar will feature a series of articles written by our staff that reflect on the accomplishments of three individuals who have greatly impacted African-American history. After facing prejudice, discrimi...

New tuition fees raise concerns about Southeastern Promise

New tuition fees raise concerns about Southeastern Promise

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2020

Recent fee adjustments for the spring 2020 semester have caused some students to have concerns about the Southeastern Promise. Starting this semester, students will be charged up to $150 per credit hour that is above 15 hours. According to the university, the net change to tuition charges will be $...

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