The Lion's Roar

Lady Lions prepare for 2020 softball season

The Lady Lions softball team finished the 2019 season with a 34-23 overall record. The team also finished with a total batting average of .315. Southeastern will begin its 2020 regular season against University of Buffalo on Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. at North Oak Park.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

After attaining a record of 34-23 in 2019, the university softball team is seeking to mirror its achievements in the upcoming season. With the season beginning on Feb. 7, players and coaches have noticed a surge of energy throughout the team, including head softball coach Rick Fremin. “I think this g...

Hammond Regional Arts Center honors the legacy of Marjorie Morrison

The Hammond Regional Arts Center is opened Wednesday through Friday from 12- 6 p.m. For more information contact HRAC 985-542-7113.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

Marjorie Morrison, advocate of the arts and former wife of U.S. Senator Jim Morrison, has been featured through the works of Hammond artists Pat Macaluso and Denise Tullier-Holly. The exhibit is formally titled “The Marjorie Morrison Sculpture Biennial” and opened at the Hammond Regional Arts C...

Frank Scelfo signs contract extension to be head coach through 2024

Frank Scelfo received the 2019 Southland Conference Coach of the Year award after leading the Lions to an 8-5 record and a playoff appearance. In Scelfo’s second season, the Lions also finished with the top-ranked offense in the Southland Conference.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

In the 2019 season, head football coach Frank Scelfo doubled the Lions’ win total from the previous season and reached the second round of the FCS Playoffs. Along with leading the football team to the playoffs, Scelfo also picked up the 2019 Southland Conference Coach of the Year award. Due to his suc...

How athletes stayed motivated over winter break

Junior forward Pape Diop, native of Ziguinchor, Senegal, dunks the ball in the 79-74 victory over Southern University at New Orleans

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

As the 2019 fall semester came to an end, university basketball players prepared to practice, travel and compete throughout the winter break. With several practices and games scheduled, the men’s and women’s basketball teams shared their thoughts and struggles of playing throughout winter break. ...

2020 Spring intramural schedule

2020 Spring intramural schedule

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2020

The REC will be hosting several events with Intramural Sports in February. Sports that are included in the lineup for February are basketball, soccer and softball. New sports in this semester’s lineup include doubles racquetball and doubles badminton. Registration is now open for all sports. A new...

Inkslinger competition produces works of emerging playwrights

The university’s theatre program produced the 2016 Inkslinger Playwriting Competition winner, “Why Are You Nowhere,” by Ethan Warren, in the spring of 2017. Inkslinger allows aspiring playwrights to have their work come to life on stage.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2020

An annual competition at the university provides emerging playwright opportunities to see their work produced on stage. The 2020 Inkslinger Playwriting Competition challenges any playwright to submit their original scripts. Hosted by the university’s theatre program, the coordinators will be acceptin...

Forum following play performance explored civil rights in the modern era

Rebecca Hensley, instructor of sociology, speaks to the crowd during the forum after the performance “Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks.” The panel also included Dr. Antoinette Harrell - a genealogist, author, historian and producer - and Christopher Westhoff, manager at Mad River Theater Works.

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2020

In remembrance of a civil rights activist, a discussion that ensued in Hammond brought light to modern issues. Following the play “Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks,” produced by Mad River Theatre Works on Jan 25, the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts hosted a panel discussion centered aroun...

An app for students, by students

Domodar Dahal, a senior computer science major, stands with his application, PortableLion, that he created for the university. “When somebody else gets some kind of help through something I’ve made, that gets me the best kind of excitement, the happiness and satisfaction,” said Dahal.

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2020

To assist everyone on campus, university students have released an application that places all campus resources in one location. Damodar Dahal, a senior computer science and mathematics major, has unveiled the beta release of an app for the university called PortableLion. Dahal began work on the app...

CAB releases list of events for the spring semester

Students pose for a picture during the Gumbo YaYa event organized by the Campus Activities Board. Gumbo YaYa is an annual event organized by CAB every fall semester. The event was held last year on Oct. 9.

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2020

The Campus Activities Board announced its schedule of events for the spring 2020 semester. CAB kicks off their schedule with an interest meeting for the upcoming events. Marketing meetings will be included from Jan. 27-29 for “I <3 CAB Week” in February. Megan Blomquist, a senior management maj...

Organizations offer free food along with fellowship

The Catholic Student Association hosts free meals every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Saint Albert the Great Catholic Church.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2020

Many of the university’s religious organizations provide free lunches throughout the week to all students. Some of these organizations include the Catholic Student Association and the Baptist Collegiate Ministry. These organizations hold weekly or monthly gatherings during the afternoon at their meeting ...

Joyce Washington: Getting to know a campus janitor and lover of people

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2020

After working at the university for four years, a spotlight is shined on a campus custodian who opened up about her personal life. Joyce Washington, 58, is a janitor at the university. Washington shared the passion she finds in her work daily. “I like this, doing stuff like this,” stated Washington. “...

Serving up a family delicacy at Eddie’s Frozen Custard

Serving up a family delicacy at Eddie's Frozen Custard

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2020

Sitting on W. Thomas Street, across from Superking Seafood, lies Eddie’s Frozen Custard. Eddie McGhee, owner and general manager of Eddie’s Frozen Custard, explained what brought him to the decision to open up a custard eatery after his service in the military. “I saved up a little money from my...