The Lion's Roar

Updating street names

Updating street names

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

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...

Fellom returns to teaching

Fellom returns to teaching

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

January 29, 2019

After an almost two-year hiatus from teaching at the university, Dr. Martie Fellom, professor emeritus of music and performing arts, brings back her knowledge and passion for dance to students. Fellom decided to return this semester to teach Introduction to Dance after speaking with Keith “Skip” Cost...

The value of sportsmanship in the nation

The value of sportsmanship in the nation

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

The university women’s soccer team has made itself known for its gracious treatment towards others by receiving the United Soccer Coaches Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award. This award is given to schools who show exemplary sportsmanship as well as receive few yellow cards. Christopher McBride,...

Remembering Zachary Taylor Hall

Remembering Zachary Taylor Hall

Breanna Rexwinkle, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2019

Sept. 5, 2018 began the demolition of a 56-year-old piece of university history. Zachary Taylor Hall, no longer able to effectively serve its purpose, was torn down last semester after new residence halls, Ascension Hall and Twelve Oaks Hall, were constructed. Kenneth Howe, director of facility plan...

5 years of laughter fuel a theatre memorial

5 years of laughter fuel a theatre memorial

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

December 4, 2018

Alumni returned to their home Vonnie Borden Theatre stage to honor the memory of three university theatre community members with the 5th annual “Cubas/Kay/Jacob Memorial Comedy Show.” Brandon Cubas and Jacob Zeringue were students, and Kay Files joined the university’s theatre staff in 1993....

The life of Roomie the Lion

The life of Roomie the Lion

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

The university’s mascot prowls the grounds of home games and campus social events. Roomie the Lion has been the name of the university mascot since 1964 and is named after former biology professor, alumnus and student-athlete Hollis “Roomie” Wilson. Although it has been decades since the university...

Crowning Chelsey

Crowning  Chelsey

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2018

Every year, the university chooses its new ambassador as Miss Southeastern and awards her with golden roses, the local Miss America crown, an opportunity to compete in the Miss Louisiana Pageant and recognition in various events on campus. The title holder is also awarded one year’s tuition, $1000...

Lions prepare for the 2019 spring season

Lions prepare for the 2019 spring season

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 20, 2018

As fall season sports end, some teams look towards spring competition and a shot at championships. Baseball will begin its season against Louisiana Tech University on Feb. 15-17. The team follows a 37-22 record last season. Men’s and women’s basketball both began competing in November and will...

How to prepare for Miss SLU 2019

How to prepare for Miss SLU 2019

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

As her term concludes, Miss Southeastern 2018 Alyssa Larose, a junior elementary education and special education major, gave advice to the upcoming pageant contestants. There are five categories of competition that contestants prepare for: private interview, lifestyle and fitness, talent, on-stage...

A day in the life of Dr. John L. Crain

A day in the life of Dr. John L. Crain

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

President of the university Dr. John L. Crain strives to ensure a good experience for students as the university’s ambassador. The responsibilities of the president include overseeing various departments on campus, fundraising, advocating on behalf of the university, bridging the university management...

Understanding gun culture in history

Understanding gun culture in history

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018

Director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies Dr. Samuel Hyde Jr., professor of history, was awarded the “Michael V.R. Thomason Book Award” by the Gulf South Historical Association for his book “Pistols and Politics: Feuds, Factions, and the Struggle for Order in Louisiana’s Florida...

The River Bell rivalry

The River Bell rivalry

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 15, 2018

The Lions and Nicholls State University Colonels fostered a rivalry over 27 games since the inception of the River Bell Classic in 1972.  “It has been a great healthy rivalry between Nicholls and ourselves,” said Director of Athletics Jay Artigues. “Both teams know each other well, and it’s alw...