The Lion's Roar

24 hours of theatrical horror

24 hours of theatrical horror

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 22, 2018

With roughly 50 people, Alpha Psi Omega condensed a theatre production into 24 hours to kick off the “Hammond Horror Festival.” President of APO Taylor Meng, a junior English education major, served as scenic designer for the play. She described the performance as “one of APO’s favorite events...

Bring on the fright at ‘Hammond Horror Fest’

Bring on the fright at ‘Hammond Horror Fest’

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018

“Hammond Horror Fest” plans to scare attendees for its eighth year in a row. The two-day event will feature the “7 Frightening Phobias” play on Oct. 19 in the Pottle Auditorium from 8-10 p.m., and the Macabre Showcase will take place at Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. on Oct. 20 from 6-10 p.m. Associate...

New Monarchs

New Monarchs

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2018

The coronation of the 2018 Homecoming king and queen at Saturday’s game recognized Cedric L. Dent Jr. and Da’Jon Beard respectively. “Being Homecoming queen means a lot to me because I know that having the opportunity to represent my school, this community, my peers and my sorority will be such...

Sound for the sports

Sound for the sports

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018

What do Neil Armstrong, Gwen Stefani, Andy Griffith, Steven Tyler and Bill Clinton all have in common? All these famous individuals were once a part of their school’s marching band. Since its reappearance in 2004, the “Spirit of the Southland” has been the title of the university’s marching...

Dracula: How the show goes on

Dracula: How the show goes on

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018

Over 50 students and staff members collaborated to produce “Dracula” in the Vonnie Borden Theatre for Fanfare. The play was performed from Sept. 25-28 and was adapted for the stage and directed by James Winter, associate professor of acting and directing. Winter had his own spin on the English...

A day in the life of Jenna Licciardi

A day in the life of Jenna Licciardi

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 25, 2018

President of the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Theta Phi Alpha Jenna Licciardi, a senior marketing major, looks out for more than her studies on any given day. “Unlike the majority of people my age, instead of waking up and checking social media, I check my emails,” said Licciardi. “I am constantly...

Overcoming addiction: 4 years sober

Overcoming addiction: 4 years sober

Annie Goodman, Editor-In-Chief

September 24, 2018

“There was a small part of me that knew that if I didn’t, that I was going to die, and that same small part of me didn’t want to die,” said Alaina Fontenot, a junior early childhood education, PK-3 major, who is four years sober from drug and alcohol addiction. Now 28 years old, Fontenot first...

Everything you need in downtown Hammond

Everything you need in downtown Hammond

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 20, 2018

By offering a place to eat, shop, live, work or hang out, Hammond became one of 10 semifinalists selected by Main Street America for the Great American Main Street Award. Chelsea Tallo, executive director of the Hammond Downtown Development District, expressed pride in her team for the recognition. “It’s...

Willis is interim dean of students

Willis is interim dean of students

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018

Dr. Gabe Willis has recently been promoted to interim dean of students. Willis joined the university in the fall of 2014 as an instructor of Southeastern 101. Training with, what was then, the Office of Student Conduct, Willis prepared himself to be in the position as director of the Office of Student...

Joining the lion pride

Joining the lion pride

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 17, 2018

High schools joined the “Spirit of the Southland” to ramp up the lion spirit at the halftime performance of the Lions’ first home game of the season for “Band Day.” The annual event offers high school students a taste of participating in the halftime performance of college football. The...

Home game loss

Home game loss

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 16, 2018

In the Lions' first home game of the season and the Southland Conference opener, the team lost 33-25 to the University of Central Arkansas, the Southland Conference defending champion. "When you look at it and you go back, it's a story of the explosive plays they were able to make, and we didn't make...

A safe place to play in the Zemurray Park

A safe place to play in the Zemurray Park

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 13, 2018

Dog owners can find a community as well as an area for their dogs to socialize and exercise at Zemurray Park. Constructed in 2013, the dog park is located near the back of Zemurray Park. Dogs can play off leash in the fenced-off area, divided into a part for small dogs and another for large dogs. Nancy...