The Lion's Roar

Artistic merit pays for an education

In music, students must audition to enter the department. This audition also counts as the students’ scholarship application.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

May 7, 2019

Students can find a variety of scholarships based on artistic and academic excellence to offset the costs of pursuing an education in the arts. “The arts, and music in particular, can be a very competitive field in terms of collegiate recruiting,” said Jeffrey Wright, head of the Department of Music...

How dance can function to alleviate stress

Members of Chi Tau Epsilon, the university’s dance fraternity, practice a choreographed routine. Dance can increase levels of serotonin and help reduce stress.

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

Putting physical stress on the body can help relieve mental stress, according to Kerri-Ann Jennings, a dietitian. Exercise in the form of high-intensity bench presses, weight-lifting routines or dance can be a powerful technique to reduce stress. Keith “Skip” Costa, director of dance, explained ...

Spring concert showcases student talent


Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2019

Members of the dance program displayed their artistic talents in a spring concert that addressed societal themes. The “Spring Dance/Movement Studies Concert” took place on Feb. 27-28 in the Vonnie Borden Theatre from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Keith "Skip" Costa, director of dance, shared that performances...

Dancing in remembrance of an alumna

Alaura Cervini, a junior double majoring in history and general studies, performs for

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

The dance program showcased the memory of an alumna with the performance "A few of her favorite things: a dedication to Mary Lou Champagne." The performance, held on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre, highlighted Champagne's favorite things such as songs and activities. Alexis May,...