The Lion's Roar

Rallying lion spirit

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

The bonfire and "Roar Rally Spirit Competition" continued the Homecoming Week festivities the night before game day. The activities were organized on Cook Field at 7:30 p.m. and started with performances from the band, cheerleaders and Lionettes. A total of seven organizations participated in the...

An insight into Homecoming

An insight into Homecoming

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

The annual Homecoming Week marks the time of the year when various student organizations showcase the university’s storied traditions. Greek life organizations, school clubs and local businesses engage in various fun-filled activities during Homecoming Week leading up to the Homecoming Day. Above all,...

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...

Homecoming from the eyes of student-athlete alumni

Homecoming from the eyes of student-athlete alumni

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

Tailgating before the annual Homecoming Game can bring alumni student-athletes together for a Homecoming experience different from their years at the university. Brent Wagner, an offensive lineman on the football team from 2012-15, compared attending Homecoming as an alumnus and as a student-athlete. “It’s...

Parade of lion spirit

Parade of lion spirit

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 14, 2018

Homecoming Day kicked off with a parade leading up to the football game. The parade started at the University Center at noon on Oct. 13. Member of the Homecoming Court Tyler Olivier, a senior marketing major, explained how Hammond's pride in the university contributed to the parade. Olivier...

Going head-to-head in the lip sync battle

Going head-to-head in the lip sync battle

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018

Team Batman, consisting of Alpha Omicron Pi and Delta Tau Delta, took home the win at the "Lip Sync Contest." On Oct. 11, teams competed in the University Center. Each team's theme revolved around a superhero. The Student Government Association hosted the Homecoming Week event. SGA President R...

60 seconds of competition

60 seconds of competition

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 12, 2018

Homecoming Week festivities looked towards competition as student organizations participated in 60-second challenges for "Minute to Win It." The teams took the Strawberry Stadium field on Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. A fire alarm delayed the competition in the last challenge. Two teams participated in a tiebreaker...

Students and faculty compete

Students and faculty compete

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2018

Phi Kappa Phi participated in the Homecoming Week festivities with its 17th annual quiz bowl. This year, the quiz bowl had faculty and the student body compete against each other. PKP Chapter Secretary Dr. Joan Faust enjoyed seeing the faculty and staff come together for the event. "We started...

Mid-week festivities help students take a break

Mid-week festivities help students take a break

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2018

The celebration of Homecoming continued throughout today with "Gumbo Ya Ya." Held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Breezeway, the Campus Activities Board provided free gumbo, free pizza and music for students to enjoy. In addition, several student organizations set up booths to sell various...

Homecoming Week commences

Homecoming Week commences

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2018

"Community Decorating" brought various organizations together to start off Homecoming Week with a display of lion pride. The Hammond Square and the Student Government Association sponsored the decorating contest. On Saturday, Oct. 7, numerous clubs and Greek life organizations worked together to p...

School apparel shows school spirit

School apparel shows school spirit

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2018

In honor of Lion Up Tuesday, the Homecoming Committee passed out Homecoming T-shirts today as a part of the festivities. Starting at 10 a.m., members from the committee gave out T-shirts to students in a tent located outside the Sims Memorial Library. Homecoming Committee Member Mi'Yana Solomon,...

Who are you voting for?

Who are you voting for?

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2018

Voting is now open for the Homecoming elections 2018 and will continue until Thursday, Sept 13 at 4:30 p.m. Sydnie McClinton, a senior biological sciences major, is running for the Homecoming queen. McClinton is actively involved in various organizations on campus including the National Association...