The Lion's Roar

Hammond protests the death of George Floyd

Hammond community members protest the death of George Floyd. The protest started at Hammond City Court Clerk and ended at the Hammond Police Department.

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

June 4, 2020

Following the death of George Floyd under police custody, protests sprung from across the nation demanding justice for Floyd and many other African Americans who have died due to police brutality. One such protest took place on Monday, June 1 at 9 a.m. starting at the Hammond City Court Clerk and...

Protests will only make the virus stronger

Protests will only make the virus stronger

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

People around the country are now protesting to open the economy back up. Numerous protesters believe that the government is taking away their freedoms and rights. In reality, they are the ones putting everyone in danger with their selfishness and making state stay-at-home orders expand. Many of th...

State law changes university free speech policy

Because of legislation passed last year, the university has updated its free speech policies to comply with state law. This will allow any person or group to make demonstrations on any part of campus so long as it follows university policies.

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

August 27, 2019

Recent changes to the university’s free speech guidelines have allowed for both on and off-campus groups more liberty on how they wish to express their First Amendment rights. Senate Bill 364, signed by Governor John Bel Edwards in June 2018 and now called Act 666, became the catalyst to the changes...

Peace, civility and amnesia

Peace, civility and amnesia

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 19, 2019

Everyone loves a rebel, so long as it is convenient that is. As we celebrate Black History Month and remember Martin Luther King Jr. and civil disobedience, it appears many people forget how the movement brought us here. We may know the outcome, from middle school social studies and, well, the fact t...