The Lion's Roar

By the numbers

By the numbers

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

As the men's basketball team starts its season, here is a look at the team's performance last season. 1- Number of wins the Lions were away from the Southland Conference Championship last season. 6.4- Highest number of 3’s averaged last season by 2018 Alumnus Joshua Filmore. 7- The team’s...

Informing the public from the microphone

Informing the public from the microphone

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

The university radio station KSLU offers students and the surrounding community on-air programming like sports updates and music from around the world. Since its establishment in 1974, the radio program has been functioning as a public radio broadcasting station. General Manager for KSLU Todd Delaney...

The power of participating at the polls today

The power of participating at the polls today

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

My vote is my voice. This world is consumed in the mayhem of injustice, in the metaphorical dungeons filled with people chained by the frauds called fake freedom and fake peace. In the chaos that is the constant degradation of races, sexes and sexual orientation, my vote is my voice. My vote rings...

Getting out the vote

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 6, 2018

Although midterm elections this year select 506 political offices, voter turnout continues to lag behind voter registration. "Voting is one of the most fundamental rights we hold as Americans," said Public Information Director for the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office Brandee Patrick. "It's not...

A student’s business on the runway

A student’s business on the runway

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 6, 2018

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. organized its first fashion show to display a member's work. The fashion show included models showing off clothing from 3's A Charm and performers on Monday, Nov. 5 in the Student Union Ballroom. Co-Founder of 3's A Charm Jazelle Harris, a senior business administration...

Ten years of wine tasting

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

The Friends of Sims Library organized the 10th annual "Wine with Friends" to help the Sims Memorial Library financially. The event was held at the library on Friday, Nov. 3. The event included a wine tasting paired with food, a silent auction and door prizes. The silent auction items included paintings,...

Victory on ‘Senior Night’

Victory on ‘Senior Night’

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2018

The Lions football team wrapped up its last home game of the season with a 23-6 win against McNeese State University. The two teams competed on Nov. 3 in Strawberry Stadium. The match was also "Senior Night" for the Lions. Head Coach Frank Scelfo shared his thoughts on the match. "Our guys did...

Reading and talking about the Radium Girls

Reading and talking about the Radium Girls

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

November 4, 2018

Kate Moore visited Hammond to talk about her nationally acclaimed book "The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women" and the lives of the women depicted in it. The talk brought attendees to the Hammond Regional Arts Center on Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. Media Coordinator for HRAC Tara Bennett...

Modern-day slavery located behind bars

Modern-day slavery located behind bars

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018

The 14th annual Social Justice Lecture Series welcomed Jordan Mazurek, the national organizer and co-creator of the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons, to speak about prison abolition. Mazurek's talk focused on the toxicity of the current prison system environmentally, socially and economically. He used...

Soccer season ends in Beaumont

Soccer season ends in Beaumont

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

The Lady Lions soccer team finished its season with a loss at the Southland Conference Tournament. The Lady Lions fell to Lamar University 3-2 on Oct. 31 in Beaumont, Texas. The match started out with two goals in the first half by Lamar. In the second half, the Lady Lions scored two goals, but another...

The value of genuine friends

The value of genuine friends

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

We are not meant to live life alone. So, we create bonds with one another that make life worthwhile. There are billions of people in this world, and no two people are exactly alike. While this is certain, there are qualities that many people share with one another. When most people are asked what...

Why we should care about the invisible line

Why we should care about the invisible line

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

Many things go unnoticed in sports: the referees’ names, the work it takes to make the field look good, and sometimes the positions of key players. One of the most underrated facets of sports is the football offensive line. To specify, I am talking about all five offensive line positions: left tackle,...