The Lion's Roar

A testament of how dreams find their way back

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

Director of the University Chorus and Northshore Choral Society Amy Wilt-Prats believes in following the path to one’s dreams regardless of the obstacles.  Wilt-Prats acknowledged how her parents and her spirituality impacted her life. “It is a toss-up between my parents and God when it comes t...

Girard is the voice of the stadium

Girard is the voice of the stadium

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018

With student-athletes implementing their strategies for the games and cheerleaders entertaining the crowd, announcements updating the crowd about the latest development contribute to the spirit on the field. Paul Girard, an engineer, is the voice of the stadium and has been working with the university...

Soccer high scorer: Christina Cutura

Soccer high scorer: Christina Cutura

Annie Goodman, Editor-In-Chief

October 31, 2018

With seven goals scored this season, Christina Cutura is the highest scoring player on the Lady Lions soccer team. “Christina has been a true team player this year by taking on a new position in her senior year,” said soccer Head Coach Christopher McBride. “She is constantly working hard. It...

The scary side of social media

The scary side of social media

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2018

Though social media offers a convenient form of communication and networking, negative effects can accompany prolonged use.  According to Director of Graduate Studies and Institutional Effectiveness John Boulahanis, social media is psychologically addictive, and like other addictions, withdrawal brin...

Studying interaction

Studying interaction

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2018

Through sociology, students can learn about a range of topics concerning human interaction from comparative family patterns to race and ethnic relations.  Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Robert Martin discussed what the study of sociology entails. “It’s basically the study of people interacting,...

Where the diversity of art and culture collide

Where the diversity of art and culture collide

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 31, 2018

Through various art forms, Cultural Collision is an organization that aims to promote cultural awareness and diversity on campus. President of Cultural Collision Ariel George, a junior music major, created the organization “as an escape from school, politics or any other drama, to find peace in...

Carnival offers a safe Halloween

Carnival offers a safe Halloween

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 31, 2018

The 14th annual "Fall Carnival" provided a safe place for children to enjoy Halloween. Due to the weather, the "Fall Carnival" moved into the Pennington Student Activity Center on Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. Organizations set up tables with games and candy for the children. Ronjae Cunnikin Jr, a senior...

Social justice and prisons

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 30, 2018

This year, the annual Social Justice Lecture Series focuses on incarceration and advocacy by bringing Sociologist Jordan Mazurek to campus. Mazurek will speak on Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. Assistant Professor of Sociology...

From kids to senior citizens, let us enjoy Halloween

From kids to senior citizens, let us enjoy Halloween

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2018

I grew up in a lackluster neighborhood called Sherwood where everything and everyone was laid-back. All of my neighbors were mild-mannered, and there were never any loud noises in our neighborhood. There was just a sense of peacefulness that pervaded the streets. However, that all changed when Hallowee...

Arts in Fanfare

Arts in Fanfare

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 30, 2018

Through theatrical productions like “Dracula,” lectures like “Your Best 10 Minutes,” art exhibitions like “Real to Not Real,” concerts and much more, Fanfare devotes the month of October to the celebration of arts, humanities and social sciences. Director of Fanfare Roy Blackwood, executive...

Madere named International Pike of the Month

Madere named International Pike of the Month

Annie Goodman, Editor-In-Chief

October 30, 2018

For the month of September, Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity announced Joshua Madere of the university chapter as the Pike of the Month. Madere, a junior business administration major, described the process of becoming Pike of the Month, which usually keeps the nominee unaware. “Each chapter ...

Going into the polls

Going into the polls

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018

Local and state elections are next week, and two students at the university have been active participants leading up to Nov. 6. Vice President of College Republicans Mollie Millet, a sophomore political science major, and President of College Democrats Eugene Davis, a senior double majoring in communication...