The Lion's Roar

Entertainment and education wrapped in one

Entertainment and education wrapped in one

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018

The annual Louisiana Renaissance Festival returns this year to educate and entertain with activities relating to the Renaissance era. Every weekend from Nov. 3 to Dec. 9, the festival returns to the Village of Albright and the 16th century. Themes include Mask Weekend and Veterans Day. Despite this...

Campus Haunted House

Campus Haunted House

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018

The Campus Activities Board tackles phobias and fears to spook students with this year’s “Haunted House.” The “Haunted House” will take place on Oct. 29-31 from 7-10 p.m. with the line starting outside the University Bookstore.  The theme for this year’s “Haunted House” focuses ...

Senior Night victory

Senior Night victory

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2018

The Lady Lions soccer team finished "Senior Night" with a 4-0 win over Nicholls State University. Head Coach Christopher McBride commented on the first half where neither team scored any points. "The first half was two teams battling it out for the last game of the regular season," said McBride....

Tennis finishes fall season

Tennis finishes fall season

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 28, 2018

The Lady Lions tennis team finished the fall season by placing 5th in the George E. Fourmaux Fed Cup Invitational. The university hosted seven other universities from Oct. 26-28 to compete in a series of matches. The University of West Florida took home 1st place. "We didn't start with the result...

Celebrations away from home

Celebrations away from home

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 28, 2018

The Nepalese Student Association at Southeastern celebrated Dashain over 8,000 miles away from home. The celebration was held in the War Memorial Student Union Grand Ballroom at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27. Spanning 15 days, Dashain honors the victory of the gods over the demons. "Dashain is one of the...

Nostalgia, music and King

Nostalgia, music and King

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018

The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts revisited the past as Suzanne O. Davis and a band performed a series of songs in tribute to songwriter Carole King. "Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook" took the Columbia Theatre stage on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Some of King's songs like "Jazzman"...

Behind the scenes of Lion spirit

Behind the scenes of Lion spirit

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

As the official spirit squads of the university, the Lionettes and cheerleaders support the athletic teams at on-campus and off-campus events. The university’s cheerleaders and Lionettes work together to show Lion pride for the athletic programs and fan base. Each year, tryouts are held for both...

Busekist named faculty representative to athletics

Busekist named faculty representative to athletics

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

Faculty Athletics Representative David Busekist received his title after the former representative, Joseph Morris, stepped down from the position. A long-time member of the Athletic Committee, Busekist has been working with athletes for many years now. President Dr. John Crain appointed him to the...

What Dr. Christine Ford’s testimony can teach us about sexual assault

What Dr. Christine Ford’s testimony can teach us about sexual assault

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

Ambiguity is the legal system’s worst fear. It has been over a month since Dr. Christine Ford accused Associate Judge Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault incident that happened 36 years prior. During this case, I tuned into different news outlets, compared the “he’s innocent” and “he’s...

Is your passion worth the debt?

Is your passion worth the debt?

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

Every student at one time has asked, “Is college really worth all of this money?” Sometimes it can be overwhelming to think about the thousands of dollars spent on classes and textbooks. So in the end, is having a degree worth it all? There was never a doubt in my mind that I would go to college....

Billington: A life of enjoying design and production

Billington: A life of enjoying design and production

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

Since childhood, Instructor of Costume and Makeup Design Emily Billington has developed her passion for theatre and the performing arts.  “I have been involved with theatre my entire life,” said Billington. “I started out as a performer, very young. My father is a director and costume design...

Breathe to relax

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

The University Health Center has partnered with Sims Memorial Library to offer a space for students who cannot find the time in their day to breathe. Mindfulness Breaks occur each Tuesday on the third floor of the library at 5 p.m. Kuldip Grest, a registered nurse at the University Health Center,...