The Lion's Roar

One man and his guitar

One man and his guitar

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

During "Lonesome Traveler: The Concert with Peter Yarrow," the spotlight shone on a single performer with his guitar. On Oct. 12, at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, Peter Yarrow, an American singer and songwriter, engaged with the audience telling jokes and singing songs like “Puff,...

New Orleans organization brings pastel to Hammond

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

Along with its French influence, New Orleans is home to an organization dedicated to honoring the art of pastel painting. Formed in 1984, the Degas Pastel Society connects pastel artists on an international level through the appreciation of the art medium and one of its prominent painters, Edgar Degas. Treasurer...

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...

Homecoming Week closes with a victory

Homecoming Week closes with a victory

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 14, 2018

The Homecoming Game ended with a victory for the Lions over the Houston Baptist University Huskies 62-52. The Lions and Huskies faced off in Strawberry Stadium on Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. To Frank Scelfo, head coach, his team's resiliency stood out to him. "I'd say we compete all the way through the...

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...

Lady Lions fall at home

Lady Lions fall at home

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2018

The Lady Lions volleyball team lost its home match 3-0 against the University of Central Arkansas. The final set scores for the Lady Lions were 18-25, 9-25 and 18-25. The Lady Lions stand at a 1-17 overall record. "The biggest takeaway I would say is consistency," said Caroline Golden, a sophom...