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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Dr. Samuel Hyde signing a copy of Rebel Bayou. This book is now available at Bayou Booksellers in downtown Hammond.

Local bookstore holds book-signing for Dr. Samuel Hyde’s newest novel

Kennith Woods, Staff Reporter November 21, 2022

A book signing for Dr. Samuel Hyde’s new book, “Rebel Bayou,” took place at Bayou Booksellers on Saturday afternoon. Hyde is a history professor at Southeastern, the Leon Ford Endowed Chair and...

The cast waves goodbye at the end of their preparation for The Way We Say Goodbye. This show was written and directed by Donna Gay Anderson and will be performed in Reimer’s Auditorium Nov. 16-19.

“The Way We Say Goodbye”: Some are sad and some are liberating

Hydee Holsapple, Staff Reporter November 15, 2022

Southeastern’s premiering show “The Way We Say Goodbye” written and directed by Donna Gay Anderson, was prepping for performances in Reimer’s Auditorium last night.  This show is in celebration...

Akela and Shere Khan glare and snarl at each other during the preview night showing for the Columbia Theaters The Jungle Book. Nov. 11, 2022.

Swing by the Columbia Theater for “The Jungle Book”

Kennith Woods, Staff Reporter November 11, 2022

On Thursday evening, a few Southeastern Honors students and members of Alpha Psi Omega gathered together for a preview of the Columbia Theatre’s next production, “The Jungle Book.”  The production...

Soprano Betsy Uschkrat and Charles Effler perform the opera piece Ma rendi pur contento.

Fanfare in Pottle Auditorium

Ian Stewart, Staff Reporter November 4, 2022

As a part of Fanfare, a celebration of art events in the Hammond area, SLU and the Opera/Music Theatre Workshop showcased the talents of guest artists in the “Opera Composers Through Song” recital...

Shiver with anticipation for Rocky Horror Picture Show

Shiver with anticipation for Rocky Horror Picture Show

Chloe Williams, Social Media Editor October 21, 2022

Tonight and Saturday night, the Columbia Theatre will be hosting its third annual Rocky Horror Picture Show screening with the master of ceremonies Dr. Joe Burns and a live shadow cast at 9 p.m.  This...

Three dancers take centerstage and use their movement as a form of expression.

“I AM: Songs in Reflections of Me” live rock concert dance experience

Samantha Sims, Staff Reporter October 21, 2022

MAINSTAGE Contemporary Dance Company performed “I AM: Songs in Reflection of Me” this past Tuesday and Wednesday for students, faculty and guests of Southeastern.   The live rock concert experience...

Kaine Bergeron shows off his sneaker collection for his small business Knew Episeauxd.

Sneaker reseller Kaine Bergeron steps into his calling

Haley Dupre, Staff Reporter October 17, 2022

For senior marketing major Kaine Bergeron, shoes have been his passion since he walked into his first Foot Locker. Bergeron began collecting shoes and finding his place in the sneaker community, and before...

Students and theater faculty members engaging in Tommy Jamersons master class.

Playwright Tommy Jamerson brings masterclass to campus

Ian Stewart, Staff Reporter October 14, 2022

The Columbia Theatre’s new resident playwright Tommy Jamerson taught a master class centered around playwriting in the Student Union Annex on Oct. 11 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Students had the opportunity...

The four March sisters and Laurie having a laugh on the couch. Little Women performed at the Columbia Theatre on Oct. 6 and 7.

“Little Women” sang the night away at the Columbia Theatre

Chloe Williams, Social Media Editor October 11, 2022

The Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop at Southeastern University presented “Little Women” at the Columbia Theatre on Oct. 6-7. The show was produced by the director of the program Chuck Effler and...

The actors of all seven scenes gather for a picture on stage after the performance. Each scene was written and then rehearsed within 24 hours.

APO’s night of “Seven Deadly Sins”: Written and performed within 24 hours

Kaitlyn Keppler , Staff Reporter September 26, 2022

Alpha Psi Omega hosted its 24-Hour Theatre Spectacular on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. The performance was made up of seven individual scripts, each portraying one of the seven deadly...

APO members pose for a picture after their meeting on Monday Sept. 19. APO will holding a theater festival on Sept. 23 and 24, and all are welcome.

Seven Deadly Sins 24-Hour Theatre Spectacular

Kaitlyn Keppler , Staff Reporter September 20, 2022

Alpha Psi Omega will host its first-ever “24-Hour Theatre Spectacular” on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. This event will celebrate creativity and collaboration and consist of a collection of seven short plays...

Cast members of The Bald Soprano rehearsing a scene in the University Center. The Bald Soprano will be showing from Sept. 28-30.

Hammond’s blossoming theatre season

Ian Stewart, Staff Reporter September 8, 2022

The Columbia Theatre and Southeastern both have a variety of new theater projects for the fall season.  The Columbia presents a variety of shows and film screenings throughout the year, featuring favorites...

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