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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Senior art exhibition: Photo gallery

Senior art exhibition: Photo gallery

Brynn Lundy, Copy Editor December 3, 2021

Yesterday afternoon, the Contemporary Art Gallery held the opening reception for the Fall 2021 semester's senior exhibition. Graduating seniors in the Department of Visual Art + Design will have their...

These Gnarly Barley items are up for bidding at the silent auction.

Students help Richard Murphy Hospice Gala raises money through silent auction

Rachel Folse, Staff Reporter December 3, 2021

The 2021 Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation Gala, being held on Dec. 4, is an annual event that raises funds for terminally ill patients to be treated in a homelike environment. One of the fundraisers at...

Contemporary dance students perform in the KHS 153 Dance Studio during the Fall 2020 semester.

Contemporary dance: With destruction comes new opportunities

Dasyonne Brashear, Staff Reporter November 30, 2021

On Wednesday, Sept. 29, the cast from MAINSTAGE: “The Purpose” were supposed to have their first performance at the Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall. Due to Hurricane Ida, D Vickers had to be...

Guests view a vendors booth in Downtown Hammond during Starry November Night in 2019 while drinking hot chocolate.

Starry November Night brings family fun back to Downtown

Brynn Lundy, Copy Editor November 17, 2021

Starry November Night is coming back to downtown Hammond on Nov. 19 after a two-year pandemic hiatus.   The community expected a summer celebration in the form of Hot August Night, but a rise in COVID...

The “Louisiana Trail Riders” photography collection by Jeremiah Ariaz is currently on display in the Contemporary Art Gallery until Monday, Nov. 15. The collections “Vanishing Black Bars” by L. Kasimu Harris and “Celestials” by Jill Frank are also on display until Nov. 15.

Captivating the culture: Louisiana Trail Riders

Dasyonne Brashear, Staff Reporter November 12, 2021

On Oct. 18, the Contemporary Art Gallery opened a photography exhibition containing work from three artists. The exhibition will be closing on Nov. 15, the final day for guests to view the art. The...

Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer of the Western film Rust, was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin in an on-set prop weapon incident.

The Alec Baldwin misfire: A reason for reiteration of weapon safety on set

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter November 10, 2021

On Oct. 21, on set for the Western film “Rust,” Alec Baldwin fatally shot the film’s cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded the director Joel Souza. This tragic occurrence is still under...

In the University Center, student actors learn the waltz for a wedding scene in Big Love during rehearsal.

Southeastern brings on romantic crime thriller “Big Love”

Rachel Folse, Staff Reporter November 8, 2021

Southeastern’s theatre department will premiere the murder mystery “Big Love” on Nov. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m.  The play will take place in the Strawberry Stadium Parking Garage. The Vonnie Borden...

Students in the University Jazz Ensemble rehearse for their first on-campus performance following Hurricane Ida, scheduled for Nov. 4.

Jazz ensemble to perform first show post-Hurricane Ida

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter November 2, 2021

After fighting through Hurricane Ida, the 19-member University Jazz Ensemble will get the chance to perform again on campus.  The ensemble will be performing on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the...

Senior biological sciences and general studies double major Leigh Moore rehearse with stage partner Payton Core. The House on Haunted Hill will be opening on Oct. 29 at the Columbia Theatre.

A bone-chilling play: “The House on Haunted Hill” opening Oct. 29

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter October 26, 2021

Despite the main stage of the Columbia Theatre suffering from water damage from Hurricane Ida, the theatre will be opening its spooky fall play production, “The House on Haunted Hill” on Friday, Oct....

The Spanish Club talks to students about cultural knowledge with their booth at the Day in the Park event that took place on Sept. 30. Top left to right: Zachary McCray, Bryant Paul Fontenot, Ruben Pereyra, Juan Castro, Sharon Ortiz, Teresa Huerta, Emily Petit. Bottom left To right: Kathery Esqueda, Zaira Martinez and Vanessa Hernandez.

Hispanic Heritage Month shows campus diversity

Rachel Folse, Staff Reporter October 13, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 each year. It was first acknowledged in the U.S. by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968 as “Hispanic Heritage Week,” and it was expanded by Ronald...

The Kumasi Afrobeat Orchestra performs music from their latest album at the closing ceremony for John Isiah Waltons Contemporary Art Gallery exhibition on Oct. 6. Walton created the cover art for the album. His artwork was on display in the gallery from June 14 to Oct. 6.

John Isiah Walton closes out exhibition with musical reception

Aaron Madison, Staff Reporter October 7, 2021

The Contemporary Art Gallery displayed paintings, works on paper and an animated music video by New Orleans-based artist John Isiah Walton from June 14 to Oct. 6.  During a reception to close out the...

Kayla Morgan shows off some of her band T-shirt clutches. Morgan is a local designer who has an online store called Kay-la Handbags.

Kay-la Handbags’ designing journey

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter September 24, 2021

A long-time Hammond resident and 1993 graduate of Southeastern, Kayla Morgan has dazzled Hammond with her designs and handbags.  Morgan is the designer for her online apparel and accessories shop,...

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