The Lion's Roar

Burns to play at HRAC

Burns to play at HRAC

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

September 18, 2019

Dr. Joseph Burns, professor of communication, will be showcasing his musical prowess at the Hammond Regional Arts Center. Burns said that he will present a mixture of original and cover songs in the series “Playing the Staircase” on Friday, Sept. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the HRAC. “I like to be...

Larose seeks new opportunity in Coca-Cola

Larose seeks new opportunity in Coca-Cola

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2019

Alyssa Larose, a senior special education major and Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2018, was recently selected as the first student ambassador for the university for Coca-Cola. Cola-Cola is in partnership with the university, utilizing student ambassadors to promote the brand and products...

Get more involved with Friends of Sims Library

Get more involved with Friends of Sims Library

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2019

Friends of Sims Library is a community based organization whose goal is to promote and benefit the general well-fare of the university’s library. Students can become a member and participate in all that the group has to offer. While the Sims Memorial Library supports students with they academics...

In the Lion Light: Michael Kyles Jr.

In the Lion Light: Michael Kyles Jr.

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

Students finds avenues to return to the university even after graduating. Michael Kyles Jr. graduated from the university in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in social studies education and received his master's degree in 2012 in educational leadership. Kyles is currently involved with the university...

This month in Louisiana History: Huey Long assassination

This month in Louisiana History: Huey Long assassination

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2019

Several decades after his death, Huey Long, former governor and US senator, continues to be one of the most well-known figures in Louisiana’s history. One of the most famous events surrounding Huey Long is his mysterious assassination. On Sept. 8, 1935 former Louisiana governor Long was allegedly...

Get more involved with Friends of Sims Library

Get more involved with Friends of Sims Library

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2019

Friends of Sims Library is a community based organization whose goal is to promote and benefit the general well-fare of the university’s library. Students can become a member and participate in all that the group has to offer. While the Sims Memorial Library supports students with they academics...

Art brings Zen to downtown Hammond

Art brings Zen to downtown Hammond

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2019

The Hammond Regional Arts Center started a new exhibition called “Zen Aesthetics.” “Zen Aesthetics” was created by Rosemary Goodell, who explored wabi-sabi, an aesthetic that she was aiming to capture in her art. According to Goodell, wabi-sabi can be defined as, the beauty of things: imperfect,...

How music helps study

How music helps study

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2019

Students tend to turn to music to improve their focus and increase attention span during study sessions. Research has shown that music improves study environment in many aspects. An article “Is it Good to Listen to Music While Studying?” by Nicky Davis at discusses the positive effects that...

Festivities at the 24th Annual Hot August Night

Festivities at the 24th Annual Hot August Night

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2019

Food, music and vendors connect families and friends during the annual “Hot August Night” event in Hammond. The Downtown Development District is hosting the 24th “Hot August Night” on Friday, Aug. 23 and will showcase numerous businesses and artists from the area. “We’ll have f...

Miranda Matise: Fighting through the silence

Miranda Matise: Fighting through the silence

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

August 20, 2019

An enchanting melody, the laughter of a child, sweet nothings from a loved one: all beautiful sounds often taken for granted, but for sophomore communication sciences and disorders major Miranda Matise, who started losing her hearing at the age of 13, these precious sounds are fleeting. “I have...

Finding tailgate attire

Finding tailgate attire

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019

The fall semester begins Aug. 21, and with football season hot on its heels, preparation for tailgating is key. Tailgating season has numerous aspects to it, such as hanging out with friends, reconnecting with alumni, supporting one’s favorite team, and eating food. Regardless of the reason to attend,...

Lee’s Diner

Lee’s Diner

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

June 13, 2019

With its rich historical ties, Lee’s Diner has long been a fixture of Hammond’s culinary scene. The restaurant, which originally opened in 1963, has undergone significant changes in ownership throughout its lifetime. “It opened up as Ganus’ and stayed opened for a few years,” said Sam...