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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Hunter Tatman, a sophomore integrative biology major and Brianne Leedy, a freshman theater major, took on their roles as Scurius and Rodentia during a rehearsal for a production of “The Squirrels.”

“The Squirrels”: A furry commentary on wealth inequality

Kennith Woods, Staff Reporter March 2, 2023

Alpha Psi Omega (APO), Southeastern’s honors theater society, is putting together a production of “The Squirrels,” a play written by Robert Askins. The production will run from Thursday, March 30...

Laken Goldsby in action at one of her DJ gigs.

Laken Goldsby: Student by day, DJ at night

Hydee Holsapple, Copy Editor February 23, 2023

For some students, holding down a job besides class is a struggle. For others, it is an opportunity to spin into fun, creative interests they are passionate about.   Laken Goldsby, a graduating strategic...

Corey Saltaformaggio uses Southeasterns dark room lab equipment to process his film for his senior art exhibition.

Senior art students prepare for upcoming exhibit

Kaitlyn Keppler, Staff Reporter February 20, 2023

The Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery will host various galleries and exhibitions this spring semester. One of the most anticipated events is the senior exhibition that will host its opening reception...

On Jan. 20, Kobi Painting began her year of service after being named Miss Southeastern 2023.

Miss Southeastern 2023’s climb to the crown

Haley Dupre', Photography Editor February 13, 2023

On Jan. 20, SLU welcomed Kobi Painting as the 63rd Miss Southeastern.  Painting began her journey to the crown after participating in Miss Southeastern her freshman year. From her first appearance...

The contestants for the Miss Southeastern 2023 scholarship competition.

Miss Southeastern Q&A: The path to the crown

Haley Dupre, Photography Editor January 18, 2023

In anticipation of the Miss Southeastern 2023 scholarship competition, The Lion’s Roar Newspaper asked each candidate questions about the contest. This year, the Miss Southeastern pageant will be held...

The cast of The First posing on stage after their first night of performing. The First showed at the Silly Rabbit Club in Baton Rouge for its premiere.

SLU alum premieres one-act show in Baton Rouge

Chloe Williams, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2023

Known for his play “Break a Leg! The Ultimate Theatre Parody” and his work as an alum and employee at Southeastern, DeJuan James premiered his latest piece “The First” at the Silly Rabbit Club...

The Krewe of Omega will be rolling out in Hammond, Louisiana on Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Behind the scenes of Hammond’s Krewe of Omega

Dasyonne Brashear, Yearbook Editor-In-Training January 16, 2023

The Krewe of Omega is a community-oriented organization founded by the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity in 1986.  Being a part of a Mardi Gras krewe may look simple, but it takes a year’s worth of planning...

Along with their performances, the Southeastern Opera Theatre partakes in competitions as well. Shown here are two students performing for last years National Opera Association Robert Hansen Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition.

Opera Theatre Music Workshop grabs the spotlight of the spring semester

Samantha Sims, Staff Reporter January 16, 2023

After a successful fall semester, the Opera Theatre Music Workshop has two productions in the works for Spring 2023.  The Opera Theatre Music Workshop has two productions per year. Every fall, the...

Directors, producers, cast and crew at the Columbia pose for a group photo during dress rehearsal.

Support the arts with Columbia’s spring season

Kaitlyn Keppler , Staff Reporter January 15, 2023

The Columbia Theatre is welcoming another blooming spring season beginning Jan. 20 and running through May 4. The Columbia will be debuting a multitude of competitions, plays and festivals for the Hammond...

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...

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