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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

REVIEW | Olivia Rodrigo’s “GUTS” spilled raw emotion and relatability

REVIEW | Olivia Rodrigo’s “GUTS” spilled raw emotion and relatability

Abigail Fischer, Social Media Editor June 4, 2024

Earlier this year, Olivia Rodrigo released her anticipated sophomore album, “GUTS.” I listened to it seven times the first week. On Friday, March 22, Rodrigo dropped “GUTS (spilled),” the deluxe...

At the finale of their performance, students line up with their instruments for a final applause.

Twenty three years of tradition at the Bill Evans Jazz Festival

Simone Herlihy, Staff Reporter April 30, 2024

The Bill Evans Jazz Festival was recently held at the Columbia Theatre in downtown Hammond. The festival featured guest artist Laura Dreyer and performances from various ensembles, including the University...

With an eye on the crown, Miss Southeastern prepares for Miss Louisiana

Eva Saladino and Tamea Madison April 16, 2024

Crowned as Miss Southeastern 2024, Shelby Bordelon, the 64th titleholder, is preparing for the annual Miss Louisiana competition. Bordelon, a senior strategic communication major, will venture to Monroe...

REVIEW | Hozier’s EP Unheard speaks volumes

REVIEW | Hozier’s EP ‘Unheard’ speaks volumes

Simone Herlihy, Staff Reporter April 16, 2024

On March 22, Indie/Alternative artist Hozier dropped his new extended play (EP) “Unheard,” which went viral on TikTok and has received widespread popular acclaim. Videos of interest in Hozier’s new...

Ava Holloway, a senior ceramics major, posing with pieces of her senior project. Each body of red clay will contain a thematic significance.

Hot out of the kiln: Ceramics majors prepare final projects for Senior Exhibition

Jacob White, Staff Reporter April 15, 2024

The end of the semester is a busy but exciting time for graduating ceramics majors. Those nearing graduation are preparing for senior review, a requirement to graduate and participate in the Senior Exhibition.  Senior...

Laila Stevens (left) and Shani Peters (right) posing for photo after the Artist Talk event on March 19.

Art and activism combine in the work of Shani Peters and Laila Stevens

Jacob White, Staff Reporter April 9, 2024

Students and faculty recently gathered in the Contemporary Art Gallery to learn about the artwork and activism of Shani Peters and Laila Stevens. Peters and Stevens work with The Black School, a New...

Kali Norton, photographer and owner of The Creative Studio, sits posing with her photography equipment.

Kali Norton’s journey to capture creativity

Lindsay Miller, Staff Reporter April 4, 2024

Located in the heart of downtown Hammond, Kali Norton’s The Creative Studio is a haven for creatives who want to take their ideas to new heights.  The Creative Studio is a space where photographers,...

Students, Daja Newsome and Rayan Reese pose outside the Science Building Annex showcasing their personal styles.

Spotting individuality and style on campus

Simone Herlihy, Staff Reporter April 3, 2024

Personal style is one of the primary forms of self-expression on college campuses, and Southeastern is no different. With fashion influences from various cultures, celebrities and the media, we can see...

Southeastern alumna Elana Guillory founded her own business titled Elanas Graphics.

Local artist’s new business gives Hammond a splash of color

Simone Herlihy, Staff Reporter March 18, 2024

Southeastern alumna Elana Guillory started a business called “Elana's Graphics” which has quickly gained popularity in the Hammond area. Guillory’s business sells a variety of sustainable, locally-based...

Danny Zuko (Michael Breath Jr.) lifts up Sandy Dumbrowski (Carlee Arnaud) in the final scene and musical number We Go Together of Grease.

Get ready to Rock n’ Roll with ‘Grease’ in downtown Hammond

Troy Allen, Assistant Sports Editor March 15, 2024

A triple collaboration between Southeastern Theatre, the university’s Department of Music and Performing Arts and the Columbia Theatre will be bringing together generations of “Grease” fans with...

There are plenty of ways to reduce, reuse and recycle Mardi Gras beads.

How to repurpose your Mardi Gras beads

Lindsay Miller, Staff Reporter March 5, 2024

Around 25 million pounds of plastic beads are dumped on the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras.  The beads land in trees, on fences, on roads and in the hands of parade-goers. This begs the...

The boom of BookTok: Liberating or limiting?

Eva Saladino, Staff Reporter February 27, 2024

If you have been in a bookstore lately, you might’ve come across a display table including books “seen on BookTok.” This is not a new genre of literature, but instead, a particular set of books made...

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