The Lion's Roar

Effects of hazing linger nationally

Effects of hazing linger nationally

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

Regardless of national campaigns, the mindset that one needs to experience hazing to be accepted still exists. According to a study conducted by Dr. Susan Lipkins, a psychologist and author, 31% of sorority and fraternity members agree that humiliation is a part of the member initiation process. Ali...

Awards to honor women

Awards to honor women

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019

The Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce seeks to recognize and distinguish women in the community for their achievements through the annual Annie Awards. The awards luncheon is scheduled for Friday, June 14 in the Student Union Ballroom. Dr. Kay Maurin, committee chairman of the Annie Awards, expla...

Join a committee, change a community

Join a committee, change a community

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019

Through six committees, the Hammond Downtown Development District provides an opportunity for anyone to participate in decisions concerning their community. The DDD includes the design committee, merchant committee, farmers market committee, revolving loan committee, events committee and residentia...

Making a successful evening

Making a successful evening

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2019

The Southeastern Foundation and the Office of University Advancement work together to ensure the annual "Chefs Evening" is a success. The 35th annual "Chefs Evening" fundraiser will be held on Sunday, March 31 from 5:30-8 p.m in the Student Union Ballroom. Lisa Patti, donor relations coordinator,...

Financial aid processes clarified

Financial aid processes clarified

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 26, 2019

Staying up to date on financial aid can help alleviate the financial burden and increasing costs of attending college. To start, students can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Factors like expected family contribution affect how much aid a student will likely receive. According to Jacob R...

Cooking up a good time in Ponchatoula

Cooking up a good time in Ponchatoula

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

The arrival of spring brings with it fishing, crawfish boils and the annual “Jaycees Harry McKneely Melancon Memorial Jambalaya Cook-Off” hosted by the Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce. According to Brad Matherne, chairman of the event, the cook-off is divided by the Jambalaya Festival Association...

A barbecue challenge to support charity

Shaelyn Martinez, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2019

Hammond BBQ, Inc., a non-profit organization, will host the 17th "Hammond Smokin' BBQ Challenge" with competition, barbecue and charity. Each March, the event attracts people from the local and national area to participate. The barbecue will include the Kansas City Barbeque Society contest, the Backyard...

A connection built between STEM and the community

A connection built between STEM and the community

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2019

Once a month, a two-hour STEM adventure is held at various locations all across the Northshore. Sponsored by the College of Science and Technology, STEM Cafés offer students in grades K-12 a chance to explore opportunities to career paths through science experiments. Troy Williams, instructor...

Uses of CBD since legalization

Uses of CBD since legalization

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2019

Since last December, products containing cannabidiol can be purchased in all 50 states. Under the 2018 farm bill, hemp and hemp-related products are now federally legal to sell as long as the products do not contain more than 0.3 percent concentration of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as...

Study with drugs and anxiety

Study with drugs and anxiety

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

March 12, 2019

To overcome the pressure for academic excellence, some students turn to stimulant drugs for increased focus when studying. Prescription stimulant medications, also termed "study drugs," "smart drugs" or "uppers," can be used improperly by the prescription holder or illegally by a person without a...

Training the teachers of tomorrow

Training the teachers of tomorrow

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 27, 2019

Dr. Paula Calderon, dean of the College of Education, and Payton Bryant, university alumna and a teacher at Luling Elementary School, visited Washington, D.C. at the invite of Betsy DeVos, United States secretary of education, to brainstorm about preparing teachers for the classroom. Calderon described...

How financial aid impacts students from rural areas

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

Students applying to the university who are from rural or homeschooled environments may face challenges not typical of a suburban or urban student. Problems such as financial aid, distance from the university and being a first-generation student can be challenging, specifically for students without...