The Lion's Roar

A letter from the editor

A letter from the editor

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

A new year and a new decade will only have as much meaning as we give them. All change is gradual - there is always a better way for any system to operate, but do not act before you think. This sums up my first semester’s experience as editor-in-chief of The Lion’s Roar. As spring kicks our tired sel...

Creating a better world through traveling

Creating a better world through traveling

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2020

For as long as I can remember, my mother always expressed to me the importance of being a global thinker. I was not entirely sure what she meant by that when I was younger, but the more places we traveled, the more I began to piece it together. My family moved to Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany whe...

Coping mechanisms to relieve stress during the holiday season

Coping mechanisms to relieve stress during the holiday season

Delanie Turner, University Health Center

December 16, 2019

Christmas season can trigger sadness, depression and potentially intensify feelings of guilt for many people. Christmas can be associated with high expectations of perfect, happy families, celebrations and gift giving, but not all are able to live up to those socially constructed expectations. It is...

Bittersweet memories from graduation

Bittersweet memories from graduation

December 14, 2019

2019 was probably the best year of my entire life, as I grew in so many ways. The single best moment of the year though, was undoubtedly graduating high school. Once I received that diploma, I was officially an adult. I had worked for so long to get to that point, and afterwards, I had all that I needed...

Dorm residents need community kitchens

Dorm residents need community kitchens

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

My life revolves around campus in more ways than one. Outside of learning, I also work here, live here and most importantly, I eat here. What I and a lot of people appreciate about our university is the variety of food options on campus. With the food court, dining hall, markets and coffee shops,...

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2019

When the winter seasons roll around, there is one thing on everyone’s mind: Christmas. Christmas is all well and good from a childlike perspective, but what is it really for adults who have to pay for the holiday? Christmas can get incredibly expensive for those paying for gifts for either a child...

Most wonderful time of the year

Most wonderful time of the year

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2019

December is upon us, meaning Christmas time is here once more. I always look forward to this time of year. I love everything about it, from getting to spend time with loved ones, to listening to Christmas music unreasonably early, to buying Christmas decorations and much more. In recent times, the...

Survive the dead week

Survive the dead week

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

The week of finals is quickly approaching. So is the season of stress and cramming for a week-long torture of back-to-back exams. “Dead week” has arrived. As a college student, finals week has terrified me ever since I was a freshman. However, a year of college experience has taught me a few th...

Thanksgiving is best spent with the family

Thanksgiving is best spent with the family

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2019

Besides Christmas, Thanksgiving is the time that I can see all my family and eat lots of food without being judged. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Nearly all of my holiday memories are those of me bouncing from house to house with either my mother or my father. Both sides of my...

Clinical trials on the flu will pay off, literally

Clinical trials on the flu will pay off, literally

Hailey Bullock, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2019

The National Institutes of Health is sponsoring an opportunity this flu season that allows healthy adults to participate in paid clinical trials on influenza. This will be the NIH’s fifth time conducting this study. Scientists involved with the organization have developed a mild version of the flu, ...

Campus involvement should not be made compulsory

Campus involvement should not be made compulsory

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2019

For some students, when they first arrive on campus, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the number of activities and organizations available that they decide it is best to avoid getting involved, at least for the first semester. That is exactly what went through my mind the moment I stepped on...

Music department reflects back on events of the semester

Music department reflects back on events of the semester

Ellie ketentzian and Rebeca Lemos, Graduate Assistants at the Department of Music

November 17, 2019

It has been quite busy in Pottle Music Building since the beginning of the semester. The events that have taken place are impressive considering the size of the department. It seems like the simultaneous work of different ensembles and professors is having a deep cultural impact not only on the Hammond...