The Lion's Roar

Evidence or faith as our model of origin

Evidence or faith as our model of origin

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 20, 2018

As a quiet kid moving across the country, one of my favorite pastimes was to stand outside or stare absently out the window and imagine the world like I was some detached narrator or an observer scribbling notes rather than an actual participant. In my imaginings, I would frequently come up with alternate...

Higher power makes more sense

Higher power makes more sense

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018

I believe that evolutionism is a pretty faulty doctrine with holes like a block of Swiss cheese. Even though this is my belief, I do not find it necessary to parrot that oft-repeated evolutionism vs. creationism debate in its most typical form. You know, the one where the opposer says, “There’s not...

Vegetarianism and a healthy diet

Vegetarianism and a healthy diet

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018

I have been a vegetarian almost all my life. I ate meat until the age of six or seven, but I faintly remember giving it up as I neither liked the smell when my father cooked meat, nor the taste of it. Since my mother has neither tasted meat nor cooked it her entire life, my father cooks meat only for...

More than one way to look good

More than one way to look good

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018

Imagine a guy with a perfect smile, a perfect body, a perfect height and a perfect life. If you are like me, the stereotypical vision is someone who has pearly white teeth with a straight smile. You are thinking of someone who is about 6’ 2,” 190 lbs, smiling a lot in public, and earns more money...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Idols like Bibles

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Idols like Bibles

Don Lawrence, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2018

Children, adults, grandmothers and grandfathers are being influenced every day all day, but who influences you makes all the difference. Celebrities are some of the most influential humans on earth. Celebrities have millions and millions of followers who want to look, perform and influence the same...

Demonic nun found to be too scary for some

Demonic nun found to be too scary for some

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2018

“Sharknado” and “Piranhaconda” are parodies of poorly-produced science fiction action movies from earlier decades. They mimic the lack of plot of those earlier movies and have very predictable death scenes throughout the movie. But what is sad is that for other genres, such as horror, some movies...

Money, classes and trying not to worry

Money, classes and trying not to worry

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2018

With the immense pressure of coursework, jobs, monthly payments and trying to maintain some form of a social life, it is easy to fall into detrimental habits that affect our grades, savings and quality of life. There are some routine changes I made over the course of the past two semesters that better...

What is the allure of drugs?

What is the allure of drugs?

Annie Goodman, Editor-In-Chief

August 21, 2018

“We’re all addicted to something that takes the pain away.” -Belle Aurora, “Raw” When you are a child, your school often bombards you with anti-drug campaigns using scare tactics, guest lectures, catchy slogans, etc. Yet, even though we are made well aware of the negative effects of ...

Before you graduate

Before you graduate

Larshell Green, Editor

August 9, 2018

See a live show. Music can be one of the easiest and most fulfilling ways to learn more about yourself and others. Despite common belief, live performances can be found just about anywhere without shelling out tons of bucks for expensive concert tickets. Whether you’re seeing a local up-and-comer,...

Get it together: Organization for the new term

Get it together: Organization for the new term

Larshell Green, Editor

August 7, 2018

As students approach the upcoming fall semester, remaining organized will be the key to success. The modern young adult has a lot on their plate. In between work, classes and a personal life, it can be very difficult to maintain a healthy balance. Who hasn’t shown up to an obligation late or missed...

Where to eat, shop and hang in Hammond

Where to eat, shop and hang in Hammond

Larshell Green, Editor

August 7, 2018

Hands down, my favorite thing to do in Hammond is eat. I’ve tried food from a lot of restaurants downtown and in the city overall.  Tommy’s is most known for its stone baked sweet sauce pizzas of varying toppings, but there is so much more available. There are po’ boys, seafood platters, sa...

A word from the editor

A word from the editor

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

August 7, 2018

Many before me have referred to The Lion’s Roar as a baby. However, I do not personally view it this way. A baby is something you create and then nurture into maturity. The Lion’s Roar is more like Frankenstein’s monster. We are taking pieces from separate entities, piecing them together into a...