The Lion's Roar

Celebrating singleness

Celebrating singleness

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019

With Valentine’s Day creeping right around the corner like a sugary reminder of my loneliness, it seems there’s no better time to cry myself to sleep because I’ll be spending it alone for the 19th year of my life in a row. Or, I can celebrate the facts I don’t have to worry about: Being strangle...

Dates for the indecisive and frugal

Dates for the indecisive and frugal

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019

Yes, lover season is here, and couples everywhere are scrambling to make reservations at a steakhouse, buy the largest box of chocolates, and remember that they are behind on rent. For most college students, an extravagant night out is not possible. The first hurdle is finances. Personally, I hate m...

Editorial: Why a new look for the newspaper

Editorial: Why a new look for the newspaper

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2019

You may have noticed some differences in the recent issues of The Lion’s Roar. The first major change was to our back-to-school issue. While we have been doing a magazine format special edition since 2013, this was our first time having it printed on actual magazine paper. Next, we unveiled a new masthe...

Music is the key to Neverland

Music is the key to Neverland

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019

Midnight. The soft glimmer of the moon as I sat in the backseat of my mom’s dusty 2007 Dodge Durango. The windows were rolled down low letting the warm fall breeze whip my hair this way and that as we sped down the highway, and Lana Del Rey’s melodic voice was gliding smoothly through the speakers ...

Government cries, “Wolf!”

Government cries, “Wolf!”

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019

The longest government shutdown in American history has finally been resolved, at least until Feb. 15. The short answer of the matter is that I’m too used to hearing news like this to care much. But, the long answer, if you really want to know, is a little more complicated. To start with, I feel as though the politici...

Do not curse all the flunking time

Do not curse all the flunking time

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

I love the English language, especially adjectives that seem simple but reveal so much about the noun that it describes. If I describe someone as “shallow,” you have a pretty good idea of what that person may act like. They are someone who, no matter how hard you dig at their personality, will onl...

How to make the most out of a living space

How to make the most out of a living space

Breanna Rexwinkle, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

Young adults around the world truly feel the struggle of having too much stuff and too little space. The hard fact is, as people get older, they end up having ownership over things like furniture, appliances, 9-year-old rugs and other odd things that they have no idea what to do with. This does not mean...

Making a new home in LA

Making a new home in LA

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2019

Of the countless new experiences during my initial days in college, the most frequent one I experienced was a lump in my throat. I had it when I saw a family walking in the park. I felt it when I heard my friends talking about visiting their parents. The lump would grow when the food I made was miles...

New Year Goals

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019

With grey skies and cloudy days, fireworks and New Year cliches, January brings with it a bittersweet feeling. To me, going into the spring semester brings with it the same feeling as beginnings and youth and New York City. A feeling I can only think to describe as an empty hope - anything is possible...

What I remember about 2018

What I remember about 2018

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

Some events that took place in 2018 were heartbreaking while others were record breaking. One huge thing that stuck out to me this year was the Fortnite outbreak. The video game that can be downloaded for free shattered records all across the globe and leaped into fame in the early months of 2018....

Why you should not judge a book by its cover

Why you should not judge a book by its cover

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

Have you ever seen an advertisement and wondered what was actually being advertised? The man with six-pack abs, or the hotel in the background? The tall and slender looking women wearing revealing clothes or the glass of wine that she is drinking? With media being very influential in the modern world,...

The final countdown to finals

The final countdown to finals

Noah Smith, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2018

The most stressful time of the semester has arrived. The countdown to the finals is almost over and students are burying themselves in notes, flashcards and presentation slides. The only ray of hope is the month long winter vacation that gives students time to ready themselves for the spring semester. Many...