The Lion's Roar

Jacksonville shuts out Southeastern 8-0 in series finale

Jacksonville shuts out Southeastern 8-0 in series finale

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2020

For the first time in its program history Southeastern faced off against Jacksonville University on the diamond.  On Friday night the Lions outlasted the Dolphins 2-1 with Saturday the Lions beating them 5-4. On Sunday Southeastern went for the series sweep but came up short in an 8-0 blow out.  H...

The Community Music School offers affordable lessons for all

The Community Music School offers affordable lessons for all

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

Situated in a corner in Pottle Music Building’s second floor is the Community Music School, a school that gives private music lessons for voice and various instruments. The school provides lessons to people of all ages and skill levels. Jivka Duke, a professional violinist, is the Interim Director of...

David Armand named ULS Outstanding Faculty of the Year

David Armand named ULS Outstanding Faculty of the Year

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

David Armand, an English instructor, writer-in-residence and university alumnus, was honored with the 2020 University of Louisiana System Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year award. Aside from teaching, Armand is a novelist and associate editor for Louisiana Literature Press. He has been honored...

‘EvolveU’ preparation underway

‘EvolveU’ preparation underway

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

To help students improve leadership skills, the university organized “EvolveU,” a one-day conference held for high school students from Louisiana and surrounding areas. In preparation for the upcoming “EvolveU” event scheduled for Nov. 13, a seminar was held for speakers and volunteers to learn mor...

Handshake to replace LionHire

Handshake to replace LionHire

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

Starting this semester, the Office of Career Services has begun supporting a new job hiring and recruitment service to replace LionHire. On Feb. 28, LionHire will be removed from the university website and will be replaced with Handshake. Unlike LionHire, Handshake is a pre-existing application that spec...

Local parade celebrates Mardi Gras history

Local parade celebrates Mardi Gras history

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

Mardi Gras season has once again come to Louisiana, and Tangipahoa Parish has already begun to celebrate. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, which is the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. Louisiana is the only state that recognizes Mardi Gras as a legal holiday. The first Mardi Gras ce...

Black History Month feature: Katherine Johnson

Black History Month feature: Katherine Johnson

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

“Black women working for NASA in the ‘60s? How am I just now hearing about this?” That was my initial reaction when the movie “Hidden Figures” first hit theaters. I remember feeling both fascinated and disappointed, realizing I had gone so many years without knowing this piece of history...

Jazzy evening brings university and community together

Jazzy evening brings university and community together

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

“An Evening of Jazz” welcomed Hammond community members to raise funds and experience entertainment provided by the university’s jazz faculty and ensemble. On Sunday, Feb. 16, the Rotary Club of Hammond partnered with the university’s music department to host “An Evening of Jazz” from 5-...

Lions baseball looks to improve after falling short in 2019 season

Lions baseball looks to improve after falling short in 2019 season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

After finishing the 2019 season 33-27, the university baseball team will look to lean on its 15 transferred players to make a big push in the 2020 season. Of the 15 transfers, nine are from a junior or community college, and six are from another Division I university. Head coach Matt Riser talked a...

Lions defeat alumni 11-7 in annual scrimmage

Lions defeat alumni 11-7 in annual scrimmage

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

On Feb. 8, the Lions baseball team hosted their annual alumni baseball game at the Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. With a final score of 11-7, the Lions bested the alumni for the second straight season. Drew Avans, an alumnus of 2018, played for the alumni for a second year and shared what the experience ...

Golf team prepares for first spring invitational

Golf team prepares for first spring invitational

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

After over three months of absence, the university golf team is preparing to return to the field for their first tournament of the Spring 2020 semester. The golf team is traveling to Thibodaux to face Nicholls State University in the LaTour Intercollegiate from Feb. 17-18. Jake Narro, head golf c...

Scelfo reflects on 2020 signing class

Scelfo reflects on 2020 signing class

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

The university football team added nine more players to their roster after the Feb. 5 National Signing Day period. Of the nine players that signed, five were on the offensive side of the ball and four were on the defensive side. After signing 16 recruits in December, head coach Frank Scelfo focused...