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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

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Ashton Persick, Lanie LeFranc, Annabelle Snow and DeJuan James acting out the story of the Radium Girls for the audience on preview night Wednesday, Jan. 31

“Radium Girls” takes the stage

Eva Saladino, Staff Reporter February 1, 2024

Tonight, Southeastern’s Alpha Psi Omega’s production of “Radium Girls” is taking the stage at the Columbia Theatre in downtown Hammond. The show will run until Saturday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. Directing...

Letter from the Editor: Chloe Williams

Letter from the Editor: Chloe Williams

Chloe Williams, Editor-in-Chief August 14, 2023

At the time this is being written, I am wondering how the semester can be so busy when it hasn’t even started yet.  Despite the stress of having to cover all of these events happening on campus this...

Hunter Tatman, a sophomore integrative biology major and Brianne Leedy, a freshman theater major, took on their roles as Scurius and Rodentia during a rehearsal for a production of “The Squirrels.”

“The Squirrels”: A furry commentary on wealth inequality

Kennith Woods, Staff Reporter March 2, 2023

Alpha Psi Omega (APO), Southeastern’s honors theater society, is putting together a production of “The Squirrels,” a play written by Robert Askins. The production will run from Thursday, March 30...

Directors, producers, cast and crew at the Columbia pose for a group photo during dress rehearsal.

Support the arts with Columbia’s spring season

Kaitlyn Keppler, Staff Reporter January 15, 2023

The Columbia Theatre is welcoming another blooming spring season beginning Jan. 20 and running through May 4. The Columbia will be debuting a multitude of competitions, plays and festivals for the Hammond...

The actors of all seven scenes gather for a picture on stage after the performance. Each scene was written and then rehearsed within 24 hours.

APO’s night of “Seven Deadly Sins”: Written and performed within 24 hours

Kaitlyn Keppler, Staff Reporter September 26, 2022

Alpha Psi Omega hosted its 24-Hour Theatre Spectacular on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. The performance was made up of seven individual scripts, each portraying one of the seven deadly...

APO members pose for a picture after their meeting on Monday Sept. 19. APO will holding a theater festival on Sept. 23 and 24, and all are welcome.

Seven Deadly Sins 24-Hour Theatre Spectacular

Kaitlyn Keppler, Staff Reporter September 20, 2022

Alpha Psi Omega will host its first-ever “24-Hour Theatre Spectacular” on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. This event will celebrate creativity and collaboration and consist of a collection of seven short plays...

Senior elementary education major DeJuan James is a member of Alpha Psi Omega, the universitys theatre honors society. James original play Break a Leg! will debut on Oct. 22 in the Student Union Theatre.

APO member creates original piece: “Break a Leg!”

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter October 1, 2020

DeJuan James, a senior elementary education major, is among those on campus who have expressed their own creativity by creating an original play, titled “Break a Leg!” James is an active member in...

Kat Schepker, Shelby Grantham and Hayden Kimball review lines before a rehearsal. Many actors and actresses suggest practicing lines as a group to catch individual mistakes.

Overcoming stage fright: The actors’ perspectives

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter October 30, 2019

Some students find it difficult to get in front of their classmates and present material, but the Communication 210 and 211 courses are required general education courses for almost all university students. Alpha...

Madison Wilson appears to stab Tyler Page in “Fear of Death. Hammond Horror Festival kicked off with “Seven Frightening Phobias,” a play in seven parts where production is limited to 24 hours.

24 hours of theatrical horror

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor October 22, 2018

With roughly 50 people, Alpha Psi Omega condensed a theatre production into 24 hours to kick off the “Hammond Horror Festival.” President of APO Taylor Meng, a junior English education major, served...

Jeremy Guillot, a junior music major, performs as Narcissus in Alpha Psi Omega’s play “You Go, Goddess!” Both organizations allow students to work on their craft.

Organizations promoting the arts across campus

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter August 28, 2018

The university has over 100 student organizations where students can come together to learn about common interests outside of the classroom. While some organizations celebrate their religious ideas, others...

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