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The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

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...

The contestants for the Miss Southeastern 2023 scholarship competition.

Miss Southeastern Q&A: The path to the crown

Haley Dupre, Photography Editor January 18, 2023

In anticipation of the Miss Southeastern 2023 scholarship competition, The Lion’s Roar Newspaper asked each candidate questions about the contest. This year, the Miss Southeastern pageant will be held...

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...

Akela and Shere Khan glare and snarl at each other during the preview night showing for the Columbia Theaters The Jungle Book. Nov. 11, 2022.

Swing by the Columbia Theater for “The Jungle Book”

Kennith Woods, Staff Reporter November 11, 2022

On Thursday evening, a few Southeastern Honors students and members of Alpha Psi Omega gathered together for a preview of the Columbia Theatre’s next production, “The Jungle Book.”  The production...

Shiver with anticipation for Rocky Horror Picture Show

Shiver with anticipation for Rocky Horror Picture Show

Chloe Williams, Social Media Editor October 21, 2022

Tonight and Saturday night, the Columbia Theatre will be hosting its third annual Rocky Horror Picture Show screening with the master of ceremonies Dr. Joe Burns and a live shadow cast at 9 p.m.  This...

Students and theater faculty members engaging in Tommy Jamersons master class.

Playwright Tommy Jamerson brings masterclass to campus

Ian Stewart, Staff Reporter October 14, 2022

The Columbia Theatre’s new resident playwright Tommy Jamerson taught a master class centered around playwriting in the Student Union Annex on Oct. 11 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Students had the opportunity...

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...

Cast members of The Bald Soprano rehearsing a scene in the University Center. The Bald Soprano will be showing from Sept. 28-30.

Hammond’s blossoming theatre season

Ian Stewart, Staff Reporter September 8, 2022

The Columbia Theatre and Southeastern both have a variety of new theater projects for the fall season.  The Columbia presents a variety of shows and film screenings throughout the year, featuring favorites...

Northshore Arts in Bloom Festival: Photo gallery

Chloe Williams , Staff Reporter April 4, 2022

The Northshore Arts in Bloom festival went from April 1 to April 2 and took place at many popular downtown venues such as the Columbia Theatre and the Hammond Regional Arts Center. This festival contained...

A flyer for the Northshore Arts in Bloom Festival posted by the Columbia Theatre. Some of the festivals events will be held at the Columbia Theatre.

Floral weekend takeover: The Northshore Arts in Bloom Festival

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter March 31, 2022

Starting at 8 a.m. on April 1, the Northshore Arts Foundation will host a variety of events in downtown Hammond for its Arts in Bloom Festival.  This festival will last until 5 p.m. on April 1-2 and...

Playwright and Southeastern alumna Donna Gay Anderson reclines in a chair at Luma Coffee. Donna Gay shares her theatrical journey starting in Hammond.

A playwright with a passion: Donna Gay Anderson

Abigail Fischer, Staff Reporter March 29, 2022

A life in theater inspired Southeastern alumna Donna Gay Anderson to become a playwright and led to the creation of her new musical, “Unfolded.” Playwright and lyricist Anderson has a rich history...

The Puffs defending their magical school in battle on stage. Puffs will be running at the Columbia Theatre from March 11 to March 26.

“Puffs” invites you to a magical night at the Columbia

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter March 11, 2022

Last night, the Columbia Theatre held an SLU student preview night for its latest show, “Puffs or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.” The only requirement...

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