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The Lion's Roar

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

Guests view a vendors booth in Downtown Hammond during Starry November Night in 2019 while drinking hot chocolate.

Starry November Night brings family fun back to Downtown

Brynn Lundy, Copy Editor November 17, 2021

Starry November Night is coming back to downtown Hammond on Nov. 19 after a two-year pandemic hiatus.   The community expected a summer celebration in the form of Hot August Night, but a rise in COVID...

Aug. 31st Message from President John Crain regarding Hurricane Ida Recovery

September 1, 2021

Students, Faculty and Staff, I am communicating with you today from campus, having just completed our first staff meeting following Hurricane Ida. I hope every member of the Southeastern family...

Gayle was crowned the 60th Miss Southeastern on Jan. 22, 2021.

The Miss Southeastern life through Lily Gayle’s eyes

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter August 18, 2021

Crowned as the 60th Miss Southeastern, Lily Gayle’s reign has taken her to new heights.  From reading to SLU LAB school kids to competing for all the way in Monroe for the Miss Louisiana title, Gayle...

Charles Ross, a comedian and Star Wars fan, held the One-Man Star Wars Trilogy on Nov. 7 in 2019. The Columbia plans to hold a variety of performances and events in the fall.

Columbia Theatre to pause productions during summer

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter April 27, 2021

In downtown Hammond lies a popular building where locals can sit, have a good laugh, smile and maybe even cry: the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.  The Columbia Theatre has put on numerous...

Senior wide receiver Austin Mitchell lines up for a snap against McNeese State University on March 6. The Lions defeated McNeese 25-20 with Mitchell having 3 receptions for 18 yards. The Lions will take on Nicholls State University on Apr. 10.

Austin Mitchell: The man, the myth, the receiver from Plaquemine

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter April 7, 2021

Plaquemine, a small community nestled along a bend in the Mississippi River, is where it all started for senior wide receiver Austin Mitchell.  At just five years old, Mitchell was throwing and catching...

Gyms just are not that welcoming for women

Gyms just are not that welcoming for women

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter March 23, 2021

In the beginning of 2021, my biggest New Years resolution was to be more active by going to the gym daily. However, this quickly fell short when I realized what that entailed. As someone who didn’t...

Harrell poses with university students after a masterclass in Daniel Cassins studio.

Remembering Grammy-winning American cellist, Lynn Harrell

Carter McComack, Staff Reporter May 12, 2020

On Monday, April 27, Lynn Harrell, an American cellist, passed away. Over the course of his nearly six-decade career, Harrell performed and instructed internationally. In addition to two Grammy Awards...

Gracie United returns to downtown Hammond

Gracie United returns to downtown Hammond

Jacob Lofton , Staff Reporter March 21, 2020

A familiar business has returned to Hammond in replacement of the Anytime Fitness that closed down on Cate Street.  Gracie United, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym, is moving downtown. Gracie United has previously...

Ameal Cameron performs at a venue. Cameron is an alumnus, singer, songwriter and guitarist.

University alumnus grows into a local musician

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter November 23, 2019

Ameal Cameron, an alumnus and musician, is chasing his dream and having fun doing it. Cameron has been performing live music at various locations around Hammond, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. He mentioned...

A full-time faculty member since 2005, James Winter has been named the artistic director of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Southeastern names Winter as artistic director of the Columbia Theatre

May 14, 2019

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University has named James Winter as artistic director of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. The appointment stems from the retirement of Southeastern Professor...

Amanda Fekete sells produce for the Joe Fekete Family Farm at Downtown Development District’s weekly farmers market. The farmers market committee handles music and activities for the event every Saturday.

Join a committee, change a community

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor April 2, 2019

Through six committees, the Hammond Downtown Development District provides an opportunity for anyone to participate in decisions concerning their community. The DDD includes the design committee, merchant...

Better left with a Hammond memory

Better left with a Hammond memory

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter March 19, 2019

Hammond native Todd O’Neill made strides in the country music industry with his self-named band. The journey to starting the Todd O’Neill Band began with O’Neill as a roadie for the Big Cat Daddy...

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