The Lion's Roar

LifeShare receives blood donation

An Alyx machine separates plasma from red blood cells and platelets in one of the LifeShare's mobile donation stations.

Hailey Bullock, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

Homecoming activities gave students an opportunity to donate blood on campus. The LifeShare Foundation held a mobile blood drive at the Friendship Circle on Oct. 8 as a homecoming activity. Bianca Stelly, a member of LifeShare Foundation, described the regulations and procedures that a potential...

‘Fixer-Upper’ themed dance finishes first in ‘Lip Sync’

Members from Sigma Sigma Sigma and Sigma Tau Gamma dance to their rendition of the Lifetime TV show

Gabrielle Wood, The Lion's Roar

October 11, 2019

Baptist Collegiate Ministry earned win at “Lip Sync” competition with their performance themed “Fixer-Upper” based on HGTV’s series ran by Chip and Joanna Gaines. The annual “Lip Sync” competition was held on Thursday, Oct. 10 in the University Center from 8-10 p.m.  The Student Governme...

Campus Activity Board hosts annual Gumbo YaYa event

Campus Activity Board hosts annual Gumbo YaYa event

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

The 2019 Homecoming Week started Monday with the Campus Activity Board’s annual “Homecoming Kickoff” celebration.  Wednesday CAB held its annual Gumbo YaYa event in the Student Union Breezeway from 11 a.m-2 p.m. Destiney Coleman, a junior psychology major,  explained how long it takes to plan ...

Former homecoming royalty offers advice

President John L. Crain stands with the 2018 Homecoming King Cedrick Dent, Jr.,  and Queen Da Jon Beard after they were crowned during the halftime show of the Homecoming football game. Beard represented Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., as a junior maid and Dent represented Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., as a senior beau court member. Mattie Hawkins, Homecoming Queen 2017 was on hand to crown the winners.

Jacob Summerville, Opinions Editor

September 10, 2019

Students running for the 2019 Homecoming Court have started campaigning for a position on the court. Candidates began campaigning for Homecoming Court at 8 a.m. on Sept. 9 and will continue through Thursday, Sept. 20, with voting ending at 4:30 p.m. The ballots will be tallied and the court will be...

Rallying lion spirit

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

The bonfire and "Roar Rally Spirit Competition" continued the Homecoming Week festivities the night before game day. The activities were organized on Cook Field at 7:30 p.m. and started with performances from the band, cheerleaders and Lionettes. A total of seven organizations participated in the...

An insight into Homecoming

An insight into Homecoming

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

The annual Homecoming Week marks the time of the year when various student organizations showcase the university’s storied traditions. Greek life organizations, school clubs and local businesses engage in various fun-filled activities during Homecoming Week leading up to the Homecoming Day. Above all,...

New Monarchs

2018 Homecoming King Cedric L. Dent, a senior social work major, and 2018 Homecoming Queen Da’Jon Beard, a junior early childhood education major, hug on the field after having their names called as the new king and queen.

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2018

The coronation of the 2018 Homecoming king and queen at Saturday’s game recognized Cedric L. Dent Jr. and Da’Jon Beard respectively. “Being Homecoming queen means a lot to me because I know that having the opportunity to represent my school, this community, my peers and my sorority will be such...

Homecoming from the eyes of student-athlete alumni

The Lions faced off against the Houston Baptist University Huskies for the Homecoming Game and emerged victorious 62-52. The game tied for most total scored points in program history. The Homecoming Game can reunite former student-athletes.

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018

Tailgating before the annual Homecoming Game can bring alumni student-athletes together for a Homecoming experience different from their years at the university. Brent Wagner, an offensive lineman on the football team from 2012-15, compared attending Homecoming as an alumnus and as a student-athlete. “It’s...

Parade of lion spirit

Member of the Homecoming Court Sydnie McClinton, a senior biological sciences major, throws beads during the Homecoming Parade.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 14, 2018

Homecoming Day kicked off with a parade leading up to the football game. The parade started at the University Center at noon on Oct. 13. Member of the Homecoming Court Tyler Olivier, a senior marketing major, explained how Hammond's pride in the university contributed to the parade. Olivier...

Going head-to-head in the lip sync battle

Team Batman won Homecoming Week's

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018

Team Batman, consisting of Alpha Omicron Pi and Delta Tau Delta, took home the win at the "Lip Sync Contest." On Oct. 11, teams competed in the University Center. Each team's theme revolved around a superhero. The Student Government Association hosted the Homecoming Week event. SGA President R...

60 seconds of competition

Students competed in 60-second challenges and cheered on their teams for

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 12, 2018

Homecoming Week festivities looked towards competition as student organizations participated in 60-second challenges for "Minute to Win It." The teams took the Strawberry Stadium field on Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. A fire alarm delayed the competition in the last challenge. Two teams participated in a tiebreaker...

Students and faculty compete

Out of eight competing teams, Sana in Corpore Sano, a team of faculty from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies, won the Phi Kappa Phi quiz bowl.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2018

Phi Kappa Phi participated in the Homecoming Week festivities with its 17th annual quiz bowl. This year, the quiz bowl had faculty and the student body compete against each other. PKP Chapter Secretary Dr. Joan Faust enjoyed seeing the faculty and staff come together for the event. "We started...