The Lion's Roar

Columbia Theatre screens “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” for the Halloween season

Members of the shadow cast acted out certain scenes from the show for the audience.

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2020

The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts screened “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” featuring a shadow cast directed by Joe Burns, a professor from the Department of Communication and Media Studies. The show premiered at the Columbia on Oct. 8. The Oct. 9 screening was moved to Oct. 16 due to...

Graduating seniors receive their ceremonial rings

Roomie the Lion poses for a picture with his graduation ring. Graduating seniors received their rings from Dr. John Crain, president of the university, during the Ring Ceremony on Dec. 4.

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2019

A ring ceremony for graduating seniors was held by the Alumni Association and had an extra surprise at the end as Roomie the Lion also received his graduation ring. The ceremony was held on Dec. 4 in the Student Union Grand Ballroom and started with Dr. Joe Burns, a graduate coordinator, as the master...

Professors speak for their ‘Best Ten Minutes’ during October

Professors speak for their ‘Best Ten Minutes’ during October

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2019

Faculty and staff from the department of Communication and Media Studies will be telling stories in an event on campus. The second annual “Your Best 10 Minutes” is underway for the university as faculty and staff will present a story for the event. Organized by Dr. Joe Burns, assistant professor...

Vinyl makes a strong reappearance

2nd and Charles has a vinyl section, which includes turn tables, for sale. Vinyl’s popularity grew in part for its historical value.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2019

A decades-old music platform has risen back into popularity. The Recording Industry Association of America released an article stating that some people enjoy vinyl because they want a more direct connection to the music through a physical copy, and others enjoy the sound quality better than digitize...

Using a passion for art as a creative outlet

Students can find outlets like painting or coloring to spark their creativity or to relax. This can be done alone or in groups at events.

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

Many people live with a 9-to-5 job, but a lack of creativity could lead to a mundane life. While some people’s entire lives revolve around creativity, others enjoy having a creative outlet as a hobby. Faculty members formed the band Impaired Faculties to combine their musical talents and have fun togeth...