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SLU cheer squad works the crowd in a sideline chant through signs, poms, shoulder stands and two tier stunts.

SLU spirit teams are heading to Orlando for Nationals

Hydee Holsapple, Copy Editor in Training January 13, 2023

SLU’s cheer squad and Lionettes will compete at Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, Fla. for the UCA (Universal Cheerleaders Association) and UDA (Universal Dance Association) College Nationals. The competition...

Performers and attendees of Hot August Night dancing together in 2019. Hot August Night will be making its comeback this year on Aug. 26.

The return of a downtown favorite: Hot August Night

Ian Stewart, Staff Reporter August 9, 2022

After a three year hiatus, downtown Hammond’s favorite event will make a long-awaited return. The Hammond Downtown Development District will be holding the 25th annual Hot August Night on Friday,...

At “Band Day” last semester, the Lionettes and Spirit of the Southland Marching Band and Colorguard taught a halftime routine to high school students for the first football game of the season. The Lionettes performed “House of the Rising Sun”  as part of the pregame for every home football game.

Surrounded by the love of dance

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter February 5, 2019

The university’s official dance team, the Lionettes, spent last semester dancing three hours a day for three days a week in order to gain and maintain their skills, and over the winter break, they moved...

Lionette Olivia Joanos performs a routine for the crowd at Strawberry Stadium. Lionettes and cheerleaders raise Lion spirit for athletic events both on- and off-campus.

Behind the scenes of Lion spirit

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter October 24, 2018

As the official spirit squads of the university, the Lionettes and cheerleaders support the athletic teams at on-campus and off-campus events. The university’s cheerleaders and Lionettes work together...

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...

The university invited high school students to experience the college spirit by practicing with the “Spirit of the Southland” Marching Band, Colorguard and the Lionettes for “Band Day” leading up to the Lions’ Southland Conference opener and first home game of the season.

Joining the lion pride

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor September 17, 2018

High schools joined the “Spirit of the Southland” to ramp up the lion spirit at the halftime performance of the Lions’ first home game of the season for “Band Day.” The annual event offers...

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