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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

REVIEW | Olivia Rodrigo’s GUTS spilled raw emotion and relatability

REVIEW | Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘GUTS’ spilled raw emotion and relatability

Abigail Fischer, Social Media Editor June 4, 2024

Earlier this year, Olivia Rodrigo released her anticipated sophomore album, “GUTS.” I listened to it seven times the first week. On Friday, March 22, Rodrigo dropped “GUTS (spilled),” the deluxe...

REVIEW | Hozier’s EP Unheard speaks volumes

REVIEW | Hozier’s EP ‘Unheard’ speaks volumes

Simone Herlihy, Staff Reporter April 16, 2024

On March 22, Indie/Alternative artist Hozier dropped his new extended play (EP) “Unheard,” which went viral on TikTok and has received widespread popular acclaim. Videos of interest in Hozier’s new...

Gorillaz band uses a unique combination of alternate rock, hip hop and trip-hop, a fusion of electronica and hip-hop originating from the United Kingdom, to intrigue listerns.

REVIEW | A lookback on Gorillaz’s “Demon Days”

Ian Stewart, Opinions Editor February 6, 2024

On May 23, 2005, the British virtual band Gorillaz released their second studio album, “Demon Days.” The album was ranked 437 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list in 2023, number...

Erin Hicks, a sophomore in the instrumental performance program, rehearses clarinet in a Pottle practice room.

How do SLU’s music majors practice?

Cade Roland, Staff Reporter February 17, 2022

The Pottle Music Building serves many purposes for SLU’s music students. The most crucial purpose the building provides for every music major is a space for practice.  Every day, music students flow...

Sia’s new movie “Music” is boring and offensive

Sia’s new movie “Music” is boring and offensive

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter February 27, 2021

I’m not sure what Sia was using when creating the idea for her new movie “Music,” but it certainly wasn’t her head.  Pop singer Sia co-wrote “Music” — a tone-deaf film about a now-sober...

Some members of the jazz ensemble dressed up in Christmas apparel for rehearsal. The concert will be livestreamed from KSLU’s Facebook page and will feature Christmas songs such as “Christmas Time is Here,” “Deck the Halls,” “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” and “Jingle Bells.”

Jazz ensemble to livestream Christmas concert

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter November 16, 2020

As the holiday season approaches, the university’s jazz ensemble will get into the swing of things with a big band Christmas concert. On Wednesday, Nov. 18, KSLU will stream the concert live from the...

For the Fall 2020 semester, Department of Music will continue performing following safety precautions for the COVID-19. According to Michael Brothers, there is a possibility for band members to play with masks on. One of the initial findings that came out was playing and masking together, if you cut a slit in the mask for the wind players, it does help, said Brothers.

Music department to continue performances with modifications

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter July 28, 2020

The university is now adhering to health and safety policies in an effort to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.  The new guidelines require masks to be worn on campus at all times. In addition,...

Music courses have had major changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. All music majors are required to give a performance
every semester for their final grade, but due to the cancellation of school, all spring performances have been cancelled.

A music professor’s take on the transition to online

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter April 2, 2020

Throughout the university, COVID-19 has affected school life and the routine of most classes. Music professors, specifically, have had to make drastic changes during the transition to online classes. Daniel...

In music, students must audition to enter the department. This audition also counts as the students’ scholarship application.

Artistic merit pays for an education

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor May 7, 2019

Students can find a variety of scholarships based on artistic and academic excellence to offset the costs of pursuing an education in the arts. “The arts, and music in particular, can be a very competitive...

Casey Saba, singer, guitarist and alumnus, earned the nickname “The Human Jukebox” after learning 580 songs by 230 bands.

Alumnus pursues excellence in music

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter April 2, 2019

From his beginnings as the son of a chicken farmer, 36-year-old alumnus Casey Saba made a career out of music and earned himself the nickname “The Human Jukebox.” Saba plays everything from festivals...

The Harlem Renaissance and how jazz became the highlight of the era

The Harlem Renaissance and how jazz became the highlight of the era

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter February 19, 2019

A combination of new souls and a new city created one of the most recognizable and celebratory genres of music - jazz. The Harlem Renaissance was defined by the light at the end of the tunnel that black...

Music is the key to Neverland

Music is the key to Neverland

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter February 5, 2019

Midnight. The soft glimmer of the moon as I sat in the backseat of my mom’s dusty 2007 Dodge Durango. The windows were rolled down low letting the warm fall breeze whip my hair this way and that as we...

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