The Lion's Roar

Pennington implements online reservation system

The Pennington has implemented a registration system via IMLeagues to reduce capacity during peak hours.

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2020

In an effort to reduce capacity during its peak hours, the Pennington Student Activity Center has implemented a reservation system in compliance with current CDC guidelines and state restrictions. Members wishing to use the Pennington’s facilities are required to make a reservation using an application calle...

Health clinic and insurance company partner to provide free employee check ups

Health clinic and insurance company partner to provide free employee check ups

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

A health insurance company is partnering with Catapult Health to provide cost-free preventive care check ups for employees who are enrolled in the coverage. The university’s Human Resources Office is facilitating on-site wellness visits in the Pennington Student Activity Center. The check ups will...

Creating an engaging environment for kids

Cameron Wood, a sophomore business administration major, helps two kindergartners with their homework. This contributes to the goals of the “Rec Kids After School Program.”

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

After-school programs offer a convenient, helpful and engaging setting for children. Recreational Sports and Wellness organizes the “REC Kids After School Program” for kids from 5-13 years old. It aims to craft an educational and fun-filled environment by offering homework help to children, activities...

A racket, a serve and over a century of history

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 13, 2019

Intramural sports may promote physical activity and student engagement on college campuses, but their introduction also carries on the history of sports like badminton. The sport originates from battledore and shuttlecock, a game that resembles one in ancient Greek drawings. A more modern version of t...

Health center promotes a fitness program

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

After two years of success with "Lighten Up Lions," the University Health Center is partnering with the Pennington Student Activity Center to sponsor the weight-loss program for a third year. Beginning Feb. 18, "LightenUp Lions" is scheduled to kick off another semester with one-on-one meetings, weekly...

The cost of maintenance

Different athletic facilities at the university are maintained by the Physical Plant Services. Above, the Pat Kennely Diamond at Alumni Field is an example of these athletic facilities.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018

Fans and players may see the bright lights, clean stands and waxed floors at athletic facilities but not the necessary maintenance crew.  Keeping athletic facilities in tip-top shape requires maintenance such as waxing the floors or fixing broken equipment by cleaning crews. The Pennington Student ...

Ready to work out?

Students can sign up for a fitness program next semester with the rec center. The dates for next semester are currently being decided.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018

The Pennington Student Activity Center is hosting a fitness program for students who are determined to shed the extra pounds this semester. “Lighten Up Lions” allows students to dictate specific health goals they wish to achieve by the end of the six-week period. Kayla Noll, a graduate assistant...