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Behind the Roar

Behind the Roar

By SLHS Lions' Roar Student Newspaper

The student newspaper staff at South Lyon High School in South Lyon, MI, the Lions' Roar, wants to start the conversation.

Listen to the podcast to hear from our SL student body on a variety of topics, and be sure to check out web articles at lyonlife.org.
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Into the Swiftieverse: A deep dive into all things Taylor Swift

Behind the RoarMar 03, 2023

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Into the Swiftieverse: A deep dive into all things Taylor Swift

Into the Swiftieverse: A deep dive into all things Taylor Swift

Senior and Opinion Editor Athena Sherlock talks to fellow seniors Skylar Hanselman, Peyton Lewis, Payton Beck, Kristina Link and Kate Bosworth about the career and music of pop artist Taylor Swift.
Mar 03, 202351:26
The Working Experience: Balancing School and Work

The Working Experience: Balancing School and Work

Senior photo editor Joey Abate talks with senior Akira Elliot about why teens choose to have a job, and the ways in which employment teaches responsibility and good work habits, improves time management and organizational skills, and instructs about the value of saving money. Take a listen!
Jan 24, 202301:02:08
Feminist Cult Following: A Deep Dive into Feminist Filmmaking

Feminist Cult Following: A Deep Dive into Feminist Filmmaking

Opinion Editor and senior Athena Sherlock talks to film and English teacher Mrs. Brittany Smithkort and seniors Skylar Hanselman and Natalie Young about the nature of feminist filmmaking and its merit in Hollywood. 
Nov 28, 202241:31
Hunt Every Day: The Life of a Student Athlete

Hunt Every Day: The Life of a Student Athlete

South Lyon High School senior and Lions' Roar staff member Braden Fracassi discusses with senior running back Tommy Donovan their current football season, the enjoyment that comes from being involved in athletics at school, and the difficulties it poses as well. Thanks for tuning in!
Oct 21, 202235:18
Coming of Age: Some of the most influential albums to check out

Coming of Age: Some of the most influential albums to check out

Senior and Sports Editor Brandon Marinkovich and senior and Editor-in-Chief Owen McCarthy discuss some of the most influential albums of their young lives. 
Dec 17, 202130:15
A Call for Equity: Discrimination on the Basis of Sex Must End

A Call for Equity: Discrimination on the Basis of Sex Must End

In the wake of Women's History Month in March and the alarming statistics available regarding the amount of women who have experienced sexual assault and/or gender discrimination throughout their lifetime, senior Aly Furstenau talks with senior Ashleigh Kilgore and English teacher Mrs. Colleen Crowell about the gender inequity that still exists in 2021. 
May 03, 202150:57
A Message to Our Seniors in the Time of COVID

A Message to Our Seniors in the Time of COVID

Lions' Roar student newspaper seniors discuss their senior year, learning in the time of COVID, and their message to the rest of their fellow senior class at South Lyon High School. 
Mar 15, 202108:01
We hear you, we see you, you're not alone: Strengthening our Mental Health in 2021

We hear you, we see you, you're not alone: Strengthening our Mental Health in 2021

SLHS senior and Lions' Roar photo editor Aly Furstenau is joined by Lyonlife.org Editor-in-Chief and senior Kenzie Pagels to discuss the importance of both maintaining and working to improve one's mental health especially during a trying time in all of our lives. 
Mar 01, 202134:07
Looking Forward: Transitioning into the Next Chapter of our Lives

Looking Forward: Transitioning into the Next Chapter of our Lives

Senior Lions' Roar Photo Editor Aly Furstenau hosts alongside senior co-host and Lyonlife.org Editor-in-Chief Mackenzie Pagels two former South Lyon High School alumni, Evelyn Arnold and Abigail Martin. Arnold attends the University of Kentucky and Martin goes to Hope College. They discuss college in general, the challenges of growing up, of being away from home, and the difficulties presented by COVID.
Feb 07, 202101:05:34
Trust the Process: Keep Moving Forward

Trust the Process: Keep Moving Forward

SLHS Behind the Roar host, senior and Lions' Roar Newspaper Staff Photo Editor Alyson Furstenau discusses with English teacher Mr. Jeffrey Prueter and senior Max Honiss starting the year of 2021 off with a positive mindset despite the global pandemic and the associated challenges it has presented. In this podcast, we seek to look at both our past in 2020 and our immediate future in 2021 with a fresh perspective. We cannot and should not see 2020 as only wholly negative. There are lessons to be learned, and we can take these lessons and apply them to this new year and beyond. Thanks for listening!
Jan 12, 202142:57
The COVID reality: Telling it like it is

The COVID reality: Telling it like it is

SLHS student newspaper Lions' Roar photo editor and senior Aly Furstenau discusses the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and some of the harsh truths with SLHS teachers, science teacher Ms. Olivia McKinney, ELA teacher Mr. Michael Murphy, and his wife, ER Nurse Lauren Murphy. Thanks for listening!
Dec 05, 202001:04:08
From the Other Side of the Screen: Keep climbin' the mountain, baby!

From the Other Side of the Screen: Keep climbin' the mountain, baby!

Behind the Roar host, senior and Lions' Roar photo editor Aly Furstenau is joined by senior and Lions' Roar Editor-in-Chief Ava Mac to discuss the challenges faced on the other side of the screen in a virtual and hybrid learning environment when they are joined by social studies teachers Ms. Alicia Colley and Mr. Christopher Schroudt. 
Nov 18, 202056:32
Stress in the Age of 2020 Virtual Learning

Stress in the Age of 2020 Virtual Learning

South Lyon High School senior and Lions' Roar student newspaper photo editor Aly Furstenau interviews senior Brendan Krause on our inaugural podcast of Behind the Roar. 
Nov 11, 202043:01