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Greek Week rocks out with Airband performance

Greek Week rocks out with Airband performance

March 24
Filed under Briefs, Greek Life, Life & Times

Loyola's Greek Week came to a close Thursday, March 23 with the finishing Airband show. The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and the Theta Phi Alpha sorority won the competition after being judged for their choreographed performance. This show rounds out a week of events for the Greek community that i...

Buku hits New Orleans

Buku hits New Orleans

Caleb Beck
March 17
Filed under Life & Times, Music, Showcase

Known for its diverse lineup, unique stages and vibrant street performers, audiences reported a noticeable spin on the traditional New Orleans Carnival culture at the Buku Music and Art Project. On March 10 and 11, nearly 30,000 neon-clad music fans found their way to Mardi Gras World on the Mississippi...

Restaurants respond to state crab ban

Restaurants respond to state crab ban

Taylor Ford
March 17
Filed under City, Food, Showcase, State, Worldview

Menu changes, angry customers, and a lack of inventory are all major problems that seafood businesses will have to face over the course of a commercial crabbing ban in Louisiana. On Feb. 21, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enacted a ban on commercial crabbing which will last for...

Loyola musical highlights redemption

Loyola musical highlights redemption

Caleb Beck
March 16
Filed under Arts, Life & Times, Music, Showcase, Theater

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance will enact themes of fear, guilt, loneliness and love in Loyola University's presentation of The Spitfire Grill. The musical tells a story about Percy, who just gets out of prison. She starts working at the Spitfire Grill in Gilead, Wisconsin. Hannah, the owner of t...

Bolivian vice president touts indigenous rights expansion to Loyola class

Bolivian vice president touts indigenous rights expansion to Loyola class

Nick Reimann
March 15
Filed under Film, Showcase, Worldview

Bolivian society is embracing multiculturalism and becoming more accepting, according to Bolivian vice president Álvaro García Linera. Linera, who has served as vice president since 2006, spoke of his country’s recent changes during a Skype conversation with Professor Josefa Salmon’s Latin American...

Local mixologist prepares for Tales of a Cocktail

Local mixologist prepares for Tales of a Cocktail

Davis Walden
March 15
Filed under Features, Food, Leisure, Life & Times, Nightlife, Showcase

John Thomas Sides is an apprentice at Cure, a local cocktail bar, where he is learning the tricks of the trade, so he can one day create his very own cocktail recipes. Before starting in January, Sides hadn’t bartended a day in his life, but he is now training to be part of Tales of the Cocktail. ...

Many creatives start in New Orleans, but fewer stay

Many creatives start in New Orleans, but fewer stay

Caleb Beck
March 14
Filed under City, Life & Times, Showcase, Worldview

For all of the rich culture and provincial charm of New Orleans, it’s a city that carries with it a stigma of being a transient zone for creative professionals. New Orleans is well-renowned for its vibrant performing arts and local music scene, but in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and ensuing economic...

Southern Rep Theatre selects Loyola thespians

Kaitlyn Cleveland
March 13
Filed under Life & Times, Theater

Southern Rep Theatre accepted five Loyola University theater arts majors into their acting company. Amanda Alch, Kyler Jett, Saisha Lee, Tess Rowland and Zachary Weber found out Monday, Feb. 13 that they made the cut. “I think this could be great learning opportunities and great networking opportunities...

Bagel Boy advances to “The Big Idea” top 10

Bagel Boy advances to “The Big Idea” top 10

Caleb Beck
March 13
Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

Brendan Dodd, also known as "Bagel Boy," a Loyola marketing alumnus, has placed as a top ten finalist for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week's "The Big Idea" competition for his local bagel delivery start-up. Dodd became a finalist for the competition after receiving the most votes in a poll of start-ups...

Loyola rekindles rapper’s passion

Loyola rekindles rapper’s passion

Jamal Melancon
March 13
Filed under Life & Times, Music, Showcase

After Loyola sparked his interest in making music, a rapper from the Westbank of New Orleans has reunited with a peer to release a new collaborative project as a duo. Dominick Bioc, music industry junior, originally came to Loyola to become an audio engineer, but his plans changed at least three mon...

Interactive: Where to find fish fries in New Orleans

Interactive: Where to find fish fries in New Orleans

Colleen Dulle
March 13
Filed under Christianity, Features, Food, Religion, Showcase

Every Friday until Easter, churches across New Orleans will hold "fish fries," gatherings where meatless meals are served during the fasting season of Lent. Click through the map or see our list below to find out when and where to get your seafood fix without breaking the bank. Want some options outside city limits? The Archdiocese of New Orleans has you covered. Brother Martin Date: March 24 Time: 4-8 p.m. Holy Name of Jesus School Dates: March 10 and 24, April...

Buku Music & Art Project returns revitalized

Buku Music & Art Project returns revitalized

Jamal Melancon
February 16
Filed under Life & Times, Music, Showcase

The site of the annual Carnival themed Buku Music + Art Project will become a colorful, chaotic place when the festival comes to Mardi Gras World this March. Touting a stacked musical roster across electronic, indie rock and hip-hop genres, the festival hosts six stages, including a VIP stage. New...

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