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New Orleans East residents turn to each other to pick up the pieces, in wake of EF3 tornado

New Orleans East residents turn to each other to pick up the pieces, in wake of EF3 tornado

Kameron Hay
February 17
Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Jeremy Scipio, a senior at Joseph S. Clark High School, was in class when he was called into the hallway with the rest of his classmates. Sitting in the hallway for three periods, Scipio grew anxious when hearing news of a class EF3 tornado sweeping through the New Orleans East. “I was nervous;...

How to respond in the wake of disaster

How to respond in the wake of disaster

Seán Brennan
February 16
Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

If the political climate of 2017 has you questioning the amount of empathy amongst fellow Americans, it’s time to be the change you want to see in this country. The people of New Orleans East, Killian and Watson could use a hand. The National Weather Service has confirmed the landfall of six tornadoes...

Electric Girls encourages females to join the STEM fields

Electric Girls encourages females to join the STEM fields

Haley Pegg
February 16
Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Almost two years after creating an educational program for young girls, the founder and Loyola University New Orleans alum is proud of the progress so far. Flor Serna, A’15, is the founder and executive director of Electric Girls. The program is designed to teach leadership skills to young girls...

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...

$pare Change rocks Tipitina’s

$pare Change rocks Tipitina’s

Davis Walden
February 16
Filed under Life & Times, Music, Showcase

Loyola’s own $pare Change played an after party show to kick off Carnival season in the wake of Krewe du Vieux. From their humble beginnings as a music industry project that played their first show in Satchmo’s, $pare Change played at Uptown’s Tipitina’s with Miss Mojo on Feb. 11. “We...

Voodoo Spiritual Temple rebuilt after fire

Voodoo Spiritual Temple rebuilt after fire

Cole Gautereaux
February 16
Filed under Religion, Showcase

A year after an electrical fire scorched its 21-year-old building, the Voodoo Spiritual Temple is resettled and looking forward to the future. Priestess Miriam Chamani said the majority of the temple’s artifacts were left unscathed by the flames. With the help of friends and community members, Chamani...

Student organizations aid in tornado relief

Student organizations aid in tornado relief

Dannielle Garcia
February 16
Filed under City, News, Showcase

While Mission and Ministry said Loyola is not equipped with tools to send students out and immediately start rebuilding, they encourage students to find ways to help, and several organizations have embraced the spirt of “magis” and done just that. Delta Sigma Pi, business fraternity, is planning...

Faculty goes from OCELTS to Muses

Faculty goes from OCELTS to Muses

Lily Cummings
February 16
Filed under News, Showcase

With Mardi Gras right around the corner, students aren’t the only ones looking forward to the holiday. Jennifer Jeanfreau, director of the office of community engaged learning, teaching and scholarship, is one of several Loyola faculty members who ride in a Mardi Gras parade. Jeanfreau has been...

Black History Mass sparks controversy

Black History Mass sparks controversy

Leah Banks
February 16
Filed under Faith, News, Religion, Showcase

Loyola's Black History Mass was planned as an uplifting celebration of African-American culture but left some students feeling discouraged. On Feb. 12, Loyola's 9 p.m. Mass community held its 8th Annual Black History Mass. It featured music from the Genesis gospel choir. During the month of February,...

Wolf of Loyno Season 2, Ep. 4

Wolf of Loyno Season 2, Ep. 4

February 16
Filed under Audio, Multimedia, Showcase

Hello hellooooo! On this lovely episode we talk about some pre mardi pardi madness goin on, a lil doggy delight and an exclusiveee interview with the infamous Uptown sensation, Bagel Boy aka Loyno alum Brendan Dodd. We also have a snippet from the wonderful Marissa Cacazalas' song "Moonlight" ! Check...

Loyola students are getting involved and making changes in response to the election

Loyola students are getting involved and making changes in response to the election

Lily Cummings
February 16
Filed under Features, Showcase, The Wolf

Millennials are surrounded by a stigma that displays a passive citizenship. However, there are many ways this age group can make a difference, and some Loyola students are paving the way. Chandler Keen, senior musical theatre major, works closely with the Women's Resource Center on campus. Since the...

Ladies Arm Wrestling group raises funds for Office on Violence Against Women

Ladies Arm Wrestling group raises funds for Office on Violence Against Women

Alliciyia George
February 16
Filed under City, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

The New Orleans Ladies Arm Wrestling group held an action night at Twelve Mile Limit Bar to stop cuts to the Office on Violence Against Women. The local Ladies Arm Wrestling group hosts performance-based competitions aimed at empowering women and providing monetary support for women-focused projects....

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