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‘Somewhere’ not to visit

‘Somewhere’ not to visit

ARI SILBER

March 17, 2011


Filed under Features

  Normally, the typical American male is excited about the prospect of seeing a concise movie focusing on celebrity and all the accoutrements that come with it: expensive sports cars, a bevy of beautiful women and an overall glamorous lifestyle. Writer/director Sofia Coppola's ("The Virgin Suicides,...

Loyola throws new sociology of Mardi Gras into the mix

LESLIE GAMBONI

February 23, 2011


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Mardi Gras, a celebration commonly regarded as one big mess of a party from an outsider's perspective, is now under the analysis of students in The Sociology of Mardi Gras course. Most consider Mardi Gras as the celebration the media depicts as "one big party, a bunch of beads and boobs," said Kevi...

New on Blu-ray/DVD

Ari Silber

February 23, 2011


Filed under Features

The latest in the DC Universe's Animated Original Movies brings the explosive "All-Star Superman," which finds Superman recognizing his approaching death and dealing with saving the Earth one last time and revealing himself to the one he loves the most: Lois Lane. The Blu-ray is packed with illuminating sp...

“Barney’s Version” conveys humor

“Barney’s Version” conveys humor

ARI SILBER

February 23, 2011


Filed under Features

    "Barney's Version," the Canadian import that earned Paul Giamatti ("Sideways") the Best Actor award at the Golden Globes this year, arrives with little fanfare; a true shame, as this is one of the best-acted and moving films to come along in a good while. The film, based on the book by Mo...

Loyola professor reigns as Queen of Tucks

NATALIA VERDINA

February 23, 2011


Filed under Features

    Sue Mennino, assistant professor of the Loyola sociology department, was crowned queen of the Krewe of Tucks this year. Founded in 1969 by Loyola students Lloyd Frischhertz and Robert Reichert, the Krewe of Tucks takes its name after the local bar, Friar Tucks. According to Mennino, t...

COLUMN: Balls are invitation only events

COLUMN: Balls are invitation only events

Kamaria Monmouth

February 23, 2011


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"There is a secret side to Mardi Gras that most people never get to see. For the krewe members, the masked (people) on the floats, the end of the parade route is where the real party begins at a private ball" said author Rebbecca Snedeker. Powdered women with rouge lips and colorful dresses glided to...

Summer happenings and ice cream reviews

Summer happenings and ice cream reviews

By RAVEN CRANE Contributing Writer

July 12, 2010


Filed under Features

Take it easy and relax in the Big Easy this summer by checking out some New Orleans festivals, cool summer eateries, and venues that will get you out of the sun and into some fun. New Orleans likes to celebrate, and what better way to do it than attending festivals with some sweet summer treats?NOLA Summer Ja...

Bateman wins prize, encourages students

Bateman wins prize, encourages students

By MASAKO HIRSCH, NEWS EDITOR

June 16, 2009


Filed under Features

Loyola's Bateman Team has every right to brag after two consecutive first-place wins, but they found there is a greater reward."It wasn't so much that we won twice in a row, it was about reaching the audience," said participant, Ashley Sutton, A'09. "It was about giving an education."The team, which cons...

Loyola hosts youth summer camps

By Alex Davis

June 16, 2009


Filed under Features, Sports

While students are on summer break, Michael Giorlando and a handful of other coaches in the Intercollege Athletics and Wellness Department will spend their summer running a series of summer day camps."Since I've been here in ‘04, I've had camps," Giorlando said. "The basketball camps been goin...

All Access Season Pass

All Access Season Pass

By Lauren Navarro, Life and Times Editor

June 16, 2009


Filed under City, Features, Food

Never mind the economy, summer is just a money-guzzling season regardless of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.Gas prices go up because people are traveling. If your electric bill isn't sky-high by now, you're one of the few lucky ones.And, while you might be working, chances are it's only part time a...

Graffiti, gypsies abound in Chile

Graffiti, gypsies abound in Chile

By Emily Ramirez Staff Writer

June 16, 2009


Filed under Features

My days in Viña del Mar, Chile, though short, have been a whirlwind of adventure, confusion, and learning as I try to find my place in this unfamiliar land in an unfamiliar hemisphere.Within the first few days, I managed to encounter gypsies, who read my palm and told me that money was unnec...

Campus takes summer slumber

By Alex Davis, Maroon Editorial Intern

May 11, 2009


Filed under Administration, Features

In the week following graduation, the people walking around an otherwise abandoned campus are not at Loyola to take classes or sit through lectures-they are typically all business.The few people still haunting campus provide the life support for the university during the limbo between graduation and...

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