The Maroon

Colossal diamond found in Angola

Nicholas Morea

February 17, 2016


Filed under Features, National

A diamond weighing 404 carats was found by a mining company in Angola. Tested by a New York diamond relator, the diamond was deemed "virtually flawless" and entirely colorless, which is the rarest form of the diamond. Ranked the 27th largest diamond in the world, the jewel was cut and is now on displa...

Construction takes over the Fly

Nicholas Morea

February 17, 2016


Filed under City, Features, Worldview

New Orleans residents may have to say goodbye to their favorite picnic spot since construction plans have been made to take over the river-side green space known as the Fly.The Carrolton Boosters, a nonprofit youth sports club, plans to build a sporting complex on the property after they raised $3.8 mill...

Sneaux falls on campus

Sneaux falls on campus

December 10, 2015


Filed under Features, News

Members of the Uptown community came together with students to celebrate the holidays with the annual Sneaux event. Fake snow and other winter treats filled the Marquette Horseshoe on Wednesday, Dec. 9. The Stuart Hall boys choir sang “Christmas Time in New Orleans” (top left). Sam and Lucy Krause...

Nikki’s Blankets covers the homeless in New Orleans

Nikki’s Blankets covers the homeless in New Orleans

Taylor Galmiche

December 6, 2015


Filed under City, Features, Life & Times

New Orleans is finally catching up to sweater weather, but not everyone is excited about the cold days to come. In fact, cold weather threatens those surviving on the streets. Dan Fowler, music industry studies sophomore, is chartering the non-profit Nikki’s Blankets NOLA, which exists to provide...

Luke Christopher gives advice to student going into the music industry

Luke Christopher gives advice to student going into the music industry

Andrew Callaghan

October 24, 2015


Filed under Features, Life & Times, Music

Sony RCA Records artist, Luke Christopher, took the time to visit Loyola for an interview with Crescent City Radio, and engage in an open question-and-answer dialogue with music industry students. Despite the often impersonal professional public profiles of many large-scale artists in the rap industry,...

Teachers After Hours: Students say farewell to retiring music professor

Sam Eroche

May 1, 2015


Filed under Features, Life & Times

Many people in the Loyola College of Music and Fine Arts are singing the blues at the news that Joseph G. Hebert Jr, “Doc,” will retire at the end of the semester. Hebert has spent five decades at Loyola as a professor of music and band director with numerous accolades to his name, including...

President Obama unveils Student Aid Bill of Rights

President Obama unveils Student Aid Bill of Rights

Nia Porter, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2015


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Today, Wednesday, March 11, White House executive staff members held a conference call with college and university newspapers to discuss President Obama’s Student Aid Bill of Rights. The Maroon was included on the call with the Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan and other executive staff members....

“The Simpsons” actor takes on new role

“The  Simpsons”  actor takes on new role

RAQUEL DERGANZ BAKER

August 21, 2013


Filed under Features, Life & Times

While actor Harry Shearer provides voices for multiple characters on the television show, "The Simpsons," Shearer will be acting as himself as an adviser and artist-in-residence at Loyola this fall. On "The Simpsons" Shearer is the voice for characters Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders and Principal Skinner. At Lo...

Academic Resources

Academic Resources

VANNIA ZELAYA

April 24, 2013


Filed under Features

Need help with that final term paper? No idea how to do those exercises that are sure to be on your final exam? It's not too late. Loyola has several academic resources at your disposal. Academic Resource Center The A.R.C. provides students with help in any subject matter, regardless of major. The cent...

Eat Well

Eat Well

VANNIA ZELAYA

April 24, 2013


Filed under Features

In the midst of trying to pass those tests, students may eat whatever is available on the go, or forget to eat altogether. Sodexo General Manager and Registered Dietician Heather Bacque said that this does not allow for our body to keep up with demands. "A lot of us during this crunch time tend to feed...

Avoid All-Nighters

Avoid All-Nighters

VANNIA ZELAYA

April 24, 2013


Filed under Features

In an effort to get everything done, some students might try to pack more than 24 hours into a day, often skipping sleep or not getting much. While it's obvious that we need sleep to function, what many don't realize is that we also need it to perform well. Bourque said skipping sleep has several co...

A Healthy State of Mind

A Healthy State of Mind

VANNIA ZELAYA

April 24, 2013


Filed under Features

While it may seem you are physically able to tackle finals, your mind might not be in the same mode. According to Alicia Bourque, director of the University Counseling Center, there are several mental states that could get in the way of studying. "Students need to be proactive in managing anxiety, avoida...

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