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Informed Consent deals with science and religion coming to a head

Informed Consent deals with science and religion coming to a head

Erin Snodgrass

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Life & Times, Showcase, Theater

After premiering an award winning-play in New York, Loyola alumnus James McBride has returned to his alma mater to direct Loyola’s theater arts program’s final production this year, Informed Consent. “Informed Consent,” written by Deborah Zoe Laugher, is at the intersection of medicine and...

New memorial creates an open dialogue about mental health

New memorial creates an open dialogue about mental health

Paulina Picciano

April 19, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

The Social Political Design class unveiled The Kendall Collective, a memorial to the late Kendall Michelle Daigle. Kendall Daigle was an English writing student who passed away March 2014 from a heroin overdose, and her memorial aims to create an open dialogue about mental health and drug addiction. The memorial was put...

5 brunch spots to feed your soul

5 brunch spots to feed your soul

Paulina Picciano

April 14, 2018


Filed under Food, Showcase, The Wolf

Brunch is the key to happiness. And for those of you who think I’m exaggerating, take a second and think about it. Brunch, more so than any other meal time, is dedicated to slowing down for just a moment to really be mindful and think about the week we’ve had, eat an amazing meal and enjoy good company....

Loyola performers share what it’s like to manage careers with studies

Loyola performers share what it’s like to manage careers with studies

Vanessa Alvarado

April 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Music, Showcase, The Wolf

Derek Taylor and Skylar Allen are two student performers making a name for themselves, both as separate artists and collaborators, outside the Loyola sphere. Growing up on different sides of the country, the friends met at Loyola and have quickly made their own fan bases and gotten a taste of what i...

The Darelilies offer an authentic student-musician sound

The Darelilies offer an authentic student-musician sound

Kaylie Saidin

April 12, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, Music, Showcase

Loyola’s music department is home to many student musicians who are paving the way in their genres and in the local scene. The Darelilies, a group of music industry students, is the latest of these bands to gain traction. With Ella Blue Paskel on vocals, Ben McLaughlin on guitar, Rhys Steuart on...

Freret Street kicks off festival season

Freret Street kicks off festival season

Caleb Beck

April 12, 2018


Filed under Food, Leisure, Lifestyle, Music, Showcase

Locals feared heavy rain would wash out the Freret Street Festival, but were pleasantly surprised when the event went on without a hitch. On Saturday, April 7, Freret Street was closed down from Valmont Street to Napoleon Avenue to make way for the bustle of 200 vendors, 17 music acts, over three...

Professor teaches adult dance classes

Cody Downey

April 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Life & Times

Tucked away to the side of the Communications and Music Complex, preparatory arts professor Alyssa Stover teaches a ballet class for adults. Stover, a Texas native, has been a professor at Loyola since the fall semester of 2015. She began as a ballet teacher for Loyola’s Preparatory Arts Program wo...

Ear protection rings true for Loyola musicians

Ear protection rings true for Loyola musicians

Anna Knapp

April 6, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, Music, Showcase

Researchers have known for years that loud music can damage your hearing, and a Loyola student is taking her health into her own hands. Music senior Allison Hasson has been playing the flute for years, but hearing the sweet sounds are getting more difficult. She is sensitive to sound and can barely hea...

Local literary festival returns for 32nd year

Local literary festival returns for 32nd year

Catie Sanders

April 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Life & Times, Showcase

The iconic cry of “Stella!” echoed through Jackson Square on Sunday, March 25 in a fitting homage to Tennessee Williams on the final day of the 2018 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.All were welcome to express their admiration for the “A Streetcar Named Desire” playwrigh...

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns for its 31st year

Anum Siddiqui

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Life & Times

This weekend, from March 21 to March 25, New Orleans is honoring American playwright Tennessee Williams at the 31st Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. Located in the French Quarter, the festival is an opportunity for students and writers to learn from over 130 writers, musicians and...

Despite setbacks, Buku festival triumphs

Despite setbacks, Buku festival triumphs

Caleb Beck

March 15, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, Music, Nightlife, Showcase

On March 9, Buku opened its gates for the weekend to 17,500 attendees - 3,000 more than in previous years. This spike in festivalgoers was met by a complete redesign of the grounds that moved the main stage to a larger location, added a new stage and VIP viewing areas, and generally kept crowds from...

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