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TASC Performance brand is combining bamboo with athletic wear

TASC Performance brand is combining bamboo with athletic wear

Danielle Carbonari

March 26, 2017


Filed under Life & Times, Lifestyle, Loyola News Service, Sports

Bamboo has begun to find its niche in the athletic clothing department. With the demand of bamboo clothing on the rise, TASC performance has opened a new shop on Magazine Street in hopes that the trend of bamboo athletic wear will catch on here in New Orleans. While New Orleans has just welcomed...

Greek Week rocks out with Airband performance

Greek Week rocks out with Airband performance

March 24, 2017


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...

Alpha Chi accepts transgender members nationally

Alpha Chi accepts transgender members nationally

John Casey

March 24, 2017


Filed under Greek Life, News, Showcase, Worldview

The national council of the sorority Alpha Chi Omega has announced that it will begin to accept transgender women effective immediately. A video announcement was released via the national organization’s Facebook on Feb. 17. The video, starring Angela Costley Harris, national council president, addre...

Buku hits New Orleans

Buku hits New Orleans

Caleb Beck

March 17, 2017


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, 2017


Filed under City, Food, Loyola News Service, 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

Kaitlyn Cleveland

March 16, 2017


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 ow...

Bolivian vice president touts indigenous rights expansion to Loyola class

Bolivian vice president touts indigenous rights expansion to Loyola class

Nick Reimann

March 15, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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...

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