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Review: ‘Resident Evil 2′ remake is a scary-good time

Review: ‘Resident Evil 2′ remake is a scary-good time

Riley Katz

February 3, 2019


Filed under Life & Times, Reviews, Showcase

Two bullets in the chamber, no health left and a seven-foot-tall hulk in a trench coat and hat hot on my tail. I will never forget this moment from "Resident Evil 2." When I played the original "Resident Evil 2," years after its original release, I looked at it as a game that combined horror, puzzles,...

Review: ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ is a Wild West masterpiece

Review: ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ is a Wild West masterpiece

Sam Lucio

February 2, 2019


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The latest movie from the famed Coen brothers, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” is a Netflix exclusive that brings you on a journey through the Wild West. “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” is a compilation of six individual short stories set in the Wild West about a singing gunslinger, a bank...

2/1/2019 Puzzles

February 1, 2019


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LEGO convention assembles its way to New Orleans

LEGO convention assembles its way to New Orleans

Andres Fuentes

February 1, 2019


Filed under Arts, Life & Times, Photography, Showcase

Brick by brick and piece by piece, BrickUniverse has built its weekend-home from Feb. 2 through Feb. 3 at the Pontchartrain Center, marking the first-ever LEGO convention in Louisiana. Combining both LEGO artists and vendors, the convention seeks out to spark inspiration and creativity for all ages...

‘Cendrillon’ comes to Loyola

‘Cendrillon’ comes to Loyola

Gracie Wise

February 1, 2019


Filed under Arts, Life & Times, Showcase, Theater

Nearly everyone has heard of the "Cinderella story" in which Cinderella is mistreated by her stepmother, meets Prince Charming and loses one of her glass slippers. But what if she lived in the Roaring Twenties and attended a Mardi Gras ball in a shimmering flapper costume? Loyola Opera Theatre...

Fair grounds goes wild with camels, zebras and ostriches

Fair grounds goes wild with camels, zebras and ostriches

Andrew Lang

January 31, 2019


Filed under Leisure, Life & Times, Showcase

The Fair Grounds were filled with thousands of fans hotly anticipating a race of the world’s largest birds. Capable of speeds up to 40 mph in the wild, the ostriches were the climax of the exotic animals. Five birds darted down the track that was usually occupied by horses. Crashes took out two of the fi...

Loyola’s Pi Kappa Phi fraternity wins national awards

Loyola’s Pi Kappa Phi fraternity wins national awards

Cody Downey

January 30, 2019


Filed under Greek Life, News, Showcase

Loyola's Pi Kappa Phi has won two of the most prestigious awards  bestowed on a chapter by their national fraternity.  The Iota Phi chapter earned national recognition Jan. 19 at the fraternity's officer training institute in Dallas, Texas, where it received the Founders’ Award and Champion Ma...

Iggy Vols returns to Kingston, Jamaica to ring in the New Year

Tess Rowland

January 28, 2019


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

While most college students can be found returning to their hometowns for winter break or partaking in a vacation, last month one group of Loyola students participated in a 10-day cultural immersion and service program in Kingston, Jamaica. The program, Ignacio Volunteers, nicknamed Iggy Vols, offers...

Reviews: It’s not hard to see why ‘Bird Box’ became popular

Reviews: It’s not hard to see why ‘Bird Box’ became popular

Cody Downey

January 26, 2019


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

During the last weeks of December, it was hard to avoid the phenomenon that was “Bird Box.” Scrolling through Twitter, almost every tweet had something to do with the film. There is no debate that because of social media the film was able to reach a wider audience. However, despite the viral promotion...

Cosplayers find joy in bringing their favorite characters to life

Cosplayers find joy in bringing their favorite characters to life

Andres Fuentes

January 26, 2019


Filed under Leisure, Life & Times, Showcase

Just like the caped heroes that they dress up as, there’s more to cosplayers than the costumes and outfits they don at comic conventions. Everything from sewing, painting, makeup and hairstyling to the more difficult tasks such as woodworking, metalworking and leatherworking, there is a lot of skill...

1/25/2019 Puzzles

January 25, 2019


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Review: ‘Bumblebee’ transforms the franchise

Review: ‘Bumblebee’ transforms the franchise

Sam Lucio

January 22, 2019


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I am the only person I know who actually liked the Michael Bay directed Transformers movies. So much so, that its become a running gag amongst my friends. I have seen every Transformers movie multiple times and can name numerous Transformers. I’m not quite sure what it is, but Transformers has been...

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