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Pop-up restaurant serves messages about wealth inequality

Pop-up restaurant serves messages about wealth inequality

Sidney Holmes

March 2, 2018


Filed under Food, Life & Times, Showcase

Writer and chef Tunde Wey wants you to imagine if the price of your food depended on your income. That's what inspired him to open a pop-up restaurant called Saartj, which sells box lunches for $12 to people of color and suggests that those identifying as white pay $30 for the same food.Wey said the restau...

Renowned percussionist guest lectures at Loyola

Alena Cover

February 24, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, Music

Taku Hirano, a musician who has worked with artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Whitney Houston, Dr. Dre, Nelly Furtado, John Mayer, Lionel Richie and The Temptations, among others, is teaching masterclasses in Loyola's music department. Hirano felt a calling towards percussion from the first time he can...

Loyola students burst onto the New Orleans music scene

Loyola students burst onto the New Orleans music scene

Calvin Ramsay

February 22, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, Music, Showcase

Loyola music management students Max Taylor, Skylar Allen and Derek Taylor performed at the Republic NOLA concert hall on Thursday, Feb. 8, alongside American rap and television star Riff Raff. The three musicians have been gaining traction recently thanks to music streaming platforms like SoundCloud...

Column: How to do Mardi Gras the right way

Column: How to do Mardi Gras the right way

Grant Dufrene

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Leisure, Life & Times, Showcase

Mardi Gras is upon us, so let’s make the most of it before Lent begins calling the festivities to a close. Here are some tips to make the most of your celebration: Find your designated bathroom early. The parade has come to a halt. The frenzy of beads being pelted in your direction has...

Tony Dagradi’s album “Oneness” debuts at Jazz Underground Series

Tony Dagradi’s album “Oneness” debuts at Jazz Underground Series

Christopher Gilyard

February 2, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, Music

In a performance driven by emotion and sound, faculty musician Tony Dagradi and his group played as part of Loyola’s Jazz Underground Series. Dagradi, an internationally renowned jazz performer, composer and educator, performed selections from his newest album titled “Oneness.” The performance...

Dawson Gaillard Writing Awards

Payton Whittaker

January 29, 2018


Filed under Life & Times

Students with an apt for writing have the opportunity to present their pieces in an attempt to win the Dawson Gaillard Writing Award with the 37th annual competition taking place this year. Submission acceptance began Jan. 8 and ends on Friday, Feb. 9, and it is open to all Loyola students. There...

Activists fight for equality at New Orleans Women’s March

Activists fight for equality at New Orleans Women’s March

Caleb Beck

January 22, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

The one year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration was met with feminine resistance and activism in downtown New Orleans and across the country. Five thousand women and allies congregated Saturday morning at Duncan Plaza and marched proudly through the French Quarter, rallying against sexual assa...

Students showcase their art at Portculture Artisan’s Market

Students showcase their art at Portculture Artisan’s Market

Kaylie Saidin

January 22, 2018


Filed under Arts, Life & Times, Showcase

A new art market is joining the fast-growing New Orleans scene, helping to establish the art community as one of merit. The Portculture Artisan’s Market, hosted at Urban South Brewery on Tchoupitoulas Street, showcases the work of a collection of artists who are known throughout the city. The event...

MLK Day of Service canceled

MLK Day of Service canceled

Kaylie Saidin

January 19, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, News, Showcase

Due to ongoing problems with water pressure in New Orleans, the Martin Luther King Day of Service, which was scheduled for tomorrow Jan. 20th, has been canceled. The Sewerage & Water Board issued a boil water advisory for the east bank of Orleans and Jefferson parish on Thursday, Jan. 18, after pre...

Students to participate in MLK Day of Service

Kaylie Saidin

January 17, 2018


Filed under Life & Times

On Saturday, Jan. 20, students from Loyola University, Delgado Community College, Tulane University and the University of New Orleans will participate in the 31st annual Martin Luther King Day of Service.The goal of this event is to answer Dr. King’s ever-relevant question: “What are you d...

Loyola professor creates TV show

Loyola professor creates TV show

Andres Fuentes

December 9, 2017


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

Theater professor Ann Mahoney has already made herself a name with roles in hit shows like "The Walking Dead." This time, she has a dream for her own show with a powerful message, funded by Indiegogo.Mahoney's show, "Preachin' to the Choir," is a project that is written, produced and starred in by Ann...

Children embrace their individuality at Lolo’s studio

Children embrace their individuality at Lolo’s studio

Miles Rouen

December 8, 2017


Filed under Life & Times

Lolo’s Youth Yoga Studio, the first of its kind in New Orleans, celebrated its grand opening on Magazine Street this past Saturday.Children and their parents got a feel for the atmosphere and met Lolo’s experienced team at the opening. These various instructors teach traditional yoga clas...

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