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Sno-ball season is here

Sno-ball season is here

PATRICK RAFFERTY Staff Writer

May 2, 2012


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There are two types of people in this world: those that like snowballs, and those that haven't tried snowballs. For generations, snowballs have helped people of all shapes and sizes temporarily escape the New Orleans summer heat as they sink their teeth into one of the limitless flavor combinations. From late Apr...

Social media important in today’s job search

NIA TOOMBS Contributing Writer

May 2, 2012


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In the same year that Facebook is expected to cross the 1-billion- member threshold, Loyola's career development center decided to host the lecture, "Using Social Media in the Job/Internship Search" on Tuesday, April 17. The lecture was designed to arm students with advice on how to use social media...

How to do Jazz Fest

SHANNON DONALDSON Staff Writer

May 2, 2012


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1) Be prepared! According to the Jazz Fest Twitter account, one of the most important tips to keep in mind while you're at the festival is to "Dress for any kind of weather at the Fair ...

Greek Life helps out

Greek Life helps out

SHANNON DONALDSON Staff Writer

May 2, 2012


Filed under Greek Life, Life & Times

Loyola's fraternities and sororities have come a long way from the traditional bake sales. Recently, members of Greek Life have begun taking a more active role in community service and philanthropic activities by engaging with the Loyola community as a whole, as well as with the city of New Orleans. Each Greek...

Look No Further

SHELBY SCHULTHEIS Contributing Writer

April 25, 2012


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The university provides a number of resources to help make the lives of students easier. Be it renting out cars, bikes and e-readers, or helping with career services, Loyola has your back. CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER The Career Development Center is located on the second floor of the Danna Center. Th...

Transfer students find a new welcoming home at Loyola

SHAMARA KING The Maroon

April 25, 2012


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Every year, Loyola welcomes new students from different colleges to be a part of the Wolfpack and embrace its spirit. "Each fall we enroll approximately 125 new transfer students. The
 transfer students are as diverse as our first-year students in their
 geographical spread," said Keith Gramling...

Ain’t no mountain high enough

SHANNON DONALDSON Staff Writer

April 25, 2012


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For physics Junior Douglas Alexander, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro this summer will be one of many immense challenges he has overcome in his life. Four years ago this week, Alexander was released from a drug rehabilitation facility. Today, he is preparing to make the eight- to nine-day climb around Mou...

Titanic in 3D Review

XAVIER MÁNTICA

April 21, 2012


Filed under Film, Life & Times

April 15th marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Because of this anniversary, director James Cameron and Paramount have re-released the massively successful film in theaters, post-converted to 3D. Titanic is one of the most successful films ever made, and this re-release has pushe...

Kick the meal plan to the curb without going broke

PATRICK RAFFERTY Staff Writer

April 18, 2012


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There comes a point in almost every college student's life when they must decide one thing: food or beer. When times get tough and that sacred meal plan suddenly vanishes, students all around quickly find that eating on a budget can be much easier said than done, especially after a long spring break, Fr...

How to move off campus

KRISTEN HIMMELBERG Assistant Life & Times Editor

April 18, 2012


Filed under Features, Life & Times

For the first two years, Loyola students are required to live on campus, but as junior year approaches many opt to find a place off campus. During the spring is when many students start to look for off- campus housing, but looking for a place to live isn't as easy as some may think. There are many differe...

Loyola band strives to go global

Loyola band strives to go global

KRISTEN HIMMELBERG Assistant Life & Times Editor

April 18, 2012


Filed under Features, Life & Times

A Loyola band has recently been catapulted into the international music arena. They are competing in a worldwide battle of the bands competition to win an opening spot for this summer at a premier outdoor music festival in London. Hard Rock International hosts a yearly worldwide competition called Ha...

Twist eliminates inhibitions, becomes biggest fad of ’60s at Loyola

Twist eliminates inhibitions, becomes biggest fad of ’60s at Loyola

DORIS GRISTMAN

April 12, 2012


Filed under Features, Life & Times

Come on everybody! Let's do the Twist-and it goes like this! Everybody's doin' it: from L.A. to Paris, tots to grandmas, beats to socialites, they're all getting into the act. And do you blame them? Can you think of another way to shake off your worries and release all those pent up emotions! Inhibiti...

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