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Student jazz band gains experience while on tour

Kristen himmelberg Assistant Life and Times Editor

March 7, 2012


Filed under Life & Times, Music

This semester, the Loyola Jazz Ensemble Band is breaking out — not just into music, but into the spotlight as well. The band, led by John Mahoney, the director for Jazz Studies at Loyola, consists of 19 students: five trumpeters, five saxophonists, four trombonists, two drummers, a pianist, a bassist...

UP WITH THE WALL

UP WITH THE WALL

PATRICK RAFFERTY Staff Writer

March 7, 2012


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When visual arts professor Daniela Marx agreed to lead a team to design the newly constructed ...

Loyola students audition to be ‘MADE’

Loyola students audition to be ‘MADE’

LORA GHAWALY The Maroon

February 29, 2012


Filed under Life & Times

Valentine's Day might not have been the only thing that "made" an impression on Loyola's campus. On Feb. 14, students auditioned for MTV's "MADE" program in the Danna Center, thanks to the sponsorship of the Office of Co-Curricular Programs. "MADE" is an MTV program that helps people with a passionate interest ...

Tuck’s gone but not forgotten

Tuck’s gone but not forgotten

SHANNON DONALDSON Staff Writer

February 29, 2012


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  Just over a year ago, Christiana Van Bree, political science and mass communication sophomore, was in her room getting ready to go to Friar Tuck's Bar and Grill when she heard that the bar had been closed for the night. The reason, Van Bree would later find out, was that 19-year-old Errol Joseph Me...

Mardi Gras Guide: After catching beads, find a great place to eat

PATRICK RAFFERTY Staff Writer

February 8, 2012


Filed under Food, Life & Times

The parade is over, the ice chest is empty and so is your stomach. Your feet can only take you so far, and your body needs one thing and one thing only: food, lots and lots of food.So where should you go? Depending on where you are, there are almost limitless options to serve your palate, whether it's a...

Mardi Gras Guide: Differences of local king cakes simplified

PATRICK RAFFERTY Staff Writer

February 8, 2012


Filed under Food, Life & Times

It's the great king cake debacle. Like every other great food unique to New Orleans culture, everyone has an opinion on which king cake is the best, whether it is the old school McKenzie's king cake, the super-sweet Haydel's king cake or the newer, flashier king cakes at Antoine's or Sucré. Bu...

Stay out of jail while partying this Carnival

Stay out of jail while partying this Carnival

By SHANNON DONALDSON Staff Writer

February 8, 2012


Filed under Life & Times

Amid the sea of purple, green, and gold shirts and sequined hats this Mardi Gras season, don't forget to be on the lookout for the boys in blue. That's right, I'm talking about the police, and more specifically, how to avoid getting in trouble with them. As a college student living in New Orleans, ...

Finding a safe ride is not easy

Finding a safe ride is not easy

Dawn Chae-Jiles Street Smarts

February 1, 2012


Filed under Life & Times

Many students arrive on campus in the fall without a car. For residents, the cost of parking on campus adds an additional $200 a semester to an already hefty tuition bill. So we're commonly told about all the other means of transportation: bikes, buses, cabs, Safe Ride and the streetcar line. Biking is...

University cuts two frat pledge seasons

HANNAH IANNAZZO Assistant News Editor

February 1, 2012


Filed under Greek Life, News

The university has canceled recruitment efforts of its two largest fraternities after university officials say they violated the rush policies. Phi Kappa Psi and Sigma Phi Epsilon will not be allowed to invite new members to join their fraternities this semester in a process known as rush. Pledge se...

Internet blackout affects all

Internet blackout affects all

ERIC KNOEPFLER WORDS OF THE WISE

January 25, 2012


Filed under Life & Times

January 18, 2012 was the most productive day I've had in the past year. I woke up with a gleam in my eye and a bright vision for the future. I completed all of my assignments for the week, exercised in the morning, had a healthy breakfast and called my grandmother. She's doing fine. I was looking t...

Tour the city, home of the wolf pack

Tour the city, home of the wolf pack

By LORA GHAWALY The Maroon

January 25, 2012


Filed under Life & Times

New Orleans stereotypes abroad could probably be summarized through the Mardi Gras trifecta of beads, boobs and booze. However, residents of the city know that the essence of New Orleans life is beyond that. It is wonderful to attend school in a place where the Voodoo shops are a few blocks from the ...

Opera back after 145 years

KABIR HINGORANI Contributing Writer

January 18, 2012


Filed under Life & Times, Music, Theater

For the first time in 145 years, Jacques Offenbach's "The Grand Duchess of ...

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