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How to slay Halloween in New Orleans

How to slay Halloween in New Orleans

Vanessa Alvarado

October 27, 2018

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for many spooky and not so spooky reasons. Who doesn't love playing dress up? Halloween gives me the excuse not to be just Vanessa for the night. Being just Vanessa definitely is not a problem but, sometimes a girl wants to be Britney Spears for the nig...

NOLA Nightmare rises from the grave of House of Shock

NOLA Nightmare rises from the grave of House of Shock

Caitlyn Reisgen

October 25, 2018

On the same grounds under the Huey P. Long Bridge, where the House of Shock terrified visitors for years, the new haunted house, New Orleans Nightmare, debuted this year. This unique haunted house is owned by the 13th Floor Entertainment Group, who also owns other haunts across the United Stat...

Southern Candymakers is carving up some haunting treats for October

Southern Candymakers is carving up some haunting treats for October

Andres Fuentes

October 22, 2018

  New Orleans: a city of haunted streets, voodoo shops and cemeteries. But one French Quarter candy shop is looking to mix the might of New Orleans with the fright of Halloween into spooky sweets for the Halloween season. Southern Candymakers has been cooking up traditional New Orleans candie...

Social justice themes ring throughout theater production

Social justice themes ring throughout theater production

Emma Ruby

October 19, 2018

"Believe women." That was the message that Shelbi Copain, mass communication and musical theatre sophomore, hopes students took away from the Loyola theater department production These Shining Lives.The show tells the true story of four women in the late 1920’s who were exposed to radium in the...

Gallery: Fall Break expectations in Southern Louisiana

Gallery: Fall Break expectations in Southern Louisiana

Ariel Landry

October 8, 2018

It doesn't feel like fall yet. In New Orleans, we still have the A/C cranked on high with the hope of cool weather hitting sometime during Fall Break, but the expectations of having typical autumn activities aren't always the reality in October.

Poetry: Rain

Poetry: Rain

Cristo Dulom

October 8, 2018

I chomp a pearAs I walk through the rainLiquid drips down my armIs it juice?Or is it rain?I finish classAnd I run to PELiquid runs down my faceIs it sweat?Or is it rain?I see Her thereAnd I stop in the rainShe stands with Someone ElseIs it fine?Or is She gone?I hear Her wordsAnd I quiver slightlyFee...

Column: My favorite breakfast spot near campus

Column: My favorite breakfast spot near campus

Ella Nielsen

October 8, 2018

As much as I love those instant waffles in the Orleans Room, the occasional splurge at a happy local spot for a fried egg sandwich and milky iced chai keeps me going. Here is my favorite restaurant for an indulgence on a weekend morning.Bearcat Cafe is a bright, modern, plant-filled joint located at...

Gallery: Beignet Fest kicks off the Fall season

Gallery: Beignet Fest kicks off the Fall season

Sidney Ovrom

October 7, 2018

To start off the fall break, patrons and foodies alike had the chance to try over 30 different beignet dishes at City Park. The 3rd annual Beignet Fest offered the Frech pastry in a wide range of varieties, from its iconic powered-sugar style to dishes served with cheese, seafood and other styles...

Five Loyola artists to see before they graduate

Five Loyola artists to see before they graduate

Jacob Meyer

October 7, 2018

When I started at Loyola, I once remarked that someone could throw a stone into a crowd of students and be hard-pressed not to hit a musician. Even students who aren’t enrolled in the College of Music may surprise you. From casual “SoundCloud rappers” to post-punk bands and everything in bet...

JC’s Declassified School Survival Guide: meal plans

JC’s Declassified School Survival Guide: meal plans

Jc Canicosa

October 6, 2018

In a university full of SoundCloud rappers, eccentric professors and school budget cuts, JC Canicosa— that's me—and the Wolf try to do the impossible: create a guide that will help you survive Loyola.*cue theme song*We've finally reached the halfway point this semester at Loyola, which pr...

D&D Creations assures that Mardi Gras fashion goes off seamlessly

D&D Creations assures that Mardi Gras fashion goes off seamlessly

Andres Fuentes

October 2, 2018

Mardi Gras fashion is a delight to the senses, but with all the preparation and planning going on, the smaller details can be missed. The shining sequins, the colorful plumes, the extravagant headdresses and the time it takes to design and create the krewes' clothes can be lost among the crowds, ...

Not Just a party, Irish Fest celebrates a forgotten history

Not Just a party, Irish Fest celebrates a forgotten history

Alexandria Whitten

September 27, 2018

Between Irish Dance Competitions, bagpipers, and the availability of Irish Channel Stout at Irish Fest New Orleans, overlooking the deep history of Irish immigrants in New Orleans can be easy. “People from New Orleans aren’t aware of the history,” said Vincent Avila, secretary and co-founder ...

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