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Local brewery supports community, crawfish and coastal restoration

Local brewery supports community, crawfish and coastal restoration

Kaylie Saidin

March 15, 2018


Filed under Food, Life & Times, Showcase

Weekly crawfish boils at a local brewery are promoting both the New Orleans community and Southeastern Louisiana coastal restoration. On Thursday, March 8, Urban South Brewery threw a crawfish boil sponsored by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana complete with live music. The event was one...

Botanical workshop turns International Women’s Day green

Botanical workshop turns International Women’s Day green

Brian Wollitz and Seán Brennan

March 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Life & Times, Showcase

Women of all ages gathered at West Elm on Magazine Street Thursday to celebrate International Women’s Day with a special pop-up botanical workshop. Over two dozen women came together to blend dirt, rocks, sand and various plants into personalized mini-terrariums while socializing with other...

Buku Music & Art Project waves its freak flag high for 2018

Buku Music & Art Project waves its freak flag high for 2018

Caleb Beck

March 8, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, Music, Nightlife, Showcase

With a lineup featuring big name artists and boasting authenticity, Buku Music & Art Project is preparing for what might be the biggest year yet for the eclectic riverside festival. Taking place March 9 to March 10 at Mardi Gras World, the headliners for this year include Bassnectar, SZA, Migos,...

Ad Team works on their annual campaign

Ad Team works on their annual campaign

Emma Gilheany

March 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Life & Times, Showcase

Students interested in marketing and advertising have an opportunity to engage in real-world creative planning and management with the Loyola Ad Team. Sponsored by the American Advertising Federation, the Ad Team competes every spring in the National Student Advertising Competition. “Ad Team...

Loyola students showcase art for the Scully scholarship and Grote art award

Loyola students showcase art for the Scully scholarship and Grote art award

Kaylie Saidin

March 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Life & Times, Showcase

Loyola provides many opportunities for students interested in art to grow and showcase their work. The Scully scholarship and Grote award art show opened up for the public to view last week. On Feb. 22, Loyola art students Patrick Burtchaell, Mercedes Alvarez and Zoё Blair-Schlagenhauf showcased...

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...

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