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SGA slate of candidates announced

SGA slate of candidates announced

Erin Snodgrass

March 11, 2019

SGA election week kicked off today with only one presidential and vice-presidential team running unopposed. Jessamyn Reichmann, sociology junior and Freedom Richarson, political science junior are running for SGA president and vice-president respectively, according to Rana Thabata, SGA chief justice. In...

Plates Fly, as Loyola students pie their professors for a cause

Plates Fly, as Loyola students pie their professors for a cause

Khayla Gaston

February 28, 2019

On Tuesday Feb. 26, the University Honors Association held a Pie a Professor event in the Peace Quad. Participants were asked to donate $1 to throw plates of whipped or shaving cream at a professor. The funds collected were donated to the Gulf Restoration Network as part of the honors association's service...

LUCAP works to combat hunger

LUCAP works to combat hunger

Amy Ngo

February 26, 2019

Twice a month, Loyola students gather around tables to eat breakfast — but not in the Orleans Room. The Loyola University Community Action Program comes together with Crescent City Cafe to serve meals to over 100 homeless people and those in need on Saturday mornings at Rayne Memorial United Metho...

United Brothers Association looks to unite students of color

United Brothers Association looks to unite students of color

Madison Mcloughlin

February 25, 2019

"Educate, serve and lead" is the motto that guides the lives of the Loyola students who chartered the United Brothers Association. When coming to Loyola’s campus in 2014, Daniel Garrison, marketing senior, decided there was a need for a community focused on the academic, mental and physical well-being...

Play Therapy Center merges toys with mental health

Play Therapy Center merges toys with mental health

Erin Snodgrass

February 24, 2019

Last week, LeAnne Steen played in a sandbox with a toy turtle and bridge. Not because she’s a child — in fact, she’s a therapist with a Ph. D. No, she was engaging in play therapy. And understandably so, as she is the creator and director of the Loyola University Play Therapy Center of Education...

Wolf Pack for Life talks diversity in the Pro-Life movement

Wolf Pack for Life talks diversity in the Pro-Life movement

Christian Willbern

February 24, 2019

Anti-abortion activists joined Wolf Pack for Life in a diversity panel to discuss social justice and stereotypes of the movement on Feb. 21. Sophie Trist, English senior and president of the organization, said she wants Loyola students to know there's more more than one kind of person who identifies...

Dogs bring out diversity on campus

Dogs bring out diversity on campus

Cristian Orellana

February 23, 2019

With the help of some small furry friends from Zeus’s Rescues, the Bateman team promoted its campaign, Designing Diversity, on Feb. 21. The organization brought out dogs to help draw people to their table out in the Peace Quad. “We’re using the dogs to get people to get to our table to talk...

Tapingo expands to Loyola’s campus

Tapingo expands to Loyola’s campus

Francesca Du Broca

February 23, 2019

When she’s running late or behind schedule, Katrina Taverna, communication sophomore, does not want to wait in line for her morning coffee so she uses Tapingo. The mobile ordering app for universities allows students to skip lines and pick-up on the go by ordering food and beverages using phones,...

Therapy dogs help students pawspurr during midterms

Therapy dogs help students pawspurr during midterms

Rose Wagner

February 22, 2019

In a flurry of Mardi Gras costumes, with an entourage of supervisors and the goal of helping students destress from midterms, six trained therapists visited Loyola on Feb. 21. The attraction? They were dogs. Through a partnership with the non-profit Visiting Pet Program, Loyola celebrated Wolf Pack...

Donnelley Center takes home 3 advertising awards

Donnelley Center takes home 3 advertising awards

Gabriela Carballo

February 21, 2019

The Shawn M. Donnelley Center for Nonprofit Communications walked out of the 2019 ADDY Awards Gala victorious last week with three awards for their design of the “New Orleans Bulldog Rescue Calendar,” as well as the work of Mathew Pashby, mass communication senior, and an award in recognition of...

Loyola announces the College of Music and Media

Loyola announces the College of Music and Media

Rose Wagner

February 20, 2019

A college by any other name is still a college. After more than a semester of deliberation, Loyola announced that the former College of Music and Fine Arts has been renamed the College of Music and Media, according to an email from President Tania Tetlow and Kern Maass, dean of the College of Music ...

Rex Mansion catches fire

Rex Mansion catches fire

Tyler Wann

February 20, 2019

The historic Montgomery-Grace mansion on St. Charles went up in flames around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the New Orleans Fire Department. A release from the department said the initial call came at 7:44 a.m. after being alerted to visible flames coming from the building. The release said...

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