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Changes to semester, class length proposed for next year

Changes to semester, class length proposed for next year

Sidney Holmes

October 23, 2017


Filed under Academic, Administration, News, Showcase

Changes could be coming to student schedules starting next year, with longer class periods and shorter semesters. The proposed changes would shorten the length of the fall and spring semesters from 16 to 14 weeks, and class times would increase to make up for the loss of those weeks. Monday, Wednesday,...

Editorial: When are we going to talk about schedule changes?

Editorial: When are we going to talk about schedule changes?

October 23, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

On the off chance you missed the front page, let us reiterate this for you: there’s a high likelihood that your schedule will change. With the new proposed schedule, the duration of classes would be slightly extended and the fall semester would end early, making the month of December and the beginni...

Wolf Pack replenishes roster after losing integral players

Wolf Pack replenishes roster after losing integral players

Ryan Micklin

October 19, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The offseason wiped away three key players that helped guide the men’s basketball team to a national championship tournament appearance in March — a feat that hasn't been achieved since 1946. Seven months later, head coach Stacy Hollowell and his new-look coaching staff are busy finalizin...

Disability awareness month embraces diversity in university setting

Disability awareness month embraces diversity in university setting

Mairead Cahill

October 19, 2017


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

Growing up in school, everything took Matt Pashby just a little bit longer than his classmates. Copying down work, writing papers and researching topics would not be as easy for him as it appeared to be to his fellow peers. “I had teachers pass me off as lazy or that I wasn’t trying hard enough in s...

Mac ‘N Cheese Festival aims to find a place among New Orleans festivals

Mac ‘N Cheese Festival aims to find a place among New Orleans festivals

Andres Fuentes

October 19, 2017


Filed under Food, Leisure, Life & Times, Showcase

Getting their initial inspiration from another young festival — the National Fried Chicken Festival — organizers Kent Broussard and Julie Egren have decided to highlight another food not normally associated with New Orleans: macaroni and cheese. Together, they founded the Mac 'N Cheese Festival,...

Loyola named a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution

Loyola named a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution

Jc Canicosa

October 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For the first time its history, Loyola has been selected as a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution at the Gold Level by the NAIA. The award is the organization's highest distinction.An institution can be honored as Five-Star Champions of Character based on a rating system by the National Associati...

New food studies program stresses social justice, service learning

New food studies program stresses social justice, service learning

India Yarborough

October 18, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Milking cows and goats, collecting eggs from chickens and learning about workers’ exploitation during a high school trip to an educational farm in upstate New York changed one Loyola student's view of food forever. "We were doing organic farming there, and they taught us about food issues," said...

“Arab Idol” New Orleans concert promotes peace in the Middle East

“Arab Idol” New Orleans concert promotes peace in the Middle East

Caleb Beck

October 13, 2017


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

“Arab Idol” stars Ameer Dandan and Ahmed Fahmi took to Loyola’s Roussel Hall stage Sunday as the final stop on their international charity fundraising tour. Joined by Palestinian folk dance group Turab Beladi, the duo played to over 500 attendees, almost packing out the theater hall. Proceeds...

Study abroad program aims to boost diversity

Study abroad program aims to boost diversity

Chasity Pugh

October 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Seeing the world, being immersed in a new culture and honing language skills are just a few of the opportunities students can expect from studying abroad. Although 30 percent of Loyola students choose to go abroad to enjoy a new experience, the university’s international studies department hopes to...

Editorial: Voting in local elections is important

Editorial: Voting in local elections is important

October 13, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

Around this time last year student organizations were hosting debate watch parties, setting up tables to help students get absentee ballots and professors would often spend a little time tying their lectures back to political happenings. That’s because there was a major election coming up, and i...

JC scrutinizes sports (special edition): Loyola’s balls fall flat

JC scrutinizes sports (special edition): Loyola’s balls fall flat

Jc Canicosa

October 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The day was September 6, 2017. I had just gotten out of my last class of the day, but knew I'd have to get right back to the grind in a couple hours because it was press night (the night that all the sections editors like me work until the twilight hours of the night to get their section of the Maroon...

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