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Law student prepares for Miss USA pageant

Law student prepares for Miss USA pageant

Skyllarr Trusty

January 22, 2015

Loyola College of Law student Candice Bennatt hopes to add another glistening crown to her shelf as she prepares for the Miss USA pageant. Currently Miss Louisiana USA, Bennatt will be competing in the Miss USA pageant this year. If Bennatt wins, she will go on to compete in Miss Universe. “Miss...

Environmental racism targets vulnerable minority groups

Environmental racism targets vulnerable minority groups

Katie Douglass

January 22, 2015

Climate change has become an even more important issue in recent months than it has in the past, with increased global warming, rising sea levels, massive species extinction and dramatically polluted and contaminated areas. Many corporations often contribute to carbon emissions and pollution for...

New Orleans colleges unite to celebrate MLK

New Orleans colleges unite to celebrate MLK

Kristen Stewart

January 22, 2015

In their 29th year of honoring the holiday, New Orleans’ private universities worked together to bring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream alive for an entire week. Martin Luther King Week for Peace is a citywide event hosted by Loyola, Tulane, Dillard and Xavier Universities. During the week of...

Ain’t no hollaback girl

Ain’t no hollaback girl

Raquel Derganz-Baker

January 22, 2015

Hannah Farias was just walking down the street, minding her own business, when all of a sudden she heard a whistle. She turned around and someone called out, “Hey Baby!” Farias, an advertising senior at Loyola, was a victim of street harassment, something over 65 percent of women and 25 percent...

Golf team prepares for the season

Golf team prepares for the season

Sara Szigeti

January 22, 2015

The Loyola men’s and women’s golf teams have started practicing for their upcoming spring season, one that kicks off on Fat Tuesday. The teams began practicing last week and will continue training for the next five weeks until their season opener at the College of Coastal Georgia. They competed...

Protesters rally against pipeline

Protesters rally against pipeline

Burke Bischoff

January 22, 2015

Local activists held a rally asking President Obama to reject the House of Representatives’ recent approval of a pipeline expansion due to environmental concerns such as carbon pollution. The environmental organization 350 Louisiana put on a protest rally Thursday, Jan. 15 on the corner of ...

The New Freret

The New Freret

Gabriel Garza, Worldview Assistant Editor

January 16, 2015

“We all are residents here, but you need to acknowledge there was a community that was already in existence here, and you should be trying to unite the community.”

New Carnival laws will rule this Mardi Gras season

New Carnival laws will rule this Mardi Gras season

Starlight Williams, Life and Times Assistant Editor

January 16, 2015

While the crowd on St. Charles Avenue was sparse, two new Loyola staff members braced the cold to watch the Phunny Phorty Phellows bring in Carnival season on Twelfth Night. Susan Oaks of Charleston, South Carolina and Molly Robinson of Sarasota, Florida began working in Loyola’s admissions office...

Baseball team seeks dominance in 2015

Baseball team seeks dominance in 2015

Taylor Ford

January 16, 2015

This year the Loyola baseball team is looking to build off of last season’s success. The team has their eyes set on being a dominant force in this year’s Southern States Athletic Conference. “We have most of the team back from last year, so a lot of us know how bitter it was to end the season...

Men’s team talks improvement in crunch time

Men’s team talks improvement in crunch time

Kameron Hay

January 16, 2015

It took some time for the men’s basketball team to get back into their groove after a slow start to their season. The team won seven of their last 10 games, giving them a record of 8-5 with a 2-3 standing in the SSAC. Stacy Hollowell, head coach, attributed the slow start to a learning curve...

Coming out as undocumented

Coming out as undocumented

Karla Rosas

January 16, 2015

          What’s in a name? Depending on who and what you are talking about, there is a lot to be said of the way we name and refer to different things. Names used to refer to me vary from person to person. I am Undocumented. I am Unauthorized. I am Ille...

Charlie Hebdo attacks hit close to home

Charlie Hebdo attacks hit close to home

Lauren Stroh

January 16, 2015

On Jan. 7, 2015, two heavily armed assassins murdered two security guards and 10 Parisian journalists during an editorial board meeting at Charlie Hebdo, a satirical publication notorious for its controversial depictions of Muslims, Jews, Christians and people of color. This attack comes shortly after...

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