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New director takes over the Whelan Children’s Center

New director takes over the Whelan Children’s Center

Emma Gilheany

September 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

For the new school year, The Whelan Children’s Center has welcomed Latisha Newman, a veteran childcare worker, as its new director. Newman started as the new director on July 25 and has over 15 years of experience in childcare, having previously been a lead teacher, education supervisor and center d...

Column: I’ll never forget about Belize

Column: I’ll never forget about Belize

Paige Carter

September 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Traveling, living and working with 11 other athletes from Loyola in the beautiful country of Belize was truly one of the best experiences of my life. The living conditions, summer camp and sightseeing are memories that I will never forget. For three weeks, we ran a summer camp in Dangriga, Belize. All 12 ...

Kenner mayor orders halt to purchasing of Nike products, met with opposition from councilman

Kenner mayor orders halt to purchasing of Nike products, met with opposition from councilman

John Casey

September 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn is facing backlash as a memo from his office emerged on social media Sunday morning ordering booster clubs at city recreational facilities to immediately end the purchasing of all Nike products. “Effective immediately all purchases made by any booster club operating at any K...

Opinion: Barnes and Noble should restock condoms

Opinion: Barnes and Noble should restock condoms

Nicole Schmidt

September 9, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

I was delighted to hear that when Barnes and Noble took over Loyola’s campus bookstore, they started selling condoms to students — especially since our student health center is prohibited from distributing them. Condoms are a practical and common resource available at most universities, and it is...

Letter: Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

Letter: Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

Maria Calzada

September 9, 2018


Filed under Letters to Editor, Op/Ed, Showcase

As we prepare to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), we recognize the achievements and contributions of American citizens with ancestry from Spain, Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. As a group, Hispanics are the second-largest ethnic population in the United...

Rummel cheerleaders reunite at Loyola

Rummel cheerleaders reunite at Loyola

Jillian Oddo

September 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After flipping together on the same mat in high school, two cheerleaders are finally reunited on Loyola’s cheer mat. Tri Le, biochemistry junior, and Madison Ural, design freshman, cheered at Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, Louisiana. This year both Le and Ural will be cheering side-by-side...

Rite Aid closures could affect students

Rite Aid closures could affect students

Cody Downey

September 8, 2018


Filed under City, National, Showcase, Worldview

For many students, the local Rite Aid is seen as the source of goods that may be too expensive or unobtainable on campus. However, a recent change may cause the store to close. Following a buyout from competitor Walgreens last year, over 1,932 Rite Aids were bought out for a total of $4.37 billion....

New equipment means more capabilities for broadcast

New equipment means more capabilities for broadcast

Andrew Lang

September 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Loyola’s live sports broadcasts from The Den will be getting an upgrade this fall. Previously, Loyola’s sports streams utilized only one camera. Now multiple camera shots will be available as well as video replay, according to technology coordinator and instructor Albert Dupont.Dupont said he w...

Jesuit universities slowly losing Jesuit presidents

Jesuit universities slowly losing Jesuit presidents

Olivia Finger

September 7, 2018


Filed under National, Showcase, Worldview

Jesuit universities have a long history of ordained men as presidents; however, today many are shifting to lay presidents, a non ordained member of the church. Loyola University New Orleans has recently joined this trend by choosing their first lay female president, Tania Tetlow. Today there are twenty-eight...

Editorial: Peeling out

Editorial: Peeling out

September 7, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

One of the things that draws people to Loyola is it’s size. Totaling up to about 26 acres, Loyola’s campus could be generally described as “cozy.” But with the amount of students living on campus increasing by seven percent since last year leading to triple rooms in Biever, ca...

Loyola golf has historic outing at SCAD Atlanta Fall Invitational

Loyola golf has historic outing at SCAD Atlanta Fall Invitational

Andrew Lang

September 6, 2018


Filed under Golf, Showcase, Sports

Loyola recorded it's new lowest round score in school history Tuesday Sept. 4 at the Savannah College of Arts and Design Atlanta Fall Invitational. In the first round of the tournament the Wolf Pack scored two under par with a 282. The previous record was a 285 set last year at last year's SCAD Atlanta Fa...

Ghosted by Gordon

Ghosted by Gordon

Andres Fuentes

September 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

It was all there in place for the perfect storm: the news casts were airing all throughout the night, students got out of school early to gather supplies and the blowouts were being planned at the local bars. However, the party doesn't start until the storm comes through, and Tropical Storm Gordon decided...

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