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Editorial: You don’t have to march alone

Editorial: You don’t have to march alone

October 26, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

Sexual violence can be a hard topic to talk about. Amy Jackson, head of the New Orleans branch of the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response organization, has said that “sexual assault is an abnormal event. As such, there is no such thing as a normal reaction to it.” With a news cycle that ha...

Reclaiming bodies, reclaiming the night at Take Back the Night

Reclaiming bodies, reclaiming the night at Take Back the Night

Olivia Ledet

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Photography, Showcase

Most nights on St. Charles Avenue are defined by revving cars and the hum of the streetcar line, but on Oct. 24 flickering candles and chants punctuated the streets with one purpose: to take back the night. Take Back the Night is an event held on Loyola’s campus every October for the past 27...

New snake species named after Loyola professor

New snake species named after Loyola professor

Andres Fuentes

October 25, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

"Pseudalsophis thomasi," Robert Thomas said with the biggest grin on his face. The reason being, it's the name of a Galapagos snake that was named after him.Devoting nearly 40 years of his life to snakes, Thomas, director of the center for environmental communication, has named countless species after peo...

NOLA Nightmare rises from the grave of House of Shock

NOLA Nightmare rises from the grave of House of Shock

Caitlyn Reisgen

October 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Life & Times, Nightlife, Photography, Showcase

On the same grounds under the Huey P. Long Bridge, where the House of Shock terrified visitors for years, the new haunted house, New Orleans Nightmare, debuted this year. This unique haunted house is owned by the 13th Floor Entertainment Group, who also owns other haunts across the United Stat...

Students crumble under looming debt

Students crumble under looming debt

Saylor Britt

October 23, 2018


Filed under City, National, Showcase, Worldview

With student loan debt in the United States amounting to more than $1.5 trillion, according to a 2018 Forbes report, many students may be asking themselves if college is worth the price.WalletHub, a nationally recognized personal finance website, is trying to answer that question by providing insight into ...

Southern Candymakers is carving up some haunting treats for October

Southern Candymakers is carving up some haunting treats for October

Andres Fuentes

October 22, 2018


Filed under Food, Life & Times, Showcase

  New Orleans: a city of haunted streets, voodoo shops and cemeteries. But one French Quarter candy shop is looking to mix the might of New Orleans with the fright of Halloween into spooky sweets for the Halloween season. Southern Candymakers has been cooking up traditional New Orleans candie...

Freshman Jordan Bernard takes on out-sized role

Freshman Jordan Bernard takes on out-sized role

Rosha'E Gibson

October 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Loyola volleyball added several players to the roster this year, none playing a bigger role than general studies freshman Jordan Bernard. Bernard may play a big role, but she is undersized as an outside hitter according to Head Coach Jesse Zabal. Zabal said Bernard makes up for it with her athleticism...

Opinion: An invitation to Take Back the Night

Opinion: An invitation to Take Back the Night

Stephanie Boyd

October 21, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

After I transferred to Loyola University New Orleans, I started stopsexualassault.org with my mom. As a student who survived sexual assault, and a parent who survived the attack of her daughter, it was our way of speaking out against abuse: sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalk...

Loyola revisits climate survey results

Loyola revisits climate survey results

Anum Siddiqui and Cristo Dulom

October 20, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

In response to the 2017 Campus Climate Assessment, the university held the first in a series of climate update meetings on Oct. 17. Last year’s Campus Climate Assessment brought attention to issues such as food insecurity on campus, workload stress, community exclusion and worries about institut...

Cheryl Conway wins first Staff of the Month Award

Cheryl Conway wins first Staff of the Month Award

Riley Katz

October 20, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Following years of tight budgets and staff reductions, the Executive Staff Committee of the Staff Senate made the choice to recognize a staff member who goes above and beyond each month, starting in October.The initial idea for the award arose in the Organizational Health committee earlier this year...

Disney announces cruises to base out of New Orleans in 2020

Disney announces cruises to base out of New Orleans in 2020

John Casey

October 19, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

The tourist experience in New Orleans just became a little more magical. Disney Cruise Lines announced on Sept. 27 that the company will begin operating cruises out of the Port of New Orleans starting in the spring of 2020. The Disney Wonder, a 2,700-passenger ship, will make the Erato Street Cruise...

Social justice themes ring throughout theater production

Social justice themes ring throughout theater production

Emma Ruby

October 19, 2018


Filed under Arts, Life & Times, Showcase, Theater

"Believe women." That was the message that Shelbi Copain, mass communication and musical theatre sophomore, hopes students took away from the Loyola theater department production These Shining Lives.The show tells the true story of four women in the late 1920’s who were exposed to radium in the...

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