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Record-breaking volleyball coach joins team

Record-breaking volleyball coach joins team

Andrew Lang

August 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Assistant Volleyball Coach Robert Pitre enters his first season with the Wolf Pack after being hired in the spring. Pitre did not participate in volleyball much until several years ago however. “Frankly, I didn’t really know much about volleyball about six years ago, and then I met my wife who...

Louisiana among top disaster relief spenders in United States

Louisiana among top disaster relief spenders in United States

John Casey

August 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, State, Worldview

The state of Louisiana has seen its fair share of devastating natural disasters and, according to a recent study by MOVE.org, it's costing the state billions of dollars. In fact, the $11 billion that the state spent on property damage as a result of natural disasters over the past decade ranks second o...

Mass of the Holy Spirit date changed

Mass of the Holy Spirit date changed

Rhon Ridgeway

August 23, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

The Mass of the Holy Spirit will now be celebrated Thursday, September 6 at 12:30 p.m. because classes are being canceled for the Inaugural Mass of President Tetlow on Thursday, November 15, according to the Department of Student Life and Ministry. Classes will not be canceled September 6 but between...

The POM aims to enhance student safety

The POM aims to enhance student safety

Rose Wagner

August 23, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

As a new round of freshmen ran around Monroe Library for a scavenger hunt, ate free sno-balls and eagerly met their classmates, Peace of Mind Company tabled in the Danna Center selling the POM, a security device for the scarier side of campus life. The POM is a key fob device that can act as an emergency...

Students explore Loyola during welcome week

Students explore Loyola during welcome week

Alexandria Whitten

August 23, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

From August 16-19, first-year students arrived on campus before classes for Wolf Pack Welcome to learn more about Loyola, listen to keynote speakers and bond with classmates. Josslyn Littles, a Krewe leader and senior design major, believes that this year’s Wolf Pack Welcome focused on creating...

Res Life triples up in Biever Hall

Res Life triples up in Biever Hall

India Yarborough

August 23, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In response to an increase in students living on campus this year, Loyola’s Office of Residential Life has placed more than 200 freshmen in three-person dorm rooms in Biever Hall. Residential life director Amy Boyle said that in 2000 the university updated all Biever rooms facing the residential...

Loyola and New Orleans prepare for peak hurricane season

Loyola and New Orleans prepare for peak hurricane season

Nicholas Toledo

August 21, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

The start of the school year comes with its own set of challenges. For one, going to school in New Orleans means preparing for Hurricane season and the challenges that come with it. Hurricane season is a part of campus culture, it’s something students new and old learn to face together. It is important...

Loyola kicks off the school year with new spaces

Loyola kicks off the school year with new spaces

Anum Siddiqui

August 20, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Photography, Showcase

      In response to a growing student body, Loyola has opened the Pan American Life Student Success Center and the residential Founders Hall to provide student resources and increase first-year retention. Loyola experienced an increase in first-year retention from 79 to 86.5 per...

Who Dat Saintsation?

Who Dat Saintsation?

Jillian Oddo

August 20, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After dancing her whole life, former Loyola dancer Abigail LeCompte has twirled her way from the stage to a football arena after she was selected as a New Orleans Saintsation. The Saintsations are the dance and cheerleading squad for the New Orleans Saints, New Orleans' professional football team. LeCompte...

Loyola launches Handshake employment program

Loyola launches Handshake employment program

Jc Canicosa

August 20, 2018


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

Students may find career management online a little easier this semester as Loyola's Career Development Center has shifted its online career management platform to Handshake— the fastest growing platform of its kind with more than 250,000 employers recruiting from its network of over 500 schools. Handshake...

Praise and fear surround Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination

Praise and fear surround Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination

Kyree Magee

August 19, 2018


Filed under National, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

On July 9, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, a move which further divides the country politically and ideologically. A graduate of Yale Law School, Kavanaugh pledged to “interpret the constitution as written,...

Letter: How to E-Mail your professors

Letter: How to E-Mail your professors

Lisa Collins

August 19, 2018


Filed under Letters to Editor, Op/Ed, Showcase

Dear students of Loyola, You may be great at Instagram, but you’re probably horrible at email. Every day I get sloppy emails from students, with poor grammar or atrocious spelling. It’s frustrating when 15 people email me to ask, “When is our final?” (Pro tip: it’s in the syllabus!) If...

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