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Men’s basketball team wins after being down 15 points at halftime

Men’s basketball team wins after being down 15 points at halftime

Tess Rowland

January 25, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

After a gritty first half, the Loyola men's men's basketball team was losing by double-digits to Florida College. However, their offense flourished in the second half, as Loyola racked up the win off of a late-game offensive drive. The Florida College Falcons lead by 15 points after the half-time break, bu...

Local universities unite for MLK Day of Service

Local universities unite for MLK Day of Service

Hannah Renton

January 25, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Worldview

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the University of New Orleans hosted area universities Jan. 21 for a community-wide day of service. Students from Tulane, Loyola and Dillard universities shuffled onto buses bright and early Monday morning to ride to UNO's campus, as they united to serve various...

Gillette advertisement aims to cut into toxic masculinity

Tyler Wann

January 25, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Worldview

Gillette’s new advertisement has left its consumer base divided, and some local experts are saying its too soon to tell whether the commercial was a good move or if it will leave the company burned. The commercial “Best Men Can Be,” which was released on Monday, addresses issues re...

Why did Loyola keep students in the dark when their health care changed?

Why did Loyola keep students in the dark when their health care changed?

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

For many members of the Loyola community, the email sent out to the student body on Jan. 14 was one to skim and discard. Its message consisted of only four sentences and kept it simple: the Student Educational Benefit Trust, the program that had provided students university-sponsored health care, was...

New SGA chief-of-staff hopes to take “behind-the-scenes” approach to position

New SGA chief-of-staff hopes to take “behind-the-scenes” approach to position

India Yarborough

January 24, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

The hole left in SGA’s cabinet after an unexpected resignation last semester has been filled, according to Sierra Ambrose, Student Government Association president.Ambrose has chosen Derrick Ransom II, history sophomore, to serve as the chief-of-staff, following the Dec. 11 resignation of former...

64 students lose university-sponsored medical coverage

64 students lose university-sponsored medical coverage

Cristian Orellana

January 24, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Just weeks into a new semester, mass communication junior Christian Wilburn opened her email Jan. 14 to find, among spam and mass emails, a notification that she no longer had health insurance. Sixty-three other Loyola students read the same email. They all had received health care from a Loyola partnership...

University Senate endorses idea for associate degree program

University Senate endorses idea for associate degree program

January 24, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The University Senate approved a motion Jan. 17 to endorse the concept of City College and the possible development of online associate degree programs. City College was an adult and continuing education program that was abolished post-Katrina. The new concept, presented to the senate by Maria Calzada,...

Spring ballet class canceled

Spring ballet class canceled

Anum Siddiqui

January 23, 2019


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

Students excited to pirouette and sashay their way through the school year were barred from the barre when Loyola cancelled its only ballet class for the spring semester. The class had no students enrolled who needed to take ballet to receive their degree, according to Margaret Frazier, director of...

Men’s team suffers a loss versus No. 18 team

Men’s team suffers a loss versus No. 18 team

Andres Fuentes

January 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The nationally-ranked No. 18 William Carey Crusaders brought their efficient offensive to bully their way to a win versus the Loyola men's basketball team, 67-54. William Carey went 24-65 (36. 9 percent) for field goals and 7-24 (29.2 percent) for three-pointers, which were higher than Loyola's 29.3 f...

Women’s team secures 30-point win versus William Carey

Women’s team secures 30-point win versus William Carey

Andres Fuentes

January 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Loyola women's basketball bench were cheering loud early on, at the Wolf Pack team secured their 76-46 win after an early offensive start. Accounting junior Paige Franckiewicz started the hot streak, nailing the first points beyond the three-point line and giving Loyola the lead. Franckiewicz w...

Students to be fined for not showing IDs in residential halls

Students to be fined for not showing IDs in residential halls

Cristo Dulom

January 22, 2019


Filed under News, Residential Life, Showcase

The university is implementing a new policy in residential halls that will mandate students to show their IDs upon entering the building or face a fine, according to an email sent to students by Amy Boyle, director of residential life. As of Jan. 22, the university will monitor students who do not...

Review: ‘Bumblebee’ transforms the franchise

Review: ‘Bumblebee’ transforms the franchise

Sam Lucio

January 22, 2019


Filed under Life & Times, Reviews, Showcase

I am the only person I know who actually liked the Michael Bay directed Transformers movies. So much so, that its become a running gag amongst my friends. I have seen every Transformers movie multiple times and can name numerous Transformers. I’m not quite sure what it is, but Transformers has been...

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