The Maroon

The final countdown

The final countdown

Taylor Ford

February 13, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As the women’s basketball team approaches the end of their season, players have their eyes on the prize. After an Elite Eight loss in the national tournament last year, the team was seen as a pre-season favorite to be a national contender. However, the level of dominance at which they’ve played...

Lent gives Loyola community time to reflect and repent

Lent gives Loyola community time to reflect and repent

Jessica Molina

February 13, 2015


Filed under Religion, Showcase

Loyola’s Jesuit Center and Alumni Association are co-hosting a Lenten Series of lectures to be held each Wednesday during Lent. The series is free and open to the public. The first lecture, “Saint Ignatius: The Inspiration and the  Mystic,” will be led by Fr. Ted Dziak, S.J. on Feb. 25 at 7...

Voting for change

Voting for change

Lauren Stroh

February 13, 2015


Filed under Op/Ed, Showcase

Tuition is being raised 2 percent for 2015-2016, and as a result, our hopes and expectations for the upcoming academic school year correlate, respectively. We recognize that this increase is modest, and compared to the national average of 2.2 percent, we will go so far as to say that it is reasonable....

Tuition increases by 2 percent

Lauren Saizan

February 5, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

After freezing tuition rates from the fall 2014 semester until now, Loyola will be increasing tuition next semester by two percent. Tuition for the 2015-2016 school year will increase $355 per semester for full-time undergraduate students. Roberta Kaskel, vice president of enrollment management,...

From 100th night to 100th day

From 100th night to 100th day

Colleen Dulle

February 5, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Loyola’s Office of Co-Curricular Programs has shifted the traditional 100th Night celebration from a seniors-only nighttime party to an all-school daytime event. The 100th Night celebration ordinarily takes place to commemorate the 100 days left until graduation for Loyola seniors. This year it...

Green space expected to connect New Orleans

Green space expected to connect New Orleans

Barbara Brown

February 5, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The city of New Orleans is transforming a vacant railway into a scenic transportation route for locals and tourists. The Lafitte Greenway was initially a historical canal that connected Bayou St. John to the French Quarter, and it later became a railway that has been abandoned since the mid-twe...

Loyola celebrates Hall of Fame

Loyola celebrates Hall of Fame

Kameron Hay

February 5, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Five new members were welcomed to the Wolf Pack Athletics Hall of Fame this year. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held on Jan. 31, honored Mary “Dobee” Plaisance, Greg Castillo, Matt Cagigal A’07, Luke Zumo A’08 and James “Argo” Meza A’70. When Plaisance, a former Loyola women’s...

Mindful masquerading

Mindful masquerading

Lauren Stroh

February 5, 2015


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

Weekends are welcomed opportunities to abandon the stress and pressure that accompany the rigors of an academic school week, and parties are ingrained elements of college culture. They are easy, effortless ways to let loose, have fun and interact with your peers in a less rigid setting than the one that...

Smoke break

Smoke break

Lauren Stroh

January 30, 2015


Filed under Op/Ed, Showcase

Our editorial board believes in freedom of all sorts. However, we believe in these freedoms so long as they do not infringe upon the freedoms of other people. For this reason, we applaud the recent smoking ban in the city of New Orleans. On Jan. 22, the New Orleans City Council unanimously voted to...

Tennis team opens with new head coach

Tennis team opens with new head coach

Kameron Hay

January 30, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For the third time in the last three years, the Loyola tennis team will be working under a new head coach. Kyle Russell is taking over and has   high expectations for the direction of the program. “My goal is to raise the standard of the program to the standard of the institutions’ acade...

A new kind of habit

A new kind of habit

Emily Branan, Religion Editor

January 30, 2015


Filed under News, Religion, Showcase

Loyola’s Institute for Ministry received a grant to help seven communities of nuns develop social media skills to spread the word about their ministries. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation awarded the $900,000 grant, Communicating Charism, in December. Due to the Hilton Hotel founder’s appreciation...

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