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Loyola student crowdfunds 4 years’ tuition

Loyola student crowdfunds 4 years’ tuition

Dannielle Garcia

September 23, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Many students would agree the start of college is one of the most exciting yet difficult times in their lives. For Jasmine Harris Smith, accounting freshman, the beginning of college was tougher than expected. Smith came from a single parent home. Her mother worked long hours as a nurse practitioner...

Construction update: Jefferson nears completion

Construction update: Jefferson nears completion

Maya Pescatore

September 23, 2016


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Drivers and pedestrians will soon be able to access major streets uptown as the drainage projects are nearing completion. The federal government has contributed $1.5 billion to the Southeast Louisiana Drainage program. In addition, the New Orleans Sewage and Water Board has paid $306 million for the proje...

Loyola hosts screening and panel discussion about heroin addiction

Loyola hosts screening and panel discussion about heroin addiction

Lily Cummings

September 23, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

Nunemaker Auditorium hosted a screening Sept. 19 of “Chasing The Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” promoted by the Department of Justice and brought to Loyola as part of National Heroin and Opiate Awareness Week. The event began with a screening of the documentary, followed by a pane...

Catfishing for love

Catfishing for love

Starlight Williams

September 23, 2016


Filed under Features, Life & Times, Showcase

He said he was 6’2", had blue eyes, dark brown hair and was a pre-med student who volunteered at animal shelters. She would exchange pictures as she chatted through text and social media, and while she fell harder for him, she started to wonder why he never had time to video chat her. Three mont...

Johnny Griffin Jr. works hard on and off the court

Johnny Griffin Jr. works hard on and off the court

Brian Wollitz

September 23, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Business management senior and team captain of the basketball team Johnny Griffin, Jr. looks to build off of an impressive junior campaign in the hopes of claiming a Southern States Athletic Conference title. As a transfer from Chicago State University last year, Griffin stepped into the Wolfpack...

Nola Game Developers meeting previews emotion-recognition technology

Nola Game Developers meeting previews emotion-recognition technology

Yuichiro Oguma

September 23, 2016


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

Imagine a horror game that detects players’ fear, scares them at the best (or worst) time, and changes environments depending on player's emotion.Video game audiences receive emotion from stories, characters and more, but until now, it was always one-directional communication. With emotion recogniti...

Black fraternities and sororities voice outrage over flyer

Black fraternities and sororities voice outrage over flyer

September 22, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Members of Loyola’s black Greek community were angered after their organizations were labeled as “groups” on a flyer about fraternity and sorority information sessions. The flyer was created by Caitlin Dobson, Loyola’s fraternity and sorority advisor, on September 1 to promote recruitment,...

Student confronts mental illness

Student confronts mental illness

Jamal Melancon

September 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Worldview

Coming to Loyola, English junior Josie Campos knew about mental illness and knew friends that had mental illnesses, but said she still subconsciously did not believe that she could have one. It took her falling off the edge to realize it. Campos was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder and su...

A Worldwide Feast

A Worldwide Feast

September 21, 2016


Filed under Islam, Religion, Showcase

Families around the world gathered to celebrate Eid al-Adha, a day of feast in the Muslim community, which began Sept. 11 and ended the evening of Sept 15. Eid al-Adha is one of two Muslim holidays celebrated around the world. Marking the end of the Hajj, the season for a pilgrimage to Mecca, the holid...

Residential life anticipates family weekend

Residential life anticipates family weekend

Erin Snodgrass

September 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Residential Life, in collaboration with the Department of Student Involvement, will host Loyola's annual family weekend Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 this year. The weekend will feature activities around campus and throughout New Orleans for students and their families. Events begin Friday and run through Su...

Basketball team aims high for upcoming season

Basketball team aims high for upcoming season

Taylor Ford

September 21, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Loyola University New Orleans women’s basketball program has garnered success over the past couple of seasons and this year’s team is looking improve even more. Over the past three seasons, Loyola's women's basketball team has accumulated an overall record of 72-23. Along with this, the ...

Bars with a twist

Bars with a twist

India Yarborough

September 20, 2016


Filed under Features, Nightlife, Showcase, The Wolf

The 21st Amendment La Louisiane - 725 Iberville St.  With vintage photographs lining the walls, bartenders dressed in 1920s inspired clothing and jazz filling the air, The 21st Amendment La Louisiane follows the theme of the prohibition era, which ended in 1933.   Barcadia - 601 Tchoupit...

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