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Loyola opera remembers Katrina

Loyola opera remembers Katrina

Haley Pegg

September 10, 2015


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

An image may say a thousand words, but a song has the ability to tell a story. For Meg Frazier, director of choral activities and coordinator of vocal studies, storytelling through music is a passion she shares with many New Orleanians. “One of the reasons we sing is because music has a way of...

When the lines become blurred

When the lines become blurred

Marie Simoneaux

September 10, 2015


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

Richard S. Busch, J.D., A'90 of Loyola's College of Law, helped music students clear up the blurred lines between music and the law during a lecture hosted by the College of Law. In March 2015, Busch successfully argued in favor of the family of Marvin Gaye in the lawsuit against Pharrell Williams...

Broomsticks and Cardio

Broomsticks and Cardio

Nicholas Morea

September 10, 2015


Filed under Quidditch, Showcase, Sports

The Wolf Pack quidditch team took to the sports complex on Wednesday, Sept. 2 to begin their march toward victory with their first set of practices that included workouts ranging from fundamentals to cardio. The Pack is looking to get back to form after a tough loss in the finals last season. The...

International students find a home at Loyola

International students find a home at Loyola

Sidney Holmes

September 4, 2015


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

When Elsa Lacayo chose to go to college, she left behind not only her friends and family, but also her home in Nicaragua to get a college education in America. "I was really nervous but excited at the same time," Lacoya said. Like Lacayo, hundreds of international students leave their homes every...

Monroe Hall misses the LEED certification mark

Monroe Hall misses the LEED certification mark

Lauren Saizan and Jamal Melancon

September 4, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

While the finishing touches were put on Monroe Hall last spring, one thing is still missing from the building’s entrance way: a LEED certification plaque. As Conway Cristina, studio director at Manning Architects, explained, LEED stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, and its...

Bread or Stones?

Bread or Stones?

Jessica Molina

September 4, 2015


Filed under City, Faith, Religion, Showcase, State

The Louisiana Interchurch Conference, a multi-faith, congregation-driven movement, is planning to launch a campaign called "Bread or Stones" in January 2016. The campaign aims to take responsibility for children's health, work to reduce poverty and support families to help children stay in school...

Download our app! (click here)

Download our app! (click here)

July 1, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

The Maroon just launched its new app, free to download in the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store. Get breaking news push notifications, an RTA tracker, the answers to our puzzles page, and an updated crime map of the campus area. Along with campus news at your fingertips, you can send i...

A year in review

May 1, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Quidditch, Showcase, Sports

Megan Whittaker (top), accounting senior, Tyler Steele (left), music therapy junior, and Stacy Hollowell (right), head coach, have all had a significant impact on the success of their respective teams. The women’s basketball team became the first team in program history to win a conference cha...

Students recognized for leadership at Magis Awards

Students recognized for leadership at Magis Awards

Lauren Saizan and Marie Simoneaux

May 1, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

On Tuesday, April 28 in Nunemaker Auditorium, the crowd rose to its feet to give a standing ovation to Annette Tate, Sodexo worker, as she won the Outstanding Staff Member Award at the 2015 Magis Student Leadership Awards. “I was just grateful, really and truly grateful because I try to give the...

Born to Run 5k supports Woman’s New Life Center

Born to Run 5k supports Woman’s New Life Center

Raquel Derganz Baker, [email protected] @Raqui_Road

May 1, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Worldview

For veteran runner Rachel Quintana, the Woman's New Life Center Born to Run 5K is not just a way to support fitness, fun and pro-life work; it’s also a family tradition. “My family and I have run the Born to Run race every year since 2012,” Quintana said. “I love that the race supports the...

Storms tear through campus Monday morning

Storms tear through campus Monday morning

April 27, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

A strong line of thunderstorms tore through campus, uprooting one tree in the Peace Quad and slamming a segment of stage through a window in the Danna Center. Winds flung a container of water bottles across the Residential Quad and knocked over temporary construction fencing. Some areas of campus...

Graduating seniors fundraise for gift to university

Graduating seniors fundraise for gift to university

Lauren Saizan

April 24, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Each year, Loyola seniors decide how they will leave their mark on the school with the senior gift, and this year, seniors are doing so through a single scholarship. Eve Parson, assistant director of annual giving campaigns, said that instead of asking seniors to donate towards a physical addi...

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