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Millennials swipe left to traditional dating

Millennials swipe left to traditional dating

Gabriela Morales

March 10, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, National, Showcase, Worldview

With the swipe of a finger, Millennials are re-defining the dating culture with the help of dating apps on their phone. Aaron Didier, psychology freshman, said he uses Grindr, a social networking app for gay and bisexual men, as his preferred dating app. “Meeting someone in person isn’t easier. It...

Editorial: Burn the ballots… again

Editorial: Burn the ballots… again

Gage Counts, [email protected]

March 10, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase, Student Government

The Student Government Association is attempting to hold unconstitutional elections for the second time in four years. Unless students force the SGA to change, we will have one of our rights taken from us.

The future of TOPS uncertain amid the state’s budget crisis

Mark Robinson

March 8, 2016


Filed under Academic, Showcase, Worldview

The future of TOPS uncertain amid the state's budget crisis from Mark Robinson on Vimeo. Students flood the halls here at Riverside Academy in St. James Parish, many unaware of the state's financial crisis. On February 11, the Louisiana government ceased funding the TOPS scholarship program due to the uncertainty of the state's budget. And though payments for TOPS have resumed, it has a major effect on local high schools. "It's going to put ...

Spring 2016 commencement speaker announced

Spring 2016 commencement speaker announced

Rebeca Trejo, Life & Times Editor

March 7, 2016


Filed under Academic, Music, Showcase

In a campus email, the Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., university president, announced legendary entertainer Harry Connick Jr. as the commencement speaker for the 2016 spring ceremony. Connick, who co-founded Musicians’ Village, returns home to receive an honorary doctorate of music and deliver a speech...

Donald Trump visits Louisiana before primary

Donald Trump visits Louisiana before primary

Marie Simoneaux, Staff Writer

March 5, 2016


Filed under National, Politics, Showcase, State, Worldview

With the Louisiana presidential primary hours away, candidate Donald Trump was greeted with both cheers of support and cries of reject at his rally in the Lakefront Airport in New Orleans on Friday, March 4. While Trump's fans eagerly awaited his arrival, his adversaries gathered close by, armed with...

Youth sports complex at The Fly put on hold

Youth sports complex at The Fly put on hold

Rebeca Trejo

March 4, 2016


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Students might lose their favorite picnic spot if the Audubon Commission moves forward with the development of a new multi-purpose complex at the Fly. News about a $4 million signed agreement between the Audubon Commission and the Carrollton Boosters gained the attention of park visitors when the...

Opus spotlights life and death in “Dead Man Walking”

Opus spotlights life and death in “Dead Man Walking”

Skyllarr Trusty, Life & Times Assistant Editor

March 4, 2016


Filed under City, Life & Times, Showcase

Based on the book of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean, a Roman Catholic nun and death row spiritual adviser, the opera spotlights her connection with a fictional death row inmate named Joseph De Rocher. The opus, which takes place at the Louisiana State Penitentiary during the 1980s, is being...

Students and faculty come together to honor Jon Altschul

Students and faculty come together to honor Jon Altschul

Gage Counts, [email protected]

March 4, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

"I was with him for a semester and a half, and the thing I remember about him, and thing that he taught me, was to never feel burdened by helping someone else, because it will pay off in the end."

Women’s team take game one of the SSAC Tournament

Mark T. Robinson, Gameday Reporter

March 3, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The women's Wolf Pack basketball team began their journey toward their third straight conference title on Thursday against the University of Mobile. The team were also hoping to follow in the footsteps of the men's team, who gained a victory over the Rams the previous day. The women's team started...

Wolf Pack dominate Mobile in game one of the SSAC Tournament

Mark Robinson, Gameday Reporter

March 3, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

Coming into the first game of the SSAC Championship Tournament the Wolf Pack (16-12;10-8 SSAC) looked to bounce back from a tough loss to William Carey University. The Pack came up with a big win against the University of Mobile on Wednesday, March 2. The Pack was led by Jonny Griffin Jr. with 12...

A free gym is taking over the Lafitte Greenway

A free gym is taking over the Lafitte Greenway

Mary Graci

February 29, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Worldview

A local fitness buff saw a way to make the city healthier and deter crime, all with one building: the FitLot. While the Treme-Lafitte neighborhood surrounding the Laffite Greenway is notorious for it's crime and poverty-stricken population, Adam Mejerson, local fitness expert, and the ReFresh Project...

Loyola professor dies

Loyola professor dies

Colleen Dulle

February 26, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Jon Altschul, associate professor of philosophy and chair of the university senate, died suddenly, according to a Friday morning announcement from the Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., university president. The exact cause of death is not known, but Wildes' email called it "sudden and tragic." "All who...

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