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Sustainability committee installs new recycling bins on campus

Sustainability committee installs new recycling bins on campus

Maya Pescatore

September 11, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Last week Loyola University welcomed a new feature to campus: updated recycling bins. Loyola community members have noticed the subtle changes to popular campus locations, marked by the addition of the brown disposal containers. The University Campus Sustainability Committee decided on the change about a ...

Southern Decadence contributes to tourism boom

Southern Decadence contributes to tourism boom

Caleb Beck

September 10, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Worldview

What started as a jubilant going-away costume party for Treme resident Michael Evers in the summer of 1972 has exploded to be one of the world’s premiere gay pride events, with over 180,000 participants attending in 2015. Colloquially dubbed “Gay Mardi Gras” by its fervent attendees, Sout...

Mass of the Holy Spirit invokes love, hope and truth

Mass of the Holy Spirit invokes love, hope and truth

Jessamyn Reichmann

September 9, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Loyola cancelled 11 a.m. classes Thursday, Sept. 8, for an almost 500-year-old Jesuit tradition--the Mass of the Holy Spirit. The mass took place Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in Holy Name of Jesus Church.Despite the event's religious affiliation, the atmosphere welcomed all communities. Many students attend...

Rugby team enters season with new faces and high expectations

Rugby team enters season with new faces and high expectations

Sabelo Jupiter

September 8, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With last year’s success giving them hope, members of the Loyola rugby team are ready to get back into action. Following last year’s success in the South Alabama Seven tournament, the Loyola rugby team is starting to prepare for the upcoming season. Although some players have described the r...

Chi Alpha helps flooded church in Baton Rouge

Chi Alpha helps flooded church in Baton Rouge

Chasity Pugh

September 8, 2016


Filed under Religion, Showcase

In the aftermath of the recent flooding in southern Louisiana, a Christian organization rooted at Loyola decided to lend a helping hand. When Pastor Rick Sullivan learned that his church, Faith Worship Center in Baton Rouge, was under 6 feet of water, he was devastated. “My father and I have...

Opera stars teach master classes, perform at Loyola

Opera stars teach master classes, perform at Loyola

Jamal Melancon

September 7, 2016


Filed under Life & Times, Music, Showcase

Irini Kyriakidou, the classically trained Greek soprano and international opera star, engaged Loyola students and area residents with a master class that offered coaching and training tips on performance and musical presentation to opera singers. Kyriakidou and international opera star tenor Bryan...

Commuters react to Causeway toll increases

Commuters react to Causeway toll increases

Nick Reimann

September 2, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Worldview

Causeway commuters are preparing to foot the bill as tolls are set to be raised from $3 to $5 for those paying cash to cross the bridge. Lake Pontchartrain causeway officials voted in favor of the increase in a meeting on Aug. 10. In addition to the increase for those paying cash, tolls will also...

Wolf Pack volunteers lead music and sports clinics in Belize

Wolf Pack volunteers lead music and sports clinics in Belize

Caleb Beck

September 2, 2016


Filed under Religion, Showcase

Even in remote areas of Central America, the Jesuit ideals of compassion and respect for the world have been upheld thanks in part to Loyola Ignacio Volunteers. This summer, 11Loyola students and alumni accompanied University Chaplain the Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J. and College of Business professor Kendra Reed in ...

Loyola swimming joins new conference

Loyola swimming joins new conference

Caroline Gonzalez

September 2, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Swimming

With the addition of swimming, Loyola has added another competitive sport to its athletic program. The new swim team brings a new conference for the Wolf Pack, the Mid-South Conference (MSC). While the rest of the athletic program competes in the Southern States Athletic Program (SSAC), Brett Simpson, D...

Bar Frances, Cuzco bring something new to Freret’s table

Bar Frances, Cuzco bring something new to Freret’s table

Davis Walden

September 2, 2016


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase

Bar Frances and Cuzco recently opened their doors to the public on Freret Street. Bar Frances opened over Memorial Day weekend, and Cuzco made its soft opening on July 24. Bar Frances, named after the owner’s grandmother, has a wide variety of special deals for students. The restaurant offers h...

Residential life enacts new policies

Haley Pegg

September 2, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

This semester, Loyola University’s Residential Life team is making changes to its policies regarding residence hall staff hours and visitation policies for guests. Residential Life implemented a guest registration requirement for students hosting a guest for more than one night. Under the new p...

Mother Teresa to be canonized Sept. 4

Mother Teresa to be canonized Sept. 4

Maya Pescatore

August 31, 2016


Filed under Religion, Showcase

One of the most beloved and controversial figures in Catholicism will officially become a saint this week.Widely known for her compassion for the poor and needy, as well as her devotion to God, Mother Teresa's canonization date is set in order to honor the eve of the anniversary of her death, Sept. 5, ...

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