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Loyola pushes for musical diversity and opportunity

Loyola pushes for musical diversity and opportunity

Jamal Melancon

September 17, 2015


Filed under Life & Times, Music, Showcase

He was returning home one night when he overheard the words “I wanna put a band together.” After an introduction and a quick audition, Doug McClew, music industry studies sophomore, realized he had stumbled upon a chance to start performing live. With McClew as their drummer, the current Chopped...

Cyclists vs Cars

Cyclists vs Cars

Gabriel Garza, Worldview Editor

September 11, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Worldview

While some students like to take leisurely bike rides to school, students such as Wil Hernandez, marketing junior, have had his brakes put to the test after being hit 12 times by cars. “Two years ago, heading down a dark street, a car hit the back of my bike, sent me flying over my handlebars and...

Students participate in “Get to Nola”

Students participate in “Get to Nola”

Ryan Micklin

September 11, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

"Get to Nola" was specifically created for fun, adventurous, out-of-towners, like Gautereaux, English writing freshman and California native, so that students who are not from the New Orleans area could have a chance to experience many of the events that are hosted in the city. The "Get to Nola" program...

Jewish community welcomes a new year

Jewish community welcomes a new year

Jason Lahatte

September 11, 2015


Filed under Faith, Religion, Showcase

The Jewish community around the world will ring in the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, this month. The Rosh Hashanah celebrations will take place from Sept. 13-15. This two-day celebration is one of the two High Holidays, along with Yom Kippur. Paul Cohn, rabbi at Temple Sinai, said this new years...

Foul play suspected surrounding death at Oz

Foul play suspected surrounding death at Oz

Starlight Williams

September 10, 2015


Filed under City, News, Showcase, Worldview

The New Orleans Police Department is currently investigating a sudden death at the Oz nightclub during Southern Decadence weekend. Danny Bettencourt was found dead early Monday morning inside the bar under questionable circumstances. A former employee of Oz, friends and former co-workers suspect fowl...

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...

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