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Students react to losing on-campus housing for fall semester

A sign that residence halls are closed due to COVID-19 is posted on the door to Carrollton Hall on May 17, 2020. Upperclassmen were notified in a May 21 email that they would no longer be provided on-campus housing for the fall 2020 semester in order to decrease the density of students on campus due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

Emma Ruby and Zia Sampson

May 22, 2020

Athena Rivera was ready to return to campus in the fall to finish out her final semester at Loyola. After the spring semester was cut short due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the biology senior wasn’t even sure she would get to see her friends again before she graduated in December, so when Loyola announced...

Alcoholics Anonymous goes virtual during COVID-19

Alcoholics Anonymous goes virtual during COVID-19

Rose Wagner

May 19, 2020

Skyler was isolated. They were anxious to be around people in public, plagued by a certain social paranoia. Feeling a lack of control, unable to see some semblance of a future, Skyler spent most of their time inside, drinking alone to feel something, or nothing, depending on the day. But that was...

New Orleans journalists face furloughs, memories of Katrina

An issue of The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate sits on a subscriber's driveway May 7. Due to COVID-19, local journalists have had their hours cut. The Advocate company put 10% of its staff on a “permanent furlough,” while the rest of the organization’s staff members have had their hours cut for payroll savings, working four-day work weeks once every pay period, according to newsroom leaders. Photo credit: Michael Giusti

Rose Wagner and Gabriella Killett

May 14, 2020

Less than a year after The Advocate won a Pulitzer Prize and acquired the Times-Picayune, creating the largest newsroom in Louisiana and changing the face of New Orleans journalism, a global pandemic hit, raising concerns about the newsroom’s revenue, future and the lives of local journalists. “This...

Five Best Off Campus Study Spots

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Hannah Renton

November 17, 2018

Loyola’s campus offers a variety of study spots for students to use, whether it's your dorm, Starbucks or the library. However, over time, going to these same places can become bland. With the stale, fluorescent lighting and frigid air conditioning, the campus spots are not always ideal.Luckily for us, w...

Up-and-Comers at Voodoo 2018

Up-and-Comers at Voodoo 2018

Jacob Meyer and Kaylie Saidin

November 16, 2018

Dorothy On Friday I had the pleasure of hearing a rock-group from Los Angeles led by Dorothy Martin, the group’s eponymous front-woman. At the ‘South Course’ stage, my senses were satisfied by a blend of blues, hard-rock, and heavy metal relative of New Orleans’ own ‘sludge’ scene. Doroth...

Five Female-Fronted Bands

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Natalie Tavares and Kaylie Saidin

November 15, 2018

1. Goblin MarquetteUsing passionate, poetic lyrics to describe specific moments of strength, heartache and struggle, Emilia DiFabrizio vocalizes heavy emotions that are emphasized and accentuated by instrumental members of Goblin Marquette. The band's combination of punk, jazz and rock styles creates an alternative-rock sound, akin to the likes of Florence ...

Film festival looks to bring Palestinian culture to campus

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Catie Sanders

November 8, 2018

A Loyola sophomore is looking to bring the culture of Palestine all the way to Uptown New Orleans. On Nov. 9, the Palestinian Film Festival will be held in Bobet Hall and aims to educate students on the movement for freedom in Palestine. Marco Saah, popular and commercial music sophomore, worked...

NOLA Nightmare rises from the grave of House of Shock

The spinning 3D tunnel serves as the clown room at NOLA Nightmare. Guests were frightened by live-actors and special effects throughout the haunted house. Photo credit: Caitlyn Reisgen

Caitlyn Reisgen

October 25, 2018

On the same grounds under the Huey P. Long Bridge, where the House of Shock terrified visitors for years, the new haunted house, New Orleans Nightmare, debuted this year. This unique haunted house is owned by the 13th Floor Entertainment Group, who also owns other haunts across the United Stat...

Cheryl Conway wins first Staff of the Month Award

Cheryl Conway, executive assistant to the dean of the College of Music and Fine Arts, sits in her office on the first floor of the Communications and Music Complex. Conway was named Staff of the Month for October, the first university employee to receive the award after the Staff Senate started the program this year. Photo credit: Cristian Orellana

Riley Katz

October 20, 2018

Following years of tight budgets and staff reductions, the Executive Staff Committee of the Staff Senate made the choice to recognize a staff member who goes above and beyond each month, starting in October.The initial idea for the award arose in the Organizational Health committee earlier this year...

Blue Cypress Books: A decade on Oak Street

Blue Cypress Books

Rose Wagner

October 8, 2018

      Nestled between Plum and Zimple Streets, just out of sight of the St. Charles streetcar, sits Blue Cypress Books, 900 square-feet stacked full of almost 14,000 new and used books, and one of the three remaining independent bookstores in Uptown New Orleans. Elizabeth Ahlquist,...

Five Loyola artists to see before they graduate

Performers sing

Jacob Meyer

October 7, 2018

When I started at Loyola, I once remarked that someone could throw a stone into a crowd of students and be hard-pressed not to hit a musician. Even students who aren’t enrolled in the College of Music may surprise you. From casual “SoundCloud rappers” to post-punk bands and everything in bet...

D&D Creations assures that Mardi Gras fashion goes off seamlessly

NOLA Mardi Gras Fashion

Andres Fuentes

October 2, 2018

Mardi Gras fashion is a delight to the senses, but with all the preparation and planning going on, the smaller details can be missed. The shining sequins, the colorful plumes, the extravagant headdresses and the time it takes to design and create the krewes' clothes can be lost among the crowds, ...

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