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Loyola students gather at a crawfish boil after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 in History chair Mark Fernandezs gutted basement in New Orleans. Fernandez encouraged students to remain hopeful as they manage the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

Loyola seniors, professor reflect on Katrina’s anniversary amid Ida, pandemic

Gabriella Killett, Managing Editor for Print September 8, 2021

Sociology senior Crystal Roa ended her sophomore year away from her friends and classmates as the COVID-19 pandemic hit New Orleans. More than a year later, a week into her senior year, she remains isolated...

Aimee Towne and her son, Cameron Kelley, at their graduation ceremony, Saturday, May 15, 2021. Both received their Bachelors degrees this spring. Courtesy of the Loyola University New Orleans Facebook page. Photo credit: Kyle Encar

Mother and son walk together at Loyola’s graduation

Madeline Taliancich June 11, 2021

When Aimee Towne's son, Cameron Kelley, began his freshman year at Loyola, she didn't anticipate that she'd be walking across the stage at graduation with him just four short years later. But when her...

Photo credit: Rose Wagner

Conduct Unbecoming: How the student code of conduct rules conduct hearings

Rose Wagner April 29, 2021

Cristian Gilyard never expected his senior year of college to come to a halt like this. He had braved the initial onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, three years of school and time in the military. He was...

Loyno Confessions builds community during COVID

Loyno Confessions builds community during COVID

Oliver Bennett April 23, 2021

Loyola’s unofficial “Gossip Girl,” @loyno.confessions, is an anonymous digital forum for all things university drama, varying from professor complaints to roommate drama. One of the account’s...

A nacho plate appetizer (left) and a chocolate cupcake (right) are two comfort food items featured on Kindreds fully vegan menu. Kindred is located on Maple Street and is a near 15 minute walk from main campus. Photo credit: Shadera Moore

Students explain what it means to ‘go vegan’

Blakeley Cathey April 21, 2021

Students at Loyola who have made the switch to go vegan believe that it's about more than eating healthy by proving that they care for protecting the planet. Veganism has seen a spike since vegetarianism...

Marvin Williams, a former member of the Southern University marching band surrounds himself with memories of his time in the Human Jukebox. Williams is one alumnus who will not be attending this years Bayou Classic because of the game moving to Shreveport. Photo credit: Deja Magee

Southern alum reflects on Bayou Classic leaving New Orleans for 2021

Deja Magee April 8, 2021

For the first time since 1974, the Bayou Classic football game will not be played in New Orleans. As a result of COVID-19 safety protocols, the Southern University Jaguars and the Grambling State Tigers...

Sex offenses on Loyolas campus peaked over the last few years at 13 in 2018. The campus Clery report was released last year with an update on on-campus crime. Photo credit: Mikayla Ferro

LUPD publishes campus crime report

Brandon Tate March 29, 2021

Sexual offenses, violence against women and drug-law violations continue to be lingering issues for campus police at Loyola. The Loyola University Police Department released its 2019 Annual Safety and...

Gabriela López Rúiz and Blake Ernest chat in the grass outside the Danna Center, Thursday, Mar. 18. López Rúiz and Ernest were reunited in August 2020 after being separated for six months because of the pandemic. Photo credit: Madeline Taliancich

Long-term couples go the distance during COVID

Madeline Taliancich March 28, 2021

Gabriela López Rúiz and Blake Ernest had only been dating for a few months when they started talking about visiting each other during the summer. López Rúiz might take a trip down to Atlanta or Ernest...

People stand near a sign advertising the reopening of Gasa Gasa.

Gasa Gasa revived under new ownership

Michael Bauer March 26, 2021

In its nearly eight years as the unmistakably mural-covered venue of Freret Street, Gasa Gasa has been host to countless nights of often heavily amplified music, many of which have featured Loyola students...

Dana Gainey draws in Audubon Park, Monday, Mar. 15. Gainey has developed a newfound love for art since graduating in 2020. Photo credit: Madeline Taliancich

Loyola’s class of 2020 reflects on graduating during a pandemic

Madeline Taliancich March 24, 2021

Senior year for Loyola’s class of 2020 began as most senior years do. Students were starting the last few classes they needed to finish their degrees and ordering graduation supplies. They were taking...

Rapper and Loyola first-year Lloyd Jefferson stands in front of Holy Name of Jesus church. Jefferson uses his faith as the central message of his music. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Freshman rapper releases faith-inspired music

Valerie Cronenbold March 21, 2021

For Lloyd Joshua Jefferson IV, rap isn't just about a well-made beat and fast-paced lyrics — it's about God. Jefferson, a faith-based rapper, said he has made progress in his creative career since...

Sophomore Arianna D’Antonio performs on stage for Rivertowns performance of Descendants. DAntonio said she was excited to get back on stage for the first time during the pandemic.  Courtesy of Jane DAntonio.

Student Arianna D’Antonio makes her post-shutdown stage debut

Madeline Taliancich March 21, 2021

Sophomore Arianna D’Antonio transferred to Loyola from the University of Southern Mississippi just one month before COVID shut down campus and sent students home. At the time of her transfer, she...

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