The Maroon

Loyola professor stands up against Mardi Gras krewe leader

Loyola professor Lindsay Sproul stands beside her float in the Krewe of Nyx this Mardi Gras season. Sproul helped disband many members from the krewe after a leader posted an All Lives Matter post on Facebook. 
Courtesy of Lindsay Sproul

Emma Ruby

October 19, 2020

An All Lives Matter Facebook post took down the Krewe of Nyx before COVID-19 even got the chance to sneeze in its direction.At the beginning of the national resurgence of Black Lives Matter protests in June, Nyx Captain Julie Lea posted a photo on both her personal Facebook page and the official krewe pa...

Column: My parents got married during quarantine

Ian and Marlaina Dowling kiss at their surprise wedding on July 22, 2020. The couple's orginial wedding plans were cancelled because of the pandemic. Courtesy of Hannah Renton.

Hannah Renton

October 16, 2020

My parents are the busiest people on Earth. Together, they own and operate a microbrewery in our hometown of Bethlehem, New Hampshire. Though they have a small yet strong team of employees, this venture is all consuming.Their idea of a vacation is running away for a night to spend a few hours mountain ...

Loyola student artist launches designs for sale on Etsy

Fine arts junior Grace O'Malley makes an art print. She opened her Etsy shop to make art more accessible. File photo. Photo credit: Cristian Orellana

Valerie Cronenbold

October 15, 2020

Fine arts junior Grace O'Malley wants to speak to the youth in abstract forms through her innovative style of t-shirts and gloss stickers that she sells on her Etsy store.During her third year at Loyola, O'Malley wants people to see beyond the material while supporting local and upcoming artists just like...

International students have conflicting feelings as they return to campus

Sophomore Saskia Walker from Rome, Italy stands in her hometown. Walker is one of many international students at Loyola in a tough spot due to COVID-19. Courtesy of Saskia Walker

Sofia Mongillo

September 28, 2020

Amidst the chaos and tragedy that has swept the nation as a result of COVID-19, international students have been caught in the crossfire of the virus.At Loyola, where more than 100 students are from 40 different countries, many were faced with a difficult choice this summer of whether or not it was s...

New Orleans music venues struggle and endure during COVID-19

Posters advertising February concerts are still in the window of Gasa Gasa. The venue closed and is now for sale because of COVID-19.

Valerie Cronenbold

September 25, 2020

The mecca of jazz music has felt the impact of the hit that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on the music industry, which has shifted the landscape in live performance. With the closing of Gasa Gasa and tough times for Tipitina's, the live music industry is struggling to pull through with no revenue and...

Professors struggle through online teaching

Psychology sophomore Constance Ward attends Dr. Alvaro Alcazar's Spirituality and Environment Class. Alcazar is one of many professors who has opted to teach completely online. Photo credit: Kylie Evans

Zia Sampson

September 25, 2020

Professors entered this semester teaching more online classes than ever after Loyola changed learning management systems over the summer and the change has made online learning more difficult for educators. The university announced that it was terminating its contract with Blackboard over the summer, d...

Loyola-based band adapts to a ‘new normal’

Cosma Dog performs a live show at Gasa Gasa.  The band has been struggling since the outbreak of COVID-19. Courtesy of Kate Fenasci.

Gabby Barre

September 14, 2020

As the city remains under COVID-19 restrictions and music venues remain closed, local musicians are facing uncertainty about the state of their industry.At the rise of the COVID-19 outbreak in March, Loyola students and local band members of Cosma Dog, Allison Krusche-Bruck, Isaac Derr, Katy Fenasci an...

Loyola alumna builds career as DJ


Gabrielle Korein

September 10, 2020

Elizabeth “Beth” Cohen, 22, better known as Lady Lavender, is an up-and-coming electronic music DJ, as well as a Loyola university alumna. Cohen graduated this past May with a degree in music industry and decided to put down roots and continue her professional career in the city. Cohen’s alter...

Loyola freshman grapples with entering college during a pandemic

Loyola freshman Myranda Cook walks to her first in-person class in Monroe Hall on Sept. 3. Photo credit: Peter Buffo

Rae Walberg

September 10, 2020

Six months before studio art freshman Myranda Cook came to Loyola, she was told that she would finish her final year online, missing out on the festivities that usually conclude a senior year of high school, including prom and an in-person graduation. She was devastated. After being isolated from...

Loyola senior grapples with saying goodbye to college during COVID-19

A picture of history senior Stephanie Adams

Rose Wagner

September 10, 2020

History senior Stephanie Adams never imagined her final year of college would look like this. She had planned for Feminist Fridays surrounded by her friends and young freshman eager to talk for hours while nestled between couch pillows in the Women’s Resource Center. She had planned for chaotic...

Jesuit priest, former Maroon advisor Raymond Schroth passes away at 86

The Rev. Raymond A. Schroth, S.J. sits in his office at Fordham University in March 2017. Schroth served as advisor for The Maroon and a journalism professor at Loyola from 1986 to 1996. Schroth passed away July 1, 2020 at age 86. (Photo Courtesy of Michael Wilson).

Rae Walberg

July 14, 2020

The Rev. Raymond A. Schroth, S.J., a Jesuit priest, former journalism professor and advisor for The Maroon for 10 years died July 1, at 86 years-old. Schroth is survived by his nephew Kevin Schroth and his niece Cathy Bossolina. During his 86 years, Schroth was ordained to priesthood, published eight...

COVID-19 Brings News Challenges to Photojournalism

Photo credit: Courtesy of Zach Brien

Erin Haynes

June 16, 2020

With COVID-19 looming in the air, the world is zooming in on how communities are being impacted. Photojournalist Zach Brien, A'16', believes there is no better time to show how ordinary people are living through an extraordinary time. COVID-19 has pushed Brien to use his creativity and skills to tell...

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