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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 year's 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 Loyola's 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 Rivertown's performance of Descendants. D'Antonio said she was excited to get back on stage for the first time during the pandemic.  Courtesy of Jane D'Antonio.

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...

SGA vice president Zontré City poses in front of Thomas Hall February 28. City said he plans to leave a legacy behind at Loyola. Photo credit: Shadera Moore

SGA VP Zontré City strives to leave behind a legacy at Loyola

Madeline Taliancich March 5, 2021

Despite his involvement in professional organizations, SGA Vice President Zontré City said mostly he loves seeing the people he loves laugh. He also loves watching a good movie, finishing a task and feeling...

SGA President Freedom Richardson elbow bumps HMA member Maryann Herrera at a student organization fair. Richardson said his life is motivated by service. Photo credit: Madeline Taliancich

Service inspires Freedom Richardson to serve his community

Domonique Tolliver March 5, 2021

SGA President Freedom Richardson was born in a family that has a dedication to service. Richardson said his father served in the Navy and his mother served in Operation Desert Storm and the Army under...

Homecoming 2021 chair Michaela Jones stands on Loyola's campus. Jones said she plans to bring Loyola together after a hard year for this year's homecoming. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Homecoming 2021 hopes to unify Loyola

Jacqueline Galli March 3, 2021

Homecoming is set to bring together the Loyola community from a safe distance this spring, and senior homecoming chair Michaela Jones said she believes this is exactly what students need. Homecoming...

Eve McFarland is a Loyola freshman from San Dimas, California, who plays for the women’s basketball team. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Photo Essay: “Faces that make Loyola”

Blakeley Cathey March 3, 2021

"Faces that make Loyola” is a project meant to celebrate the end of Black History Month and provide a platform to highlight the perspectives of Black students and staff on campus. The class of 2024...

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