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Father-son basketball duo faced off in Loyola v. Southern Miss. game

Basketball player next to his father
January 6, 2021

While the Dec. 28 men's basketball game between Loyola University New Orleans and the University of Southern Mississippi was only an exhibition contest, it meant so much more to two of its participants. On...

Loyola student uses graphic design to fundraise

Graphic design senior Emilia Cicero practices sewing in her New Orleans home. Cicero is working toward opening an Instagram store to showcase her artwork. Hannah Renton/ The Maroon. Photo credit: Hannah Renton
November 13, 2020

As COVID-19 cases surged through the country, anxiety and isolation set in for many people. The confusion and stress of what the virus really was and when it would end began to sink into society. Loyola...

Students find their art in pole dancing

Digital film senior Alyson Hetzel and philosophy senior Regina Nicosia display a two person pole dancing technique at Nicosia's uptown residence on November 6. To Hetzel and Nicosia, pole dancing can be more of a fitness-based art, rather than something that is solely sensual. Photo credit: Michael Bauer
November 12, 2020

Everyone knows that friends who pole dance together stay together. At least, that's according to Alyson Hetzel and Regina Nicosia, who are students, friends and pole dancers. Hetzel, digital film...

Volleyball coach finds joy drawing Christmas cards

Volleyball coach Jesse Zabal hand draws Christmas cards for friends and family. Art and creativity are an important outlet for her. Courtesy of Jesse Zabal
November 12, 2020

While she earns her living in locker rooms and gymnasiums, Loyola head volleyball coach Jesse Zabal says that art has always been a huge part of how she says, "I love you.""It definitely is a huge part...

First in the PACK creates community for first-generation students

First in the Pack students Francesca Lausen and Cynthia Russell became good friends through the organization last year. Cynthia came to Loyola representing her home, the Clifton Choctaw Native American Reserve, and wants to bring attention to the violence Native American women have to face all over the country. Francesca's family is from San Juan, Puerto Rico; being a very involved student at Loyola, Francesca has plans of attending grad school after she graduates this upcoming semester. Photo credit: Maria Paula Marino
November 5, 2020

Loyola's organization for first-generation college students, First in the PACK, is working to create a community for students to be supported and celebrated within Loyola even amid the ongoing COVID-19...

Loyola’s hotel partnership houses students

Natalie Gunderman sits in her room at the Alder Hotel. Gunderman has lived in the hotel since the beginning of this semester, utilizing the housing partnership between Loyola and the Alder Hotel. Photo credit: Michael Bauer
October 30, 2020

Loyola decided to partner with the Alder Hotel Uptown to offer a living opportunity for upperclassmen who were denied on-campus living for the fall 2020 semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Natalie Gunderman,...

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
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...

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.
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...

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
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,...

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
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...

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.
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...

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
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....

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