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Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola

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Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola

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Black student organizations aim to support BIPOC communities

Black student organizations aim to support BIPOC communities

Mabel Regalado-Hernandez, Assistant Breaking News Editor February 9, 2024

Loyola offers over 130+ student-led organizations, but Black students are forging the way for their peers and their communities at Loyola. Black Student Union (BSU) The Black Student Union is...

Design junior Tanesha Taylor looks at progress pride flag.


Joshua Fletcher, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Design junior Justin Lee said you have to look at the world differently when you’re Black and gay. “As a gay person, it’s really easy to find community because, at least at Loyola, you'll...

Celebrating the Black culture and history within Mardi Gras

Celebrating the Black culture and history within Mardi Gras

Dajah Saul, The Wolf Editor February 9, 2024

In such a diverse city like New Orleans, the Mardi Gras season is always a time to look forward to, whether you’re from the city or live states away. In appreciation of the holiday season, it is only...

Black musicians find their voices at Loyola

Black musicians find their voices at Loyola

Natalia Silva, Digital Team February 9, 2024

In the heart of the music industry's ever-evolving landscape, a powerful and resonant movement is taking center stage – Black musicianship.And Loyola has become a place for Black musicians to pursue...

Gris opens for G-Eazy at the Orpheum theater. G-Eazy, an Oakland-based rapper, is a Loyola University New Orleans alumni.

Black alumni represent Loyola well

Dajah Saul, The Wolf Editor February 9, 2024

Loyola University New Orleans has produced a successful variety of Black alumni over the years, so it’s only right to acknowledge some of them and their accomplishments since graduating from Loyola....

Voices from the courts

Voices from the courts

Matthew Richards, Broadcast Producer February 9, 2024

Loyola New Orleans is a proudly diverse institution that caters and serves as an incubator for ideas to a variety of students from different countries, states, ethnicities, cultural, and socioeconomic...

Sidney Holmes sitting at her Editor-in-Chief desk for the last time. Sidney one of The Maroons female Black editors-in-chief.

Black women sow seeds of support at student newspaper

Maleigh Crespo, Editor in Chief February 9, 2024

When Lea Stevenson became the first Black female editor-in-chief of The Maroon, 48 years after the newspaper’s inception, she wasn’t aware of that milestone at the time. Race wasn’t at the forefront...

Sheryl Haydel, the new director for the School of Communication and Design, talks with public relations professor Cathy Rogers during the open house on Aug. 19, 2021. Haydel is taking on the role following the departure of the schools former director Sonya Duhé.

Loyola’s Black faculty lead with excellence

Alana Thompson February 9, 2024

Our Black professors at Loyola help mold the minds of students and push the university forward. These professors go above and beyond to provide students with the best academic experience. They are an important...

Chemistry senior Tori Johnson points to a periodic table.Johnson is starting a club for Black STEM students at Loyola.

Chemistry students cultivate space for Black students in STEM

Jariah Johnson, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Chemistry senior Tori Johnson and chemistry sophomore Jessica Valerio are creating a Black Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics club, so Black students at Loyola will not feel underrepresented...

People dine outside at Nonno’s Cajun Cuisine & Pastries on Bayou Rd. Nonnos is Black-owned and operated.

Where y’all wanna eat? 7 Blacked-owned restaurants in the city

Morgan Love, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

New Orleans is famously known for its rich arts and culture, but there is one thing that New Orleans has that can’t be found anywhere else… its food! Food is one, if not the only, reason tourists visit...

Spring 2024 editor in chief of The Maroon leads meeting with news team.

New editor, a newsroom changemaker

Blakeley Cathey, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Maleigh Crespo has achieved many firsts in her life, such as chartering her high school's first newspaper and now becoming the first Afro-Latina woman to serve as Editor-in-Chief for The Maroon. Crespo...

Ashleigh Laws leads the runway show at A La Modes fall fashion show.

Styled for the Runway: Highlights from A La Mode’s fall fashion show

Laci Barrow, Photo Editor February 9, 2024

A La Mode, a collective for Black creatives at Loyola, hosted its first fall fashion show, which featured four acts: "Black," "Platinum," "White," and "Color." The event included looks inspired by Beyoncé's...

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