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“Breathe and Tell a Story:” A book review

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Dr. William Horne

September 28, 2020

Philip Frohnmayer had a storied life. The son of German immigrants, he studied English history and literature at Harvard University as well as singing at the University of Oregon and the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart in Germany. After winning the prestigious Munich International...

Loyola Theatre Department plans for socially distanced performances

The Lower Depths Theatre sits empty Sept. 22. The theater is not being used because of COVID-19 restrictions and the theater program is working to develop new ways to practice and perform. Photo credit: Hannah Renton

Georgett Hernandez

September 28, 2020

The Loyola Theatre Department wants to show people that the arts can still exist and be appreciated, even during a pandemic by looking for social distanced and virtual options to perform. As university theater departments across the country adapt to the new regulations in place due to COVID-19, Loyola...

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...

Watch and Stream: September 25

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Ver Lumod

September 25, 2020

This week presents some new content, from a new Miranda July film to an LGBT drama. Here are the films and TV shows to watch and stream this week. Kajillionaire Miranda July writes and directs her third feature film, a crime-comedy drama starring Evan Rachel Wood, Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger, and Gina Rodriguez. ...

Pi Kappa Phi addresses allegation of racial slur used by fraternity associate

Screenshot from the Loyola chapter of Pi Kappa Phi's Instagram. The chapter announced a recent bias incident investigated by the University in an Instagram statement posted on Sept. 24, 2020.

Emma Ruby

September 24, 2020

The Loyola chapter of Pi Kappa Phi addressed a recent bias incident investigated by the University in an Instagram statement posted Thursday night. The incident took place when a white man affiliated with the fraternity used the N-word when speaking to a group of potential new members going through...

Loyola’s ensembles play on while the world is on pause

Senior music major Albert Bustillo sits with his tuba during a brass quintet rehearsal. Small ensembles, like his brass quintet, have replaced the orchestras and bands this semester as a result of COVID-19 related restrictions.

Erin Haynes

September 24, 2020

Even when the world is on pause, Loyola School of Music instrumental students continue to play in smaller ensembles to build instrumental skill, learn to perform with other people and have communal jam sessions. “It’s very magical, in a way, when you have a group of people coming together, able...

Review: The new “Mulan” is courageously different

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Annie Oddo

September 23, 2020

Editor's Note: Despite the recent controversy surrounding "Mulan," we are reviewing the film in terms of its artistic merit and are not factoring the controversy into our review score. Disney’s "Mulan" has recently arrived for the second time, and it’s already overturning a lot of expectations. Directe...

“I’m Thinking of Ending Things” review: A deep and dark existential tale

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Ver Lumod

September 21, 2020

Charlie Kaufman’s latest film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” is a bleak yet profound existential statement on mortality and death. On a surface level, the film explores a young woman, played by Jessie Buckley, who visits her boyfriend Jake’s parents, played by David Thewlis and Toni Collette....

Watch and Stream: September 18

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Ver Lumod

September 18, 2020

We are now halfway through September, and there are lots of exciting new content. From a tyrannical nurse's origin story to a detective story that's not about Sherlock Holmes but his kid sister, here are the films and TV shows to watch and stream this week. Ratched The terrifying nurse from "One F...

Watch and Stream: September 11

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Ver Lumod

September 14, 2020

Not sure what to watch? We got you covered. From a delightful break up film to a psychological thriller starring Spider-Man, here are the films and TV shows to watch and stream this week. The Broken Hearts Gallery Geraldine Viswanathan ("Bad Education") stars in the romantic comedy from Natalie Krinsky in her directorial debut. Executive produced by Selena Gomez, "The...

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...

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