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Loyola student uses TikTok to connect with queer community

Loyola student uses TikTok to connect with queer community

JC Canicosa

March 9, 2020

Aly Hetzel never expected to go viral. In fact, she first downloaded TikTok jokingly as a way to follow her little brother’s videos. “At first, it was just for making fun little videos to laugh at myself with friends, but then people started being like ‘oh, that’s so relatable’ or ‘oh,...

Review: “Hunters” succeeds on showcasing great stories and characters

Review: “Hunters” succeeds on showcasing great stories and characters

Cody Downey

March 9, 2020

Though movies and television shows about Nazi hunters have been done before, "Hunters" keeps things interesting by providing excellent performances and an emotional story. After his grandmother is murdered, Jonah Heidelbaum, played by Logan Lerman, joins an undercover group of Nazi hunters led by...

Review: “Birds of Prey:” How Harley Quinn Reinvents Herself in the Best Way

Review: “Birds of Prey:” How Harley Quinn Reinvents Herself in the Best Way

Sofia Mongillo

March 7, 2020

Long before DC’s popular movie “Suicide Squad” appeared on screens, the clown princess of crime known as Harley Quinn was born. Originally meant to simply be a one-episode character when she made her debut on “Batman: The Animated Series” in 1992, the infamous super villain is now admired and...

Documentary filmmaker tackles history in fading Louisiana wetlands

Documentary filmmaker tackles history in fading Louisiana wetlands

Ver Lumod

March 6, 2020

When design freshman Peyton Finch first found out about National Geographic's involvement in her documentary short "Adams Bay" two years ago, she did not know what to expect. “It was very exciting and cool. I mean, who knew that an 18-year-old would be able to do that?” she said. Funded by National ...

What’s in Theaters 3/6

What’s in Theaters 3/6

Cody Downey

March 5, 2020

With the month of March upon us, theaters are providing everything from magical children's films to serious sports dramas. Click here to see showtimes. Onward Mixing the modern world with fantasy elements, "Onward" tells a magical tale about family. Two teenage brothers, played by Tom Hollan...

What’s in Theaters 2/28

What’s in Theaters 2/28

Ver Lumod

February 29, 2020

We are almost at the tail end of February, which means movie theaters are lining up for a surely busy prelude to the summer season. With new releases ranging from a horror adaptation of a literary classic to an iconic French romance film, here are some films that are in theaters for this week. Click here t...

Mardi Gras 2020 Photo Gallery

Mardi Gras 2020 Photo Gallery

Michael Bauer

February 26, 2020

  Another Mardi Gras has passed, and with it came the experiences of countless decades, and even centuries, old holiday traditions. From parades, to masquerade balls, to the rituals of the Mardi Gras Indian tribes, there is no shortage of customs to encounter. Here is a look at a few from this...

Review: “Sonic the Hedgehog” speeds into fun but familiar cliches

Review: “Sonic the Hedgehog” speeds into fun but familiar cliches

Cody Downey

February 25, 2020

After battling against Mario in the video game world for almost thirty years, "Sonic the Hedgehog" dashes into theaters bringing the speedster to the big screen for the first time. Born with the ability to run with superspeed, Sonic, played by Ben Schwartz, is forced to escape his home planet after...

What’s in Theaters 2/21

What’s in Theaters 2/21

Ver Lumod

February 24, 2020

It may be the aftermath of the Valentine's Day period, but the fun never stops in movie theaters. With a string of new releases on the way, featuring an enthralling adaptation of a beloved literary classic to a creepy doll that's definitely not Annabelle, check out what's showing in theaters this week! Click...

Review: “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” is a basic yet fun teen romantic comedy

Review: “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” is a basic yet fun teen romantic comedy

Cody Downey

February 17, 2020

Editor's Note: The following review contains spoilers for the film "To All the Boys I Loved Before." Two years after the success of "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," its sequel, "To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You," adds another decent romantic comedy to the vast amount already on Netflix. In the first fil...

Review: “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” burns with feminine passion

Review: “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” burns with feminine passion

Ver Lumod

February 17, 2020

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” is a beautiful and understated masterpiece that stands on the shoulders of great queer cinema. Set in France during the late 18th century, the French period drama follows professional artist Marianne, played by Noémie Merlant, as she is tasked with creating a portrait...

Column: A Loyola love story continues

Column: A Loyola love story continues

Zia Sampson

February 14, 2020

My family started on Loyola’s campus. Mom and Dad met at a party while Mom was a junior, started dating, and less than a year later, got married in Saint Ignatius Chapel on Dec. 16, 1978. When making my college decision, I only visited Loyola once. I was a sophomore in high school a...

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