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Student Youtuber balances life online and offine

Haley Raines poses in her dorm with the camera she uses to film her Youtube videos. Her channel focuses on documenting how she practices sustainable living being a vegan college student. Photo credit: Caitlyn Reisgen

Caitlyn Reisgen

May 11, 2020

After COVID-19 made its way into New Orleans, Loyola students were left to abruptly transition to life online, a platform that is all too familiar for mass communication major Haley Raines. Raines has a Youtube channel with just over 35,000 followers on top of being quarantined at home, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The transit...

Streaming This Week: May 8

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Ver Lumod

May 8, 2020

It's never too late to find a new binge watch to keep yourself occupied at home. From the new season of a Netflix original series to a celebration of one of the best main title designers in film history, here are the films and TV shows streaming this week. May 8 Dead to Me: Season 2 (Netflix) ...

Review: “Just Mercy” shows the reality of racial discrimination in the South

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Sofia Mongillo

May 6, 2020

Destin Daniel Cretton’s film “Just Mercy” follows the true story of Alabama-born Walter McMillian, a pulpwood worker wrongfully convicted of murdering an 18-year-old girl. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, award-winning actor Jamie Foxx portrays McMillian as he waits on death row in Monroe...

Review: “Extraction” is an adrenaline-fueled hit and miss

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Ver Lumod

May 4, 2020

Netflix’s new action film “Extraction” impresses with its intense action performances but otherwise falters in the face of a generic, incoherent plot. The film follows brutally efficient but burned out Australian mercenary Tyler Rake, played by Chris Hemsworth, as he reluctantly accepts an extraction...

Streaming This Week: May 1

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Ver Lumod

May 1, 2020

With the first day of May comes the usual massive outpouring of new content from streaming services. At a loss for what to watch next? Check out what's streaming this week. May 1 - Netflix Hollywood From creator of "Glee" and "American Horror Story" Ryan Murphy comes a new alternate history tale...

Review: “Better Call Saul: Season Five” looks ahead to the inevitable

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Ver Lumod

April 30, 2020

Editor's Note: The following review has mild spoilers for "Better Call Saul." As AMC’s “Better Call Saul” inches closer to the events of its parent show, “Breaking Bad,” with its fifth and penultimate season, it has fully overcome the main problem associated with TV spin-offs and preque...

Films for When You Miss Loyola and New Orleans

In the shape of the state of Louisiana, the posters of the films presented in the list fill up the state.

Cody Downey

April 29, 2020

It has been over a month since in-person operations were shut down on campus and I'm sure everyone has been missing them. To help remedy the feelings of missing both Loyola and New Orleans, here are a couple of films to watch that may make you feel like you are back in your favorite place. When Yo...

Billboard named Loyola 2020 “Top Music Business School”

A student adjusts the volume dial on a mixer in one of Loyola's recording studios in the College of Music and Media. Billboard Magazine named the college one of the Top Music Business Schools for 2020. Photo credit: Cristian Orellana

Gabriella Killett

April 28, 2020

Billboard Magazine named Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Media among 2020's "Top Music Business Schools" this week, according to a university press release. Loyola New Orleans is listed alongside schools such as Boston's Berklee College of Music and the University of Miami's Fros...

Streaming This Week: April 24

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Cody Downey

April 24, 2020

Have you already binged all of your favorite shows and movies? Find out what's streaming this week to find what may be your next on your binge list. April 24 Extraction (Netflix)   Chris Hemsworth teams up with "Avengers: Endgame" directors Anthony and Joe Russo in this latest Netflix original action film. Starring as a black marke...

Review: “Money Heist: Season Four” is still intense but increasingly predictable

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Ver Lumod

April 23, 2020

“Money Heist,” Netflix’s internationally popular non-English language series that’s bafflingly underrated, storms back with a fourth season that’s just as thrilling yet unsurprising. The masked robbers donning red jumpsuits and named after world cities are still taking the Bank of Spain...

Tired of Social Distancing? Have a Houseparty!

Five people using a video chatting app.

Erin Haynes, Assistant Life and Times Editor

April 22, 2020

For most, the one human face we see in-person nowadays is our own reflection. Self-isolation may be lowering the curve for coronavirus cases, but people’s loneliness is growing to new heights as quarantining continues. But, the popular video chatting app, Houseparty, is proving that people can still...

Review: Netflix’s “Tiger King” takes you on a crazy ride

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Andrew Lang

April 21, 2020

In a world that feels unreal amidst the COVID-19 isolation, Netflix stepped up to remind us that the world was always crazy with its documentary series “Tiger King.” “Tiger King” is the story of several tiger and big cat facilities and the fascinating people who own them. The story primarily...

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