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Review: “1917” is a sensory experience that can lack depth

Review: “1917” is a sensory experience that can lack depth

Ver Lumod

February 2, 2020

Sam Mendes’s latest war movie “1917” is an unparalleled technical achievement, showcasing the harrowing experience of being in the middle of a war. Set during the onset of the First World War, the story is quite simple. British soldiers Schofield, played by George MacKay, and Blake, played by...

Women of Wakanda bring Black Panther to Mardi Gras

Women of Wakanda bring Black Panther to Mardi Gras

Cody Downey, Pack News

February 1, 2020

Over the past 10 years, The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus has combined the worlds of Mardi Gras and science fiction together. However, only one of their sub-krewes brings the fictional African country of Wakanda to life. The Women of Wakanda is a krewe inspired by the 2018 film “Black Panther,” base...

Loyola community tells the stories behind their body art

Loyola community tells the stories behind their body art

Hannah Renton, Social Media Coordinator

February 1, 2020

Self expression comes in many forms whether that be hair color, piercings, or clothing. One of the most popular forms of this expression is tattoos. Within this decade, tattoos have become more and more acceptable, so more and more people are choosing to decorate their bodies with ink. Here at Loyola,...

Undercover artist: Life as a student dancer

Undercover artist: Life as a student dancer

Erin Haynes, Assistant Editor of Life & Times

January 27, 2020

As Barbie’s tulle skirt fluttered around her whilst twirling, 3-year-old Andi Robinson whirled around her living room like the ballerina in "Barbie the Nutcracker." “I would watch that movie and run around the house pretending to be a ballerina, and my mom decided to put me in dance classes,” Robins...

SPOILER Review: “Joker” is more than just another comic book movie

SPOILER Review: “Joker” is more than just another comic book movie

Cody Downey

January 27, 2020

Editor's Note: The following review contains spoilers for the film "Joker." All the way back in November, The Maroon reviewed "Joker" and gave it a six out of 10. At the time of that review, I hadn't seen "Joker" yet. Now that I have seen it, I would like to give my evaluation. "Joker" follows the story...

Review: “Jojo Rabbit” works even though it shouldn’t

Review: “Jojo Rabbit” works even though it shouldn’t

Tommy Tran

January 27, 2020

Jojo Rabbit is a charming, touching coming of age story set in an overdramatized Nazi Germany during World War II. The plot itself centers around the titular character of Jojo Betzler, played by Roman Griffin Davis. Betzler has an imaginary friend who happens to be Adolf Hitler. He bounces ideas off...

What’s in Theaters 1/24

What’s in Theaters 1/24

Ver Lumod

January 24, 2020

As the first month of the new year is coming to its close, there are plenty of movies currently showing in theaters that are suited to every kind of cinephile. From franchise entries to award-winning films, it’s the calm before the storm of Oscars season. Click here to find showtimes. The Gentlemen (NEW) After a recent unlikely detour into Disney fare with the live action remake of “A...

Iris ladies get shady for Mardi Gras

Iris ladies get shady for Mardi Gras

Amy Ngo

January 24, 2020

In a room full of glitter, glue and giggles, the Krewe of Iris is carrying on an old Mardi Gras tradition. The oldest, all-female krewe came together to create their hand-decorated masterpieces: sunglasses. “Kristen, our captain, wanted to have a special throw that made you scream, ‘Iris’ when ...

Puzzle Answers 1/24/2020

January 23, 2020

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King Cake Hub brings king cake fans together

King Cake Hub brings king cake fans together

Cristian Orellana

January 22, 2020

With forty six days left until Mardi Gras and King Cake Hub now having 50 varieties, it seems only natural to ask natural to ask the owner, Will Samuels, what’s his favorite kind. “It’s like picking a favorite child,” Samuels said. Formerly a Lakeview pizza restaurant owner, Will Samuels...

Maple Street welcomes vegan restaurant to corner full of popular college bars

Maple Street welcomes vegan restaurant to corner full of popular college bars

Rose Wagner

January 21, 2020

The intersection of Maple and Hillary Streets is known for cheap drinks, cheese fries and crowds of college students partying late into the night, even on Wednesdays. But a new business has moved in across from to Bruno's Tavern, TJ Quills and Redd's Uptilly Tavern, one that hopes to bring vegan eats to...

Reviews: The Top 10 Movies of 2019

Reviews: The Top 10 Movies of 2019

Cody Downey and Ver Lumod

January 19, 2020

2019 has come and gone, and it was definitely a great year for the film industry. Many longtime series provided installments of massive proportions. Prolific directors brought new films to both theaters and streaming services. Foreign films came into the spotlight to provide relevant stories worldwide....

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