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Student musician releases her first EP

Student Noa Jamir sitting and smiling on bench.

Breanna Henry, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Hidden in the crowd of exceptional students on Loyola's campus are plenty of student musicians aiming to make a name for themselves in the music world, and one of these students is Noa Jamir. Jamir, who is a commercial music major, grew in her passion for music from a young girl to a freshman in college. “I’ve...

Review: “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” is a wildly entertaining trip through ’60s Tinseltown

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Ver Lumod

February 2, 2020

In his latest film "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood", American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has captured quite a vibrant time in 1960s Los Angeles with considerable affection for its mythical entertainment industry. At the heart of its story is fading TV star Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio,...

What’s in Theaters 1/31

Poster for film Gretel and Hansel

Ver Lumod

February 2, 2020

The last Friday of January may yield a slow day at the box office, but there are a few compelling new releases that are sure to satisfy movie viewers hungering for something fresh. From a bold new take on a classic horror tale to a Blake Lively action thriller (now how cool is that?), here are the movies...

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

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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

group picture of mardi gras crew in costume

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

Three students pictured. Three tattoos pictured.

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

Andi Robinson pictured jumping while dancing.

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

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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

Courtesy of Fox Searchlight

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

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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 sunglasses

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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