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Greek Life helps out

Alex Hall dressed up as Dolly Parton for the halloween costume portion of the Mr. Alpha Chi Male Beauty Competiton on March 14.

SHANNON DONALDSON Staff Writer

May 3, 2012

Loyola's fraternities and sororities have come a long way from the traditional bake sales. Recently, members of Greek Life have begun taking a more active role in community service and philanthropic activities by engaging with the Loyola community as a whole, as well as with the city of New Orleans. Each Greek...

Sno-ball season is here

Coconut, nectar and grape flavored sno-balls from William’s Plum Street Snowballs. Sno-balls are a refreshing summer treat for New Orleanians.

PATRICK RAFFERTY Staff Writer

May 3, 2012

There are two types of people in this world: those that like snowballs, and those that haven't tried snowballs. For generations, snowballs have helped people of all shapes and sizes temporarily escape the New Orleans summer heat as they sink their teeth into one of the limitless flavor combinations. From late Apr...

Social media important in today’s job search

NIA TOOMBS Contributing Writer

May 3, 2012

In the same year that Facebook is expected to cross the 1-billion- member threshold, Loyola's career development center decided to host the lecture, "Using Social Media in the Job/Internship Search" on Tuesday, April 17. The lecture was designed to arm students with advice on how to use social media...

Look No Further

SHELBY SCHULTHEIS Contributing Writer

April 26, 2012

The university provides a number of resources to help make the lives of students easier. Be it renting out cars, bikes and e-readers, or helping with career services, Loyola has your back. CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER The Career Development Center is located on the second floor of the Danna Center. Th...

Transfer students find a new welcoming home at Loyola

SHAMARA KING The Maroon

April 26, 2012

Every year, Loyola welcomes new students from different colleges to be a part of the Wolfpack and embrace its spirit. "Each fall we enroll approximately 125 new transfer students. The
 transfer students are as diverse as our first-year students in their
 geographical spread," said Keith Gramling...

Ain’t no mountain high enough

SHANNON DONALDSON Staff Writer

April 26, 2012

For physics Junior Douglas Alexander, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro this summer will be one of many immense challenges he has overcome in his life. Four years ago this week, Alexander was released from a drug rehabilitation facility. Today, he is preparing to make the eight- to nine-day climb around Mou...

Titanic in 3D Review

XAVIER MÁNTICA

April 22, 2012

April 15th marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Because of this anniversary, director James Cameron and Paramount have re-released the massively successful film in theaters, post-converted to 3D. Titanic is one of the most successful films ever made, and this re-release has pushe...

How to move off campus

KRISTEN HIMMELBERG Assistant Life & Times Editor

April 19, 2012

For the first two years, Loyola students are required to live on campus, but as junior year approaches many opt to find a place off campus. During the spring is when many students start to look for off- campus housing, but looking for a place to live isn't as easy as some may think. There are many differe...

Loyola band strives to go global

Liquid Peace Revolution poses for a photoshoot. The band is now competing for a chance to perform in London.

KRISTEN HIMMELBERG Assistant Life & Times Editor

April 19, 2012

A Loyola band has recently been catapulted into the international music arena. They are competing in a worldwide battle of the bands competition to win an opening spot for this summer at a premier outdoor music festival in London. Hard Rock International hosts a yearly worldwide competition called Ha...

Kick the meal plan to the curb without going broke

PATRICK RAFFERTY Staff Writer

April 19, 2012

There comes a point in almost every college student's life when they must decide one thing: food or beer. When times get tough and that sacred meal plan suddenly vanishes, students all around quickly find that eating on a budget can be much easier said than done, especially after a long spring break, Fr...

Twist eliminates inhibitions, becomes biggest fad of ’60s at Loyola

Twist eliminates inhibitions, becomes biggest fad of '60s at Loyola

DORIS GRISTMAN

April 13, 2012

Come on everybody! Let's do the Twist-and it goes like this! Everybody's doin' it: from L.A. to Paris, tots to grandmas, beats to socialites, they're all getting into the act. And do you blame them? Can you think of another way to shake off your worries and release all those pent up emotions! Inhibiti...

Twist eliminates inhibitions, becomes biggest fad of ’60s at Loyola

Twist eliminates inhibitions, becomes biggest fad of '60s at Loyola

DORIS GRISTMAN

April 12, 2012

Come on everybody! Let's do the Twist-and it goes like this! Everybody's doin' it: from L.A. to Paris, tots to grandmas, beats to socialites, they're all getting into the act. And do you blame them? Can you think of another way to shake off your worries and release all those pent up emotions! Inhibi...

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