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Theater department production wins Big Easy Award

The cast and crew of “Godspell” meet with the audience outside of Marquette Theater after their performance. Students and faculty have been awarded best university production at the Big Easy Awards.

Scott O'Brien Senior Staff Writer, Scott O'Brien Senior Staff Writer, and Scott O'Brien Senior Staff Writer

March 29, 2012

Loyola's production of "Godspell" was awarded Best University Production of 2011 at the Big Easy Awards as part of the Best in Theater awards. Patrick Gendusa, director and assistant professor of theater arts, said he had a strong feeling that his production would win this year. "I had been nominated for m...

Controversy brings sports fans together


ERIC KNOEPFLER Words of the Wise

March 29, 2012

Flash flood warnings and tornado watches ruled the air on Wednesday, March 21 via television and iPhone weather applications. The sky hung dark and low, ominously mourning with the city of New Orleans. NOLA and all her inhabitants had just been informed of a great tragedy to the thing we hold most de...

Get Stung

Lynn Kleinberger, psychology junior, performs as a Hornets Honeybee cheerleader at an event. Kleinberger juggles being a full-time student and her duties as a Hornets cheerleader.

Shannon Donaldson Staff Writer

March 29, 2012

While many students are dancing at The Boot on Friday nights, Lynn Kleinberger is dancing in front of the crowd at New Orleans Hornets' basketball games. Kleinberger, psychology junior, is a Honeybee cheerleader for the New Orleans' Hornets. Since last July, Kleinberger has been spending 20 to 30 hou...

Faith-based organizations help others during Lent

MEGAN HART Contributing Writer

March 22, 2012

Rice isn't normally the first thing that comes to mind when you're trying to help others, but for those working with Catholic Relief Services, it's a top priority. Operation Rice Bowl takes place during the Catholic period of Lent. The bowls are used to collect change throughout the season, then give...

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Holly Combs

Holly Combs Words and Tricks

March 22, 2012

After reading Walter Block's column, "Several feminist flaws mar the feminist movement," I wanted to respond by writing a column that ended with the lines: "Walter Block will undoubtedly interpret the foregoing as evidence that I hate economists. Nonsense. I admire many economists. I do not at all me...

Provost Ed Kvet finishes final term

Edward Kvet, provost and vice president for academic affairs, in his office Wednesday, March 21. Kvet will retire after this semester.

HANNAH IANNAZZO Assistant News Editor

March 22, 2012

Ed Kvet, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, has planned some of the biggest projects on campus. Most recently he has been responsible for planning the renovation of Monroe Hall and the revamping of the common curriculum. At the end of this semester, he is going to start a new project: r...

Get Your Grub On

Firecracker shrimp po-boy from Parasol’s Bar and Restaurant


March 22, 2012

Lent, also known as the carnivore catastrophe. Every Friday during this grueling six-week period, Catholics everywhere are relegated to any food that does not come from a warm-blooded animal. Luckily, New Orleans is blessed with alternatives that rival even the best meat-filled meals. From crawfish boils t...

Loyola theater department takes on Shakespeare

Theater communication freshman Logan Faust, left, as Parolles and theater sophomore John Puma as  First Lord Dumaine, perform in Loyola’s production of Shakespearean play “All’s Well That Ends Well” during a dress rehearsal in Marquette Theater Tuesday, March 13. “All’s Well Ends Well” is part of the Montage Series at Loyola University,

LINDSEY ROUSSELLE Contributing Writer

March 15, 2012

As Loyola students are wrapping up rehearsal schedules and closing scripts, the stage lights are brightening and the shuffling backstage commences. "All's Well That Ends Well," opening March 16, is one of the theater department's featured performances in the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series that ...

Drinks Up

Political science junior Sam Senter bartends at The Doors. Some students at Loyola have chosen to make the most out of the night life culture by working in the city instead of partying.


March 15, 2012

Ever wonder what life is like on the other side of the bar? For some Loyola students, bartending has provided the opportunity to work behind the scenes at area hangouts. It's not uncommon for Loyola students to walk into a local bar and know at least one person on staff. Popular bars such as The Doors...

Ed Neumeister comes to Loyola

Ed Neumeister uses his plunger to create the perfect tone. Neumeister is performing at this year’s Loyola Jazz Fest

Kristen himmelberg Assistant Life and Times Editor

March 8, 2012

This weekend marks the 43rd Annual Loyola Jazz Festival, and this year the Loyola Jazz Band will be performing with world-famous trombonist and composer Ed Neumeister. "It's one of the oldest, continuously-running festivals in the country," said John Mahoney professor of music coordinator of jazz s...

Student jazz band gains experience while on tour

Kristen himmelberg Assistant Life and Times Editor

March 8, 2012

This semester, the Loyola Jazz Ensemble Band is breaking out — not just into music, but into the spotlight as well. The band, led by John Mahoney, the director for Jazz Studies at Loyola, consists of 19 students: five trumpeters, five saxophonists, four trombonists, two drummers, a pianist, a bassist...


Visual arts graphics senior Hope Henderson paints a detail on “MoWall” Monday, March 5. “MoWall” is the name given to the wooden partition fencing off construction of Monroe Hall that visual arts students designed over with grafitti art.


March 8, 2012

When visual arts professor Daniela Marx agreed to lead a team to design the newly constructed ...

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