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Feral cats in New Orleans raise concerns

A cat chills out on a sidewalk on Maple Street on Nov. 2. Photo credit: Gracie Wise
December 13, 2020

Cats prowl the streets and corners of New Orleans. They hide in bushes and retreat under buildings. They go through dumpsters, scavenging for food. No matter where you go, you’ll find cats that have...

Going the Social Distance: I spent the start of the pandemic in the state senate

Alexis Horton poses in front of the Louisiana State Senate. She started working there at the start of the pandemic. Courtesy of Alexis Horton.
November 2, 2020

Author is Alexis Horton'Going the Social Distance' is a series by Loyola Students for Loyola Students about the triumphs and terrors of trying, or not trying, to maintain a social life during a pandemic.For...

UCC offers anxiety workshops to help relieve students from global stresses

The UCC door. UCC has adapted their anxiety workshops to be virtual. File photo
October 30, 2020

Loyola's University Counseling Center is offering virtual anxiety workshops for students overwhelmed by the current state of the world. “I cannot imagine being an undergraduate student right now...

The best socially distanced Halloween activities

A lone skeleton stands on the yard of the Skeleton House. The house is another staple of Halloween in New Orleans Photo credit: Michael Bauer
October 23, 2020

October: Spooky season. Technically fall (even though it’s still 80 degrees out). Whatever you choose to call it, the season is now officially upon us, and no city knows how to celebrate Halloween...

Column: My parents got married during quarantine

Ian and Marlaina Dowling kiss at their surprise wedding on July 22, 2020. The couple's orginial wedding plans were cancelled because of the pandemic. Courtesy of Hannah Renton.
October 16, 2020

My parents are the busiest people on Earth. Together, they own and operate a microbrewery in our hometown of Bethlehem, New Hampshire. Though they have a small yet strong team of employees, this venture...

Coronavirus restrictions put Big Easy bars in a bind

A sign hangs outside of Bruno's Tavern on Aug. 22. Bruno's is one of many bars in New Orleans that is struggling with new restrictions due to COVID-19. Photo credit: Shadera Moore
September 7, 2020

As Phase 2 of reopening rages on, bars and restaurants are struggling to stay afloat amid statewide restrictions on alcohol sales. The official Phase 2 mandate that was enforced by Gov. John Bel Edwards...

Column: I got engaged during a pandemic

Cristo Dulom proposes to his fiancee Tatum. The couple got engaged during COVID-19.
September 4, 2020

'Going the Social Distance' is a series by Loyola students, for Loyola students about the triumphs and terrors of trying, or not trying, to maintain a social life during a pandemic. I got together with...

Streaming This Week: August 1

Courtesy of Focus Features
August 1, 2020

August is now upon us, and it means the inevitable return to classes, remote or otherwise. Streaming services have you covered, for when you count down the days to interacting with professors and friends,...

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
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...

Two Poems by Fallon Chiasson

November 21, 2018

Relocation: II went out for coffee this morning. You were still asleep. I thought about running away. Where would I go, in this new town? A town that is now our home. I love this new town. I love you....

2:59 by Emily Gil

2:59 by Emily Gil
November 20, 2018

I miss God.I remember when He washere, in my bedroom.I remember being able to see Himanywhere I went.I remember holding Himin the palms of myhands—and for once,feeling worth.I have become a box ofbroken...

A Wish For One by Kaitlyn Cleveland

A Wish For One by Kaitlyn Cleveland
November 19, 2018

Today is Jessica’s twenty-eighth birthday, and she is alone in her New York City apartment with a Magnolia Bakery chocolate cupcake with buttercream icing and one gold candle. She didn’t get...

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