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Drawings of various decorations, including a mask, a king cake, a shot glass, and a shoe, that are typically seen in Mardi Gras celebrations.

A Guide to Mardi Gras

Violet Bucaro, Staff Writer February 6, 2023

The city of New Orleans has entered carnival season, a holiday that may be new to some and a classic tradition to others. While carnival is not a New Orleans invention, the way it is celebrated in the...

Mel Dunnuck holds a copy of her debut book Mantras, Meditations, and Math Nov. 1, 2021 in Monroe Library.

Student writers publish their work

Brendan Heffernan, Managing Editor for Digital December 11, 2021

Beneath the oak trees and high brick walls of Loyola’s picture book campus you’ll find many students working to build careers writing stories of their own. Loyola provides students interested in...

tattoo artist

Tattoo Takeover: Art students and alumni joning the tattoo industry

Gabrielle Korein, Senior Staff Photographer November 14, 2021

Grace Powell, Loyola graphic design senior, went from drawing up doodles for her parents as a child to exploring her dreams of entering the tattoo industry as a young woman. Since she can remember,...

Jose Hernandez with his upright bass. He is a jazz musician with an ear for experimental music.

Latine artists celebrate their heritage

Oliver Bennett, Op/Ed Editor October 16, 2021

Latine creatives at Loyola said they use their culture to inspire themselves and each other to become better artists. Making a statement with their art and being passionate about social justice has become...

Aimee Towne and her son, Cameron Kelley, at their graduation ceremony, Saturday, May 15, 2021. Both received their Bachelors degrees this spring. Courtesy of the Loyola University New Orleans Facebook page. Photo credit: Kyle Encar

Mother and son walk together at Loyola’s graduation

Madeline Taliancich June 11, 2021

When Aimee Towne's son, Cameron Kelley, began his freshman year at Loyola, she didn't anticipate that she'd be walking across the stage at graduation with him just four short years later. But when her...

Loyola senior Yenisel Santiago pets her dog, Maurice. Santiago credits her adoption of Maurice with restoring a sense of routine to life amid the disorder of COVID-19. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Furry friends create a needed routine and connection

Will Ingram March 3, 2021

More and more students have turned to pet adoptions to find a sense of connection that the pandemic has taken away. That connection to someone or something is a feeling that Frazier Woods, university counselor,...

The ballroom at Sugar Mill venue stays empty since the start of the pandemic. The venue will not be hosting any Mardi Gras balls this year, in accordance with the modified Phase 2 guidelines set in place by the city. Photo courtesy of Larissa Jama.

Event venues sit empty as COVID guidelines restrict Mardi Gras 2021

Domonique Tolliver February 12, 2021

No parades. No balls. No parties. At a time when the hospitality industry in New Orleans is normally thriving, businesses are scrambling to survive within the city's COVID-19 guidelines. Orleans Parish...

Despite that the annual Mardi Gras festival season was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, New Orleanians are still celebrating in their own way. A new krewe, “Krewe of House Floats”, decided to decorate houses for the festival season in keeping with the tradition of the Mardi Gras floats. Photo credit: Maria Paula Marino

House floats raise money for Mardi Gras artists

Annie Oddo February 10, 2021

A large papier-mâché skull has taken over the front of the house at 1834 Toledano Street, surrounded by snakes, cypress trees and irises in bright hues of purple and green. This installation, titled...

Six student-owned Black businesses to support this month

Six student-owned Black businesses to support this month

Deja Magee February 8, 2021

Black-owned businesses have suffered from financial distress and lack of support for many years, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. A report by the National Bureau of Economic Research found...

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

Feral cats in New Orleans raise concerns

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...

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

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

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...

The UCC door. UCC has adapted their anxiety workshops to be virtual. File photo

UCC offers anxiety workshops to help relieve students from global stresses

Erin Haynes 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...

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