The Maroon

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

Alexander Mccall

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 July 13 required that all bars and restaurants must serve food, open at a 50% capacity, require...

Column: I got engaged during a pandemic

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

Cristo Dulom

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 my now-fiancée in early February. Little did we know then that we would quickly be separated in our...

Streaming This Week: August 1

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Ver Lumod

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, be it through Zoom or from six feet away. Without further ado, here are the films and TV shows streaming...

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

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 a Youtube channel with just over 35,000 followers on top of being quarantined at home, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The transit...

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. I want to run away. I go to Dunkin Donuts. There are none of those in our old town. I paid and forgot ...

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 eggs. I have becomethe splintered cross.Christ carried meand died on me.He did not rot in h...

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 back from work until eight o’clock today.She moved to the big city to try to make it as a w...

Five Best Off Campus Study Spots

Photo credit: Hannah Renton

Hannah Renton

November 17, 2018

Loyola’s campus offers a variety of study spots for students to use, whether it's your dorm, Starbucks or the library. However, over time, going to these same places can become bland. With the stale, fluorescent lighting and frigid air conditioning, the campus spots are not always ideal.Luckily for us, w...

Horoscopes before Thanksgiving break

Horoscopes before Thanksgiving break

Kaelyn Johnson

November 15, 2018

Monthly Horoscope: November 2018 As we move into the colder months, the planets ebb and flow through their paths. Venus, our planet of beauty and charm, will end her retrograde and return to her usual path on the 16th. Have you been waiting to pull the trigger on a new relationship or career move?...

Local tour merges the haunted and the historic

Local tour merges the haunted and the historic

Tyler Wann

October 29, 2018

    Many places have laws requiring disclosure if someone has previously died in the building. Tour guides like to say that New Orleans doesn’t have those because it’s almost a given that at least one or two people have died in any building in the city. “You can be sure of that,...

How to slay Halloween in New Orleans

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Vanessa Alvarado

October 27, 2018

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for many spooky and not so spooky reasons. Who doesn't love playing dress up? Halloween gives me the excuse not to be just Vanessa for the night. Being just Vanessa definitely is not a problem but, sometimes a girl wants to be Britney Spears for the nig...

Beau helps students through ruff times

Beau relaxes while students study in the honors office on the first floor of Monroe Library. Although he used to suffer from anxiety, Beau now acts as an emotional support dog for Loyola students. Photo credit: Andres Fuentes

Henry Bean

October 27, 2018

Between moving away from home and learning to tackle exams, college can be a stressful time, but Loyola students have access a four-legged friend to help them survive.Beau is a purebred golden retriever who is specially trained to help people with PTSD and extreme anxiety. He came to Loyola because ...

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