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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...

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

The best socially distanced Halloween activities

Annie Oddo 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...

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

Column: My parents got married during quarantine

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...

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

Coronavirus restrictions put Big Easy bars in a bind

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...

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