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Park visitors enjoy The Fly amid COVID-19

A small group of friends gathers on a blanket in the grass at The Fly on Sept. 4. A sign nearby aims to discourage park visitors from congregating in large groups. Photo credit: Shadera Moore

Shadera Moore

September 26, 2020

Whether they've arrived there by way of a half-hour stroll down Broadway Street and a short levee hike, or by a five minute drive dipping onto Magazine Street, The Fly at Audubon Park is an Uptown New Orleans hub for college students with weekend leisure time. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become...

Photo Gallery: Masks of Loyola

Zia Sampson

September 7, 2020

The start of school looks a little different and everyone's sporting a new accessory thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students are using the mask mandate to express themselves while keeping themselves and others safe. Here are just a few masks that students are wearing to show off their interests, talents...

Loyola-branded masks raise controversy about their effectiveness

Omari Caldwell poses while wearing his university-provided mask on Friday, Aug. 28. Although the masks do follow CDC guidelines, the effectiveness of the face coverings have recently come under scrutiny from students.

Cristo Dulom

August 29, 2020

While wearing the Loyola-issued masks, you can blow out a candle. According to Bill Nye, this means that a mask is ineffective. But according to government agencies, the university and a biologist, there might be more to a mask than its candle-blowing power. In the first video Bill Nye posted on TikTok about mask effectiveness, he used ...

The Maroon launches mobile news app

Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Rae Walberg

July 1, 2020

After a year of development, The Maroon is launching an app to make Loyola coverage available on handheld Android and Apple devices. Maroon advisor Michael Giusti said the intention of the app is to expand the Maroon’s mediums of coverage. “The app is just one more tool to let us do what we...

Fun ways to connect with friends virtually

This illustration represents friends hanging out virtually.

Gabriela Carballo

May 19, 2020

Let’s face it, having to leave school and say goodbye to all of our friends so suddenly was hard for many of us. And frankly, it isn’t great for our mental health to simply press pause on our social lives indefinitely. Just because we are physically distant from our friends doesn’t mean we have...

Songs for Self-Isolation: The Maroon’s quarantine playlist

The Maroon's Quarantine Playlist

Rae Walberg

April 13, 2020

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1V2gE1tM3QR6B1bOxi6AwB?si=SaYcqkWdQ3ebucY8lrCcRw If you are like me, you are probably “Bored in the House” and can only watch so much Tik Tok and take so many endless Buzzfeed quizzes before you retreat to watching your fan spin circles and wallowing in your own...

See Me After Class – Episode 2 ft. Danielle Slakoff

Illustration by Andrew Lang.

Lori Launey

April 13, 2020

Lori Launey hosts the second episode of See Me After Class. In this episode, she interviews Danielle Slakoff about her life before and then outside of Loyola. ...

See Me After Class – Episode 1 ft. Courtney Garcia

Illustration by Andrew Lang.

Lori Launey

March 27, 2020

Lori Launey debuts The Maroon's new podcast, See Me After Class. In this episode, she interviews Courtney Garcia about her life before and then outside of Loyola. https://open.spotify.com/show/6KBREdL2dDUklBIZPWWD29...

Events bringing holiday cheer to NOLA this month

Pierre Wilbourn, a New Orleans resident, enjoys the light display as he awaits the snowfall on Fulton Street. Each year, thousands of people visit Miracle on Fulton Street to experience the faux snow and beautiful light display. Photo credit: Caitlyn Reisgen

Caitlyn Reisgen

December 6, 2019

Miracle on Fulton Street Nov. 29-Dec. 21 | 11a.m.-10p.m. Since it rarely snows in New Orleans, the Miracle on Fulton Street brings "snow" to New Orleans with a faux snowfall every hour from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Along with the snow, there are many sights and photo opportunities including an illuminated Christm...

Artificial reef program benefits fisherman, oil companies alike

Captain Maurice D'Aquin tags a small redfish on Nov. 2. D’Aquin spends most of his days on the water, fishing off of the artificial reefs. Photo credit: Madison Mcloughlin

Madison Mcloughlin

December 5, 2019

After waking up before the sun, Captain Maurice D’Aquin throws on his fishing gear and heads to Nick’s Marina where his boat is still sleeping. He loads up the dry storage with extra gear, fills the fish-hold with ice and shrimp bait and secures his fishing rods in their place. With everythi...

Sneaux kicks off Loyola Christmas celebrations

Students pose in their tree and candy cane costumes at Sneaux. Sneaux took place in Loyola University's Horeshoe on Tuesday Dec. 3rd, 2019. Photo credit: Hannah Renton

Cristo Dulom

December 4, 2019

Snow, Christmas music and the laughter of children and students alike filled the horseshoe on Dec. 3, 2019 as the Student Government Association kicked off its annual winter tradition: Sneaux. Sneaux, a now 12-year-old tradition, featured event staples such as hot chocolate, Santa, the Loyno Express T...

Cash Money Records hands out 1,500 Thanksgiving meals

Cash Money Records Thanksgiving

Andres Fuentes

November 27, 2019

Just days before the Thanksgiving holidays, Cash Money artists, volunteers and other event organizers set up shop at New Home Full Gospel Ministries to hand out meals to people who otherwise would not have them. On Nov. 26, hundreds of guests lined the perimeter of the church, waiting for their chance...

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