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Take back the night shows solidarity for victims

Take back the night shows solidarity for victims

Rose Wagner

October 31, 2019

St. Charles Avenue was shut down. Nearly one hundred students held flickering candles and told personal stories of sexual assault and violence before linking arms and marching down the closed street on Oct. 24. It was the 28th Annual Take Back the Night March, a yearly tradition between students from...

University gets rid of New Orleans Studies

University gets rid of New Orleans Studies

Zia Sampson

October 28, 2019

Students who previously declared a New Orleans Studies minor returned to campus this fall to find the minor was no more.Due to a perceived lack of interest, the minor began transitioning into the American Studies minor, according to Justin Nystrom, director of the Center for the Study of New Orleans.T...

Police chief offers updates on assaults

Police chief offers updates on assaults

Emma Ruby

October 24, 2019

Students and university police alike are still waiting for answers nearly a month after the arrest of a Loyola exchange student jailed in connection with a sexual battery that took place at the Boot Bar & Grill in late September. Carlos Pena Cifuentes, 21, was arrested Sept. 21. Chief of Loyola...

Professor’s crime scene experience bleeds out into teaching

Professor’s crime scene experience bleeds out into teaching

Sofia Mongillo

October 24, 2019

As a young girl growing up in New Orleans, Anna Duggar never expected to find herself in the midst of crime scenes examining trails of blood. Though she had a passion for science at a young age, the idea of blood spatter analysis wasn’t immediately obvious. Now a forensic scientist and director...

Faith in the Future campaign fundraises $101 million, largest amount in university’s history

Faith in the Future campaign fundraises $101 million, largest amount in university’s history

Erin Snodgrass

October 10, 2019

Amid administration changes, budgetary problems and eight years of fundraising, Loyola has completed its largest capital fundraising campaign ever — $101 million raised. University President Tania Tetlow announced Tuesday that The Faith in the Future campaign raised more multi-million dollar gi...

Study abroad students experience Loyola in a new light

Study abroad students experience Loyola in a new light

Gabriella Killett

October 3, 2019

Juniors Josephine Hepburn and Johannes Bab both seem to lead the normal lives of American students. The only difference is that they're just visiting. Hepburn, studying abroad for one academic year from Birmingham, England and Bab, studying abroad for one semester from Dortmund, Germany are living...

Military trains students for school and Army

Military trains students for school and Army

Valerie Cronenbold

October 3, 2019

By the time the clock hits 5:45 a.m., John Arrieta, accounting senior, is up and moving. Forming up for physical training, held in the early hours of the morning three times a week outside the Tulane University gymnasium, Arrieta prepares for the various workouts that the training brings. Arrieta...

New Orleans joins nationwide climate strikes

New Orleans joins nationwide climate strikes

Raegan Walberg

September 30, 2019

A boy around elementary school age stands on the neutral ground at St. Charles and Napoleon holding up a sign reading “Why are we going to school if we have no future?” He and a gaggle of classmates from the Waldorf School of New Orleans joined Loyola students, retail workers, environmental non-profiteers...

Mission Priority Examen asks Loyola to reaffirm Jesuit ideals

Mission Priority Examen asks Loyola to reaffirm Jesuit ideals

Erin Snodgrass

September 27, 2019

By the end of this school-year, Loyola will have to answer two vital questions: Does it want to stay a Jesuit Catholic institution; and if so, what are two to four initiatives it will pledge to prioritize over the next five years? Those questions will come as the culmination of a year-long, deep-dive...

Sexual assault suspect released on bond

Sexual assault suspect released on bond

Erin Snodgrass

September 26, 2019

The Loyola foreign exchange student arrested Saturday, Sept. 21 in connection with the most recent sexual battery at The Boot Bar and Grill, is out on bond. Carlos Pena Cifuentes, 21, posted $3,500 bail after his first hearing at Magistrate Court on Sunday, Sept. 22. Cifuentes, was arrested Sa...

Loyola student arrested in connection with sexual battery released on bond

Loyola student arrested in connection with sexual battery released on bond

September 21, 2019

**SEPT. 23 UPDATE: The Loyola exchange student arrested Saturday in connection with the most recent sexual battery at The Boot Bar and Grill, is out on bond. Carlos Pena Cifuentes, 21, posted $3,500 bail after his first hearing at Magistrate Court on Sunday, Sept. 22. Cifuentes, was arrested Saturd...

Sexual battery at The Boot, third incident linked to the bar this semester

Sexual battery at The Boot, third incident linked to the bar this semester

Erin Snodgrass

September 20, 2019

After an incident of sexual battery occurred at The Boot Bar and Grill early Friday morning, Loyola police are once again warning students to be cautious. In an email sent to the Loyola community, Chief of Police Todd Warren said the event was similar to the two previous incidents of sexual assault that were initiated at The Boot over the last four ...

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