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Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola

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Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola

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Aerial image of the chapel construction.

Chapel to open in the fall

Frankie Esteves, Associate Producer April 26, 2024

As the end of the spring 2024 semester approaches, the new chapel is preparing to open its doors. Scheduled to finish construction in May, the new chapel represents the culmination of planning and efforts...

Sodexo worker poses with the gift basket she received from 1540.

Secret society continues to move in the dark

Mabel Regalado-Hernandez, Assistant Breaking News Editor April 26, 2024

The secret society of 1540 has remained a mystery to Loyola’s campus. Led by students, the society aims to keep their operations and members unknown to the public. However, many have tried to pinpoint...

A student receives a henna tattoo in the Peace Quad on April 28, 2024.

Muslim Student Association hosts Eid event

Sophia Maxim, Managing Editor for Print April 21, 2024

The Loyola community celebrated Eid in the Peace Quad with halal sweets, snacks, drinks, and henna tattoos, provided by the Muslim Students' Association. "As we congregate on this blessed day, we cannot...

Ramadan accommodations and resources posted in the Orleans Room.

Students call for support as they celebrate Ramadan

Elinor Upham, News Editor March 22, 2024

Computer science senior Zaynab Zeini’s favorite part of Ramadan is breaking her fast with her friends. “It feels more like ‘Oh my god,’ we're all celebrating together or choosing to come here and...

Joshua Hinchie speaks at catholic Studies Night on March 12, 2024.

Joshua Hinchie reflects on his time at Loyola

Pharrell Every, Senior Staff Writer March 15, 2024

Philosophy instructor, co-director of faith formation for the Catholic Studies program, and a former Jesuit in residence, Joshua Hinchie is leaving Loyola to pursue further education at the Universidad...

Students attend vigil for Palestine on Jan. 29.

Vigil for Palestine met with university resistance

Elinor Upham, News Editor February 2, 2024

The Loyola chapter of Students for a Democratic Society and the Muslim Student Association said they went back and forth with administration for months to plan an interfaith vigil for “Palestinian martyrs.” “We...

Palestinian student Nour Saad spoke at the vigil for Palestine in the Peace Quad on Jan. 29.

Students grieve for Palestine during vigil

Elinor Upham, News Editor February 2, 2024

How do you mourn the deaths of over 25,000 people? How do you help a community mourn those deaths? These are the questions that the Loyola chapter of Students for a Democratic Society and the Muslim...

Pro-Palestine protestors gather outside Freret Street and McAlister Dr. in Uptown New Orleans at 12:30 p.m., on Thursday October 26.

Interfaith vigil for Palestine to be held

Elinor Upham, News Editor January 25, 2024

Students are invited to attend an interfaith vigil for Palestine organized by the Loyola Students for a Democratic Society and the Loyola Muslim Student Association. The vigil will take place on Jan....

A man waves a Nicaraguan flag as people participate in a demonstration called the March of the Flowers remembering the children killed during the last two-months violence, in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday, June 30, 2018. The Central American nation has been rocked since April 19 by daily chaos as protesters maintaining roadblocks and demanding Ortegas ouster are met by a heavy-handed crackdown by security forces and allied civilian groups.

Nicaragua threatens religious and speech freedom

Sophia Maxim January 20, 2024

The Nicaraguan government seized the prominent Jesuit-run Central American University – just one of many instances of the recent rampage of President Daniel Ortega’s administration against academic...

(Left to right) Kelsy Breaux, Taylor James, and Gaby Hawk perform in God Help Them If We Wake Up on Friday, Nov. 16 in Marquette Theater.

Behind the Curtains: Theatre production sparks outrage and community disapproval

Kloe Witt, News Editor December 1, 2023

Some cast and crew members were thankful when the final lines of the latest Loyola production rang through Marquette Theatre on closing night, ready for this addition to their resume to be over and move...

Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond speaking in Holy Name of Jesus Church, Nov. 10, 2023. Archbishop Aymond announced the closure and consolidation of several parishes in New Orleans due to budget concerns and declining participation, changing the total number from 13 to five.

Jesuits reflect on parish consolidations

Ava Acharya, Senior Staff Writer December 1, 2023

As an effort to ensure the prosperity of New Orleans’ Catholic parishes, Rev. Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans, announced significant consolidation of these parishes. Despite the difficulty...

Kristen and Ben Clapper speak at Catholic Studies Open House on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2023.

Fundraiser and open house held for Catholic Studies department

Kincaid Leger December 1, 2023

Loyola promoted the Canizaro Center for Catholic studies at their annual iGiveCatholic fundraiser. Their intention is to fund an organization dedicated to a uniquely Catholic vision. On Giving Tuesday,...

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