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Donelley Center invites new Diversity Officer

Donelley Center invites new Diversity Officer

Zia Sampson

November 19, 2019

In an effort to foster an ever-growing discussion of diversity in the workplace, the Donnelley Center has announced a new Diversity and Inclusion officer position, which will begin in the spring semester. Political science senior Rana Thabata served in the position this fall in an inaugural trial...

New Orleans Saints linebacker defends public attorneys

New Orleans Saints linebacker defends public attorneys

Andres Fuentes

November 19, 2019

For people who fight for equity and justice, Orleans Parish public defenders have trouble finding such qualities when it comes to their appropriations battle. Chief District Defender Derwyn Bunton said the typical day for defenders is rushing from case to case, knowing that there is no adequate funding...

Algiers Ferry closure impacts local businesses

Algiers Ferry closure impacts local businesses

Tess Rowland

November 18, 2019

Phillip Kilbarger is the lead cook at Dry Dock Cafe, where he's been working with his sister for eight years. With the Algiers Ferry not in service, restaurants and businesses at Algiers Point have seen a decrease in business. “We survive off tourists here,” said Kilbarger. Kilbarger has seen...

Student veterans camouflage with the Wolf Pack

Student veterans camouflage with the Wolf Pack

Rae Walberg

November 18, 2019

Veterans walk the same halls and take the same classes, but their previous careers remains unknown to most students. Mass communication junior Chris Gilyard believes students fail to acknowledge veterans because they don't have a strong presence on campus. “I don’t think that really students...

Basketball player feels at home on small campus

Basketball player feels at home on small campus

Rosha'E Gibson

November 17, 2019

Loyola men’s basketball player Andrew Fava has lived in Baltimore, Gainesville and now New Orleans, but to him, Loyola feels like home. “The first thing I realized was that this is a school where everybody knows everybody,” Fava said. While transferring from a much larger university to a...

Loyola Academy to bring conservation knowledge to Mirabeau Gardens in Gentilly

Loyola Academy to bring conservation knowledge to Mirabeau Gardens in Gentilly

Rae Walberg

November 17, 2019

In the heart of Gentilly, 25 acres of Federal Emergency Management Agency-funded space was recently granted to build Mirabeau Water Gardens, a place where water conservation will be modeled on a larger-scale. For Loyola professors Aimée Thomas and Bob Thomas, this was a dream ten years in the making. The...

Students face single sign on frustration

Students face single sign on frustration

Emma Ruby

November 17, 2019

Students looking to sign up for spring classes this week faced the notoriously slow LORA logins, but also complained about the addition of the single sign on login block. Emma Trunkle, psychology sophomore, her status in the Honor's college guarenteed her an early registration time. But while she...

New Orleans leaders embrace second Edwards term

New Orleans leaders embrace second Edwards term

Andres Fuentes

November 17, 2019

After a campaign season of mud slinging and presidential visits, the dust finally settled and Louisiana decided on another four years of John Bel Edwards. The democratic incumbent won against his republican competitor, Eddie Rispone, in a down-to-the-wire race. Edwards won 51% of the vote, with 774,469...

Opinion: New Orleans owes a lot to Anthony Davis

Opinion: New Orleans owes a lot to Anthony Davis

Sam Lucio

November 16, 2019

In about 12 days, the day before Thanksgiving, the New Orleans Pelicans will be playing a game here in town in the Smoothie King Center. Normally, this would be like any other game in the 82 game-long season, but this one will feel different for a lot of people, especially the ones in attendance. This...

Editorial: Provosts matter, here’s why.

Editorial: Provosts matter, here’s why.

November 16, 2019

When the senior class walks across the stage in the spring, they will have seen four provosts in four years. The fourth person to fill the position is currently being chosen. Loyola is in the process of finding the next man or woman who will become first mate to Tetlow’s captain. The provost —...

Opinion: Don’t film your violent show on my campus

Opinion: Don’t film your violent show on my campus

Emma Ruby

November 15, 2019

Last week, a filming project on campus led to frustrations among students. Some voiced complaints that they couldn’t find parking. Others grew annoyed by the large presence of men carrying camera equipment clogging the Bobet Hall walkways. These minor grievances didn’t bother me much. I live on campus,...

New Orleanians reimagine 1811 slave revolt

New Orleanians reimagine 1811 slave revolt

Breanna Henry and Andres Fuentes

November 14, 2019

Sadness, pain, weariness and pride were all painted on the faces of marchers in the Slave Revolt Reenactment. Everyone had a different feeling as they set off for Congo Square on Nov. 8, 2019, but their chants were unified under one word: freedom. The reenactment was the latest creation from ar...

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