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Wolf Pack volleyball to start conference play in the spring

Wolf Pack volleyball player Dallis Brown poses with her mask on. Loyola's volleyball team had their season postponed to spring amid the COVID-19 pandemic. courtesy of Kyle Encar

Jillian Oddo

September 29, 2020

Loyola's women's volleyball team has season been delayed to spring 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. College coaches work to build winning teams by emphasizing consistency and routine, but for the last several months, Wolf Pack volleyball head coach Jesse Zabal has had to make do with change and...

International students have conflicting feelings as they return to campus

Sophomore Saskia Walker from Rome, Italy stands in her hometown. Walker is one of many international students at Loyola in a tough spot due to COVID-19. Courtesy of Saskia Walker

Sofia Mongillo

September 28, 2020

Amidst the chaos and tragedy that has swept the nation as a result of COVID-19, international students have been caught in the crossfire of the virus.At Loyola, where more than 100 students are from 40 different countries, many were faced with a difficult choice this summer of whether or not it was s...

Fire breaks out at Hard Rock Hotel collapse site

Dark smoke comes off the top of the Hard Rock Hotel collapse site roof Monday, Sept. 30, 2020. The hotel construction site collapsed nearly one year ago, killing three workers.

Jaime Jimenez

September 28, 2020

A one-alarm fire broke out at the site of the Hard Rock Hotel collapse this morning, spreading smoke throughout downtown New Orleans. “Demolition contractors were in the process of cutting steel girders when sparks ignited roofing materials on one of the upper floors,” said the New Orleans Fire Dep...

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...

Pi Kappa Phi addresses allegation of racial slur used by fraternity associate

Screenshot from the Loyola chapter of Pi Kappa Phi's Instagram. The chapter announced a recent bias incident investigated by the University in an Instagram statement posted on Sept. 24, 2020.

Emma Ruby

September 24, 2020

The Loyola chapter of Pi Kappa Phi addressed a recent bias incident investigated by the University in an Instagram statement posted Thursday night. The incident took place when a white man affiliated with the fraternity used the N-word when speaking to a group of potential new members going through...

Editorial: Anti-racism doesn’t end here

Photo credit: McKenna Greenleaf Faulk

Daniel Schwalm

September 24, 2020

The events of this past summer have given new life to the Black Lives Matter movement. Countless Americans have stepped up and joined the fight against racism by protesting in the streets, supporting community organizations and looking out for their friends and neighbors. However, as the months pass...

Loyola’s ensembles play on while the world is on pause

Senior music major Albert Bustillo sits with his tuba during a brass quintet rehearsal. Small ensembles, like his brass quintet, have replaced the orchestras and bands this semester as a result of COVID-19 related restrictions.

Erin Haynes

September 24, 2020

Even when the world is on pause, Loyola School of Music instrumental students continue to play in smaller ensembles to build instrumental skill, learn to perform with other people and have communal jam sessions. “It’s very magical, in a way, when you have a group of people coming together, able...

Work study faces change during COVID-19

Junior Mary Larson sits at the Monroe Library check-in desk as a student worker in the work study program. Due to COVID-19, the options for work study jobs have changed. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Valerie Cronenbold

September 24, 2020

Due to campus life changing to being mostly online, new students haven't had the same availability to job opportunities in Loyola's work study program as those in previous years. According to Rachel Dirmann, director of human resources, Loyola has also seen a slower response regarding work study from...

Campus operations return to normal Wednesday as Hurricane Sally shifted East

Loyola plans to open campus up to normal operations after Hurricane Sally shifted East. The latest predictions said it is no longer impacting the New Orleans area, according to a university email. Photo credit: National Hurricane Center

Rae Walberg

September 15, 2020

Loyola plans to resume some campus operations later Tuesday and all normal operations Wednesday as Hurricane Sally has shifted East. The storm is expected to make little impact to the New Orleans area, according to an email sent out to students. Students will have access to Loyola's on-demand shuttl...

New Orleanians stock up ahead of Hurricane Sally

New Orleans resident pumps gas at Costco Sept. 14 ahead of Hurricane Sally. The Hurricane, which was recently upgraded to a Category 2 storm, is expected to hit the Gulf coast late Sept. 14 Photo credit: Jaime Jimenez

Jaime Jimenez

September 14, 2020

The neutral ground and gas stations flooded with cars as New Orleans residents spent Sept. 14 stocking up on gas, groceries and supplies ahead of Hurricane Sally. The storm gained strength and formed into a Category 2 Hurricane Sept. 14, according to the National Hurricane Center. It is the eighteenth...

Food industry workers pivot during COVID-19

Sara Brennan stands behind the counter at The Commissary, a Dickie Brennan and Co. central kitchen, market, and restaurant on September 5. Opened in April of 2020, the staff of The Commissary quickly encountered unprecedented challenges in the restaurant industry. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Alexander Mccall

September 14, 2020

Months of restaurants and businesses closing and reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic have left many service workers wondering what comes next.With the extension of Phase 2, many establishments and workers are adapting to the changes.Richard Brennan of The Commissary, a project of The Dickie Brenn...

Loyola-based band adapts to a ‘new normal’

Cosma Dog performs a live show at Gasa Gasa.  The band has been struggling since the outbreak of COVID-19. Courtesy of Kate Fenasci.

Gabby Barre

September 14, 2020

As the city remains under COVID-19 restrictions and music venues remain closed, local musicians are facing uncertainty about the state of their industry.At the rise of the COVID-19 outbreak in March, Loyola students and local band members of Cosma Dog, Allison Krusche-Bruck, Isaac Derr, Katy Fenasci an...

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