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Father-son basketball duo faced off in Loyola v. Southern Miss. game

Basketball player next to his father
January 6, 2021

While the Dec. 28 men's basketball game between Loyola University New Orleans and the University of Southern Mississippi was only an exhibition contest, it meant so much more to two of its participants. On...

The top 10 films of 2020

(Clockwise from upper left) Courtesy of Amazon Studios, Focus Features, Hulu, and Kino Lorber
December 30, 2020

It was the best of times, and then it was the worst of times. History had been made when the class warfare thriller “Parasite,” directed by Korean auteur Bong Joon Ho, became the first foreign film...

Board of Trustees to add new young member after SGA lobbying

Photo credit: Maria Paula Marino
December 14, 2020

The Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to add a new young alumni trustee member to its ranks, a major win for current SGA leaders who came into office this fall lobbying for more young people and...

Students react to Tetlow town hall

A screengrab of the virtual town hall hosted by the Student Government Association on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Students could submit questions to be answered by University President Tania Tetlow. Photo credit: Staff
December 10, 2020

Students were left with mixed feelings following a virtual town hall with University President Tania Tetlow on Tuesday. Some felt it was informative, while others felt it was all for show. SGA President...

Students required to test negative for COVID-19 upon spring semester return

President Tania Tetlow addresses the Loyola community at the President's Convocation in 2018. Photo credit: Sidney Ovrom
December 8, 2020

Loyola President Tania Tetlow announced that all students will need to get tested for COVID-19 before they return to campus for the spring semester.‌ ‌ The announcement came at a town hall organized...

Loyola’s active COVID-19 cases hit all-time high

Reported active COVID-19 cases as documented by Loyola University New Orleans. The university defines an active case as someone who has tested positive for the virus and has reported it to the university.
November 20, 2020

Loyola has hit an all-time high of 31 active COVID-19 cases ahead of Thanksgiving break, when many students will be traveling out of state to finish their semester online. Loyola has 31 confirmed active...

Students in Carrollton Hall angry over elevator damage fines

A student calls the elevator in Carrollton Hall. Residential Life plans to fine students living in Carrollton Hall $5 for elevator damage that they believe to be caused by students living there. Photo credit: Maria Paula Marino
November 18, 2020

Earlier this month, students living in Carrollton Hall received an email from Blake Lewis, the Carrollton community director, that the university had decided to charge residents $5 each to pay for damages...

Students upset over anti-abortion display

Students upset over anti-abortion display
November 18, 2020

A Nov. 17 anti-abortion display set up by students in conjunction with Louisiana Right to Life has resulted in backlash from students and reignited a years-long campus debate about abortion. Wolf Pack...

Indigenous students celebrate heritage month, look to establish student union

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed American Indian Heritage month into effect earlier this month. Native American students at Loyola continue this celebration of their heritage by establishing the Indigenous Student Union.
November 17, 2020

American Indians of Loyola, it is time to "Rock your Moccasins," wear turquoise ribbons, celebrate resiliency and invite the Wolf Pack to explore the land of the Chapitoulas, or "river people." Native...

Uptown bars host patrons amid COVID-19

A sign marked
November 13, 2020

New Orleans is currently at Phase 3.3 of reopening, which allows all bars and restaurants to resume business at 25% of indoor seating capacity with a maximum of 50 individuals and 100% of outdoor seating...

Students find their art in pole dancing

Digital film senior Alyson Hetzel and philosophy senior Regina Nicosia display a two person pole dancing technique at Nicosia's uptown residence on November 6. To Hetzel and Nicosia, pole dancing can be more of a fitness-based art, rather than something that is solely sensual. Photo credit: Michael Bauer
November 12, 2020

Everyone knows that friends who pole dance together stay together. At least, that's according to Alyson Hetzel and Regina Nicosia, who are students, friends and pole dancers. Hetzel, digital film...

Editorial: Take time for your mental health during winter break

Illustration by Emilia Cicero
November 12, 2020

It’s been an exhausting semester so far. We’ve been through a pandemic, seemingly countless hurricanes, and all sorts of stress and turmoil. Needless to say, most of us—students, faculty, and everyone...

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