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Breathing Easy: Bike Rider receives Second Chance at Life

Breathing Easy: Bike Rider receives Second Chance at Life

Tess Rowland

October 3, 2019

Frankie Avila celebrated another year of breathing, moving and cycling. The double-lung transplantee was fortunate to celebrate his 46th birthday on Sept. 29, as well as, the 24th year of his donated organs. Frankie was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was three years old. The disease is...

Quidditch hopes to stay healthy this fall

Quidditch hopes to stay healthy this fall

Breanna Henry and Gabriella Killett

October 3, 2019

Quidditch is back, and its unique mixture of different sport elements — such as basketball, rugby and dodgeball — are getting players excited to start yet another season. With the first tournament approaching, the players are preparing to try for a more successful run than in years past. Although...

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...

“You Can’t Take It With You” opens this weekend

“You Can’t Take It With You” opens this weekend

Breanna Henry

October 2, 2019

Loyola's Theatre Department is producing their first play of the season: “You Can’t Take It With You,” by George Kaufman and Moss Hart. Written in 1935, this lighthearted comedy was one of the first of its time to create a family sitcom with a theme of doing what makes you happy. Anne-Liese...

Fishing in Dead Waters

Fishing in Dead Waters

Andres Fuentes and Tess Rowland

October 2, 2019

It was a quiet September afternoon at the Bucktown Harbor in Metairie. The water rippled with small blue waves and the wind clapped the nearby flags and banners. The boats sat on the surface of Lake Pontchartrain, clean, white and empty. Fishermen were supposed to be hauling in their catches...

Swimmers are excited to take on the new season

Swimmers are excited to take on the new season

Maria Alvarado

October 2, 2019

Loyola's men and women's swimming represents all four classes of the Wolf Pack this year. Biology junior John Tarpey, biology senior and captain of the men’s swim team said that these talented new swimmers on the roster this year have raised the bar. "As a team, we have extremely high expectations...

Louisiana legalizes alcohol and wine delivery

Louisiana legalizes alcohol and wine delivery

Jc Canicosa

October 1, 2019

When Patrick Brady received his cease and desist letter from the Alcohol and Tobacco Control office to stop delivering alcohol directly to consumers in Nov. 2018, his wine store Brady's Wine Warehouse had already been delivering alcohol for years. "I think it was a case where technology was outpacing...

Festival offers fried chicken fans a cluckin’ good time

Festival offers fried chicken fans a cluckin’ good time

Lexi Phillips

October 1, 2019

This weekend, the fourth annual National Fried Chicken Festival brought masses of chicken lovers to Woldenberg Riverfront Park, located in the heart of New Orleans. Groovy tunes, sun shining weather, and festive games created the perfect scene to enjoy golden fried goodness. Over 30 vendors formed...

Cornhole Tournament Suffers From Low Attendance

Cornhole Tournament Suffers From Low Attendance

Brendan Heffernan

September 30, 2019

Student Life and Ministry continues to fight low attendance at some intramural sporting events There are fewer sights sadder than a set of cornhole boards going unused on a beautiful day. However, that's exactly what happened at the cornhole tournament on Wednesday. In the Peace Quad, as students...

New faces in play at the athletic department

New faces in play at the athletic department

Ver Lumod

September 30, 2019

Loyola athletics are about to see some new faces in charge. Earlier in September, the Wolf Pack Athletics department announced its hiring of Jordan Gabriel and Camal Petro for the positions of assistant athletic director and communications director, respectively. “We're thrilled to welcome Jordan...

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...

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