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Organizations call for unity against ICE

Organizations call for unity against ICE

Cristian Orellana

November 8, 2019

Most nuns pray in monasteries. Some get arrested by police at protests. Sister Quincy Howard is the latter. “If someone had told me that in five years, that i would be a nun lobbyist on Capitol Hill, under the Trump administration, it would have seemed really impossible,” Howard said. Howard only r...

Students explore faith, new religious perspectives

Students explore faith, new religious perspectives

Emma Ruby

November 8, 2019

When Osama Ayyad walked onto Loyola’s campus for the first time, he saw the Catholic identity of the university as an opportunity to learn. While the political science senior is a Muslim man, a Jesuit education was a chance to gain an understanding of Christianity and faith in a way he never had before. “I...

Romeo & Juliet Challenges Gender Roles and Creative Expectations

Romeo & Juliet Challenges Gender Roles and Creative Expectations

Zia Sampson

November 7, 2019

After debuting with an all-male cast in the sixteenth century and going through many reimaginings since then, Loyola's Theatre Department will present its production of an all-female Romeo & Juliet beginning Nov. 8. Mark Routhier, the director of the show, made this decision based on two key princ...

Phishing scams plague student emails

Phishing scams plague student emails

Raegan Walberg

November 7, 2019

Two weeks before school, incoming political science freshman Caroline Budd was baited by a promising email delivered straight to her new university email inbox. The message advertised an internship with an alleged Loyola history professor, and offered considerable sums of money in exchange for simple...

Teach-ins educate students on criminal justice reform

Teach-ins educate students on criminal justice reform

Gabriella Killett

November 6, 2019

In a state with one of the highest incarceration rates in the United States, the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola is working to spread awareness about the problem of mass incarceration. The institute worked together with Women Determined, a nonprofit organization founded to help women once...

Loyola men’s basketball opens the season with high expectations

Loyola men’s basketball opens the season with high expectations

Gabrielle Korein

November 6, 2019

The men's basketball team comes into the season ranked third in the Southern States Athletic Conference and are looking to build off of last year. After the team opened their season with a win against Southeastern Baptist College this past weekend, guard Andrew Fava, a graduate student that came to...

Volleyball prepares for postseason

Volleyball prepares for postseason

Breanna Henry

November 5, 2019

With the women's volleyball season coming to a close, Head Coach, Jesse Zabal said she was proud of the players' fight through the season. "We have had a couple of great wins this season, including beating University of Mobile for the first time since 2012," Zabal said. "We also started off our conference...

Detention centers bring immigration discussion to Louisiana

Detention centers bring immigration discussion to Louisiana

Cody Downey

November 5, 2019

Though the topic of immigration may feel far away for most Louisiana residents, the presence of detention centers across the state brings the topic closer to home than some might expect. According to New Orleans Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps organizer Mike Howells, the state of Louisiana...

The Boot Bar Welcomes New Neighbors

The Boot Bar Welcomes New Neighbors

Lucy Foreman

November 4, 2019

The Boot Bar & Grill has been serving college partiers since the 1970s and, for the first time ever, students visiting the bar will have to welcome new neighbors across the street who may create some waves in the party scene. Tulane Police Department is planning to open a new substation on the...

Marchers embrace New Orleans’ second line season

Marchers embrace New Orleans’ second line season

Andres Fuentes

November 3, 2019

Hours before the We Are One second line, vendors were pushing their ice carts, cooks manned the grill, bounce music filled the air and everyone had on a comfortable pair of shoes. The neighborhood crowded the heart of Central City, greeting each other with warm embraces and smiles that stretched entire...

Editorial: It’s time for a change to the prison system

Editorial: It’s time for a change to the prison system

November 3, 2019

The United States is in the midst of a horrible mass incarceration epidemic and when you narrow it down to a state level, Louisiana isn’t any better. In fact, it’s worse. Louisiana’s numbers on incarceration are double the national average. There are 1,619 prisoners for every 100,000 people...

Audubon Zoo hosts a crowd of smiles at Special Needs Day

Audubon Zoo hosts a crowd of smiles at Special Needs Day

Andres Fuentes

November 2, 2019

The animals at the Audubon Zoo woke up an hour early Saturday morning to greet families on the sixth annual Special Needs Day. The park grounds offered quiet zones, animal encounters and a wellness fair, accommodating any visitors that may need assistance. "Our goal is to make those that are differently...

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