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Opinion: Do Female Halloween Costumes Objectify Women?

Opinion: Do Female Halloween Costumes Objectify Women?

Erin Haynes

October 31, 2019

It’s that time of the year. The green of the leaves fade into warm hues of orange and yellow, the air is brisk, candy lines the aisles whilst Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” echoes throughout the market, and Halloween shops line their shelves with “sexy” female costumes in every occupation imaginable....

Take back the night shows solidarity for victims

Take back the night shows solidarity for victims

Rose Wagner

October 31, 2019

St. Charles Avenue was shut down. Nearly one hundred students held flickering candles and told personal stories of sexual assault and violence before linking arms and marching down the closed street on Oct. 24. It was the 28th Annual Take Back the Night March, a yearly tradition between students from...

Loyola alumna dribbles from the court to the football field

Loyola alumna dribbles from the court to the football field

Will Ingram and Lily Cummings

October 30, 2019

Loyola graduate Caroline Gonzalez used to wake up around 5 a.m. to have enough time to lace up her sneakers and get a warmup before taking the court in The Den. Now, she wakes up to spend her days along the sidelines of Saints and Pelicans games. “It’s a surreal feeling. I remember getting chills...

Festival takes city by storm

Festival takes city by storm

Caitlyn Reisgen

October 30, 2019

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience returned to City Park for its 21st year Oct. 25-27 giving attendees an unforgettable Halloween weekend in New Orleans. Despite Tropical Storm Olga giving the festival a soggy start on Friday night, thousands of music fans continued to worship the music of headliners Guns...

Affordable Halloween Activities To Do This Year

Affordable Halloween Activities To Do This Year

Caitlyn Reisgen

October 29, 2019

Halloween is upon us and there are many thrilling activities in New Orleans to get your spooky on. However, something more frightening than the ghouls and goblins are the high costs of many Halloween staples in the area. Here is a list of Halloween activities that won't scare your wallet away:   St. An...

University gets rid of New Orleans Studies

University gets rid of New Orleans Studies

Zia Sampson

October 28, 2019

Students who previously declared a New Orleans Studies minor returned to campus this fall to find the minor was no more.Due to a perceived lack of interest, the minor began transitioning into the American Studies minor, according to Justin Nystrom, director of the Center for the Study of New Orleans.T...

Treat New Orleans like it’s home

Treat New Orleans like it’s home

October 27, 2019

As we all know, New Orleans is a vibrant city full of culture and life. A city like no other, New Orleans is home to unique music, food and people. There’s a different air in this city, which attracts nearly 11 million visitors each year. Coming and going weekend after weekend, visitors capture the...

College students turn to wax marijuana concentrates to get high

College students turn to wax marijuana concentrates to get high

Rose Wagner

October 25, 2019

Felix, a college junior, sits on the edge of a black leather couch in his friend’s house, surrounded by a collection of recycled furniture, vintage plates and discarded knicknacks. An abandoned lightsaber sits on the couch next to him. Its origin and purpose are unknown. It’s after dark on a weeknight...

Cross country coach leaves, but not without a plan

Cross country coach leaves, but not without a plan

Alexander Mccall

October 24, 2019

With cross-country head coach Kevin Licht leaving the season early, the team is hoping to keep their season on track. Although he had always thought of the team as his family, students said issues with his health and personal life kept him from putting the necessary time in to be the coach he wanted...

Police chief offers updates on assaults

Police chief offers updates on assaults

Emma Ruby

October 24, 2019

Students and university police alike are still waiting for answers nearly a month after the arrest of a Loyola exchange student jailed in connection with a sexual battery that took place at the Boot Bar & Grill in late September. Carlos Pena Cifuentes, 21, was arrested Sept. 21. Chief of Loyola...

Professor’s crime scene experience bleeds out into teaching

Professor’s crime scene experience bleeds out into teaching

Sofia Mongillo

October 24, 2019

As a young girl growing up in New Orleans, Anna Duggar never expected to find herself in the midst of crime scenes examining trails of blood. Though she had a passion for science at a young age, the idea of blood spatter analysis wasn’t immediately obvious. Now a forensic scientist and director...

Hard Rock cranes demolished, recovery top priority

Hard Rock cranes demolished, recovery top priority

Jillian Oddo

October 20, 2019

The two cranes that affected businesses and activities in Downtown New Orleans have finally come down. After it was rescheduled from Saturday, Oct. 19, the demolition of the two Hard Rock cranes happened Sunday, Oct. 20 around 2:30 p.m. “I don’t think it could have gone much better,” said...

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