The Maroon

Sophomore stars look to build off last year

Sophomore stars look to build off last year

Raegan Walberg

October 7, 2019

At 8 a.m., mass communication sophomores Zach Wrightsil and Myles Burns tie the shoes that shuffle them across the court each day. The basketball season doesn’t officially start until Oct. 26, with the first game against Southeastern Baptist University, but the Loyola team has big shoes to fill...

Young citizens speak out at Global Climate Strike

Young citizens speak out at Global Climate Strike

Cristian Orellana

October 7, 2019

Seeing 12-year-old Ida Schenck giving a speech to a group of striking New Orleans workers about the importance of climate change might seem odd or out of place, but actually listening to her speak tells a much different story. “We really are fighting for our lives. This isn’t going to just go...

Pence preaches unity at Kenner GOP rally

Pence preaches unity at Kenner GOP rally

Andres Fuentes

October 6, 2019

Instead of debating policies or launching attack ads, the two GOP candidates in the Louisiana governor's race decided to unify with the help of Vice President Mike Pence. With days left until the state's primary election, Vice President Pence visited Kenner, Louisiana for the GOP Unity Rally to speak...

Tenemos la música para unificarnos

Tenemos la música para unificarnos

Olaia O'Malley

October 6, 2019

It’s 4:00 a.m. and the three of us are sitting in my living room and someone says, “¡Vamos a escuchar canciones de nuestra infancia!” In my state of tiredness, I smile and say, “I bet you guys don’t know this one,” but play it anyway. I am met with silence as “El Baile del Gorila” by...

The planet depends on us

The planet depends on us

October 6, 2019

Last week, millions of people skipped school, work and other commitments, and flooded the streets to engage in a week-long series of protests all across the world. Commonly referred to as the Global Climate Strike, its goal was to call attention to, and demand action on climate change. If you somehow...

YouTubers don’t earn their money

YouTubers don’t earn their money

Jada Thompson

October 5, 2019

America has paved the way for entertainers in the media for decades, and we continue to break barriers as we move further into the future. The most prominent entertainers at the moment that teens and young adults connect with are YouTubers. But, in reality, they are just scammers giving people just enough...

NOLA Fashion Week comes alive

NOLA Fashion Week comes alive

Tess Rowland

October 5, 2019

New Orleans Fashion Week was founded in 2011, with the purpose of giving the professionals in this region's fashion industry a chance to see their designs come to life on the runway. The week features three days of runway shows featuring the work from as many as 50 designers. The week began with a new...

Children’s museum opens new location

Children’s museum opens new location

Gabriella Killett

October 4, 2019

The Louisiana Children's Museum has moved from its decades-old home in downtown New Orleans to a new building in City Park. The long-beloved institution opened its new $47.5 million environmentally-conscious building Aug. 31. Executive Director of Loyola University New Orleans' Student Success...

Faking it: Students use fake IDs to circumvent drinking laws

Faking it: Students use fake IDs to circumvent drinking laws

Erin Snodgrass

October 4, 2019

Ashley Hart had only been in college two weeks when she and a group of friends embarked on an increasingly common college rite of passage. They gathered in front of a blank white wall and took each other’s pictures, careful to follow the standard rules for ID photos: neutral expressions, visible faces...

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...

Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola
Showcase