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Measles outbreak nears record high since declared elimination

Measles outbreak nears record high since declared elimination

John Casey

April 25, 2019

Medical professionals across the nation are warning of the impending dangers of measles as the disease nears a record-high since being declared eliminated in 2000. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the number of measles cases in the nation reached 626 in 22 states as o...

Democrats prepare for 2020 election

Democrats prepare for 2020 election

Emma Ruby

April 8, 2019

Although the 2020 presidential election remains 19 months away, the rhetoric and energy surrounding the Democratic primaries have already begun to take center stage in political conversation. With an announced slogan of “Keep America Great!” Republican candidate, President Donald Trump seems to be...

Trump executive order to enforce free speech

Trump executive order to enforce free speech

Cody Downey

April 6, 2019

College campuses are known for an open exchange of ideas and expression, however, the question still is raised on whether it is like this for all students. On Mar. 21, President Trump signed an executive order to allow more free speech on college campuses. According to the executive order, it hopes...

Pancreatic cancer has big impacts at low rates

Tyler Wann

April 1, 2019

Approximately 1.6 percent of people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Game show host Alex Trebek recently announced that he is among that number, with a diagnosis that the cancer had already reached stage four. Though he said in...

Iggy’s Cupboard fights against food insecurity

Francesca Du Broca

March 29, 2019

For the Loyola community, one opportunity to donate to help fight food insecurity is with Iggy's Cupboard, which launched back in November of 2018, that was created by the Loyola Student Life and Ministry along with the Student Government Association. Heather Malveaux, university minister, would like...

Column: Brexit explained by an ‘American Idiot’

Column: Brexit explained by an ‘American Idiot’

JC Canicosa

March 28, 2019

Welcome to a new kind of tension. On Saturday March 24, over a million people took to the streets in central London in protest calling for any Brexit deal to be put up to another public vote. According to The Guardian, an online petition asking British government to revoke Article 50 and remain in...

Krispy Kreme is trading doughnuts for beads

Tyler Wann

March 26, 2019

Krispy Kreme is turning a closet full of Mardi Gras beads into both an opportunity for free donuts as well as an opportunity to give back. This Monday and Tuesday, the Krispy Kreme of Metairie is willing to trade donuts for Mardi Gras beads. Every 12 lbs of beads will get customers a free dozen...

‘Same God’ screening discusses faith intersectionality

‘Same God’ screening discusses faith intersectionality

Shamaria Bell

March 26, 2019

On Dec. 10, 2015, Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins made a controversial post that would end up contributing to the loss of her job.“I affirm the statement of faith. I affirm the statement of faith. I affirm the statement of faith.” These are the words that Hawkins repeated as sh...

Loyola to offer new food and femininity course

Loyola to offer new food and femininity course

Emma Noble

March 25, 2019

Food and femininity, a class with material centered around how modern women across many cultures often find themselves in a negative relationship with food, will take the format of an intense two-week session in the May term of the spring semester being offered for the first time. Jaita Talukdar,...

The ongoing border wall saga lacks resolution

The ongoing border wall saga lacks resolution

Jasper Roberson-Schulz

March 19, 2019

The government shutdown is over and life in the oval office proceeds without approval for wall funding, yet friction between the House of Representatives and President Trump is far from being over. Now, the conversation moves toward the likelihood of a wall being built and what would happen if it were. With...

Loyola hopes to shelf issue of food insecurity

Lacinea Mcbride

March 15, 2019

Many Loyola students cannot afford to feed themselves which may be affecting their academic success, an administrative survey reported. The university is now organizing to address the problem of food insecurity, according to Loyola's chief diversity officer Sybol Anderson.According to the survey, which And...

Loyola Students Get to NOLA

Loyola Students Get to NOLA

Shamaria Bell

February 26, 2019

A couple of blocks away from where Mardi Gras parades were rolling, a group of Loyola students went to Studio BE.The visit was a part of Loyola's Get to NOLA Excursion with this one being the first of the spring semester, according to Coordinator of Campus Recreation & Commuter Engagement Maddi Borison."...

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