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The Return of an Emerald Nomad 

An ancient visitor has appeared from beyond the stars for the first time in over 50,000 years. It’s green — but it’s not an alien. Exactly.  Discovered in March of last year by California’s Zwicky Transient Facility, the long period comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) formed eons ago within the distant Oort Cloud, a massive belt…

PODCAST: Sober and stoked in surf therapy

Addiction and mental health struggles can severely harm an individual’s well-being — but support is available, and healing is possible. Surf therapy is an outlet for a growing community where people can receive help and connect to their environment on a deeper level. Besides chatting with a therapist or sponsor, this healing practice offers the…

A new hope for the Cinerama Dome

Hollywood lost one of its most iconic destinations for movie lovers in the spring of 2021. Located on Sunset Boulevard just west of Vine Street, the Cinerama Dome once boasted the largest motion picture screen on the planet, alongside the 14-screen multiplex of Arclight Hollywood. When Pacific Theatres, owner of the Arclight Hollywood and Cinerama…

Black Belts & Billboards:  Kickin’ it with Olivia Palombo 

Olivia Palombo, 19, is a sophomore journalism student at LMU who is remarkably involved on campus. Not only does she work at the Loyolan as a staff writer and video journalist, but Palombo is also a campus minister and member of the LMU Spirit Squad, the Isang Bansa Filipino cultural club, and the sorority Alpha…

Sick? Injured? Super wasted? LMU’s student EMTs have your back

Imagine you’re walking back home on a Saturday night when you notice your roommate has gone one too many rounds with Jose Cuervo. Would you need help figuring out what to do and how to help them if they consumed more alcohol then they should have and can barely stand? If something truly scary happened,…

Surprise! LMU has a 65-year-old indie radio station

It’s a low-profile but far-reaching LMU organization, a monument to a bygone era of teens pumping out everything from Cake to The Cramps, Ricky Nelson to Rick Rubin’s hip-hop. KXLU — the radio station headquartered a few floors above the Den — celebrates its 65th anniversary this year.  It stands out in its senior citizenship…

Luci Doll accessorizes Marina del Rey one piercing at a time

In the midst of all the  board shorts and khaki of Marina Del Rey, Luci Doll can be found piercing and curating jewelry designs every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday at Aesthetic Ambition. Accessorized with dozens of piercings and tattoos along with bright neon pink hair, seen held up by a stylish array of colorful barrettes,…

Podcast: A thrift store that spreads the ‘Love’ in Culver City

If you find yourself thrift shopping exclusively at chain store locations, you should switch it up by paying a visit to Love The City Thrift in Culver City. This nonprofit boutique thrift store was founded by Vintage Faith Church, and directs its profits towards the unhoused and neighboring communities in need. Listen to voices from…

The man behind LMU’s new MENtal health resource

There’s a brand new organization at LMU. It’s called “From Solus to Solace,” and it’s a men’s engagement group looking to examine mental health in an organic, thoughtful, peer-to-peer manner. As its name implies, From Solus to Solace offers light at the end of the tunnel and a bright future ahead for every man that…