Some events, problems and celebrations deserve more than just a feature.

At the Loyolan, our Special Issues section exists so that unique circumstances can be covered with custom multimedia collections. Some special issues repeat annually, and others remain unique features that stand apart with facts and stories that last through the years. Visit the custom webpages for any of these special issues by clicking the images below.

Climate 360 News is an intercollegiate news organization dedicated to find common solutions to our planet’s warming climate. In this original documentary, Climate 360 focuses on the story of two animals on opposite sides of the United States that are experiencing the toll of climate change. It explores whether love of nature is enough to bring us together and why there are signs of hope even in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenge.

At LMU, the women’s basketball team has taken encouraged players to stand up for what they believe in — a contrast to how athletes writ large are often challenged for their personal and political beliefs. As part of the 2021 First Amendment Week celebration, the Loyolan proudly presented Speak Up and Dribble — a series highlighting and commending the efforts of the LMU women’s basketball team.

Senior Opinion Writer Alex Myers initiated this feature to tell the stories of queer students, faculty and staff at LMU that have yet to be heard. These personal stories approach the difficult subjects many queer people struggle with throughout their lives: coming to terms with religion, not compromising one’s sexuality and coming out in general.

The 2022 edition of the Loyolan’s Women in Sports issue is a tribute to the female athletes who have forged a path through countless obstacles and a long history of exclusion in sports. The fight is still ongoing, which makes it all the more vital to shine a light on some of the incredible women athletes of past and present at LMU.

What can you learn in 60 seconds? Sixty Second Lectures features professors from a variety of disciplines across LMU. Each Professor delivers a 60-second lecture loosely based around the question “What idea are you optimistic about?”

In April of 2018, the Loyolan released a multimedia package concerning LMU's closure of the shuttle service between campus and the Aviation/LAX station of the metro Green Line.

Filmed by LMU alumnus Tyler Aquilina, this feature explores the history of student activism at LMU, grouped by the generations of students who have left their mark on campus in the pursuit of social justice.

"With Gratitude" is a Loyolan special project that aims to share what Lions around the world are thankful for and what's getting them through the uncertain times we are living in. For some it's GrubHub and Postmates, others the quality family time they're getting while social distancing and for many of us it's our dedicated professors. Find out what students said they are grateful for.

City of Deportees was a multimedia package released in April of 2017, investigating the sensitive immigration situation in Tijuana, Mexico, which has resulted largely from U.S. deportations. This feature includes several videos shot and edited by LMU student and De Colores trip leader Antonio De Loera-Brust, paired with relevant articles.

First-generation students are those who are the first in their family to go to college, specifically students whose parents have not obtained a college degree in the United States. The First to Go program on campus works to combat many difficulties these students face when coming to LMU.

Every year, when that nostalgic and joyous time comes for the seniors to graduate, the Loyolan covers the event with a variety of interviews and other content to celebrate and give a voice to the seniors.

LMU's Centennial

2011 marked the historic hundredth anniversary since LMU's founding. In celebration of the year, the Loyolan reviewed LMU's history and progress in the past 100 years.
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Timothy Law Snyder may not be the first president to have a passion for music, but he’s certainly the first with his own SoundCloud account. He also might be the last person you’d expect to have this passion. His presidential profile on the LMU website cites that he earned his M.A. and Ph.D.…