Joe Lobo, the “Infallible One”
The Loyola mascot has had a number of iterations over the years (at one point we even had a real wolf!).
But in addition to Havoc (formerly known as “Fang,”) Loyola has had a longstanding representative of the “spirit of Loyola.” Fifty years ago, the university met for the very first time Joe Lobo.
Lobo was the self-professed “infallible one.” Charged with selecting Loyola’s “ideal co-ed,” Miss Wolf, Lobo was the “paragon of collegiate virtue.” While he was only seen once a year, his voice continued to be heard through the Maroon. As recently as 2008, Joe Lobo V wrote the newspaper’s horoscope.
While Lobo seems to have disappeared for the time being, it’s probably only a matter of time before he resurfaces.
Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.