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New Orleans East residents turn to each other to pick up the pieces, in wake of EF3 tornado

New Orleans East residents turn to each other to pick up the pieces, in wake of EF3 tornado

Kameron Hay
February 17
Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Jeremy Scipio, a senior at Joseph S. Clark High School, was in class when he was called into the hallway with the rest of his classmates. Sitting in the hallway for three periods, Scipio grew anxious when hearing news of a class EF3 tornado sweeping through the New Orleans East. “I was nervous;...

Electric Girls encourages females to join the STEM fields

Electric Girls encourages females to join the STEM fields

Haley Pegg
February 16
Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Almost two years after creating an educational program for young girls, the founder and Loyola University New Orleans alum is proud of the progress so far. Flor Serna, A’15, is the founder and executive director of Electric Girls. The program is designed to teach leadership skills to young girls...

Student organizations aid in tornado relief

Student organizations aid in tornado relief

Dannielle Garcia
February 16
Filed under City, News, Showcase

While Mission and Ministry said Loyola is not equipped with tools to send students out and immediately start rebuilding, they encourage students to find ways to help, and several organizations have embraced the spirt of “magis” and done just that. Delta Sigma Pi, business fraternity, is planning...

Ladies Arm Wrestling group raises funds for Office on Violence Against Women

Ladies Arm Wrestling group raises funds for Office on Violence Against Women

Alliciyia George
February 16
Filed under City, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

The New Orleans Ladies Arm Wrestling group held an action night at Twelve Mile Limit Bar to stop cuts to the Office on Violence Against Women. The local Ladies Arm Wrestling group hosts performance-based competitions aimed at empowering women and providing monetary support for women-focused projects....

Tulane participates in “Academics United” demonstration against visa ban

Tulane participates in “Academics United” demonstration against visa ban

Alliciyia George
February 16
Filed under City, National, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

Tulane joined college and university campuses nationwide with a peaceful demonstration at McAlister Hall, protesting against the president’s ban on Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Syria to show support and solidarity with those affected by the recent executive orders on immigratio...

College students are less likely to get the flu shot, experts say

College students are less likely to get the flu shot, experts say

Starlight Williams
February 15
Filed under National, State, Worldview

College students may feel like Superman, but they are finding their kryptonite with the flu. According to a report done by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, under 40 percent of US college students get the flu shot. Laura McCormick, primary care physician at Ochsner Health System,...

Proposal to clear downtown streets by 3 a.m. not sitting well with locals

Proposal to clear downtown streets by 3 a.m. not sitting well with locals

Anthony Alongi
February 14
Filed under City, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

Mayor Landrieu and Gov. John Bel Edward’s plan to close doors on Bourbon Street at 3 a.m. has caused a backlash in the community. It is one of many strategies announced as part of the Mayor’s new $40 million public safety plan that was announced Jan 23. Closing the doors is part of an initiative...

Political analyst educates students at Crescent City Connections lecture

Political analyst educates students at Crescent City Connections lecture

Caleb Beck
February 14
Filed under City, Politics, Worldview

Passionate students congregated in Thomas Hall to address Trump's ongoing influence in Washington with an expert guest.Loyola’s Crescent City Connections lecture series welcomed popular pollster and political consultant Rob Faucheux, to their student-led discussions on Feb. 7.Justin Nystorm, directo...

Mirabeau Water Garden to reform water usage in local Gentilly park

Mirabeau Water Garden to reform water usage in local Gentilly park

Caleb Beck
February 14
Filed under Showcase, Worldview

In a move to transform systems of broken levees and pipes ravaged by Katrina floodwater, the Gentilly neighborhood is converting a local park into a sustainable, eco-friendly industry standard for water management. The Gentilly Resilience District hosted a tour on Feb. 4 at the Mirabeau Water Garden,...

Activists rally for Planned Parenthood

Activists rally for Planned Parenthood

Haley Pegg
February 13
Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Planned Parenthood supporters took part in a rally to spread their message to the government: “Defend, don’t defund.” On Friday, Feb. 10, nearly 200 people gathered at Duncan Plaza in front of City Hall. Event organizers took the mic to show their support for Planned Parenthood, in response to Pres...

Xavier University honors Black History Month with Social Media Activists

Xavier University honors Black History Month with Social Media Activists

Skye Ray
February 13
Filed under City, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

As Black History Month celebrations popped up around the city of New Orleans, Xavier University, a historically Black college, led the way. Through a free series of lectures, Xavier opened its doors to educate the public about social activism, political involvement and the current political state of ...

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