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Loyola hosts screening and panel discussion about heroin addiction

Loyola hosts screening and panel discussion about heroin addiction

Lily Cummings

September 23, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

Nunemaker Auditorium hosted a screening Sept. 19 of “Chasing The Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” promoted by the Department of Justice and brought to Loyola as part of National Heroin and Opiate Awareness Week. The event began with a screening of the documentary, followed by a pane...

Coroner releases cause of death for Loyola students

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September 15, 2016


Filed under Crime, News

Spokespeople for New Orleans Coroner Jeffrey Rouse have revealed the causes of death of two Loyola students who died last semester, Kyra Koman and Juliano Mastroianni.

The FBI and DEA will be on campus to talk about heroin addiction

The FBI and DEA will be on campus to talk about heroin addiction

India Yarborough

September 15, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

Loyola will show its support of National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week next week through a free screening of the FBI and DEA produced documentary “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict” Monday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium. Following the screening, a panel featuring...

Dorms unguarded during first weekend of the semester

Dorms unguarded during first weekend of the semester

Gage Counts

August 28, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

UPDATED AUG. 28, 2016 AT 5:55 P.M.The front desks of the Carrollton and Buddig residence halls were unstaffed between 1:30 and 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 28, according to photographs taken at the time and comments from witnesses.Saturday night marked the celebration of Mid-Summer Mardi Gras, a parade and blo...

Heroin and other drugs may soon kill more than murder in New Orleans

Heroin and other drugs may soon kill more than murder in New Orleans

Rachael Espaillat and Taylor Galmiche

May 5, 2016


Filed under City, Crime, Worldview

In a city with one of the nation’s highest murder rates, a new, more deadly killer is emerging - heroin. According to the Orleans Parish coroner, the number of deaths from heroin and other illegal opiates is on track to surpass the murder rate for 2016. Driving that spike in deaths is the emergence...

Family, Friends, and Fans come together to pay their last respects to Will Smith

Family, Friends, and Fans come together to pay their last respects to Will Smith

Zayn Abidin

April 16, 2016


Filed under City, Crime, National, News, Photography, Showcase

The Saints practice facility welcomed family, friends and fans of the late football player, Will Smith, for a public visitation on Friday. The visitation began at 2 p.m. but hundreds of fans lined up outside the facility hours before the doors opened to pay their last respects to Smith, who was shot...

Editorial: At Loyola, victims of sexual violence don’t have to hide

Editorial: At Loyola, victims of sexual violence don’t have to hide

Gage Counts, [email protected]

April 16, 2016


Filed under Crime, Editorial, Op/Ed

If you have ever been a victim of sexual violence, you can feel comfortable coming forward about it at Loyola. The system is not rigged to be against you. Pursuing justice on any issue — let alone sexual assault — cannot be easy. Every retelling of the event can open the wound left by the senseless...

Sexual Non-Violence Week highlights victim options

Colleen Dulle and Rebeca Trejo

April 15, 2016


Filed under Crime, News

A handful of students punched, kicked and dripped sweat in the Saint Charles Room April 12, learning an Israeli art of blocking and attacking opponents in the same motion. This Krav Maga self-defense class was part of Sexual Non-Violence Week, which the Women’s Resource Center and University Counseling...

Six-alarm fire on Canal Street impacts businesses

Valeria Kawas

February 14, 2016


Filed under City, Crime, Worldview

https://vimeo.com/153999954 During this busy Carnival season, four different parades march past the site of a six-alarm fire that took place Wednesday, Jan. 27. While the parades aren’t altering their route, shop owners and others were severely affected by this fire. At 3:22 a.m. Jan. 27, a fire...

Crime in the Crescent City

Crime in the Crescent City

Gabriel Garza

December 11, 2015


Filed under City, Crime, Showcase, Worldview

The last thing Jon Vedol expected to happen during his venture into the French Quarter was to be robbed, and it's an experience he said he will never forget. “I was terrified because you don’t know what to do. For me it was fight or flight and fighting wasn’t worth it at all,” Vedol said. "It’s...

Dozens of accused drug dealers arrested in French Quarter

Gabriel Garza

November 16, 2015


Filed under City, Crime, Worldview

Police say 34 people suspected of dealing drugs on the street level in the French Quarter were arrested on Nov. 11. State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson said the arrests follow an approximately six month undercover investigation. Edmonson told a news conference the arrests were part of...

Editorial: It’s on us to make a safe campus

Editorial: It’s on us to make a safe campus

Gage Counts, [email protected]

November 13, 2015


Filed under Crime, Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase, Uncategorized

"The crime of rape just does not fit the capabilities of such boards. They offer the worst of both worlds: they lack protections for the accused while often tormenting victims."

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