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MLK Day of Service canceled

MLK Day of Service canceled

Kaylie Saidin

January 19, 2018


Filed under Life & Times, News, Showcase

Due to ongoing problems with water pressure in New Orleans, the Martin Luther King Day of Service, which was scheduled for tomorrow Jan. 20th, has been canceled. The Sewerage & Water Board issued a boil water advisory for the east bank of Orleans and Jefferson parish on Thursday, Jan. 18, after pre...

Mayor: Violent crime is down in New Orleans

Mayor: Violent crime is down in New Orleans

Daniel Williams

January 19, 2018


Filed under Crime, Showcase, Worldview

Violent crimes and homicides in New Orleans have been reduced due to efforts of the crime control initiative NOLA for Life, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at a press conference on Jan. 4. From 2016 to 2017, the city's murder rate dropped 10 percent. Landrieu cited this along with a 19 percent drop in armed ...

Class registration order pushes seniors out

Class registration order pushes seniors out

Jc Canicosa

January 19, 2018


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

When political science senior Max Heimburger set his alarm at 8:30 a.m. on the day of senior class registration for the spring semester, he already had his whole schedule planned out. He was going to keep his Monday and Wednesday afternoons open in order to spend time at his internship at a law firm in...

Homeless shelter houses more people for winter weather

Homeless shelter houses more people for winter weather

Sidney Holmes

January 18, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

With one of the deepest cold spells in years, New Orleanians are doing all they can to bundle up and stay inside.But for over 1,000 people in the city, just staying in a warm home isn’t an option.That’s because 1,626 people in New Orleans are homeless, according to a tracking service by the city.Some a...

Opinion: Without Haiti, there would be no Louisiana Purchase

Opinion: Without Haiti, there would be no Louisiana Purchase

January 18, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

Dear Editor, It’s hard to believe that in the 21st century, our current president, who claims to be “genius” and “stable” uses racist, vile and undiplomatic language vehemently to describe a nation in which he’s deemed a ‘sh*thole’ country. This is the same nation that helped doubled...

Opinion: Crassness aside, the president is right

Opinion: Crassness aside, the president is right

January 18, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

Dear Editor, Another week another crazy chaotic happening at the White House. This time President Trump, our president, not your president or my president but OUR president questioned why we should accept immigrants from s***hole countries such as Haiti, El Salvador, and various unnamed African countries....

Student athletes scored academically in fall semester

Student athletes scored academically in fall semester

Ryan Micklin

January 18, 2018


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase, Sports

Loyola’s student athletes enjoyed a high degree of success in the classroom last semester, showing why the word “student” comes before “athlete." Some of the most notable accomplishments for Loyola’s athletic department during the fall semester included 13 athletes who...

Trump’s offshore drilling plan met with hostility and support

Trump’s offshore drilling plan met with hostility and support

Miles Rouen

January 18, 2018


Filed under National, Politics, Showcase, State, Worldview

When President Trump ran his 2016 presidential campaign, he made expanding energy exploration and offshore drilling a key aspect of his platform. Now, he is making moves to fulfill that promise. The Trump administration recently announced a five-year plan to widely open offshore drilling from the...

SGA sets highest fundraising goal ever for third annual Dance Marathon

SGA sets highest fundraising goal ever for third annual Dance Marathon

Rose Wagner

January 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government

Hips aren't going to be the only things shaking up at this year's Dance Marathon. The Student Government Association has set its fundraising goal for its third annual Dance Marathon higher than ever before at $30,000. Last year's marathon won the Magis Award for Best On Campus Event, and this year...

Boil water advisory issued for east bank of New Orleans

Boil water advisory issued for east bank of New Orleans

Sidney Holmes

January 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

**updated at 10:40 a.m. on Jan. 18** The entire east bank of Orleans and Jefferson parishes is under a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice, the Sewerage & Water Board announced Thursday morning. This advisory comes as an expansion of the advisory issued on Wednesday, Jan. ...

Louisiana could lose medical marijuana

Louisiana could lose medical marijuana

Jc Canicosa

January 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, State, Worldview

The U.S. may have just taken a massive step back from legalizing medical marijuana across every state, including Louisiana.On Jan. 4, the Department of Justice issued a memo stating that the department has rescinded any non-enforcement policies enacted on marijuana-friendly state laws and called states to...

Classes canceled for Thursday

Classes canceled for Thursday

Erin Snodgrass

January 17, 2018


Filed under Academic, Showcase

According to the Loyola website, classes are canceled for Thursday, Jan. 18, due to icy road conditions. The city has issued another hard freeze warning, with below-freezing temperatures and wind chill expected again tonight. Ice could remain on the ground through tomorrow morning, especially on bridges...

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