The Maroon

Loyola and New Orleans prepare for peak hurricane season

Loyola and New Orleans prepare for peak hurricane season

Nicholas Toledo

August 21, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

The start of the school year comes with its own set of challenges. For one, going to school in New Orleans means preparing for Hurricane season and the challenges that come with it. Hurricane season is a part of campus culture, it’s something students new and old learn to face together. It is important...

Praise and fear surround Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination

Praise and fear surround Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination

Kyree Magee

August 19, 2018


Filed under National, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

On July 9, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, a move which further divides the country politically and ideologically. A graduate of Yale Law School, Kavanaugh pledged to “interpret the constitution as written,...

NOPD and Louisiana State Police crackdown on summer crimes

NOPD and Louisiana State Police crackdown on summer crimes

Sam Lucio

August 16, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

New Orleans Police Department revealed results of a summer-long campaign called “Operation Summer Heat.” Operation Summer Heat began in early May and is part of NOPD’s ongoing narcotics roundup. As a result of Operation Summer Heat, NOPD has arrested 71 drug dealers, all of whom were arrested...

Gallery: Community members gather to remember Kurshaw Jackson

Gallery: Community members gather to remember Kurshaw Jackson

Andres Fuentes

August 1, 2018


Filed under City, Multimedia, Photography, Showcase, Worldview

On her birthday, Robin Jackson spent her afternoon grieving the death of her son, Kurshaw Jackson, in front of the daiquiris store where he was shot to death over the weekend. On August 28, two masked gunmen shot at a crowd in front of Jazz Daiquiris on South Claiborne, killing three and injuring sev...

Kenner donut shop fights to stay in business

Kenner donut shop fights to stay in business

Andres Fuentes

July 12, 2018


Filed under City, Food, Multimedia, Showcase, Worldview

  Typically speaking, with construction crews and machinery, there would be a sense of hope for growth and business but for Cop A Donut in Kenner, Louisiana, a large decline in profits is their reality. Butch Geis, owner of Cop A Donut and Jefferson Parish Sherif's Officer, remembered w...

Construction slows business on Magazine Street

Construction slows business on Magazine Street

Alexandria Whitten

July 10, 2018


Filed under City, News, Showcase, Worldview

Since July 5, a portion of Magazine St. from Delachaise St. to Louisiana Ave. has been closed to through traffic as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works on the drainage and canal system through the intersection of Louisiana and Magazine for the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project (SE...

University officials reach out to students with drug issues

University officials reach out to students with drug issues

Mairéad Siobhán

May 7, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

New Orleans experienced a meteoric 57 percent rise in fentanyl-related deaths in 2017, and that has led Loyola officials to reach out to students with warnings and offers of support.According to a report published by the city's coroner last week, opiates were discovered in 166 drug-related deaths in 2017....

Loyola faculty remove children from daycare after increase in tuition

Loyola faculty remove children from daycare after increase in tuition

Jc Canicosa

May 4, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Multiple faculty, staff and community members have pulled their children out of the Whelan's Children Center after an increase in tuition effective Aug. 1, 2018. Whelan Children's Center is a year-round childcare program for the children of faculty, staff, students and alumni of Loyola. The daycare i...

Business brothers receive alumni award

Business brothers receive alumni award

Cody Downey

May 3, 2018


Filed under City, National, Worldview

For four Loyola alumni brothers, finance has become the family business.Fernando Rivera, A'04, Osmin Rivera, A'05, Jorge Rivera, A'07, and Ricardo Rivera, A'11, will be awarded the Young Alumni of the Year Award at the College of Business' 34th annual alumni luncheon. The four brothers are being awa...

First medical marijuana pharmacy to open in Louisiana

Vanessa Alvarado

April 30, 2018


Filed under State, Worldview

Louisiana has recently seen a new development in a groundbreaking industry - there will now be a pharmacy selling medical marijuana. The state Pharmacy Board has chosen New Orleans pharmacist Ruston Henry, co-owner of H&W Drug Store, Inc., to run the first medical marijuana pharmacy in Louisiana...

Louisiana Senate looks to ban abortion after 15 weeks

Miles Rouen

April 26, 2018


Filed under Politics, State, Worldview

While controversy over an anti-abortion display has ignited a debate this week here at Loyola, critical decisions about the legality of abortion in the state have been made by the Louisiana State Senate.On April 24, the Louisiana Senate voted 31-3 to ban abortions in the state after 15 weeks. If uphel...

Mid-City fire destroys local businesses

Mid-City fire destroys local businesses

Caleb Beck

April 26, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Jordan Stradler, a mechanic at Bayou Bicycles in Mid-City, didn't expect to wake up to a tragedy.“I heard your shop’s on fire, is everything all right?” was the phone call he received early Monday morning.The three-alarm fire that broke out at 4:54 a.m. on April 23 didn’t damage...

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