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What did Tropical Storm Barry look like outside New Orleans? Sandbags and swimming snakes

What did Tropical Storm Barry look like outside New Orleans? Sandbags and swimming snakes

Andres Fuentes

July 14, 2019

After days of warnings about the dangers of Tropical Storm Barry and millions of dollars of potential property damage, most New Orleanians woke up July 14 to calm cloudy skies and hurricane party hangovers. This left many residents to question why news stations aired storm coverage over their regularly...

Uptown New Orleans residents prepare to deal with flooding, boil water advisory

Uptown New Orleans residents prepare to deal with flooding, boil water advisory

Rose Wagner

May 3, 2019

Sixty-year resident of New Orleans Harry Ray stood on the porch of his raised home on the corner of Robert Street and Claiborne Avenue looking out as water lapped at the front steps of his home. While rushing water was flooding the street, Ray just cracked a smile. "Yeah this is kind of funny I...

MARI Institute brings Mayan culture to Tulane and Loyola

MARI Institute brings Mayan culture to Tulane and Loyola

Andres Fuentes

May 3, 2019

With both campuses so close to one another, there is no doubt some sibling rivalry that exists between the Green Wave and the Wolf Pack, but when both schools aren't arguing over basketball teams, dining halls or uptown bars, they are coming together to study and appreciate ancient cultures. Since...

Safecam to assist in New Orleans crime reduction

Andrew Callaghan

May 2, 2019

According to a recent press conference, the Downtown Development District has partnered with Downtown business owners to fund the installation of 36 new ‘Safecams,’ the public-facing security cameras mounted on businesses and homes throughout the city. These newly added cameras, unveiled as part of t...

Medical marijuana debate lights up Louisiana

Medical marijuana debate lights up Louisiana

Christian Willbern

May 2, 2019

Cannabis was the key that unlocked the shackles of addiction for former New Orleans Police Department Officer Jerry Kaczmarek. “It saved me from contemplation of suicide on three separate occasions,” Kaczmarek said. Kaczmarek, who’s three years sober from alcohol and opiates, wants the gree...

Louisiana ranks as one of top 10 most gambling-addicted states

Louisiana ranks as one of top 10 most gambling-addicted states

India Yarborough

April 26, 2019

Meredith was in the fourth grade when the trips to Harrah’s ended. She had thought it was normal for her family to spend random nights of the week, sometimes even weekends, at one of the casino’s hotels. “We always had a really fun time,” she said. “I thought we were just really wealthy.” But...

Column: Loyola’s Peace Conference needed more attendance

Cody Downey

April 25, 2019

For my Indigenous Literature and Translation class, I had to participate in Loyola's 11th Annual Peace Conference. This year's theme was "The Other America," focusing on marginalized groups' experiences in the Americas. Now if I'm being completely honest, I probably wouldn't have participated in this...

Measles outbreak nears record high since declared elimination

Measles outbreak nears record high since declared elimination

John Casey

April 25, 2019

Medical professionals across the nation are warning of the impending dangers of measles as the disease nears a record-high since being declared eliminated in 2000. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the number of measles cases in the nation reached 626 in 22 states as o...

Democrats prepare for 2020 election

Democrats prepare for 2020 election

Emma Ruby

April 8, 2019

Although the 2020 presidential election remains 19 months away, the rhetoric and energy surrounding the Democratic primaries have already begun to take center stage in political conversation. With an announced slogan of “Keep America Great!” Republican candidate, President Donald Trump seems to be...

Trump executive order to enforce free speech

Trump executive order to enforce free speech

Cody Downey

April 6, 2019

College campuses are known for an open exchange of ideas and expression, however, the question still is raised on whether it is like this for all students. On Mar. 21, President Trump signed an executive order to allow more free speech on college campuses. According to the executive order, it hopes...

Pancreatic cancer has big impacts at low rates

Tyler Wann

April 1, 2019

Approximately 1.6 percent of people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Game show host Alex Trebek recently announced that he is among that number, with a diagnosis that the cancer had already reached stage four. Though he said in...

Iggy’s Cupboard fights against food insecurity

Francesca Du Broca

March 29, 2019

For the Loyola community, one opportunity to donate to help fight food insecurity is with Iggy's Cupboard, which launched back in November of 2018, that was created by the Loyola Student Life and Ministry along with the Student Government Association. Heather Malveaux, university minister, would like...

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