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Gas platform explodes on Lake Ponchartrain

Gas platform explodes on Lake Ponchartrain

John Casey

October 18, 2017


Filed under City, Worldview

On Sunday night, law enforcement officials were overwhelmed with calls as Kenner residents scrambled to report a blast on Lake Pontchartrain. A natural gas storage platform roughly a mile and a half off the shore had erupted into flames in a blast that officials say could be felt by residents on la...

New food studies program stresses social justice, service learning

New food studies program stresses social justice, service learning

India Yarborough

October 18, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Milking cows and goats, collecting eggs from chickens and learning about workers’ exploitation during a high school trip to an educational farm in upstate New York changed one Loyola student's view of food forever. "We were doing organic farming there, and they taught us about food issues," said...

DACA rescission could lead to deportations in Louisiana

DACA rescission could lead to deportations in Louisiana

Mairead Cahill and Jack Deorio

October 13, 2017


Filed under National, Politics, State, Worldview

The citizenship of almost a million young Americans was thrown into question last month as protections for childhood immigrants were rescinded. President Donald Trump announced his intent to rescind the controversial Obama-era program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and called...

DeVos rescinds Obama-era sexual assault guidelines

DeVos rescinds Obama-era sexual assault guidelines

Rose Wagner

September 30, 2017


Filed under National, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

On Sept. 22, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos officially rescinded Obama-era guidelines for campus sexual assault. These guidelines were established in a letter, referred to as "Dear Colleague," that the Office for Civil Rights sent to colleges receiving federal funds in 2011. Dear Colleague ...

Leonidas, Hollygrove residents fear gentrification

Leonidas, Hollygrove residents fear gentrification

Andrew Callaghan

September 28, 2017


Filed under City, Worldview

Some Leonidas and Hollygrove residents are fearing gentrification as students move into the neighborhood for short-term housing rentals and sublets. Leonidas, known informally as "Pigeon Town," is a lower-income, historically black neighborhood on the western fringe of the Carrollton neighborhood....

Boil water advisory lifted for New Orleans’ East Bank

Boil water advisory lifted for New Orleans’ East Bank

Nick Reimann

September 21, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

A boil water advisory that had been in place for the entire New Orleans East Bank for just over 24 hours has been lifted, according to a campus-wide email from Loyola's Office of Emergency Management.The email stated: "The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans in conjunction with the Louisiana Departmen...

Mayoral candidates stand for musicians’ rights

Mayoral candidates stand for musicians’ rights

Caleb Beck

September 21, 2017


Filed under City, Life & Times, Politics

Eight New Orleans mayoral candidates participated in a community forum to discuss their promises advocating musicians’ rights in their policy agendas.   Organized by local cultural advocacy group The Ella Project, candidates were interviewed en masse in Carver Theater on Monday, Sept. 11...

Police: bike thefts “the biggest thing right now happening on campus”

Mairead Cahill

September 20, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Worldview

A spike in Uptown bicycle thefts have some Loyola students concerned about security on campus as the New Orleans Police Department described the issue as a “major problem.” In the weekly Second District NOPD MAX meeting, a district informational discussion, on Sept. 5, officials discussed the...

Caribbean, Florida start picking up the pieces after Irma

Caribbean, Florida start picking up the pieces after Irma

John Casey

September 20, 2017


Filed under National, Showcase, Worldview

Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean and eventually made its way up the state of Florida earlier this month, leaving behind a trail of devastating flooding and wind damage. Irma broke records as the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane in history outside of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea,...

New Orleans’ entire East Bank under boil water advisory until further notice

New Orleans’ entire East Bank under boil water advisory until further notice

Nick Reimann

September 20, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

The entire East Bank of Orleans Parish is under a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice, the Sewerage & Water Board announced Wednesday morning. According to an email sent by the Mayor’s Office, the move comes as a result of a power fluctuation causing a drop in water pressure...

Top mayoral candidates visit Loyola for forum

Top mayoral candidates visit Loyola for forum

Nick Reimann

September 20, 2017


Filed under City, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

The campaign arrived on campus Tuesday night with New Orleans’ top three mayoral candidates meeting for a forum in Nunemaker Hall to discuss plans — including one even calling for a relocation of City Hall — for properties in the city. A recent poll showing former judges Michael Bagneris and Desiree Charbonnet, as well as councilwoman La...

Mandeville weighs options to improve flood protection

Mandeville weighs options to improve flood protection

Barbara Brown

September 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, State, Worldview

As Mandeville continues to see routine flooding from tropical systems, residents near the city's lakefront are considering options to improve drainage and protection systems. Flooding from nearby tropical systems has long just been a part of life on the lakefront, where most homes are raised to offer...

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