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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...

Report reveals New Orleans missed opportunities to solve segregation

Report reveals New Orleans missed opportunities to solve segregation

Mairéad Siobhán

April 21, 2018


Filed under City, Worldview

Post-Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans had an opportunity to remedy centuries of housing policies that had resulted in an extreme racial disparity in the city — an opportunity they missed according to a new report released by The Data Center. Released earlier this month, the report titled, “Rigging...

Drinking age bill fails to impress

Tia Teamer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Worldview

The bill that would essentially lower the drinking age in Louisiana was short-lived as it was shot down earlier this month. The bill, called the Louisiana Responsible Adult Consumption Act, was introduced by State Sen. Eric LaFleur. It would have allowed 19 and 20 year olds to drink legally –...

Oil spill flows by French Quarter Festival

Oil spill flows by French Quarter Festival

Caleb Beck

April 13, 2018


Filed under City, Worldview

The smells and sounds of French Quarter Festival don’t normally include the stench of thousands of gallons of oil. At 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, it was reported that the cargo ship PAC Antares had collided with a pier off Nashville Wharf. Over the next three hours, it leaked spilled roughly 2...

Title IX issues revealed with Climate Assessment

Title IX issues revealed with Climate Assessment

Tyler Wann

April 13, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Worldview

Loyola’s recently released Campus Climate Assessment revealed that 16 percent of survey respondents had experienced unwanted sexual contact or conduct. These results have brought issues of sexual assault and harassment to the forefront of campus discussions. Title IX Deputy Director Diana Ward...

Blue Bikes benefit riders around New Orleans

Blue Bikes benefit riders around New Orleans

Sidney Holmes

April 13, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

New Orleans is making strides in city transportation and is now helping members of the community get around with bike transportation. The City of New Orleans partnered with Social Bicycles, Inc. to launch the bike-sharing program Blue Bikes late last year. Bike sharing allows people to rent bikes...

Benson’s death leaves a hole at Loyola and in the city

Benson’s death leaves a hole at Loyola and in the city

A. Sofia Samayoa

April 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Worldview

The death of prominent New Orleans figure Tom Benson has left a vacancy in the Loyola community where his name was a dominant presence. Benson, 90, is regarded as a key figure at Loyola for his donations to the school over the years. He was best known by others as the beloved owner of the Saints an...

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