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Uptown sees increase in vehicle break-ins

Uptown sees increase in vehicle break-ins

John Casey

March 31, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Showcase, Worldview

Since Mardi Gras’ conclusion, crime in the university area has leveled out, according to the NOPD.The New Orleans Police Department Second District held its monthly crime report meeting at Touro Hospital last Tuesday evening. District officials said crime is up eight percent this year, due to a ...

Study abroad programs make travel more affordable, experts say

Study abroad programs make travel more affordable, experts say

Haley Pegg

March 31, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Worldview

Francesca Bua, english junior, considers one of the most important parts of her education to be the ones outside the classroom. “With all the resources we have now, it’s almost like it’s not even a privilege to travel," Bua said. "It should be an obligation." Since beginning her freshman...

Confederate monuments to come down in May

Confederate monuments to come down in May

Lester Duhe

March 30, 2017


Filed under City, Loyola News Service, Multimedia, Showcase, Worldview

In just two months, the city of New Orleans plans to remove four Civil War-era Confederate monuments. This comes after U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the city to taking the confederate monuments down. Even after the recent appeals...

Construction begins on Marigny Robert Fresh Market

Construction begins on Marigny Robert Fresh Market

Christian Beshel

March 29, 2017


Filed under Loyola News Service, Worldview

Residents in Marigny can expect a closer route to buy fresh groceries because Robert Fresh Market will be moving in this neighborhood in December.   City officials say this project will increase access to fresh foods in underserved neighborhoods. ​According to United States Department of Agricultu...

‘Iron Jungle’ keeps NFL players in shape during off-season

‘Iron Jungle’ keeps NFL players in shape during off-season

Caroline Gonzalez

March 29, 2017


Filed under City, Loyola News Service, Multimedia, Sports

It can be easy for an athlete to get out of shape when they’re not in season, but local business owner Derrick Joseph of Deejoe Fitness, knows being out of condition isn't a possibility for the professional athletes that come to his gym. Anthony Johnson, defensive lineman, is among the many athletes...

One species of bees was added to the endangered species list

One species of bees was added to the endangered species list

Starlight Williams

March 27, 2017


Filed under Loyola News Service, National, Worldview

Imagine a summer without fresh picked strawberries or a pot of gumbo without okra. Now think of your grandmother’s homemade biscuit without a honey drizzle on top or your favorite chapstick without out beeswax. This is a world without bees. While these small creatures may not seem like a big...

Harahan residents respond to airport expansion construction

Harahan residents respond to airport expansion construction

Anthony Alongi

March 26, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Harahan residents living along River Road aren’t getting much sleep these days with all the noise going on behind the levee.That noise is the result of work being done late into the night as part of the airport expansion project at Louis Armstrong International Airport. Large trucks are filling u...

Elect Her workshop trains women in politics

Elect Her workshop trains women in politics

Alliciyia George

March 26, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

The Elect Her program worked to leave college women with lasting political leadership skills, after a training session was held Saturday. The workshop tied up the Feminist Festival, an 11-day celebration with programs ranging from artistic performances to lectures. In the United States, 19.5 percent...

Alpha Chi accepts transgender members nationally

Alpha Chi accepts transgender members nationally

John Casey

March 24, 2017


Filed under Greek Life, News, Showcase, Worldview

The national council of the sorority Alpha Chi Omega has announced that it will begin to accept transgender women effective immediately. A video announcement was released via the national organization’s Facebook on Feb. 17. The video, starring Angela Costley Harris, national council president, addre...

Parasitology class fights Chagas disease abroad

Parasitology class fights Chagas disease abroad

Paulina Picciano

March 17, 2017


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase, Worldview

Patricia Dorn and her parasitology students partnered with an ecohealth initiative to combat Chagas disease, which affects about six million people in Almolonga, Jutiapa, Guatemala. A service learning option for students in the class, the purpose of the trip was to utilize an ecohealth approach to...

Restaurants respond to state crab ban

Restaurants respond to state crab ban

Taylor Ford

March 17, 2017


Filed under City, Food, Loyola News Service, Showcase, State, Worldview

Menu changes, angry customers, and a lack of inventory are all major problems that seafood businesses will have to face over the course of a commercial crabbing ban in Louisiana. On Feb. 21, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enacted a ban on commercial crabbing which will last for...

Uptown sees drop in persons crimes and residential burglaries

Uptown sees drop in persons crimes and residential burglaries

John Casey

March 17, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Showcase, Worldview

Crime over the past week has decreased since the Mardi Gras season, according to New Orleans Police Department officials at the weekly district meeting. Only four persons crimes, or crimes involving bodily harm to an individual, were reported in the second district. Persons crimes were down from last...

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