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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...

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...

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...

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...

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