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College students fail to be vaccinated

College students fail to be vaccinated

Tyler Wann

October 26, 2018


Filed under National, Showcase, Worldview

College students are failing to make the grade when it comes to being vaccinated for the flu, with less than half of students on college campus getting vaccinated. According to a 2017 survey done by the National Foundation for Infectious Disease, although 70 percent of students think being vaccinated is important, the rates for vaccin...

Mayor’s office launches new plan to fix city infrastructure

Mayor’s office launches new plan to fix city infrastructure

John Casey

October 26, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

In the peak of hurricane season, flooding in New Orleans can become dangerous. As the city struggles to mobilize resources, efforts to solve the problem have fallen to the New Orleans community. Mayor LaToya Cantrell took to Twitter earlier this month to announce the launch of the Catch Basin Pilot Program, a ...

Students crumble under looming debt

Students crumble under looming debt

Saylor Britt

October 23, 2018


Filed under City, National, Showcase, Worldview

With student loan debt in the United States amounting to more than $1.5 trillion, according to a 2018 Forbes report, many students may be asking themselves if college is worth the price.WalletHub, a nationally recognized personal finance website, is trying to answer that question by providing insight into ...

Disney announces cruises to base out of New Orleans in 2020

Disney announces cruises to base out of New Orleans in 2020

John Casey

October 19, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

The tourist experience in New Orleans just became a little more magical. Disney Cruise Lines announced on Sept. 27 that the company will begin operating cruises out of the Port of New Orleans starting in the spring of 2020. The Disney Wonder, a 2,700-passenger ship, will make the Erato Street Cruise...

High school rivalries in the Big Easy are a unique tradition

High school rivalries in the Big Easy are a unique tradition

India Yarborough

October 18, 2018


Filed under City, Photography, Showcase, Worldview

There’s one question New Orleans natives can’t escape: “Where’d you go to high school?” It’s a seemingly simple inquiry, but for many, the answer is rife with history. New Orleans native Ryan Gallagher never doubted he would attend Brother Martin High School. It was where his father, grandfath...

Foundation fights to end campus sexual violence

Foundation fights to end campus sexual violence

Samuel Kahn

October 1, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Amid numerous sexual violence threats on campuses and Secretary of Education Betsy Devos’ proposed change to Title IX, the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault is allocating its federally funded resources to fight for safer campuses. Tulane University revealed in January that 41% of its...

Women embrace their natural hair

Women embrace their natural hair

Rhon Ridgeway

September 28, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Recently, women have started to embrace their natural curls, coils, and kinks. While the surge in self-confidence in hair may be a defining moment for women who have started styling their natural hair, it has also become controversial. Women of color style their hair with braids, faux locks, Marley t...

Alcohol sales rise during Tropical Storm Gordon

Alcohol sales rise during Tropical Storm Gordon

Tyler Wann

September 25, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Hurricane days usually mean local businesses are going to take a hit while everyone is holed up inside waiting for the storm. But for businesses serving booze, the bad weather can end up paying off.“There’s something about bad weather of any kind that just pushes people into bars,” sa...

Students outraged over $1,000 Ebook

Students outraged over $1,000 Ebook

Khayla Gaston

September 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, State, Worldview

Students at University of Louisiana at Lafayette were shocked at the $999.99 price of an ACCT 201 and 202 e-book required for accounting courses. The topic made headlines and sparked a discussion about textbooks and their affordability. In a press release, ULL provost Jamie Herbert, PhD stated that the book was listed at that price t...

Kenner rescinds Nike ban following backlash

Kenner rescinds Nike ban following backlash

John Casey

September 24, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn faced backlash on Sept. 9 after a controversial memorandum calling for all city recreation facilities to halt the purchasing of all Nike products became public on social media. The memo came in wake of a Nike commercial involving disenfranchised former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick,...

Tenants sue in discrimination lawsuit

Tenants sue in discrimination lawsuit

Jc Canicosa

September 21, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Unlike the typical annoyances of New Orleans, such as living like cockroaches or broken air conditioners, several Uptown tenants say they have dealt with a much bigger pest, their landlord. Jerry Kelly Jr. is being sued by the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center and accused of illegal sex-based...

Domino’s to aid New Orleans’ pothole problem

Domino’s to aid New Orleans’ pothole problem

Andres Fuentes

September 11, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Since May of 2010, the Crescent City has filled over 360,000 potholes. However, many cracks and crevices still exist throughout the city, reaping terror on pizza delivery drivers and their pizza pies. Domino's Pizza has stepped in to help combat the pesky pothole problem and bring about smoother roads...

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