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Pope stirs excitement in the Capital, calls for climate action

Pope stirs excitement in the Capital, calls for climate action

September 25, 2015

By Nicole WinfieldWASHINGTON (AP) — Cheered by jubilant crowds across the nation’s capital, Pope Francis forged common cause Wednesday with President Barack Obama on climate change, immigration and inequality, as the popular pontiff signaled he would not sidestep issues that have deeply divided A...

Glass Recycling is coming to French Quarter, CBD

Glass Recycling is coming to French Quarter, CBD

Andrew Callaghan

September 24, 2015

For more than two decades, there has been no public glass recycling system in New Orleans. On Sept. 24, the city will begin recycling glass in New Orleans' French Quarter and Downtown Development District. This comes as a result of a $3.9 million deal which City Hall signed last December with an indepe...

NOPD awarded grant to improve rape kit backlog

Gabriel Garza

September 18, 2015

NOPD was awarded a $1 million grant on Sept. 10 to improve the backlog of sexual assault kits used in criminal investigations.The award is part of a $41 million grant given to 20 jurisdictions to address the issue of the number of untested sexual assault kits across the country. "We are making great...

New study shows disparities in Louisiana executions

Marie Simoneaux

September 18, 2015

New research shows that the majority of death sentences in Louisiana involve crimes involving black men against white women. Frank Baumgartner, political science professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Tim Lyman, a documentation specialist in New Orleans, published their research ...

The pope is coming to America

The pope is coming to America

Andrew Callaghan

September 18, 2015

Pope Francis will be welcomed by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on his arrival to the United States on Sept. 22, followed by a private meeting in the White House on the following day.According to United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Pope Francis will be visiting Washington...

10 date night ideas in New Orleans

10 date night ideas in New Orleans

Gabriel Garza

September 18, 2015

Planning a date can be a daunting task for anybody. What is perhaps the most stressful part is finding someone to ask. However, lucky for students at Loyola University, they live in a city called New Orleans. New Orleans is known around the world for its music and food. Common tourist attractions, s...

Cuba-U.S. relationship sparks mixed feelings

Cuba-U.S. relationship sparks mixed feelings

Dannielle Garcia

September 17, 2015

For many Cuban Americans residing in the port cities, resentment towards Fidel Castro, the President of Cuba, runs deep through their blood. When the American flag was raised in front of the American embassy in Havana, Cuba on Aug. 15, backlash from cities like Miami and New Orleans came flooding...

Professor killed in Delta State shooting

Nicholas Morea

September 17, 2015

A history professor at Delta State University was fatally shot in his office on Sept. 14. Assistant professor Ethan Schmidt was found dead by a shot to the head in his office in Cleveland, Mississippi. Fellow professor Shannon Lamb was suspected of the shooting as well as the murder of Amy Prentiss...

Texas student detained by police

Nick Reimann and Gabriel Garza

September 17, 2015

Police arrested a 14-year-old Muslim boy at an Irving, Texas high school on Sept. 16 after the homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a bomb. Ahmed Mohamed was taken to a detention center after showing the clock to his teachers. Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd said Ahmed was handcuffed &...

Fatal Flash Floods in the Southwest

Nicholas Morea

September 17, 2015

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, extreme weather hit the southwestern portion of the United States. 16 people in total are dead after the flash flood crashed upon the residents of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona. Four people are missing, and the search off of Keyhole Canyon has proven to be unsuccessf...

Cyclists vs Cars

Cyclists vs Cars

Gabriel Garza, Worldview Editor

September 11, 2015

While some students like to take leisurely bike rides to school, students such as Wil Hernandez, marketing junior, have had his brakes put to the test after being hit 12 times by cars. “Two years ago, heading down a dark street, a car hit the back of my bike, sent me flying over my handlebars and...

Foul play suspected surrounding death at Oz

Foul play suspected surrounding death at Oz

Starlight Williams

September 10, 2015

The New Orleans Police Department is currently investigating a sudden death at the Oz nightclub during Southern Decadence weekend. Danny Bettencourt was found dead early Monday morning inside the bar under questionable circumstances. A former employee of Oz, friends and former co-workers suspect fowl...

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