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ACT scores in Orleans on the rise since Katrina

Nicholas Ducote

August 20, 2015


Filed under City, News

ACT scores in Orleans Parish Public Schools are one of the highest scores in Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina.According to the Louisiana Department of Education, ACT scores in Orleans Parish Public Schools have increased to 20.9 in 2015, which is a 3.9 percent increase from 17.0 before Hurricane Katri...

In My Opinion: Hillary Clinton’s state department legacy is subtle, yet powerful

Tony Cheramie, Political science senior

May 1, 2015


Filed under Columns, Op/Ed, Opinions, Politics

Usually, politicians don’t have trouble spinning their own achievements, so it was bizarre that Hillary Rodham Clinton, when asked about her legacy at the State Department, had trouble articulating it. Her broad and generalized responses often feed the narrative that she may have been glamorous as...

Tensions in Baltimore calm down after curfew

Tensions in Baltimore calm down after curfew

May 1, 2015


Filed under National, Worldview

BALTIMORE (AP) — Schools reopened across the city and tensions seemed to ease Wednesday after Baltimore made it through the first night of its curfew without the widespread violence many had feared. With 3,000 police and National Guardsmen keeping the peace and preventing a repeat of the looting...

LSU considers filing academic bankruptcy

May 1, 2015


Filed under News, State, Worldview

Public colleges in Louisiana faced with cuts from the state may have the option to raise tuition and fee rates thanks to lawmaker’s proposals. The house and senate education committees approved bills that would allow college system management boards to set their own individual tuition and fees...

Public high school graduation rates rise

May 1, 2015


Filed under News, State, Worldview

High school graduation rates are on a steady increase in Louisiana. Since the 2006-07 school year, graduation rates have been increasing in public high schools throughout Louisiana, going up 8 percent. In 2014, about three-fourths of public high school students graduated on time, breaking a record....

7.8 magnitude earthquake dismantles Nepal

7.8 magnitude earthquake dismantles Nepal

May 1, 2015


Filed under Worldview

Residents work to clear debris and damage from the earthquake in Sakhu, Nepal. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, April 25. The earthquake originated outside the capital city of Kathmandu and has been followed by a series of powerful aftershocks. More than 5,000 people have died in the...

Lethal drug under scrutiny

May 1, 2015


Filed under National, News, Worldview

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Attorneys for several Oklahoma death row inmates are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court to outlaw a sedative that is used in the process of lethal injection. The appeal is a result of a failed lethal injection one year earlier. The ruling could force several states to use alternative...

Born to Run 5k supports Woman’s New Life Center

Born to Run 5k supports Woman’s New Life Center

Raquel Derganz Baker, [email protected] @Raqui_Road

May 1, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Worldview

For veteran runner Rachel Quintana, the Woman's New Life Center Born to Run 5K is not just a way to support fitness, fun and pro-life work; it’s also a family tradition. “My family and I have run the Born to Run race every year since 2012,” Quintana said. “I love that the race supports the...

Lawmaker introduces ‘Marriage and Conscience bill’ targeting LGBT couples

Lawmaker introduces ‘Marriage and Conscience bill’ targeting LGBT couples

By Sarah-Anne Smurlick, [email protected] @golfinggal11

April 29, 2015


Filed under News, State

A Louisiana representative proposed a Marriage and Conscience bill to the state legislature that would offer protection to those not wanting to provide services related to marriages on the basis of religious views. Freshman Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., introduced the Marriage and Conscience Act on April 1...

Student sexually assaulted off campus

Burke Bischoff

February 5, 2015


Filed under City, Crime, News

An unknown man sexually assaulted a Loyola student while she was walking towards Broadway Avenue, according to the Loyola University Police Department. The student told a campus security authority that a man sexually assaulted her on Oak or Maple Street Saturday, Jan. 24 between 5:45 a.m. and 6:00...

Column: Drama and passion starts with action

Column: Drama and passion starts with action

KARLA ROSAS

January 15, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Politics

"They've forgotten the drama of it all," claims the figure in a Guy Fawkes mask. The speaker is V, the anti-hero of Alan Moore's V for Vendetta. In V's world, human progress has reached an impasse, while an all-powerful fascist government stands in the spotlight: the star of a vicious cabaret. The ...

Brief: Gulf oil spill indictment trial heats up

Associated Press

December 4, 2013


Filed under City, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Some of the text messages that a former BP drilling engineer deleted from his cellphone contained information that could have been evidence in the Justice Department's investigation of the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an FBI agent testified Wednesday at the engi...

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