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Bourbon Street dancers fight back

Bourbon Street dancers fight back

Mairéad Siobhán

February 22, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

It has been a month-long fight for Bourbon Street strip club workers, who made it known that the war is not over following the raids, closures and suspensions of eight clubs last month. A month after the raids that were allegedly linked by law enforcement to a human trafficking operation, no trafficking...

Blood supply in New Orleans is critically low, officials say

Blood supply in New Orleans is critically low, officials say

Sidney Holmes

February 21, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

The blood supply in the Greater New Orleans area is critically low, according to The Blood Center. Because of the shortage, blood banks around New Orleans are encouraging people to donate more blood during this time of need. Paul Adams, public relations director of The Blood Center, said that three...

Loyola community urges safety during Mardi Gras

Loyola community urges safety during Mardi Gras

Mairead Cahill

February 2, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

‘Tis the season for krewes and king cake. Meanwhile, Loyola students are being urged to plan ahead and stay safe as New Orleans prepares for the biggest party of the year: Mardi Gras. It arrives every year with the promise of parades filled with beads and glitter, but university officials are encouraging...

Health officials: it’s not too late to get the flu shot

Health officials: it’s not too late to get the flu shot

A. Sofia Samayoa

January 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, State, Worldview

As a flu epidemic seizes the health of thousands of Americans across the country, health officials are pressing people to proceed with caution and take care of themselves. Many Loyola students are taking this to heart. The most recent Influenza Surveillance Report released by the Center for Disease...

Massive TOPS cuts could impact Loyola

Massive TOPS cuts could impact Loyola

Rich Simmerman

January 25, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase, State, Worldview

Around this time last year, Chris Ibert was a high school senior from Franklin, Louisiana who was getting ready to commit to Loyola. His love for making music and interest in the culture of New Orleans drew him to St. Charles Avenue. “Loyola isn’t a cheap school, but its music program is incredible,...

Mayor: Violent crime is down in New Orleans

Mayor: Violent crime is down in New Orleans

Daniel Williams

January 19, 2018


Filed under Crime, Showcase, Worldview

Violent crimes and homicides in New Orleans have been reduced due to efforts of the crime control initiative NOLA for Life, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at a press conference on Jan. 4. From 2016 to 2017, the city's murder rate dropped 10 percent. Landrieu cited this along with a 19 percent drop in armed...

Homeless shelter houses more people for winter weather

Homeless shelter houses more people for winter weather

Sidney Holmes

January 18, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

With one of the deepest cold spells in years, New Orleanians are doing all they can to bundle up and stay inside. But for over 1,000 people in the city, just staying in a warm home isn’t an option. That’s because 1,626 people in New Orleans are homeless, according to a tracking service by the city. Some are taking steps to give people in a need a place ...

Trump’s offshore drilling plan met with hostility and support

Trump’s offshore drilling plan met with hostility and support

Miles Rouen

January 18, 2018


Filed under National, Politics, Showcase, State, Worldview

When President Trump ran his 2016 presidential campaign, he made expanding energy exploration and offshore drilling a key aspect of his platform. Now, he is making moves to fulfill that promise. The Trump administration recently announced a five-year plan to widely open offshore drilling from the...

Louisiana could lose medical marijuana

Louisiana could lose medical marijuana

Jc Canicosa

January 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, State, Worldview

The U.S. may have just taken a massive step back from legalizing medical marijuana across every state, including Louisiana. On Jan. 4, the Department of Justice issued a memo stating that the department has rescinded any non-enforcement policies enacted on marijuana-friendly state laws and called...

Loyola one of six New Orleans recipients of Department of Education Grant

Loyola one of six New Orleans recipients of Department of Education Grant

Jack Deorio and John Casey

December 9, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

The Department of Education awarded $13 million to New Orleans based universities and nonprofits in hopes of recruiting, educating and employing nearly 900 culturally competent teachers by 2020. Xavier University and Loyola University, along with the four nonprofit educational programs Teach For Ameri...

Environmental studies department flips the classroom at last roundtable

Rose Wagner

December 7, 2017


Filed under City, Worldview

Walking into a lecture hall, you expect to see professors leading discussion from the front of the room with students seated in the back, but that's not always the case in the environmental studies department.On Nov. 30, the environmental studies department held its final roundtable for the fall seme...

Chains replace local shops on Freret Street

Chains replace local shops on Freret Street

Mairead Cahill

December 7, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Freret Street has changed a lot in recent years as local shops have been forced out in favor of bigger chains, leaving many residents like Monwell Frazier upset about the switch.Frazier, a Loyola alumnus and lifelong resident of Freret Street, explained that the changes he has seen on Freret Street sh...

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