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Gallery: NOLA 300: a look back at the Crescent City in the early 1900s

Gallery: NOLA 300: a look back at the Crescent City in the early 1900s

Sam Lucio

December 4, 2018

In 2018, New Orleans celebrated its 300 anniversary. The city was founded in spring of 1718 and named after Philippe II, Duke of Orleans in France. New Orleans has seen many changes in its early days since its founding such as the switch from French to Spanish rule in 1763. Here is a look at some...

Remembering Audubon Park’s World’s Fair past

Remembering Audubon Park’s World’s Fair past

Cody Downey

December 3, 2018

Though many people walk through the Audubon Park and Zoo, few may know that it was once the host of a world's fair called the World Cotton Centennial in 1884. The fair was hosted with the intentions of promoting the city and all it had to offer. To host this event, buildings were made onto what would...

Dusky Gopher Frogs find no love in the Supreme Court

Dusky Gopher Frogs find no love in the Supreme Court

Cristo Dulom

November 29, 2018

It was a speedy trial on Nov. 27 as the highest court in the United States discussed that a portion of the land that once housed the endangered Dusky Gopher Frog. The Dusky Gopher Frog, also known as the Mississippi Gopher Frog, had 6,477 acres of land dedicated to it as a critically endangered habitat,...

Apr. 30, 1999: Massacre at Columbine

Apr. 30, 1999: Massacre at Columbine

November 21, 2018

This article was written by The Maroon staff on Apr. 30 1999The recent school shootings in Littleton, Colo., have not shed much light on the newest form of American atrocity. There has been a flurry of finger pointing in the media since the April 20 incident, but no firm explanation why two Columbine...

Sept. 14, 2001: Loyola students react to 9/11 attack

Sept. 14, 2001: Loyola students react to 9/11 attack

November 20, 2018

This article was written by The Maroon staff on Sept. 14 2001The scene was far from typical on Loyola's campus Tuesday as students awoke to learn of the devastating acts of terror in New York City and Washington, D.C. The attacks may have taken place thousands of miles away, but their effects rippled acr...

Dec. 1963: Loyola honors JFK

Dec. 1963: Loyola honors JFK

November 17, 2018

This article was written by The Maroon staff in Dec. 1963In Honor of JFK...A solemn procession of ROTC cadets march into Holy Name of Jesus Church for the military Mass held in honor of the late president, John F. Kennedy. Later during the ceremonies a wreath was laid at the foot of the statue of the ...

Jesuit High comes to term with past history of sexual abuse

Jesuit High comes to term with past history of sexual abuse

Charlie Seiter

November 13, 2018

The Archdiocese of New Orleans looked to make amends for past sexual abuses accusations. On Sept. 19, The New Orleans Advocate published a story alleging repeated sexual abuse and rape of Richard Windmann, a minor at the time, by Peter Modica, a janitor at Jesuit High School in the 1970's. The Advo...

Democratic Socialism in a new age of politics

Democratic Socialism in a new age of politics

Cody Downey

November 13, 2018

In the current age of politics, what may have seemed like a simple game of red versus blue could be complicated by the slow rise of the Democratic Socialists of America.According to the organization's official website, "Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically — to meet public...

Parishes turn fantasy sports into a reality

Parishes turn fantasy sports into a reality

Andrew Lang

November 12, 2018

Next time Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas goes off for 211 yards, it could win you some money. 47 parishes voted to legalize daily fantasy sports betting in their jurisdiction. 17 parishes voted against it. Chairman of the Fairness for Fantasy Sports Louisiana political action committee...

Driven Loyola senior plans to build Algiers community center

Driven Loyola senior plans to build Algiers community center

Rose Wagner

November 10, 2018

As his classmates apply to graduate school and anxiously fill out job applications, Freddie Marshall is busy meeting with government officials and critiquing architectural renderings, determined and focused on the future of Algiers. Marshall, music industry senior, is the founder of the Freddie Marshall...

Locals find treasure -and trash- in Lake Pontchartrain

Locals find treasure -and trash- in Lake Pontchartrain

Andres Fuentes

November 9, 2018

On Sunday afternoon, instead of partying at the Bucktown Seafood Festival or any Saints pre-game parties, many New Orleanians decided to enjoy their extra hour of sleep by relaxing at the Lake Ponchartrain lakefront.Whether strolling past the crashing waves or sitting along the edge of the descending seawall,...

Last stretch on midterm election pressures Democrats

Last stretch on midterm election pressures Democrats

Tess Rowland

November 3, 2018

Democrats are feeling the pressure to make up lost ground as the midterm election season reaches the final stretch.These seats are not only crucial for state level policy matters, but their outcome could also play a key role with federal issues such as the expansion of medicare and other policy reformat...

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