The Maroon

Nora Navra Library reopens after being destroyed by Hurricane Katrina

Nora Navra Library reopens after being destroyed by Hurricane Katrina

Sam Lucio

August 30, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

  Nora Navra Library, the last of six New Orleans libraries destroyed during Hurricane Katrina has finally reopened. Nora Navra Library officially reopened on Aug. 24 Located in the Seventh Ward on St. Bernard Avenue, Nora Navra, originally called Branch Nine, first opened in 1946 and ser...

Loyola law grad confirmed as Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Loyola law grad confirmed as Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Christopher Gilyard

August 27, 2018


Filed under National, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

Loyola law grad Robert Wilkie A'88 continues his military service as the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Wilkie was confirmed on July 23.Under his new title as “Secretary of Veterans Affairs,” Wilkie will provide services to the U.S veterans. This includes health care services, benefits progra...

3 dead in Jacksonville shooting

3 dead in Jacksonville shooting

Sam Lucio

August 26, 2018


Filed under National, Showcase, Worldview

According to the Associated Press, three people have died in a mass shooting during a Madden 19 tournament in Jacksonville, Florida on Aug 26.Among the three dead was the shooter, who Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said authorities believe is David Katz, a 24-year-old male from Baltimore, Maryland....

Louisiana among top disaster relief spenders in United States

Louisiana among top disaster relief spenders in United States

John Casey

August 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, State, Worldview

The state of Louisiana has seen its fair share of devastating natural disasters and, according to a recent study by MOVE.org, it's costing the state billions of dollars. In fact, the $11 billion that the state spent on property damage as a result of natural disasters over the past decade ranks second o...

Loyola and New Orleans prepare for peak hurricane season

Loyola and New Orleans prepare for peak hurricane season

Nicholas Toledo

August 20, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

The start of the school year comes with its own set of challenges. For one, going to school in New Orleans means preparing for Hurricane season and the challenges that come with it. Hurricane season is a part of campus culture, it’s something students new and old learn to face together. It is important...

Praise and fear surround Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination

Praise and fear surround Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination

Kyree Magee

August 19, 2018


Filed under National, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

On July 9, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, a move which further divides the country politically and ideologically. A graduate of Yale Law School, Kavanaugh pledged to “interpret the constitution as written,...

NOPD and Louisiana State Police crackdown on summer crimes

NOPD and Louisiana State Police crackdown on summer crimes

Sam Lucio

August 16, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

New Orleans Police Department revealed results of a summer-long campaign called “Operation Summer Heat.” Operation Summer Heat began in early May and is part of NOPD’s ongoing narcotics roundup. As a result of Operation Summer Heat, NOPD has arrested 71 drug dealers, all of whom were arrested...

Gallery: Community members gather to remember Kurshaw Jackson

Gallery: Community members gather to remember Kurshaw Jackson

Andres Fuentes

July 31, 2018


Filed under City, Multimedia, Photography, Showcase, Worldview

On her birthday, Robin Jackson spent her afternoon grieving the death of her son, Kurshaw Jackson, in front of the daiquiris store where he was shot to death over the weekend. On August 28, two masked gunmen shot at a crowd in front of Jazz Daiquiris on South Claiborne, killing three and injuring sev...

Kenner donut shop fights to stay in business

Kenner donut shop fights to stay in business

Andres Fuentes

July 12, 2018


Filed under City, Food, Multimedia, Showcase, Worldview

  Typically speaking, with construction crews and machinery, there would be a sense of hope for growth and business but for Cop A Donut in Kenner, Louisiana, a large decline in profits is their reality. Butch Geis, owner of Cop A Donut and Jefferson Parish Sherif's Officer, remembered w...

Construction slows business on Magazine Street

Construction slows business on Magazine Street

Alexandria Whitten

July 10, 2018


Filed under City, News, Showcase, Worldview

Since July 5, a portion of Magazine St. from Delachaise St. to Louisiana Ave. has been closed to through traffic as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works on the drainage and canal system through the intersection of Louisiana and Magazine for the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project (SE...

University officials reach out to students with drug issues

University officials reach out to students with drug issues

Mairéad Siobhán

May 7, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

New Orleans experienced a meteoric 57 percent rise in fentanyl-related deaths in 2017, and that has led Loyola officials to reach out to students with warnings and offers of support.According to a report published by the city's coroner last week, opiates were discovered in 166 drug-related deaths in 2017....

Loyola faculty remove children from daycare after increase in tuition

Loyola faculty remove children from daycare after increase in tuition

Jc Canicosa

May 4, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Multiple faculty, staff and community members have pulled their children out of the Whelan's Children Center after an increase in tuition effective Aug. 1, 2018. Whelan Children's Center is a year-round childcare program for the children of faculty, staff, students and alumni of Loyola. The daycare i...

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