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H&M opens its New Orleans store in style

H&M opens its New Orleans store in style

NIA PORTER

November 20, 2013

Karen Miranda, psychology junior, never knew how popular H&M was until she camped out in line with her friends - for 16 hours. When Miranda and hundreds of other shoppers waited in a line spanning five blocks, the retail giant was seen fully living up to its hype. H&M, one of the world's largest fast fas...

Obama takes on The Big Easy

Obama takes on  The Big Easy

Associated Press

November 13, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Arriving in New Orleans, President Obama was all smiles on the tarmac as he greeted Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal. But later, with Jindal in the audience, Obama chided state Republican leaders who have failed to take advantage of a provision in his health care to expand Medicaid to cover more of the work...

Freshman class lacks Jesuit High School students

NIA PORTER

November 6, 2013

Loyola University prides itself on its rich Jesuit tradition, but the school failed to attract any students from New Orleans' only other Jesuit institution this year -Jesuit High School. Not one student from Jesuit High School's graduating class of 2013 enrolled at Loyola this year, and it is somet...

Galatic plays at local landmark

Galatic plays at local landmark

ZACH BRIEN

November 6, 2013

With each band member sporting zombie attire, Galactic drew a crowd to the Civic  eatre on Halloween this year. Galactic isn't new to New Orleans - they began at Loyola in 1994.  They have a history of playing at Tipitina's, but this year they wanted to change things up. "We just wanted to do somet...

NOLA For Life makes strides to reduce crime in the city

BURKE BISCHOFF

November 3, 2013

More than 1,000 people attended the first ever NOLA for Life job fair held Wednesday, Oct. 16. Employment is one of the key aspects of NOLA For Life, which is New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's comprehensive murder reduction strategy created to reduce the city's high murder rate and help change the...

Starstruck on Jump Street

Starstruck on Jump Street

TIFFANY KUDIWU

October 3, 2013

21 Jump Street stars, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, were on Tulane University's campus Oct. 1 to film. Tatum and Hill have returned to New Orleans to film the movie's sequel, 22 Jump Street. 

Column: Jesus, take the wheel

Column: Jesus, take the wheel

BURKE BISCHOFF

October 3, 2013

When I was driving back home from a night with friends on Friday, Sept. 20, the thought of a drunk driver totaling my car was never even a possibility in my mind. It was around 11:30 p.m. when I found myself driving my car across the Crescent City Connection in the middle lane toward my home on the W...

Costco opens Uptown

MACK GUILLORY

October 3, 2013

As of Sept. 21, Loyola community members will have a new location to choose from when buying groceries. The wholesale retail megastore Costco opened its doors to the public on Sept. 21 at its location on South Carrollton Avenue. According to Stores Magazine, Costco Wholesale Corporation is the second-lar...

Protesters “Draw the Line” on proposed pipeline

Protesters “Draw the Line” on proposed pipeline

TIFFANY KUDIWU

September 25, 2013

Loyola University and Tulane University students partnered with environmental groups to participate in a protest in opposition of the Keystone XL Pipeline on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Woldenberg Riverfront Park. The Keystone XL Pipeline is an existing pipeline system that transports oil from Alberta, Ca...

NOLA Fashion Week is coming

MELANIE POTTER

September 25, 2013

The New Orleans Fashion Council is hosting New Orleans Fashion Week from Sept. 28 through Oct. 5, where emerging designers preview their 2014 Spring/Summer collections. Held in City Park and various locations around the city, Fashion Week showcases 17 southern designers, who will show off their newly ...

All That Jazz

All That Jazz

ZACH BRIEN

September 25, 2013

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra artistic director Irvin Mayfield (top), performs his original composition "Indians" at Tipitina's on Friday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. Davell Crawford (bottom) performs "Jock-o-Mo" with Irvin Mayfield and the orchestra. The orchestra kicked off its Fall Hometown Concert Series with th...

Column: Unilateral action in Syria is not the answer

Column: Unilateral action in Syria is not the answer

ALLISON ROGERS

September 12, 2013

Something needs to be done. Syrian civilians cannot keep dying at the hands of their government and as a cost of a rebellion. CNN reports that more than 100,000 Syrians are dead and millions more are displaced internally or as refugees in neighboring countries. Now, the use of chemical weapons is on...

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