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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...

Halliburton pleads guilty

BURKE BISCHOFF, BURKE BISCHOFF, and BURKE BISCHOFF

September 4, 2013

Halliburton Energy Services, BP's cement contractor for the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, is pleading guilty to destroying evidence related to the Deepwater Horizon spill. The company has agreed to pay a $200,000 maximum fine, serve a three-year probation, and voluntarily don...

Brief: Congress vote on potential strikes in Syria

Associated Press

September 4, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's request for speedy congressional backing of a military strike in Syria advanced Wednesday, Sept. 4, while he left open the possibility he would order retaliation for a deadly chemical weapons attack even if Congress withheld its approval. The Senate panel's vo...

Mid-summer Mardi Gras hits New Orleans

The Maroon

September 4, 2013

Party-goers enjoy Mid-summer Mardi Gras, which was celebrated on Oak Street on Aug. 31. The paraders marched down South Carrollton Avenue to Palmer Park and back to Oak Street. The theme this year was ...

Former New Orleans mayor indicted

Former New Orleans mayor indicted

BURKE BISCHOFF

September 4, 2013

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is set to face trial on Oct. 7 for multiple criminal counts of bribery. Nagin, who served as New Orleans mayor from 2002 to 2010, will go to trial for indictment charges against him regarding corruption and bribery while in office. According to Dane Ciolino, a Loy...

Unarmed teen shot in the Marigny

Unarmed teen shot in the Marigny

NIA PORTER

August 22, 2013

While 14-year-old Marshall Coulter remains hospitalized in critical condition, many New Orleans residents can't help but compare this incident to last year's fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Merritt Landry, 33-year-old Faubourg Marigny resident, discovered and shot Coulter in his fenced-in front yard around 2 a....

Brief: “Gay conversion therapy” disbanded by Governor

Associate Press

August 21, 2013

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed a law barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight. Christie said the health risks of trying to change a child's sexual orientation, as identified by the American Psychological Association, trump concerns over ...

Brief: Princeton Review and College of Distinction recognize Loyola

The Maroon

August 21, 2013

The College of Distinction and the Princeton Review awarded Loyola with distinctions this summer. College of Distinction acknowledged Loyola University New Orleans for the improvement of students through programs such as the Career Development Center and the Center for International Education. The Pr...

Brief: Jazz Fast Taxi Fares Have Set Price

The Maroon

May 1, 2013

The City of New Orleans alerts residents of 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival taxi fare regulations. This Jazz Festival weekend, taxicab rates to and from the Fairgrounds will have a set price of $5 per passenger, according to the city of New Orleans Taxicab and For Hire Bureau.  The bureau i...

Brief: Midnight Basketball Continues

The Maroon

May 1, 2013

Nola For Life continues its midnight basketball season at Kipp Central City Academy this weekend. The program, which is in its third season, was developed by New Orleans mayor, Mitch Landrieu, in an attempt to provide young men in crime hot spots with safe recreational activities. The Nola For Life program ...

Brief: Treme Center Reopens

The Maroon

May 1, 2013

After more than a year of renovations, the Treme Center reopened its doors this Wednesday with help from the city of New Orleans and FEMA. "When construction began on the Treme Center in Jan. '12, we promised that we would build it back better than before and today we are delivering on that promise,...

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