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Brief: Actor chosen as Bacchus

Maroon Staff

January 23, 2013


Filed under City, News

Actor G.W. Bailey has been chosen as Bacchus XLIV according to WWL-TV. Bailey has starred in the "The Closer," "Major Crimes," and also in "M*A*S*H." In addition to being an actor, Bailey is also one of the founders of a non-profit organization for young cancer patients, The Sunshine Kids Foundation. There ...

Brief: City Council opposes the building of more venues on Frenchmen street

Maroon Staff

January 23, 2013


Filed under City, News

According to The Times-Picayune, the New Orleans City Council denied the proposed building plan for a new music venue on Frenchmen Street this past Tuesday. This is the second time that the applicant Penny Young has been denied. The original concept for the venue included a larger plan with more sta...

Brief: Scam artists hit Krewe Du Vieux

Maroon Staff

January 23, 2013


Filed under City, News

During Krewe Du Vieux some parade-goers, desperate for parking spots, were scammed out of their money, according to WWL-TV. A group of men posed as owners of a private lot, ushered in cars and charged for the right to park. The car owners came back after the parade to find their cars had been towed....

Brief: Public transportation will be effected in the upcoming weeks

Maroon Staff

January 23, 2013


Filed under City, News

Due to the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras, there will be many changes in the streetcar and bus routes during the upcoming weeks.  RTA officials have announced that from Jan. 25 to Feb. 12, the St. Charles Avenue street car service will only continue to run between Napoleon Avenue on St. Charles Avenue...

Lawmakers asked to give up tuition-setting power

MELINDA DESLATTE

January 23, 2013


Filed under City, News

Colleges and universities will again ask lawmakers to relinquish their tuition-setting authority, as budget cuts have repeatedly stripped financial resources from the schools, Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Jim Purcell said Tuesday.   Purcell told the joint House and Senate education commit...

Green light brightens up NOLA

Green light brightens up NOLA

Jessica DeBold

January 23, 2013


Filed under City, News

Green Light New Orleans has put into place the March on Climate Change, a program that is focused on installing energy-efficient light bulbs. Green Light is an organization dedicated to increasing the use of sustainable, cheaper and cleaner energy in New Orleans. The March on Climate Change will req...

Uptown boutique sells designer brands for less

Uptown boutique sells designer brands for less

MELANIE POTTER

January 17, 2013


Filed under City, Life & Times

Looking for some new designer clothing at a reasonable price? Look no further than Bella & Harlow, located at 4221 Magazine St. Owner Sarah Celino opened this feminine boutique on Nov. 15, just in time for the new year and new styles. Popular brands that Bella & Harlow carries are Miss Patina, Trolly Doll...

Letter to the Editor: College Democrats is necessary

Dwayne Fontenette Jr.

January 17, 2013


Filed under Letters to Editor, Politics

During the final stage of the (absurdly long) SGA club charter review process last fall, I stood before the SGA Senate to explain and defend the need for the College Democrats. Some senators expressed concern that the existence of this club would polarize the campus or cause controversy. A number of senato...

Editorial: New amendment is too costly to rights and debate

Maroon Staff

January 17, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Politics

The recent spree of shootings - in particular, the tragedy at Sandy Hook - has revitalized the debate on gun control across the United States and provoked a number of measures both in the aim of more firmly regulating guns and in maintaining the right to bear arms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Ho...

Gun rights change at state level

Leslie Gamboni

January 16, 2013


Filed under News, Politics, State

As a result of voters' support, Amendment Two has been passed in Louisiana resulting in extended protections on gun rights.  The passing of Amendment Two protects gun rights by requiring "strict scrutiny" on any restriction relating to Louisiana citizens' ability to the use and their ownership of gu...

Pack News for November 16

November 15, 2012


Filed under News, Politics

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