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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

Voting is important for college students

OLIVIA LUECKEMEYER

October 31, 2012


Filed under Life & Times, Politics

With the presidential election only days away, students are busy educating themselves on the issues and making arrangements to get out and vote this November. The range of issues important to Loyola student voters covers a fairly large spectrum - from student debt, to the national budget, to women's right...

Fear and Insecurity

HANNAH IANNAZZO

September 19, 2012


Filed under City, Crime, News

The number of reported incidents of sexual assault has increased this semester. Police captain Roger Pinac confirmed that two Loyola students who live on campus were involved in the sexual assault that happened on Sept. 14. According to staff counselor Brooks Zitzmann, the increased number of repor...

N.O. gets $27.3 million from FEMA

ASSOCIATED PRESS

September 13, 2012


Filed under City, News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans will receive $27.3 million in grants from the federal government to help cover some of the city's costs related to Hurricane Isaac. The grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency were announced Wednesday in a joint news release by Sen. Mary Landrieu, Rep. Cedric Richmond and May...

Tulane linebacker accused of aiding robbery

ALEX DAVIS

September 5, 2012


Filed under City, News

Tulane's football season is starting off with a bit of controversy - one of their star players has been implicated in a July 2012 robbery. New Orleans Police arrested linebacker Trent Mackey, 22, of Buras, La., on Aug. 17 and charged him with relative to armed robbery. The police released a crime al...

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