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Blue Bikes benefit riders around New Orleans

Blue Bikes benefit riders around New Orleans

Sidney Holmes

April 13, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

New Orleans is making strides in city transportation and is now helping members of the community get around with bike transportation. The City of New Orleans partnered with Social Bicycles, Inc. to launch the bike-sharing program Blue Bikes late last year. Bike sharing allows people to rent bikes...

Benson’s death leaves a hole at Loyola and in the city

Benson’s death leaves a hole at Loyola and in the city

A. Sofia Samayoa

April 6, 2018


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The death of prominent New Orleans figure Tom Benson has left a vacancy in the Loyola community where his name was a dominant presence. Benson, 90, is regarded as a key figure at Loyola for his donations to the school over the years. He was best known by others as the beloved owner of the Saints an...

Cantrell, Landrieu(s) discuss New Orleans past, future at Loyola lecture

Cantrell, Landrieu(s) discuss New Orleans past, future at Loyola lecture

Nick Reimann

April 6, 2018


Filed under City, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

Though he had been told so before, Mitch Landrieu learned after he was elected mayor that it was true — you inherit all the potholes. Landrieu shared that experience to Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell as mayors spanning over six decades of New Orleans history met in Roussel Hall for the annual Ed Renwic...

New Orleans students march for stricter gun laws

New Orleans students march for stricter gun laws

Caleb Beck

March 24, 2018


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High school students, many of them yet unable to vote, vowed their message would be heard at the March for Our Lives gun control rally in downtown New Orleans. These students and some 6,000 supporters added their grief-stricken, defiant voices to those heard at satellite marches across the country Satur...

Women’s History Month serves as a reminder of progress

Vanessa Alvarado

March 21, 2018


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The month of March marks Women’s History Month, which began being nationally celebrated in 1981. However, it was never intended to last a month– it was made to last only a week. In 1987, it was developed into an entire month. Patricia Boyett, director of the Women’s Resource Center which puts...

Loyola sisters focus on family in U.S. Senate race

Loyola sisters focus on family in U.S. Senate race

Miles Rouen

March 16, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase, Worldview

The U.S. Senate elections in Mississippi may be far away for New Orleanians, but, for sisters Merritt Baria and Bess Baria, the action is much closer to home. Their father, David Baria, has been a member of the Mississippi State Legislature since 2008 and serves as the Democratic House Minority Leader...

University Counseling Center looks to dispel myths surrounding counseling

University Counseling Center looks to dispel myths surrounding counseling

Jc Canicosa

March 10, 2018


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English sophomore Kate Herrick initially had a difficult time finding a counselor at Loyola. She began seeing one at the University Counseling Center last year but ended their sessions due to personality differences. She later returned and found a counselor on staff that she connected with. Herrick now sees Alicia...

Landrieu releases plan for future of Confederate monument sites

Landrieu releases plan for future of Confederate monument sites

Nick Reimann

March 7, 2018


Filed under City, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

Almost 11 months after the first removal began and after years of legal battles over the fates of four Confederate monuments, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced plans in a news release Wednesday, March 7, for the future of the sites where the monuments once stood. Most notable in the news...

New Orleans adds crime cameras to keep an eye on the city

New Orleans adds crime cameras to keep an eye on the city

Anna Knapp

March 1, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

https://vimeo.com/254320039 Flashing blue and red crime cameras have recently popped up on various corners of New Orleans streets. The city is in the process of installing 250 of these cameras, adding to the already thousands of cameras across the city. The cameras tie to the police’s real-time...

Florida high school shooting sparks concerns about campus violence

Florida high school shooting sparks concerns about campus violence

Miles Rouen

February 23, 2018


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When students walked through the doors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on the morning of Feb. 14, they did not know that hours later their school would be invaded by an active shooter. Before the shooting rampage began, just after 2 p.m., students were going about their...

Bourbon Street dancers fight back

Bourbon Street dancers fight back

Mairéad Siobhán

February 22, 2018


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It has been a month-long fight for Bourbon Street strip club workers, who made it known that the war is not over following the raids, closures and suspensions of eight clubs last month. A month after the raids that were allegedly linked by law enforcement to a human trafficking operation, no trafficking...

Blood supply in New Orleans is critically low, officials say

Blood supply in New Orleans is critically low, officials say

Sidney Holmes

February 21, 2018


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

The blood supply in the Greater New Orleans area is critically low, according to The Blood Center. Because of the shortage, blood banks around New Orleans are encouraging people to donate more blood during this time of need. Paul Adams, public relations director of The Blood Center, said that three...

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