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Watch: Vietnamese student associations take Date Auction to new heights

Watch: Vietnamese student associations take Date Auction to new heights

Sidney Holmes

November 15, 2017


Filed under Life & Times, Showcase, Worldview

New records were broken this year as Vietnamese student associations from all over the Gulf Coast gathered for their annual Date Auction. With more than 600 people in attendance at Tulane’s McAlister Auditorium on Nov. 11, the Union of Vietnamese Asian Associations Gulf Coast raised over $18,000, t...

Louisiana criminal justice reform goes into effect

Louisiana criminal justice reform goes into effect

John Casey

November 11, 2017


Filed under Showcase, State, Worldview

Lower prison populations may be coming for Louisiana as criminal justice reforms went into effect on Nov. 1.The overhaul, comprised of 10 bills, passed through state legislature this past June. The bills, backed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, aim to reduce the state's prison population by 10 percent and save ...

Prisoners look to life after incarceration through reentry program

Prisoners look to life after incarceration through reentry program

Andrew Callaghan

November 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, State, Worldview

Louisiana is the most incarcerated state in the most incarcerated country in the world. At 776 per 100,000 people incarcerated, Louisiana sits well ahead of the rest of the United States. Under the leadership of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, the state legislature is trying to strip Louisiana of...

New Orleans to elect new mayor on Nov. 18

New Orleans to elect new mayor on Nov. 18

Nick Reimann

November 8, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

Polls open at 7 a.m. next Saturday (Nov. 18) for New Orleans voters to decide who will lead their city for the next four years. One thing is for sure – that next leader will be a woman. The two vying for the spot are former judge Desiree Charbonnet and City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, as they...

New Orleans hits 120th homicide for 46th year in a row

New Orleans hits 120th homicide for 46th year in a row

John Casey

November 3, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, State, Worldview

The city of New Orleans is on a grim streak. The first of October marked the 46th consecutive year with over 120 homicides in the city. Only two other American cities with populations under a million can claim the same streak: Detroit and Baltimore. Homicides, however, are just a telling piece of...

Algiers Folk Art Zone to host sixth annual festival

Kaylie Saidin

November 1, 2017


Filed under City, Worldview

It has been 17 years since New Orleans native Charles Gillam founded the Folk Art Zone & Blues Museum, which continues to be an integral part of the artistic community in Algiers Point. The museum, sitting along the Mississippi River, is where he curated a zone for local self-taught artists. And...

Water refill stations reduce plastic bottle use

Water refill stations reduce plastic bottle use

Hayley Risse

November 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Worldview

Loyola’s sustainability initiative in 2012, intended to implement water refill stations around campus, has eliminated waste from just over three quarters of a million disposable water bottles as of this week, according to the stations' latest count. But some students argue that there is still room ...

Tulane offers free tuition for displaced students in Puerto Rico

Tulane offers free tuition for displaced students in Puerto Rico

Nick Reimann

October 25, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

With Puerto Rico still reeling after Hurricane Maria, Tulane is now offering a helping hand for the thousands of students studying there that were displaced. The university sent out a blog post on Oct. 13 through its director of admissions, Jeff Schiffman, offering “a tuition-free guest semester prog...

Loyola hosts annual Take Back the Night march

Cody Downey

October 25, 2017


Filed under City, News

Sponsored by Loyola, Tulane, Dillard, Xavier, University of New Orleans and University of Holy Cross, the annual Take Back the Night event will begin at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday night in Loyola’s Horseshoe with a lighting of candles, and then head to Tulane’s LBC Qatar Ballroom, where participants can...

Trump speech at Values Voter Summit draws criticism

Trump speech at Values Voter Summit draws criticism

Jack Deorio

October 24, 2017


Filed under National, Politics, Showcase, State, Worldview

President Donald Trump became the first president to attend the Values Voter Summit earlier this month, a summit that has been criticized by organizations nationwide for connections to anti-LGBT and white nationalist groups.Held annually since 2006, the Values Voter Summit is a conference which focuses o...

City mourns fallen police officer

City mourns fallen police officer

John Casey

October 24, 2017


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

A New Orleans police officer was shot and killed in the early morning of Oct. 13 during a shootout in New Orleans East.According to NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison during a press conference, four officers were on their regular patrol in the New Orleans Police Department Seventh District when offi...

Recycling efforts on campus still evolving

Recycling efforts on campus still evolving

Hayley Risse

October 19, 2017


Filed under City, Worldview

Reduce, reuse, recycle. Plastered on posters and printed on trash cans, these three words, accompanied by three rounded arrows, are the distinguished symbol of environmentalism. In recent years, Loyola’s Sustainability Committee has taken action to increase the amount of recycling bins on campus. H...

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