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Mid-City fire destroys local businesses

Mid-City fire destroys local businesses

Caleb Beck

April 26, 2018

Jordan Stradler, a mechanic at Bayou Bicycles in Mid-City, didn't expect to wake up to a tragedy.“I heard your shop’s on fire, is everything all right?” was the phone call he received early Monday morning.The three-alarm fire that broke out at 4:54 a.m. on April 23 didn’t damage...

Louisiana Senate looks to ban abortion after 15 weeks

Miles Rouen

April 26, 2018

While controversy over an anti-abortion display has ignited a debate this week here at Loyola, critical decisions about the legality of abortion in the state have been made by the Louisiana State Senate.On April 24, the Louisiana Senate voted 31-3 to ban abortions in the state after 15 weeks. If uphel...

Report reveals New Orleans missed opportunities to solve segregation

Report reveals New Orleans missed opportunities to solve segregation

Mairéad Siobhán

April 21, 2018

Post-Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans had an opportunity to remedy centuries of housing policies that had resulted in an extreme racial disparity in the city — an opportunity they missed according to a new report released by The Data Center. Released earlier this month, the report titled, “Rigging...

Drinking age bill fails to impress

Tia Teamer

April 20, 2018

The bill that would essentially lower the drinking age in Louisiana was short-lived as it was shot down earlier this month. The bill, called the Louisiana Responsible Adult Consumption Act, was introduced by State Sen. Eric LaFleur. It would have allowed 19 and 20 year olds to drink legally –...

Oil spill flows by French Quarter Festival

Oil spill flows by French Quarter Festival

Caleb Beck

April 13, 2018

The smells and sounds of French Quarter Festival don’t normally include the stench of thousands of gallons of oil. At 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, it was reported that the cargo ship PAC Antares had collided with a pier off Nashville Wharf. Over the next three hours, it leaked spilled roughly 2...

Title IX issues revealed with Climate Assessment

Title IX issues revealed with Climate Assessment

Tyler Wann

April 13, 2018

Loyola’s recently released Campus Climate Assessment revealed that 16 percent of survey respondents had experienced unwanted sexual contact or conduct. These results have brought issues of sexual assault and harassment to the forefront of campus discussions. Title IX Deputy Director Diana Ward...

Blue Bikes benefit riders around New Orleans

Blue Bikes benefit riders around New Orleans

Sidney Holmes

April 13, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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