The Maroon

Louisiana gears up for 2016 presidential primary election

Nicholas Morea

March 4, 2016

Filed under National, Politics, State, Worldview

With the presidential race heating up, Louisiana is next on the campaign trail for both Republicans and Democrats. On March 5, Louisiana voters registered for a specific party will be able to cast their vote in the Louisiana...

TOPS may not be toppling over

Lauren Saizan

February 19, 2016

Filed under Showcase, State

For the 658 students at Loyola receiving TOPS this semester, their education was put at risk when Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the suspension of the payments from the program on Feb. 11. Tommy Screen, director of governmen...

Decision Day Nears in Louisiana Governor’s Election

Nick Reimann

November 20, 2015

Filed under Politics, Showcase, State, Worldview

After weeks of fiery debate, Election Day is finally here. Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter faces Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards in a run-off election on Nov. 21 for the governor of Louisiana, after neither secured a...

Convicted politician attempts to return to office

Nicholas Morea

November 6, 2015

Filed under State

Former Legislator Derrick Shepherd has asked a Baton Rouge judge multiple times to be allowed to run for office following his money laundering conviction in 2008. Shepherd and his attorney are requesting an injunction which is...

The race for Governor of Louisiana

Nicholas Morea

October 23, 2015

Filed under Politics, State, Worldview

The race toward who will be Louisiana's next governor starts on Oct. 24. Governor Bobby Jindal will be unable to run so the republican party has two candidates in Scott Angelle and David Vitter. The democratic nominee is John Be...

Bread or Stones?

Bread or Stones?

September 4, 2015

LSU considers filing academic bankruptcy

May 1, 2015

Filed under News, State, Worldview

Public colleges in Louisiana faced with cuts from the state may have the option to raise tuition and fee rates thanks to lawmaker’s proposals. The house and senate education committees approved bills that would allow college...

Public high school graduation rates rise

May 1, 2015

Filed under News, State, Worldview

High school graduation rates are on a steady increase in Louisiana. Since the 2006-07 school year, graduation rates have been increasing in public high schools throughout Louisiana, going up 8 percent. In 2014, about three-fourths...

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