The Maroon

Uptown increases in property crimes

John Casey

March 13, 2017

Several key arrests in the university area are likely to lead to a significant drop in property crime throughout Uptown, according to police officials at the weekly New Orleans Police Department crime meeting. A NOPD official said that crime overall is up 10 percent in the district in the year to d...

Gun fired during Uptown parades

Starlight Williams

February 25, 2017

It was reported by the New Orleans Police Department that a man had been shot between St. Charles and Napoleon Avenue around 3 p.m. today.The parades stopped for approximately 15 minutes before they restarted. Police are currently investigating, but current state of the unidentified victim is unknow...

Uptown JCC evacuated after bomb threat

Uptown JCC evacuated after bomb threat

Colleen Dulle

February 23, 2017

The Jewish Community Center Uptown received a bomb threat this morning, Feb. 23.The building at St. Charles Avenue and Jefferson Avenue was evacuated until the threat was declared "not credible" just before 11 a.m.Brian Soileau, a spokesman for the center, told The Maroon the threat was a "hoax" lik...

Sexual battery reported in Buddig Hall

India Yarborough

November 21, 2016

According to Loyola University Police, a Loyola student reported a sexual battery Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8:40 p.m. which occurred in Buddig Hall the morning of Saturday, Nov. 19 between 2 and 4 a.m. The student reported the suspect to be a 19-year-old white male who was not a Loyola community member. NO...

Clown craze ends, fear remains

Colleen Dulle

November 20, 2016

The “creepy clown” attacks that garnered global attention this summer and built momentum into October have effectively ended. According to Google news trends, searches for “clown sighting” and related terms peaked at the beginning of October and have dropped down to zero as o...

Loyola hosts screening and panel discussion about heroin addiction

Loyola hosts screening and panel discussion about heroin addiction

Lily Cummings

September 23, 2016

Nunemaker Auditorium hosted a screening Sept. 19 of “Chasing The Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” promoted by the Department of Justice and brought to Loyola as part of National Heroin and Opiate Awareness Week. The event began with a screening of the documentary, followed by a pane...

Coroner releases cause of death for Loyola students

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September 15, 2016

Spokespeople for New Orleans Coroner Jeffrey Rouse have revealed the causes of death of two Loyola students who died last semester, Kyra Koman and Juliano Mastroianni.

The FBI and DEA will be on campus to talk about heroin addiction

The FBI and DEA will be on campus to talk about heroin addiction

India Yarborough

September 15, 2016

Loyola will show its support of National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week next week through a free screening of the FBI and DEA produced documentary “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict” Monday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium. Following the screening, a panel featuring...

Dorms unguarded during first weekend of the semester

Dorms unguarded during first weekend of the semester

Gage Counts

August 28, 2016

UPDATED AUG. 28, 2016 AT 5:55 P.M.The front desks of the Carrollton and Buddig residence halls were unstaffed between 1:30 and 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 28, according to photographs taken at the time and comments from witnesses.Saturday night marked the celebration of Mid-Summer Mardi Gras, a parade and blo...

Heroin and other drugs may soon kill more than murder in New Orleans

Heroin and other drugs may soon kill more than murder in New Orleans

Rachael Espaillat and Taylor Galmiche

May 5, 2016

In a city with one of the nation’s highest murder rates, a new, more deadly killer is emerging - heroin. According to the Orleans Parish coroner, the number of deaths from heroin and other illegal opiates is on track to surpass the murder rate for 2016. Driving that spike in deaths is the emergence...

Family, Friends, and Fans come together to pay their last respects to Will Smith

Family, Friends, and Fans come together to pay their last respects to Will Smith

Zayn Abidin

April 16, 2016

The Saints practice facility welcomed family, friends and fans of the late football player, Will Smith, for a public visitation on Friday. The visitation began at 2 p.m. but hundreds of fans lined up outside the facility hours before the doors opened to pay their last respects to Smith, who was shot...

Editorial: At Loyola, victims of sexual violence don’t have to hide

Editorial: At Loyola, victims of sexual violence don’t have to hide

Gage Counts, [email protected]

April 16, 2016

If you have ever been a victim of sexual violence, you can feel comfortable coming forward about it at Loyola. The system is not rigged to be against you. Pursuing justice on any issue — let alone sexual assault — cannot be easy. Every retelling of the event can open the wound left by the senseless...

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