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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...

Sexual Non-Violence Week highlights victim options

Colleen Dulle and Rebeca Trejo

April 15, 2016

A handful of students punched, kicked and dripped sweat in the Saint Charles Room April 12, learning an Israeli art of blocking and attacking opponents in the same motion. This Krav Maga self-defense class was part of Sexual Non-Violence Week, which the Women’s Resource Center and University Counseling...

Six-alarm fire on Canal Street impacts businesses

Valeria Kawas

February 14, 2016 During this busy Carnival season, four different parades march past the site of a six-alarm fire that took place Wednesday, Jan. 27. While the parades aren’t altering their route, shop owners and others were severely affected by this fire. At 3:22 a.m. Jan. 27, a fire...

Crime in the Crescent City

Crime in the Crescent City

Gabriel Garza

December 11, 2015

The last thing Jon Vedol expected to happen during his venture into the French Quarter was to be robbed, and it's an experience he said he will never forget. “I was terrified because you don’t know what to do. For me it was fight or flight and fighting wasn’t worth it at all,” Vedol said. "It’s...

Dozens of accused drug dealers arrested in French Quarter

Gabriel Garza

November 16, 2015

Police say 34 people suspected of dealing drugs on the street level in the French Quarter were arrested on Nov. 11. State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson said the arrests follow an approximately six month undercover investigation. Edmonson told a news conference the arrests were part of...

Editorial: It’s on us to make a safe campus

Editorial: It’s on us to make a safe campus

Gage Counts, [email protected]

November 13, 2015

"The crime of rape just does not fit the capabilities of such boards. They offer the worst of both worlds: they lack protections for the accused while often tormenting victims."

You never have to walk alone

You  never  have to walk alone

Alena Cover

November 4, 2015

For students who are afraid to walk alone in the dark, there is a new safety app that ensures they never have to walk home alone again. Developed by five University of Michigan students in August 2014, Companion was designed in hopes of helping college students stay safe. According to Lexie Ernst,...

Editorial: LUPD: Unsung protectors

Gage Counts, [email protected]

October 21, 2015

The Loyola University Police Department is one of the most under-appreciated services that the university provides. There is a significant number of students on campus who repeat the line, “LUPD isn’t a real police department. Its officers aren’t real police. They’re just glorified security...

Armed robbery reported at Monkey Hill Bar in Uptown

Ryan Micklin

October 1, 2015

New Orleans Police Department reported that three men stormed into the Monkey Hill Bar at 10:21 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28 and robbed employees and customers. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite promised that New Orleans law enforcement officers would examine the recent string of Uptown restaurant and bar...

Fatal shooting of Louisiana State Trooper

Skyllarr Trusty

August 27, 2015

Louisiana Senior State Trooper Steven Vincent, 43, passed away in a Lake Charles hospital Monday, Aug. 24. Vincent was reportedly shot in the head by a motorist who then said, "You're lucky you're going to die soon," according to state police. The shooting occurred after Vincent attended to a call ab...

Trend in gun violence sparks national attention

Trend in gun violence sparks national attention

Jamal Melancon

August 27, 2015

A violent trend of gun use is on the rise, bringing national attention to stories like the recent theater shooting in Lafayette and local shootings in the French Quarter. Keevy Narcisse, history senior, was at the Grand 16 movie theater in Lafayette just a day before the shooting on July 23. “No...

Student sexually assaulted off campus

Burke Bischoff

February 5, 2015

An unknown man sexually assaulted a Loyola student while she was walking towards Broadway Avenue, according to the Loyola University Police Department. The student told a campus security authority that a man sexually assaulted her on Oak or Maple Street Saturday, Jan. 24 between 5:45 a.m. and 6:00...

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