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Brief: Man indicted for former student’s death

The Maroon

November 20, 2013

22-year-old Cody Watts was indicted on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the death of Meghan Lopez, a former Loyola student, according to NOLA.com| The Times-Picayune website. Lopez attended Loyola in fall 2010. According to authorities, Lopez and Watts took a synthetic hallucinogen, provi...

Column: Jesus, take the wheel

Column: Jesus, take the wheel

BURKE BISCHOFF

October 3, 2013

When I was driving back home from a night with friends on Friday, Sept. 20, the thought of a drunk driver totaling my car was never even a possibility in my mind. It was around 11:30 p.m. when I found myself driving my car across the Crescent City Connection in the middle lane toward my home on the W...

Library thief takes student’s thesis with laptop

Library thief takes student’s thesis with laptop

SAM WINSTROM

February 27, 2013

When Bridget Kratz answered her phone, a two-minute conversation cost her over six months of work. On Feb. 20 at approximately 3:45 p.m., Kratz, an economics senior, had her laptop stolen from the Monroe Library. Kratz was writing her honors thesis, a graduation requirement for students enrolled in t...

Student reports sexual assault

Student reports sexual assault

HASANI GRAYSON

February 21, 2013

A Loyola student reported a sexual assault early Friday morning in the stairwell of the Freret Garage on Loyola's main campus. The incident was reported at 4:12 a.m. on Feb. 15. An arrest has not yet been made and the names of the victim and the suspect have not yet been released to the public. Accord...

NOPD arrests burglary suspect

Nia Porter

February 20, 2013

Several burglaries have taken place around the university area over the past couple of weeks, but they shouldn't be much of a problem any longer according to the New Orleans Police Department. The suspected perpetrator has been arrested. Reports of home burglaries started pouring in from Tulane stude...

Corrected: App created to protect users

Corrected: App created to protect users

ALEX DAVIS

November 19, 2012

 Loyola Student Affairs met with smartphone app developers to discuss creating a discreet and easy way to keep students safe. Secret Chaperone is a free-to-download, web and mobile-based discreet text message alert system that lets people know where you are, who you're with and how long you'll b...

On Being Drugged

On Being Drugged

AAREN GORDEN

November 14, 2012

Imagine you're having a night out with friends during the Krewe de Vieux parade at the Dragon's Den. You buy a drink from the bar. Then, in your next moment of consciousness, you're lying on the ground in Washington Square surround by five men you don't know. This horror story was the reality for a 2...

LUPD starts Uptown patrols

LUPD starts Uptown patrols

CONNOR MCCULLAR

October 4, 2012

The Loyola University Police Department will join the Tulane University Police Department in its routine off-campus vehicle patrols to combat crime. LUPD is working to ensure the safety and security of students by patrolling in a new Dodge Charger alongside TUPD and the New Orleans Police Department. ...

Fear and Insecurity

HANNAH IANNAZZO

September 19, 2012

The number of reported incidents of sexual assault has increased this semester. Police captain Roger Pinac confirmed that two Loyola students who live on campus were involved in the sexual assault that happened on Sept. 14. According to staff counselor Brooks Zitzmann, the increased number of repor...

Professor to aid city in tackling murder

J. KARIN CURLEY

January 26, 2012

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas have a plan to reduce murders in 2012, turning to community policing strategies and the expertise of George Capowich, an associate sociology professor and criminologist. According to a city report, there were 199 people murdered in 2011, up from 17...

Safety First

JENNIE GUTIERREZ Staff Writer

January 25, 2012

Fed up with rising Uptown crime and lack of authoritative reaction, Tulane students decided to take matters into their own hands, organizing a campaign called "It's Not Enough" to raise attention to the issue. "We came up with the idea after The Hullabaloo published an article last semester about TUP...

Campus Cautious

Campus Cautious

Sable LeFrere

October 11, 2011

       New Orleans can be a beautiful city. From the tourist attractions to the fun nights out with friends, the college experience can be a memorable one. But if students aren't careful, all those beauties can turn into an ugly nightmare.      "It's impossible to pr...

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