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Events bringing holiday cheer to NOLA this month

Events bringing holiday cheer to NOLA this month

Caitlyn Reisgen

December 6, 2019

Miracle on Fulton Street Nov. 29-Dec. 21 | 11a.m.-10p.m. Since it rarely snows in New Orleans, the Miracle on Fulton Street brings "snow" to New Orleans with a faux snowfall every hour from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Along with the snow, there are many sights and photo opportunities including an illuminated Christm...

Artificial reef program benefits fisherman, oil companies alike

Artificial reef program benefits fisherman, oil companies alike

Madison Mcloughlin

December 5, 2019

After waking up before the sun, Captain Maurice D’Aquin throws on his fishing gear and heads to Nick’s Marina where his boat is still sleeping. He loads up the dry storage with extra gear, fills the fish-hold with ice and shrimp bait and secures his fishing rods in their place. With everythi...

Sneaux kicks off Loyola Christmas celebrations

Sneaux kicks off Loyola Christmas celebrations

Cristo Dulom

December 4, 2019

Snow, Christmas music and the laughter of children and students alike filled the horseshoe on Dec. 3, 2019 as the Student Government Association kicked off its annual winter tradition: Sneaux. Sneaux, a now 12-year-old tradition, featured event staples such as hot chocolate, Santa, the Loyno Express T...

Cash Money Records hands out 1,500 Thanksgiving meals

Cash Money Records hands out 1,500 Thanksgiving meals

Andres Fuentes

November 27, 2019

Just days before the Thanksgiving holidays, Cash Money artists, volunteers and other event organizers set up shop at New Home Full Gospel Ministries to hand out meals to people who otherwise would not have them. On Nov. 26, hundreds of guests lined the perimeter of the church, waiting for their chance...

Loyola Jesuits cheer on the New Orleans Saints

Loyola Jesuits cheer on the New Orleans Saints

Andres Fuentes

November 22, 2019

Sodexo cook Ray Davis fills the Jesuits' house with the smell of omelets and waffles. Most of the 15 head out of their white house just yards away from campus to preach at local parishes. But for Rev. James Carter, S.J. and Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., their Sundays involve a quick mass on the top floor...

New Orleans Saints linebacker defends public attorneys

New Orleans Saints linebacker defends public attorneys

Andres Fuentes

November 19, 2019

For people who fight for equity and justice, Orleans Parish public defenders have trouble finding such qualities when it comes to their appropriations battle. Chief District Defender Derwyn Bunton said the typical day for defenders is rushing from case to case, knowing that there is no adequate funding...

Algiers Ferry closure impacts local businesses

Algiers Ferry closure impacts local businesses

Tess Rowland

November 18, 2019

Phillip Kilbarger is the lead cook at Dry Dock Cafe, where he's been working with his sister for eight years. With the Algiers Ferry not in service, restaurants and businesses at Algiers Point have seen a decrease in business. “We survive off tourists here,” said Kilbarger. Kilbarger has seen...

New Orleans leaders embrace second Edwards term

New Orleans leaders embrace second Edwards term

Andres Fuentes

November 17, 2019

After a campaign season of mud slinging and presidential visits, the dust finally settled and Louisiana decided on another four years of John Bel Edwards. The democratic incumbent won against his republican competitor, Eddie Rispone, in a down-to-the-wire race. Edwards won 51% of the vote, with 774,469...

New Orleanians reimagine 1811 slave revolt

New Orleanians reimagine 1811 slave revolt

Breanna Henry and Andres Fuentes

November 14, 2019

Sadness, pain, weariness and pride were all painted on the faces of marchers in the Slave Revolt Reenactment. Everyone had a different feeling as they set off for Congo Square on Nov. 8, 2019, but their chants were unified under one word: freedom. The reenactment was the latest creation from ar...

Marchers embrace New Orleans’ second line season

Marchers embrace New Orleans’ second line season

Andres Fuentes

November 3, 2019

Hours before the We Are One second line, vendors were pushing their ice carts, cooks manned the grill, bounce music filled the air and everyone had on a comfortable pair of shoes. The neighborhood crowded the heart of Central City, greeting each other with warm embraces and smiles that stretched entire...

Audubon Zoo hosts a crowd of smiles at Special Needs Day

Audubon Zoo hosts a crowd of smiles at Special Needs Day

Andres Fuentes

November 2, 2019

The animals at the Audubon Zoo woke up an hour early Saturday morning to greet families on the sixth annual Special Needs Day. The park grounds offered quiet zones, animal encounters and a wellness fair, accommodating any visitors that may need assistance. "Our goal is to make those that are differently...

New Orleans receives ‘D’ in effort to provide affordable housing, little hope for change in sight

New Orleans receives ‘D’ in effort to provide affordable housing, little hope for change in sight

Tess Rowland

October 28, 2019

Adinas Perkins describes herself to be a born and bred New Orleanian. She has lived in New Orleans most of her adult life, even returning to the very street she raised her children on in Hollygrove, but she still can’t seem to call it home, due to the rising rent prices in Orleans Parish. Homes...

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