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Local barber, musician works to get back on his feet after the pandemic

Local barber, musician works to get back on his feet after the pandemic

Eve McFarland, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

Johnny Angel, a barber and a musician, came to New Orleans 20 years ago. He felt things were going great for him, until the COVID-19 pandemic hit.  “Well COVID affected the city and not just me....

Loyola’s new basketball coach Donald Reyes says he has big shoes to fill

Loyola’s new basketball coach Donald Reyes says he has big shoes to fill

Eve McFarland, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

Donald Reyes is the new head coach for the defending NAIA Men’s Basketball National Champions. With 15 years of experience in the NCAA Division One, Reyes said he is ready to coach at Loyola. “It...

Former inmate raises awareness for those affected by Louisiana’s Non-Unanimous Convictions 

Former inmate raises awareness for those affected by Louisiana’s Non-Unanimous Convictions 

Devin Cruice, Maroon Minute Executive Producer November 15, 2022

Landon Marshall was serving a life sentence until 2020, when the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled non-unanimous juries are unconstitutional. He spent 28 years in the Louisiana State Penitentiary.  The...

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Paddy Daddy chef provides more for his community than quality food

Devin Cruice, Maroon Minute Executive Producer November 15, 2022

On the corner of Lizzardo Street and Claiborne, Chef Jimmy King of Paddy Daddy is whipping up burgers, fresh potatoes, and a side of communal change. King has big plans for the future as he helps...

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Loyola celebrates its diverse community with International Student Festival

Sophia Maxim October 29, 2022

Video story by Chloe Caudle   Students gathered in the Peace Quad on Friday, Oct. 21 to celebrate a mosaic of cultural heritage at Loyola’s International Festival, hosted by the International...

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Newly named Francis Family Hall blessed by Loyola community

Angel Martinez, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

The newly named Blanche and Norman C. Francis Family Hall was blessed and dedicated to its namesake, Loyola’s first Black graduate, Thursday in the residence quad. The university announced this summer...

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Engulfed Ep. 1: St. John Fight: From Battling Cancer to Covid

Rae Walberg, Engulfed Producer October 13, 2022

“What around here? I mean, it was like this of people dying like that. I mean, every day, every day two and three people. You hate to answer your phone, because somebody called then, somebody died,”...

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The Maroon launches environmental podcast

Macie Batson, Senior Staff Writer September 22, 2022

The Maroon is launching its most recent podcast, “Engulfed”, on Tuesday Sept. 27, according to producer Rae Walberg. The podcast, “Engulfed,” will release episodes over the course of four weeks,...

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Local music artist creates safe haven to empower young women

Parker Boyd, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Daughter of the King is a safe house for young women who have faced hardship and is led by local artist and former “The Voice” contestant Casme Barnes-Carter.  The purpose of the club is to help...

Man plays trumpet at French Quarter Festival

French Quarter Fest returns to New Orleans

Parker Boyd, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

French Quarter Festival returned to New Orleans for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The last French Quarter Festival took place in April 2019.  Michigan resident Alexander Henry...

Arabi home thrown from its foundation during tornado

March 24, 2022

The home of the Burke family was ripped from its foundation on the evening of Tuesday, March 22 as a tornado tore through Arabi. James Burke said his 22-year-old daughter was trapped under her bedroom...

EDITORIAL: Transgender students feel isolated on campus

Artie Bennett, Op/Ed Editor November 12, 2021

“So, what’s your real name?” “This whole trans thing is just confusing.” “You guys need to correct me.” “Have you gotten the surgeries yet?” “Sorry if I get it wrong, all...

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