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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...

Hard Rock cranes demolished, recovery top priority

Hard Rock cranes demolished, recovery top priority

Jillian Oddo

October 20, 2019

The two cranes that affected businesses and activities in Downtown New Orleans have finally come down. After it was rescheduled from Saturday, Oct. 19, the demolition of the two Hard Rock cranes happened Sunday, Oct. 20 around 2:30 p.m. “I don’t think it could have gone much better,” said...

Businesses and residents affected by Hard Rock Hotel Collapse

Businesses and residents affected by Hard Rock Hotel Collapse

Tess Rowland

October 19, 2019

Construction worker Aldo was thankful that he had the day off Saturday, October 12. Just after 9:00 a.m., the Hard Rock Hotel construction site that he had been working on collapsed, leaving many of his colleagues injured. “When you do construction we always have in mind that something can happen...

2019 Fashion Week takes New Orleans by Storm

2019 Fashion Week takes New Orleans by       Storm

Tess Rowland

October 14, 2019

This year New Orleans Fashion Week celebrated its ninth season, and featured the work of over 50 designers in the region. Models graced the stage at the New Orleans Board of Trade with well-crafted and intricate outfits, setting the tone for the latest trends of the season. There are three days of...

One dead in Hard Rock Hotel collapse

One dead in Hard Rock Hotel collapse

Lily Cummings and Andres Fuentes

October 12, 2019

One person is dead, and 19 injured after a building collapsed located at Rampart and Canal street. All 19 are in stable condition. The collapse happened around 9:00 AM Saturday morning, officials said. That building was the site of the Hard Rock Hotel that is currently under construction. Around...

Pence preaches unity at Kenner GOP rally

Pence preaches unity at Kenner GOP rally

Andres Fuentes

October 6, 2019

Instead of debating policies or launching attack ads, the two GOP candidates in the Louisiana governor's race decided to unify with the help of Vice President Mike Pence. With days left until the state's primary election, Vice President Pence visited Kenner, Louisiana for the GOP Unity Rally to speak...

Breathing Easy: Bike Rider receives Second Chance at Life

Breathing Easy: Bike Rider receives Second Chance at Life

Tess Rowland

October 3, 2019

Frankie Avila celebrated another year of breathing, moving and cycling. The double-lung transplantee was fortunate to celebrate his 46th birthday on Sept. 29, as well as, the 24th year of his donated organs. Frankie was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was three years old. The disease is...

Fishing in Dead Waters

Fishing in Dead Waters

Andres Fuentes and Tess Rowland

October 2, 2019

It was a quiet September afternoon at the Bucktown Harbor in Metairie. The water rippled with small blue waves and the wind clapped the nearby flags and banners. The boats sat on the surface of Lake Pontchartrain, clean, white and empty. Fishermen were supposed to be hauling in their catches...

Saints fans make the best out of Revenge Bowl

Saints fans make the best out of Revenge Bowl

Andres Fuentes and Henry Bean

September 16, 2019

On a muggy afternoon, it wasn't the lack of seating, the Louisiana heat or even the long wait time for a po'boy that had Steven Polk fuming. His anger had been boiling deep within him since January and he had been looking for an excuse to let it out. So when it was his turn at bat, he gripped the...

Loyola senior headlines local country fest

Loyola senior headlines local country fest

Andres Fuentes and Tess Rowland

September 8, 2019

  The sun was beating down on Kenner, Louisiana, but the Freedom Fest crowd was as happy as ever to celebrate the nation's liberties for Labor Day weekend. The smell of the food booths trickled into the sea of lawn chairs and spectators. Even an hour before the first act, people were seating...

New Orleans shows its colors at the 48th Southern Decadence parade

New Orleans shows its colors at the 48th Southern Decadence parade

Andres Fuentes

September 7, 2019

For nearly half a century on every Sunday before Labor Day, Royal Street blossomed from its usual French-Spanish façade to a sea of vintage dresses, wacky wigs, colorful costumes and a sea of rainbow. And it was no different on Sept. 1, 2019. The 48th Southern Decadence parade kicked off w...

Saints big man has a big heart, helps give students 400 backpacks

Saints big man has a big heart, helps give students 400 backpacks

Andres Fuentes

September 6, 2019

Eighth grader Warlanden was excited for the KIPP Leadership Academy spirit day. It wasn't for the DJ spinning bounce music, dancing with his friends or winning spirit points. Instead, the young Joe Brown Spartans running back wanted to know who the special guest was. What Warlanden didn't know was...

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