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The Wolf: What’s it like to be a New Orleanian?

The Wolf: What’s it like to be a New Orleanian?

Andres Fuentes

August 28, 2019

I've had the privilege of living in New Orleans all my life, and for that, I am grateful. I've seen the city through crooked politicians, crippling storms and cursed football seasons, but it's all worth it when the sun rises on the Crescent City. It's all worth it when you get to sit down to a...

Olé, Olé, Olé: NOLA bulls run wild in the Warehouse District

Olé, Olé, Olé: NOLA bulls run wild in the Warehouse District

Andres Fuentes

August 27, 2019

At the crack of dawn on Aug. 25, hundreds of runners volunteered to be batting targets for the Big Easy Rollergirls in the tight streets of the Warehouse District. Participants dressed in stereotypical Pamplona attire, a style named for the Spanish city famous for "The Running of the Bulls," and ran...

Krewe has a hunk of burning love for Elvis

Krewe has a hunk of burning love for Elvis

Andres Fuentes

August 27, 2019

Some came in sequin suits, some in Hawaiian button-downs, some even had on robes, but one thing remained the same for the members of the Krewe of the Rolling Elvi: a lavish head of dark black hair. New Orleans' Elvis-inspired krewe hit the French Quarter streets on Aug. 16, the day that The King passed...

BIG3 stars shine in the Big Easy

BIG3 stars shine in the Big Easy

Andres Fuentes

August 25, 2019

Former NBA stars drove in the paint, dove for loose balls and proved they could still play physical basketball despite leaving the association behind. New Orleans got their first taste of BIG3 basketball, a league for retired players. Local celebrities flooded the court side chairs to see past ...

Mourners honor Kathleen Blanco at the State Capitol

Mourners honor Kathleen Blanco at the State Capitol

Andres Fuentes

August 23, 2019

Even in her death, former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco is making history. She is now the first woman to ever lie in the State Capitol and just the fourth governor to receive the honor. Her body was on display for the public on Aug. 22. Blanco was the state's governor from 2004 through...

New Orleans learns to live without musical icons after losses

New Orleans learns to live without musical icons after losses

Andres Fuentes

August 17, 2019

New Orleans went through a summer of blaring horns, dancing in the heat and marching away calories. But as colorful and lively as the second lines were, they were all to honor the dead. The city took a serious hit over a span of two months, as its' residents laid to rest significant icons that were...

Local musicians second-line for Eugene Grant

Local musicians second-line for Eugene Grant

Andres Fuentes

July 23, 2019

On a humid Sunday afternoon, second-liners used beats and brass to bring awareness to the reality of life as a street artist in New Orleans. Earlier this month, Eugene Grant, a local musician, was arrested near the corner of Frenchmen and Charters Streets after a local business reported him to the po...

New Orleans residents show support for undocumented immigrants

New Orleans residents show support for undocumented immigrants

Andres Fuentes

July 20, 2019

As the sun set down on New Orleans, hundreds of protesters came out to voice their resentment toward politicians and migrant detention camps. Under one voice, both the speakers and the supporters shouted, "Ustedes son hermosos, we are all beautiful people," on July 19. Together with other organizations...

What did Tropical Storm Barry look like outside New Orleans? Sandbags and swimming snakes

What did Tropical Storm Barry look like outside New Orleans? Sandbags and swimming snakes

Andres Fuentes

July 14, 2019

After days of warnings about the dangers of Tropical Storm Barry and millions of dollars of potential property damage, most New Orleanians woke up July 14 to calm cloudy skies and hurricane party hangovers. This left many residents to question why news stations aired storm coverage over their reg...

MARI Institute brings Mayan culture to Tulane and Loyola

MARI Institute brings Mayan culture to Tulane and Loyola

Andres Fuentes

May 3, 2019

With both campuses so close to one another, there is no doubt some sibling rivalry that exists between the Green Wave and the Wolf Pack, but when both schools aren't arguing over basketball teams, dining halls or uptown bars, they are coming together to study and appreciate ancient cultures. Since...

Uptown Howl Season 4 – Episode 13

Uptown Howl Season 4 – Episode 13

April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019 On this week's Uptown Howl, Anum Siddiqui and Neecy Harrsion discuss Lil Nas X's rise to country superstardom and Coachella surprises. Shadera Moore also interviews entrepreneur Cheyenne Williams. ...

Column: The French Quarter Fest celebrates everything New Orleans

Column: The French Quarter Fest celebrates everything New Orleans

Andres Fuentes

April 15, 2019

You couldn't tell that hurricanes upon hurricanes dispersed its people. There were too many shuffling feet, dancing to horns, strings and melodies. You couldn't tell that there was once a yellow fever epidemic. There were too many smiles chowing down on Cajun food. You couldn't tell that a ...

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