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Uptown residents upset with frequent porch pirates

Tess Rowland, Reporter January 19, 2020

Porch pirates have been the public enemy making their presence known, especially during the holiday season, when busy shoppers are working their hardest to ensure they get every present they need. However,...

Superdome works to add new amenities

Anum Siddiqui, Reporter January 19, 2020

The anticipated renovations in the Mercedes Benz Superdome were put on hold until the LSU Tigers won their national championship. Renovations began Tuesday January 14, starting with removing the field.   “This...

Exiting House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, left, prepares to pass the gavel to newly elected House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, at the state Capitol in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

Explained: the role of the Louisiana Speaker of the House

JC Canicosa, Reporter January 19, 2020

After weeks of internal deliberation between legislators, the Louisiana House of Representatives named Republican Rep. Clay Schexnayder of Ascension Parish the new Speaker of the House. As he begins...

A graphic showing the distance from Australia to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Australians in New Orleans feel support away from home

Cody Downey January 18, 2020

Like most students living away from home, Josh Leaney has learned to cope with homesickness. However, with Leaney’s home of Brisbane, Australia facing deadly wildfires, his homesickness has been taken...

University Honors Association President Ariel Hall listens during the organization's first board meeting.

Honors Program looks to the future after troubled three years

Erin Snodgrass January 18, 2020

After two years of instability, those involved in Loyola’s Honors program believe growth and progress are in the near future. Students and administration are both hoping Jonathan Peterson, philosophy...

Philosophy professor Dr. Jonathan Peterson shares his vision for Loyola’s future on Jan. 10, 2020. Peterson reflected on his journey to his position as the new University Honors Program director. Photo credit: Shadera Moore

Philosophy professor steps into permanent role as honors director

Erin Snodgrass January 16, 2020

When philosophy professor Jonathan Peterson isn’t reading Immanuel Kant, teaching Loyola students or chairing the University Senate, he can be found listening to music — specifically 70s and 80s funk,...

Tanuja Singh, Loyola's newly appointed provost, speaks to faculty during a meeting on Nov. 19

Loyola announces Tanuja Singh as its new provost

Rose Wagner January 15, 2020

Loyola has selected Tanuja Singh, current business dean at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, as the new provost and second-in-command to President Tania Tetlow. After three years of temporary...

LSU Tigers Take Home the Title

Lily Cummings, Reporter January 14, 2020

LSU dominated inside and outside of the Dome Monday night during the National Football Championship winning the title with a score of 42-25.  As the Louisiana State Tigers took on the Clemson Tigers...

A permit approved by the city is displayed after a cyberattack on the city.

City Hall processes permits by hand in the wake of cyberattack

Rose Wagner, Reporter January 13, 2020

Nearly a month after a Dec. 13 cyberattack on New Orleans City Hall forced the shutdown of government computers, employees in the Department of Safety and Permits are still doing a city’s-worth of paperwork...

Bridge closure impacts local businesses

Lily Cummings, Reporter January 13, 2020

Brittany McRee, manager at T’s Lounge near the 11 bridge in Slidell, was hoping for a new year, and a new bridge. McRee said that business has dwindled since the 11 bridge closed. “We have definitely...

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards takes the podium at his inauguration.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards sworn in for second term

AP News January 13, 2020

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards began his second term Monday without the budget crises that crowded out other debates across his first four years, but with a more conservative Legislature that could...

Jefferson Parish inaugurates first female president

Andres Fuentes, Reporter January 10, 2020

Councilman Marion Edwards seemed to take his time as he made his way to the podium for a second time. The special day was supposed to mark a new four years in office for Jefferson Parish politicians, himself...

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