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Natalie Reaux helping her son Maxx Reaux with some math homework before his afternoon snack.

Teachers and parents adapt to online homeschooling across the United States

April 2, 2020

Schools all across America were hit with an emergency closing leaving many to wonder when they will open their doors again. Many parents in Orleans Parish were told classes will begin again in April, but...

Immunocompromised students react to the school year ending

Amy Ngo, Pack News April 2, 2020

Loyola University New Orleans made the announcement that classes for the rest of the spring semester would move online on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. This announcement didn’t come as a big surprise...

This April 28, 2019, file photo, shows Ellis Marsalis during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Wednesday, April 1, 2020, that Marsalis has died. He was 85. (AP Photo/Sophia Germer, File)

Jazz icon Ellis Marsalis dead at 85 fighting COVID-19

Andres Fuentes, Pack News April 2, 2020

The New Orleans music scene mourns the loss of Ellis Marsalis Jr., a local musician that made strides in the local jazz scene and educated generations of musicians.  The 85-year-old died on April 1...

Only about 20 people showed up to Elvin and Jessica Ryan's wedding after the ceremony had to be re-organized due to COVID-19. The couple had guests pose with surgical masks and Corona beers to make light of the situation. Courtesy of Jessica Ryan

Couple scrambles to re-organize wedding due to COVID-19 pandemic

Andres Fuentes, Pack News April 1, 2020

Everything was set for Jessica and Elvin Ryan’s New Orleans style wedding. After eight months of planning, the couple had everything planned, from the food to the second line. However, they didn’t...

Sean Hobbes + the High Res hold a performance. Hobbes is currently working on raising funds for a campaign to have his first solo EP played on the radio. Courtesy of Bailey Barkley.

Loyola senior raises funds to get his EP played on the radio

Cody Downey April 1, 2020

For Loyola senior Sean Mulligan, the dream of hearing one of his songs is only $2,100 dollars away from becoming a reality. During the school year, Mulligan, who performs under the stage name Sean Hobbes,...

Loyno alum makes personal protective equipment for healthcare workers in need

Tess Rowland, Pack News March 30, 2020

Loyola Alumna Kelsey Brehm can usually be found in the studio of her Uptown apartment making unique lingerie for women of all sizes. With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Brehm decided to use her seamstress...

The sun sets on Holy Name of Jesus Church on Sept. 24, 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, churches all around New Orleans have shut their doors and cancelled mass, leaving student-musicians who play during the services out of work. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Student-musicians struggle financially with masses cancelled

Sam Lucio March 29, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sound and soul of New Orleans have had to take a back seat and Loyola University student-musicians who perform during mass have felt some of the hardest blows.  Nearly...

New Orleans Jesters soccer player Igor Shishcov poses with his wife, Julia and his daughter Alina. The Jesters' season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Courtesy of Igor Shishcov

Jesters soccer player reacts to cancelled season

Andres Fuentes March 29, 2020

Igor Shishcov couldn’t wait to bring soccer back to New Orleans. After the Jesters took the 2019 season off, the team’s central midfielder was excited to compete in the city again and see the Pan-American...

Harrison Charles Coleman, a track-and-field athlete at UNO poses for a photoshoot. Coleman was looking forward to the rest of his junior season as a hurdles runner before the COVID-19 outbreak cut the collegiate athletics season short.

UNO student-athlete mourns end of sports season

Daniel Cardenez March 28, 2020

While everyone is being pushed to practice social distancing by staying indoors, one UNO student-athlete continues to connect with the thing COVID-19 took away from him— his sport.  Harrison Charles...

In this Thursday, March 19, file photo, a view of the nearly deserted scene on Bourbon Street, which is normally bustling with tourists at restaurants and bars. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, New Orleans has shut down bars and eliminated restaurant dining, leaving local servers out of work. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Restaurant servers are left out of work due to COVID-19

Alexandria Whitten March 26, 2020

When Vinlisa Khoeum became a server at an Uptown restaurant, she hoped the salary and tips she made there would help her keep up with her rent and other bills. For the past few months, she had a consistent...

The parking lot at Kin restauraunt in Mid-City sits empty on March 25 amid concerns of the coronavirus outbreak. Kin, a dine-in ramen restaurant on Washington Ave., was forced to transition to take-out only after stay-at-home mandates were issued city and then statewide.

Restaurants turn to take-out orders to stay afloat

Amy Ngo March 25, 2020

Hieu Than unlocked the doors to a small yellow shotgun style building on Washington Avenue, right off South Jefferson Davis Parkway. Than looked around the empty space at his restaurant, Kin. The dining...

Price gouging makes hand sanitizer expensive, how to make your own at home

Tess Rowland March 24, 2020

In the wake of the  COVID-19 outbreak, many have stocked up on sanitation supplies such as Purell, Lysol and Clorox wipes, leading to shortages of these products and price gouging online. These items...

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