The Maroon

New Orleans faith leaders find new ways to minister during COVID-19 outbreak

Andres Fuentes March 23, 2020

With COVID-19 spreading in Louisiana faster than anywhere on Earth, the Archdiocese of New Orleans faces empty pews usually filled with church-goers. As a sign of the times, Archbishop Gregory Aymond...

Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory Aymond speaks at a live-streamed mass in St. Louis Cathedral on March 22, 2020. Aymond announced Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Archbishop of New Orleans tests positive for COVID-19

Rose Wagner March 23, 2020

The Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory Aymond announced Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, after holding a live-streamed mass on Sunday in St. Louis Cathedral. Aymond, 70, told his fellow...

Semolina, other local restaurants feel COVID-19 effects

Anum Siddiqui, Pack News March 21, 2020

Earlier this week, Governor John Bel Edwards announced the closure of dine-in options at restaurants, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, leaving restaurants only able to fulfill to-go orders. Semolina in...

22-year old with coronavirus shares her experience

Janae Sterling, Pack News March 20, 2020

Emme BeBault traveled to New York the week of March 8. By the end of her trip she had laryngitis and was feeling unwell. She believes it was there that she contracted coronavirus. “I already had a...

22-year old COVID-19 victim advises against traveling

Janae Sterling, Pack News March 20, 2020

Emme BeBault tested positive for COVID-19 on March 15th and she feels that she contracted the virus during her visit to a friend in New York. With spring break right around the corner for many college...

Loyola senior creates platform for performers during COVID-19

Andres Fuentes, Pack News March 20, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads across the United States, concerts, plays and performances cancel their acts with the hopes of stopping the virus from growing.  Voice senior Alex Christian Lucas was a victim of...

Saints head coach tests positive for COVID-19

Sam Lucio, Pack News March 19, 2020

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to ESPN. In an interview with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Payton said that he wasn’t feeling well over the...

Public schools hand out meals to students during shutdown

Andres Fuentes, Pack News March 16, 2020

With nearly 44,000 public school students in Orleans Parish, parents and community leaders worry about how students will eat since campuses were closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  However, March...

Father Carter prepares a drink in a kitchen

Loyola Jesuits prepare for COVID-19

Andres Fuentes, Pack News March 14, 2020

With around 15 Jesuits living around Loyola’s campus, concerns are high over preparations for COVID-19.  “I’m doing as much as I can being in that high-risk (age) range,” Rev. James Carter,...

A Tulane University Police car sits outside of Phelps House residential hall on the evening of Thursday, March 12. The police presence came after reports of a student jumping off of the stairwell outside the building. A Tulane sophomore was reported dead of a 'apparent accident' later in the day.

Tulane student dies in ‘apparent accident’

Rose Wagner March 13, 2020

A Tulane student died late Thursday in an "apparent accident," according to Tulane University President Mike Fitts. Raymond Baltz III, sophomore and member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, lived in Phelps House,...

Two Loyola seniors, one director face a week of self isolation

Andres Fuentes, Pack News March 12, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak creeps its way through Louisiana, even impacting several members of the Loyola community.  On March 5, mass communication seniors Anum Siddiqui and Erin Snodgrass joined Laura...

19-month-old battles Louisiana healthcare providers over life-changing drug

Andres Fuentes, Pack News March 12, 2020

After being twice denied a drug that could completely improve his quality of life, 19-month-old Axel Dennis enters into a legal battle with Louisiana Healthcare Connections in a last-chance effort for...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola
Pack News