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Local music artist creates safe haven to empower young women

Parker Boyd, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Daughter of the King is a safe house for young women who have faced hardship and is led by local artist and former “The Voice” contestant Casme Barnes-Carter.  The purpose of the club is to help...

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Foreign ducks flock to New Orleans due to climate change

Artie Bennett, News Editor April 30, 2022

The rapid increase in the presence of ducks in New Orleans parks has local bird specialists saying, “What the duck?” Boisterous and noisy, black belly whistling ducks have flocked to the Gulf South,...

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The CROWN Act has yet to pass in Louisiana’s state legislature

Arianna Blakely, Copy Editor April 28, 2022

On Aug. 20, 2018, then 11-year-old Faith Fennidy was sent home from Christ the King Middle School in Terrytown, Louisiana, for wearing a braided ponytail. “My principal pulled me out of class and told...

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Community reacts to gas prices

Arianna Blakely, Copy Editor April 8, 2022

Matt Gantt has seen many things during his six years as an Uber driver. Paying up to $200 for a week's worth of gas? That's a new one—until now.  Today, gas prices are reaching record highs across...

Loyola student NCognita performs during BUKU Music + Arts Project at the Riverside stage on March 26, 2022. NCognita is one member of the Loyola community who is making an appearance in local music again.

Local music festivals return to the Big Easy, feature Loyola

Gabrielle Korein, Senior Staff Photographer April 8, 2022

Festivals are a big part of New Orleans identity as a creative haven for artists and musicians alike, making the live music and arts festival dry-spell during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic particularly...

Loyola law professor makes local impact, wins Dux Academicus Award

Loyola law professor makes local impact, wins Dux Academicus Award

Arianna Blakely April 4, 2022

Creating meaningful work that leaves a positive impact on the world is lawyer and professor Andrea Armstrong’s calling at Loyola University New Orleans. One student who looks up to Armstrong is Meredith...

Krewe of Muses returns for Mardi Gras 2022

Madeline Taliancich, Managing Editor for Digital March 30, 2022

On the bottom floor of NOLA Craft Culture in Mid-City, the women of Muses get to work.  "This is going to be a death star sitting in the galaxy and the eventual plan is to have the laser coming out...

Grounds Krewe works to make Mardi Gras more sustainable

Madeline Taliancich March 30, 2022

Brett Davis said he’s seen Mardi Gras grow into a high waste event over the years.  "It's an incredible amount and, when you look at the profile of the waste, you see how much of it is unnecessary,"...

The Port of New Orleans outreach center is pictured in Violet, Louisiana March 22, 2022. St. Bernard residents told The Maroon they are not satisfied with the ports community efforts.

St. Bernard residents struggle with Port of New Orleans’ plans

Devin Cruice March 24, 2022

A low hum and ambient bangs echo in St. Bernard Parish throughout all hours of the day. Lifelong Violet resident Mario Williams said he thinks the construction he would hear and live next to, which would...

Christy Lorio looks on at an Ochsner Medical Center in front of the hospitals Benson Cancer Center March 10, 2022. Lorio was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2018 and said shes experienced disparities in womens health since then.

Louisiana fails women’s health care

Gabriella Killett, Managing Editor for Print March 17, 2022

Christy Lorio felt like the rug had been swept from under her feet when her doctor diagnosed her with colorectal cancer at the age of 38 in June of 2018. She still couldn’t believe her ears when she...

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Irish Channel parade joins Uptown once again

Gabriella Killett, Managing Editor for Print March 10, 2022

The men known for sauntering down Magazine Street in tuxedos and drinking while giving out flowers and kisses will be in the Irish Channel once again. Though New Orleanians missed out on the quintessential...

Jill Odom displays her orginal artwork and custom jewelery at an art market held at Bratz Yall in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Friday, Feb. 5, 2022.

Artists look to online markets to sell work

Jabez Berniard February 17, 2022

A few months into the pandemic, Jill Odom let her responsible vendor card expire, a choice she said felt like burning a bra, dangerous but freeing. Odom, a veteran in the service industry with over...

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