The Maroon

SAGE New Orleans members talk over Thanksgiving dinner.

Nonprofit aims to create a safe space for the elderly and youth LGBTQ+ community in New Orleans to connect

Maleigh Crespo, Staff Writer December 14, 2021

Elderly LGBTQ+ people in the city are being bullied, detransitioning, or going back into the closet in nursing homes and assisted living in Louisiana, said Jim Meadows, former Loyola student and executive...

Medical Marijuana in a prescription bottle sits on a psychadelic table beside some rolled joints

Marijuana charges hold past offenders back from future opportunities

Artie Bennett and Jabez Berniard December 9, 2021

Linda Roon's dreams of becoming a lawyer came to a halt when her dorm’s community director searched her room and found drug paraphernalia, including four ounces of marijuana and ten THC cartridges in...

Tents line San Julian Street in the skid row area of Los Angeles before dawn on February 2, 2018. Homelessness has impacted teenagers in New Orleans and across the country.

Column: Sleep out for youth homelessness

Gabriella Killett, Managing Editor for Print December 7, 2021

My toes are cold, my head is dizzy from swinging in the hammock, and my rings are slipping off of my wintry hands. Tomorrow morning, I can walk inside, make a cup of warm coffee or tea, and hug my family...

Hate crimes against transgender Americans are on the rise in 2021. The growth as been exponential since 2016.

Anti-Transgender violence on the rise in America

Gabrielle Korein, Senior Staff Photographer December 5, 2021

2021 is on pace to be the deadliest year to date for transgender Americans. Fourty-six transgender and gender non-conforming people have been killed in the United States according to the Human Rights Campaign....

Student Loan agreement ripping.

Saying Goodbye to Student Loans: The Department of Education aims to fix broken loan forgiveness program for public servants

Daniel Schwalm, Senior Staff Writer December 2, 2021

Stephanie Reed’s job is not her passion. Reed is a computer programmer who works for the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board and the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions in New Orleans....

Casme Carter visits the website for her mentoring program, Daughter of the King 101.

Local former “The Voice” contestant, Casme, strives for safe house for young Black girls

Gabriella Killett, Managing Editor for Print November 16, 2021

Casme Ann Carter spent three months last year in Los Angeles appearing on NBC's Season 19 of The Voice as a singer, making it to the show’s battle rounds. When she got home after what she called one...

The sign for the Juvenile Justice Center sits along the drive to its entrance in New Orleans, LA on Nov. 4, 2021. The Juvenile Justice Center evacuated 36 juveniles to an adult center during Hurricane Ida.

Loyola Law Clinic sues for protection of juveniles

Ava Acharya, Staff Writer November 14, 2021

During the six days they were alongside adults in prison during the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, incarcerated teenagers said they were hungry and alone. Their families said they didn't know where they were...

A construction worker holds up a stop sign to direct traffic

Construction impacts physically disabled students

Khayla Gaston, Equity and Inclusion Officer November 11, 2021

Loyola history senior and New Orleans native Analene McCullough said she has to emotionally prepare herself to face the hardships surrounding the construction near her home before school that include traffic...

Bayou Phoenix chosen to redevelop former Six Flags site

Parker Boyd November 4, 2021

Bayou Phoenix, an expanded development project plan, is set to replace the abandoned site of the former Six Flags/Jazzland in New Orleans East.  New Orleans East resident Tangee Wall said the community...

Lesli Harris sits on a bench in front of a brick wall.

Former Loyola Chief of Staff runs for City Council seat

Sofia Luciano, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

This November Loyola students might see a familiar name on their ballots for New Orleans City Council. Loyola’s former Chief of Staff, Lesli Harris, is running for the District B seat on New Orleans...

Mayoral Ballot Illustration

Who’s on the ticket? The 2021 New Orleans mayoral candidates share their platforms

Domonique Tolliver and Jacqueline Galli November 4, 2021

The New Orleans 2021 mayoral race will be held on Nov. 13, 2021. There are 13 mayoral candidates running in the race. ELDON DELLOYD “EL” ANDERSON Democratic mayoral candidate Eldon Delloyd “El”...

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Title IX changes nationally and on campus

Zia Sampson, News Assistant November 1, 2021

President Donald Trump sent shockwaves through university communities last year when he made a change to Title IX policy that meant victims of sexual violence had to take the stand during campus disciplinary...

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