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Archbishop of New Orleans tests 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 priests in an announcement that a recent fever led him to take the COVID-19 test, which came back...

Louisiana closes bars, movie theaters and restricts restaurants in efforts to slow virus spread

Louisiana closes bars, movie theaters and restricts restaurants in efforts to slow virus spread

Rae Walberg

March 16, 2020

In response to Louisiana's surge of COVID-19 cases that have already killed two and affected 132, Governor John Bel. Edwards announced new measures banning gatherings of more than 50 people on Monday afternoon in a press release. The action, which is expected to come into statewide effect at midnight, will...

Student interns as medical translator for Spanish speakers

Student interns as medical translator for Spanish speakers

Rose Wagner

March 15, 2020

Crystal Roa never thought she would be spending her sophomore year of college in a clinic, explaining to a woman she had never met that her health, and life, were in critical condition if she didn’t go to the hospital. A blood vessel in the 80-year-old woman’s eye was not pumping blood, leaving...

Loyola student hit in car by driver outside Bruno’s on Wine Wednesday, driver flees

Loyola student hit in car by driver outside Bruno’s on Wine Wednesday, driver flees

Gabriella Killett

March 13, 2020

A man, who fled the scene after, hit a Loyola student Thursday, March 12, at midnight in a car accident on the corner of Hillary St and Maple St., according to a New Orleans Police Department incident report given to victim Freshman Sociology major Eva Knowles. The crash occurred in front of the popular...

Trump declares national emergency, waives student loan interest

Trump declares national emergency, waives student loan interest

Rose Wagner

March 13, 2020

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday afternoon, a move he said will open up around $50 billion of federal funds to help fight the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. The president also waived all interest on federal student loans until further notice as a form of aid to families...

Louisiana becomes first state to delay presidential primaries

Louisiana becomes first state to delay presidential primaries

Rose Wagner

March 13, 2020

Louisiana has delayed its April presidential primaries, becoming the first state to do so in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin announced early Friday that the contests will be moved from April 4 to June 20. This means presidential hopefuls Joe Biden and Bernie Sande...

Governor bans large gatherings, closes public schools

Governor bans large gatherings, closes public schools

Erin Snodgrass

March 13, 2020

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation today immediately halting all gatherings of more than 250 people, and closing all K-12 public schools across the state until Monday, April 13. The move comes as Louisiana's number of presumed positive COVID-19 cases passes 30. The proclamati...

Tulane student dies in ‘apparent accident’

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, a Tulane residence hall. Both Tulane and New Orleans emergency services and Tulane police responded...

Delgado joins Loyola, 9 other Louisiana universities in moving online due to COVID-19

Delgado joins Loyola, 9 other Louisiana universities in moving online due to COVID-19

Sam Lucio

March 13, 2020

Delgado Community College has informed students and faculty that the college will begin transitioning to online-only classes due to the coronavirus. Delgado now joins 10 other Louisiana colleges and universities in moving classes online-only due to the coronavirus pandemic. Chancellor Larissa Li...

Louisiana abortion case heard by Supreme Court

Louisiana abortion case heard by Supreme Court

Lily Cummings

March 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — On March 4, hundreds of protesters gathered in front of The Supreme Court of the United States in response to a 2014 Louisiana abortion law being contested before the court. The law, known as the "Unsafe Abortion Protection Act," requires Louisiana abortion doctors to have the ability...

Trafficking survivor advocates for safety

Trafficking survivor advocates for safety

Lily Cummings

March 8, 2020

Nadia Lee was 26 when she came to New Orleans but while others flocked to the city for French Quarter Fest, Lee was brought to the city by pimps. “To think that it’s not going on during festivals and other things would kind of be like turning the other cheek to it,” Lee said. Lee said her...

Students abroad return early amid outbreak

Students abroad return early amid outbreak

Jc Canicosa

March 6, 2020

Business junior Robert Prasso began his semester abroad in Pavia, Italy in mid-February. Two weeks later, Prasso was forced to travel back home and self-quarantine due to the spreading coronavirus.“Right now, I’m just camped out in a house in Long Island in a really small community, so IR...

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