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Living in the “Big Easy” might be getting easier

Living in the “Big Easy” might be getting easier

Tess Rowland

November 20, 2019

For the first time in 10 years, Richie Champagne has now been able to move into a home in the Lower Ninth Ward that he calls, “100% his own.” After numerous setbacks like rebuilding his credit and facing several job lay-offs, Champagne lived with his parents in Lake Charles, Louisiana, but still...

Algiers Ferry closure impacts local businesses

Algiers Ferry closure impacts local businesses

Tess Rowland

November 18, 2019

Phillip Kilbarger is the lead cook at Dry Dock Cafe, where he's been working with his sister for eight years. With the Algiers Ferry not in service, restaurants and businesses at Algiers Point have seen a decrease in business. “We survive off tourists here,” said Kilbarger. Kilbarger has seen...

Loyola Academy to bring conservation knowledge to Mirabeau Gardens in Gentilly

Loyola Academy to bring conservation knowledge to Mirabeau Gardens in Gentilly

Rae Walberg

November 17, 2019

In the heart of Gentilly, 25 acres of Federal Emergency Management Agency-funded space was recently granted to build Mirabeau Water Gardens, a place where water conservation will be modeled on a larger-scale. For Loyola professors Aimée Thomas and Bob Thomas, this was a dream ten years in the making. The...

New Orleans leaders embrace second Edwards term

New Orleans leaders embrace second Edwards term

Andres Fuentes

November 17, 2019

After a campaign season of mud slinging and presidential visits, the dust finally settled and Louisiana decided on another four years of John Bel Edwards. The democratic incumbent won against his republican competitor, Eddie Rispone, in a down-to-the-wire race. Edwards won 51% of the vote, with 774,469...

Local restaurants say goodbye to a southern favorite

Anum Siddiqui

November 15, 2019

Fried oysters are a favorite at Carrollton Market in uptown, But soon will disappear from the menu. This year's oyster season in New Orleans has become non-existent due to the amount of freshwater in the Mississippi River, causing oysters to die. “Our signature dish ‘Oyster GoodenoughR...

Poverty causes education inequality in Louisiana, study finds

Poverty causes education inequality in Louisiana, study finds

Ver Lumod

November 14, 2019

Students from lower-income families have a poor chance of obtaining a higher education, according to a recent report.The report, published by the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans last Oct. 10, details the scope of education inequality in Louisiana."Rich School, Poor Sch...

Oldest WWII Veteran Lives in New Orleans

Lily Cummings

November 11, 2019

On Veteran's Day, we celebrate the lives that fight for our freedom, but two months earlier each year, The National World War II Museum celebrates the life of New Orleans native, Lawrence Brooks. Brooks birthday is Sept. 10, and each year the museum throws him a party with patriotic cupcakes, singing a...

Initiative aims to improve women’s health

Initiative aims to improve women’s health

Maria Alvarado

November 11, 2019

Expecting mothers and newly delivered moms are about to get health help in addition to their new bundles of joy. The city of New Orleans and Touro Hospital are working together to improve women's health in the city through the Healthy Women New Orleans initiative. The initiative consists of a series...

Students shuttle to early voting

Lily Cummings

November 10, 2019

Voters in Louisiana participated in early voting this week ahead of the Nov. 16 gubernatorial election, including college students across the state, who put the party in politics.The Millennial Voter Engagement Initiative, also known as MoVE, organized shuttles for students to take from their campuses ...

Organizations call for unity against ICE

Organizations call for unity against ICE

Cristian Orellana

November 8, 2019

Most nuns pray in monasteries. Some get arrested by police at protests. Sister Quincy Howard is the latter. “If someone had told me that in five years, that i would be a nun lobbyist on Capitol Hill, under the Trump administration, it would have seemed really impossible,” Howard said. Howard only r...

Teach-ins educate students on criminal justice reform

Teach-ins educate students on criminal justice reform

Gabriella Killett

November 6, 2019

In a state with one of the highest incarceration rates in the United States, the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola is working to spread awareness about the problem of mass incarceration. The institute worked together with Women Determined, a nonprofit organization founded to help women once...

Detention centers bring immigration discussion to Louisiana

Detention centers bring immigration discussion to Louisiana

Cody Downey

November 5, 2019

Though the topic of immigration may feel far away for most Louisiana residents, the presence of detention centers across the state brings the topic closer to home than some might expect. According to New Orleans Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps organizer Mike Howells, the state of Louisiana...

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