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Sober students tell their story

Violet Bucaro, Staff Writer January 29, 2023

College stereotypes may leave some questioning if sobriety as a student is sustainable but students, like Loyola alumnus Grayson Gibbs, said sobriety is infinitely more fulfilling than dropping $50 at...

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NOLA and Miss Universe benefit eachother

Arianna D'Antonio, Worldview Editor January 28, 2023

For the first time ever, the 71st Miss Universe was crowned in New Orleans. Recent Loyola graduate Aria Jackson worked as production assistant for the competition, and she believes that the competition...

Car passenger side window broken into.

Loyola students worry for their safety and their cars as carjackings reach an all time high

Macie Batson, Editor in Chief January 26, 2023

Carjackings and break-ins have reached an all-time high in New Orleans, with over 400 vehicles stolen in just over three weeks into the new year. These crimes are happening all across the city, including...

A nun and a priest walk in black attire along a street

‘Lord, I love you’: Aide recounts Benedict’s last words

Associated Press January 1, 2023

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s last words were “Lord, I love you,” his longtime secretary said Sunday, quoting a nurse who helped care for the 95-year-old former pontiff in his...

Shirley Rhode and John Nicosia stand holding an issue of The Maroon in 1954. The two served as editors in chief of The Maroon during that year, which made Rhode the first woman to hold that position.

The first female Editor in Chief of The Maroon is remembered 68 years later

Jacqueline Galli, Editor in Chief December 26, 2022

During the final line of Glenda Rhode Pausina’s eulogy for her mother, Shirley Rhode, her voice began to quiver with emotion. “Heaven is a happier place now, for her smile is there. I love you mother...

The New Orleans Museum of Art shortly before Macron’s speech began.

French President visits New Orleans to sign agreement

Kincaid Leger, Staff December 10, 2022

Emmanuel Macron, president of the French Republic, visited New Orleans to discuss the climate and celebrate the cultural connection between New Orleans and France. The French President met with Louisianan...

The SassyRacs Krewe rolls during the Tucks parade on Feb. 26 as a police officer guards the street. Parades like Tucks will have to decrease the length of their routes due to a lack of police presence.

Krewes react to shortened Mardi Gras routes

Macie Batson, Senior Staff Writer December 9, 2022

As the Crescent City prepares for its biggest celebration after the holidays, Carnival krewes and businesses are having to brace themselves for the effects of parade routes shortening for the second year...

Freret street closed on Dec. 5 after tractor trailer hit a massive oak tree.

Freret street closed after 18-wheeler collides with a tree

Domonique Tolliver, Managing Editor for Digital December 5, 2022

Freret street is currently closed right near Loyola's campus because a tractor trailer hit a oak tree. After traveling down Freret street from Broadway street around 11:45 a.m., an 18-wheeler collided...

A sign at Twitter headquarters is shown in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022.

Twitter negates COVID misinformation policy

David Klepper, Associated Press December 3, 2022

Twitter will no longer enforce its policy against COVID-19 misinformation, raising concerns among public health experts and social media researchers that the change could have serious consequences if it...

Shrimp boats in Bucktown Harbor.

New Orleans fishing industry suffers sourcing issues

Sydney Piglia, Staff Writer December 2, 2022

Fishing runs through Merlin Schaeffer’s blood. He has been fishing in Louisiana waters for decades, and before him, so were his father and his grandfather. While primarily a fisherman in Lake Pontchartrain,...

President Joe Biden arrives to pardon the national Thanksgiving turkey at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022.

Biden to extend student loan pause as court battle drags on

Collin Binkley and Chris Megerian, Associated Press November 23, 2022

President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that his administration will extend a pause on federal student loan payments while the White House fights a legal battle to save his plan to cancel portions of the...

The Capitol is seen as Congress resumes following a long break and the midterm elections, in Washington, early Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. Lawmakers are returning to an extremely volatile post-election landscape, with control of the House still undecided, party leadership in flux and a potentially consequential lame-duck session.

New Orleans midterms fill vacant Senate seat and push longtime Public Service Commissioner into runoff

Patrick Hamilton, Design Chief November 21, 2022

New Orleans residents voted on ten elections, eight constitutional amendments, and one parishwide home rule charter in this year's midterm elections.  In the Senate, incumbent Republican John Kennedy...

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