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Louisiana has record-breaking year for organ donations

Louisiana has record-breaking year for organ donations

Erin Snodgrass

February 16, 2020

Anthony Rhoda is no stranger to hospital stays. He spent his 39th birthday in the hospital. He spent Father’s Day 2019 in the hospital. And he spent the Fourth of July in the hospital. But Rhoda got to spend Christmas with his family after receiving a heart transplant in June of 2019. Three years...

Non-profit honors local high school student

Non-profit honors local high school student

Lily Cummings

February 14, 2020

Local high school student Ashley Marie Code was described by her family and friends as a young woman who loved playing piano, spending time with family and God, and she was determined to cure cancer before she knew it would take her life. Ashley lived a relatively normal life until her junior year...

Loyola honors Trayvon Martin on what would have been his 25th birthday

Loyola honors Trayvon Martin on what would have been his 25th birthday

Ver Lumod

February 11, 2020

In honor of what would have been Trayvon Martin's 25th birthday, Loyola students from a variety of campus organizations gathered to commemorate his life. Martin, a 17-year-old black man, was fatally shot in 2012 while walking home from a convenience store in Florida. The neighborhood watch coordinat...

Coronavirus outbreak leaves law professor in quarantine

Coronavirus outbreak leaves law professor in quarantine

Andres Fuentes

February 9, 2020

Loyola law professor Chunlin Leonhard had her dreams of studying Chinese law cut short due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Now, she’s under a two-week quarantine period at a U.S. Air Force base. Leonhard was excited to study ancient Chinese dynastic contract law issues under her Fulbright scholar...

Loyola law professor under coronavirus quarantine

Loyola law professor under coronavirus quarantine

Andres Fuentes and Rose Wagner

February 7, 2020

Hundreds of Americans have evacuated out of Wuhan, China to escape the growing coronavirus outbreak. One of those evacuees is Chunlin Leonhard, a professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.  Leonhard landed back in the United States on Thursday but remains under a two-week federall...

New Orleans activist reflects on a life in social justice

New Orleans activist reflects on a life in social justice

Rae Walberg

February 7, 2020

Lifetime activist Malik Rahim has made his Algiers home a personal museum of his life in social justice. The living room walls are covered with posters of his past campaigns, ranging from the Louisiana Black Panther Party to his work in environmental justice. On the ground are various decor pieces,...

Protestors gather on St. Charles after Trump acquittal

Protestors gather on St. Charles after Trump acquittal

Brendan Heffernan

February 5, 2020

Protestors gathered on St. Charles Avenue Wednesday night to protest the impeachment acquittal of President Donald Trump. Protestors of all ages lined the busy street chanting, "Dump Trump!” and "Lock him up”, while carrying signs expressing their disapproval of the senate's decision. Various ...

Car break-ins leave Uptown resident fed up

Car break-ins leave Uptown resident fed up

Tess Rowland

February 5, 2020

For Dustin Walker, parking directly in front of his home in Uptown New Orleans comes with a huge amount of risk in the form of car break-ins. In the past month, the windows on his brand new Toyota Tacoma truck needed to be replaced three times.  The first incident occurred on Jan. 6 around midnight. Walker aw...

Carbon emissions plan to be net zero by 2050

Carbon emissions plan to be net zero by 2050

Alexander Mccall

February 3, 2020

As the year 2020 begins with a plethora of environmental issues, many are wary of the inevitable end due to the factors of climate change. These fears are especially prevalent in New Orleans as the city is currently sinking due to rising sea levels at a rate of 1.6 to 2 inches per year, according...

Students shop sustainably in fashion for the future

Students shop sustainably in fashion for the future

Gabrielle Korein

January 31, 2020

With consumers' growing efforts to confront issues regarding the environment and poor working conditions, the fashion industry faces significant demands for changes in policy and means of production. According to the Associated Press, there has been a significant push toward sustainability as younger...

Louisiana ranks low in social justice report

Louisiana ranks low in social justice report

Lexi Phillips

January 28, 2020

A recent report from the Loyola’s Jesuit Social Research Institute identifies Louisiana as the weakest state concerning matters of social justice. This was Louisiana’s third appearance at the bottom. The JustSouth Index report is calculated using nine measurable indicators that are based on issues...

90% of domestic violence cases dropped in Orleans Parish

90% of domestic violence cases dropped in Orleans Parish

Sofia Mongillo

January 27, 2020

More than 90% of domestic violence cases are dropped by prosecutors in Orleans Parish according to a report presented to New Orleans City Council last month. The conviction rate for cases that do make it through court is only 6%, but Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro Jr. said in a press...

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