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New Orleanians protest the death of George Floyd

Protestors walk toward NOPD headquarters in Downtown New Orleans on Saturday, May 30 during a protest against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police Custody. Photo credit: Jade Myers

Jade Myers

June 1, 2020

Over the weekend, hundreds of demonstrators peacefully marched side-by-side from Duncan Plaza to New Orleans Police Department Headquarters protesting the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. Protestors held signs that said “Black Lives Matter”...

Loyola graduate 3D prints face shields for local hospitals

A 3D printed face shield sits on a desk.

Jillian Oddo

May 28, 2020

Due to COVID-19, hospitals around the U.S. are in need of masks and face shields and one recent Loyola graduate, Baasel Syed, A'20, is using university resources to help provide help to local New Orleans hospitals. “I asked the hospitals what they needed, and the one thing they said they would ...

Local restaurant reopens following COVID-19 guidelines

A business sign for Kindred, a New Orleans restaurant, hangs outside

Shadera Moore

May 23, 2020

After Louisiana entered Phase One of reopening its economy last weekend, local restaurant owners such as Caroline Nassrah, A'06, and Aimée Herrmann, who own the vegan dining spot Kindred, are practicing new ways of keeping their businesses afloat while keeping their staff and their customers safe. ...

Alcoholics Anonymous goes virtual during COVID-19

Alcoholics Anonymous goes virtual during COVID-19

Rose Wagner

May 19, 2020

Skyler was isolated. They were anxious to be around people in public, plagued by a certain social paranoia. Feeling a lack of control, unable to see some semblance of a future, Skyler spent most of their time inside, drinking alone to feel something, or nothing, depending on the day. But that was...

New Orleans journalists face furloughs, memories of Katrina

An issue of The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate sits on a subscriber's driveway May 7. Due to COVID-19, local journalists have had their hours cut. The Advocate company put 10% of its staff on a “permanent furlough,” while the rest of the organization’s staff members have had their hours cut for payroll savings, working four-day work weeks once every pay period, according to newsroom leaders. Photo credit: Michael Giusti

Rose Wagner and Gabriella Killett

May 14, 2020

Less than a year after The Advocate won a Pulitzer Prize and acquired the Times-Picayune, creating the largest newsroom in Louisiana and changing the face of New Orleans journalism, a global pandemic hit, raising concerns about the newsroom’s revenue, future and the lives of local journalists. “This...

Pregnant women cope with giving birth during COVID-19

pregnant women

Rae Walberg

April 29, 2020

In April 2019, Loyola A'11 Melanie Shannon became pregnant after a year and a half of trying. Ten weeks later, she was devastated with the news that she lost her baby. “That last summer was just this really hazy grief-filled period; I was just kind of ready to throw in a towel and say we are not...

Gov. Edwards extends Louisiana stay-at-home order, makes changes

Gov. John Bel Edwards talks about the statewide stay-at-home order and what it takes to try and restart the economy while addressing steps being taken to fight the Coronavirus along with the status of cases in the state during a news conference at the GOHSEP Friday April 24, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool)

Gabriella Killett

April 27, 2020

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced an extended stay-at-home order Monday, which despite the postponement of reopening the state's economy until May 16, includes three specific changes to the order in place. If table service isn't available outside, restaurants are now able to allow customers...

Recent alumni take advantage of stimulus check

Bryant Istre doing his job remotely from home on his laptop as he waits for his stimulus check to come in

Jc Canicosa

April 22, 2020

Bryant Istre A'19, is feeling fairly fortunate in the midst of a national pandemic. Istre is one year out of college, and he has a job that can be done fully remotely in an industry that he says is well-insulated from the crisis: education. But he understands that his financial security may not...

The New Atlantis: Climate experts prepare for New Orleans’ potentially bleak future

New Orleans could be the New Atlantis

Rae Walberg

April 7, 2020

Three hundred years ago, the ancestors of former Loyola environmental science professor John Clark, were some of New Orleans' first settlers. Twelve generations later, the prevalence of climate change has Clark wondering if his grandchildren will be the family's last generation of New Orleanians. “This...

Celebration Church gives back during pandemic

Celebration church volunteers pack 22 care packages for those in the community in need for supplies.

Anum Siddiqui, Pack News

April 3, 2020

While churches shift their Sunday service online due to the coronavirus, Celebration Church in the New Orleans area continues to give back to their community. Church volunteers get together once a week to pack care packages and deliver to those in need. “The main reaction has just been joy. Seei...

Teachers and parents adapt to online homeschooling across the United States

Natalie Reaux helping her son Maxx Reaux with some math homework before his afternoon snack.

April 2, 2020

Schools all across America were hit with an emergency closing leaving many to wonder when they will open their doors again. Many parents in Orleans Parish were told classes will begin again in April, but with COVID-19 spreading fast schools may be closed for the rest of the year.  “I’m being i...

Archbishop of New Orleans tests positive for COVID-19

Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory Aymond speaks at a live-streamed mass in St. Louis Cathedral on March 22, 2020. Aymond announced Monday that he has tested 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...

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