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Brianna Thompson stands onstage, looking at her fellow actor in Caroline or Change

Alumni take on Broadway during COVID

Max Malone, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

Broadway is getting the chance to brush itself off and start anew after being knocked off its feet by the pandemic. Loyola theatre arts alumni Bari Bellard and Brianna Thompson are now working post-shutdown...

Ella Cat is standing behind the bar preparing a drink, while a customer waits patiently at a stool on the other side

COVID inspires kindness among bar patrons

Jacqueline Galli, Worldview Assistant October 17, 2021

Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes, and bars in New Orleans. In the continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Uptown bars are seeing fewer patrons as well as changes in customer attitudes. “I...

A drawing of Bergeons car is seen racing down the road after the student was carjacked

Loyola student carjacked following Hurricane Ida

Oliver Bennett, Op/Ed Editor October 14, 2021

History pre-law sophomore Madison Bergeron lost $3,500 worth of items and her car in three minutes when she turned around to find a group of teenage boys tugging on her purse outside of her Uptown apartment. Bergeon...

A graph going over the crime data for the past few years in the city of New Orleans.

Students advised to remain alert during crime spike

Daniel Schwalm, Senior Staff Writer October 5, 2021

Mass Communication Professor Lisa Collins awoke early one morning last year to find her car missing from her driveway. It had been stolen. Police found it eight days later only a few miles away with a...

An image under interstate 10 within the treme with a colorful mural on the bridge. Underneath the mural, a tent is located.

Biden’s I-10 plan impacts the Tremé

Destiny Sanders, Op/Ed Assistant October 4, 2021

The Treme neighborhood changed forever in 1966 when the Interstate 10 Claiborne Avenue Expressway emerged, turning a once vibrant, thriving Black community into a shadow of its former self. The expressway...

The sun shines through a pride flag hanging from a balcony.

Loyola alum experiences LGBTQ+ hate crime

Domonique Tolliver, Worldview Editor September 30, 2021

Kentro Mason, a queer Loyola alum and musician, said their life changed on May 16 during a night out with friends after they heard a man at a bar threaten them. Mason was after dancing for a couple...

Two New Orleans residents walk in the trash parade wearing trash cans

Trash and tensions overflow three weeks after Ida

Domonique Tolliver, Worldview Editor September 26, 2021

Orleans Parish residents are calling for action as they see and smell the effects of no garbage pickup for three weeks after Hurricane Ida. The storm disrupted the already inconsistent trash pickup...

A massage therapist meets with a client at Mental Health Mutual Aid Sunday, Sept. 19.

Local entrepreneur hosts mental health mutual aid for community after Ida

Gabriella Killett, Managing Editor for Print September 25, 2021

Amy K. Nelson knew she needed to do something to support her community in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida after her neighbor died of heatstroke in the eight days the Bywater was out of power. As founder...

Soldier stands with weapon in front of fellow soldiers in Afghanistan

Veterans reflect on the twenty year long war in Afghanistan

Domonique Tolliver and Jacqueline Galli September 23, 2021

After two decades of war, the United States has pulled its last troops from the country of Afghanistan. U.S. soldiers died fighting in the war, along with more than 47,000 Afghan civilians that got...

A student walks through a roadwork site on Freret street, Aug. 11, 2021. The roadwork, which is expected to continue through September, has caused Loyola students to rethink their parking plans.

Construction on roads impacts commuter parking

Jackie Galli, Worldview Assistant August 28, 2021

As part of the construction projects across New Orleans, Calhoun and Freret streets are expected to see continued road and drainage construction. Through September, the construction may pose parking...

Students wait to board the Saint Charles streetcar in front of Loyola and Tulane University on Aug.17th, 2021.

Transit prices temporarily reduced in New Orleans

Alexis Horton, Staff Writer August 27, 2021

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority introduced temporary fare reductions in July, making transportation cheaper and encouraging New Orleanians to use public transportation. While this will improve...

Lexi Mestas is pictured in her kitchen in Mobile, Ala. August 3. Mestas has stage 4b ovarian cancer, which means that her cancer has spread to other areas of her body

Loyola alum raises awareness for ovarian cancer

Blakeley Cathey, Equity and Inclusion Assistant August 26, 2021

Lexi Mestas' life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in February. Mestas, a Loyola alumna, is now determined to turn what could have been the worst news of her life into...

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