The Maroon

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speaks

Louisiana receives pandemic funds

Fatima Hussein, Associated Press September 28, 2022

According to AP news, Louisiana was one of the states to receive a portion of the country’s $8.28 billion in pandemic funds. On the same day the Federal Reserve gave a sobering report on the U.S....

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Hurricane Ian gets nasty quickly, turbocharged by warm water

Seth Borenstein , AP Science Writer September 27, 2022

Hurricane Ian is quickly gaining monstrous strength as it moves over oceans partly heated up by climate change, just like 30 other Atlantic tropical storms since 2017 that became much more powerful in...

National Guard stands next to resident cleaning road

Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico

Arianna D'Antonio, Worldview Editor September 26, 2022

Hurricane Fiona made landfall along the extreme southwestern coast of Puerto Rico, near Punta Tocon, at 3:20 p.m. eastern time Sunday with winds of 85 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. The...

Mayor Cantrell speaks at Mardi Gras parade

Locals react to mayor’s Mardi Gras apprehension

Jonathan Whitehead, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently discussed the issue of the lack of police enforcement in New Orleans and how the severity of this shortage could result in cancellation of Mardi Gras in 2023. However,...

Moon Landrieu and wife Verna Landrieu sit on bench

Loyola remembers Moon Landrieu

Macie Batson, Senior Staff Writer September 22, 2022

Moon Landrieu, a Loyola graduate and the 56th mayor of the City of New Orleans, died on Sept. 5 at the age of 92. Landrieu was a powerhouse of civil rights advocacy during his time as mayor, and was...

Andrea Armstrong testifying to senate committee

Loyola law professor testifies to effects of uncounted deaths in U.S. prisons

Natalie Thomas, Staff Writer September 21, 2022

Senator Jon Ossoff unveiled the results of his 10-month bipartisan investigation into uncounted deaths in America’s prisons and jails in a Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee on Sept. 20. Loyola...

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Hurricane Fiona swipes Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico faces big cleanup

Dánica Coto, Associated Press September 20, 2022

CAYEY, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Fiona blasted the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday as a Category 3 storm after devastating Puerto Rico, where most people remained without electricity or running...

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Recall petition for Mayor Cantrell continues

Jackie Galli, Managing for Print September 19, 2022

Under 160 days remain for the recall petition against Mayor LaToya Cantrell to gain the needed signatures by its February deadline, according to The petition, filed in August by former Democratic...

Stephanie Oblena, SGA president, interacts with other students at a recent SGA outreach event.

New SGA aims to learn from past mistakes

Macie Batson, Senior Staff Writer September 18, 2022

Student Government Association President Stephanie Oblena and Vice President Viviana Alvarez ran on three main campaign promises – student quality of life, accountability, and relations between student...

Sister Tennyson alive

Missing nun found alive

Abby Barlow, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

Aug. 29, 83-year-old Marianite Sister Suellen Tennyson was found alive after five months of captivity in Burkina Faso, Africa.  According to her friend, Sister Mary “Madonna” Baudier, Tennyson...

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Ukraine launches counter on Russia

Patrick Hamilton, Design Chief September 15, 2022

Russia began their war against Ukraine eight and a half years ago. In 2014, Russian military forces invaded the Crimean peninsula, overrunning their government and taking the region under de-facto control.  Eight...

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Students remember Hurricane Ida

Jonathan Whitehead, Staff Writer September 14, 2022

The one year anniversary of Hurricane Ida just passed, and an alarming percentage of Louisiana residents are still dealing with the hardships that came from this storm, even with the $2.6 billion of Army...

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