The Maroon

ICE mandate fuels efforts to accommodate international students

White cement letters spell out

Shadera Moore

July 14, 2020

Disclaimer: As of July 14, the Trump administration has reversed course and rescinded the guidelines that would have prevented international students from taking a full schedule of online classes this fall while remaining in the U.S. Changes to international students' visa eligibility from U.S. Imm...

Loyola students protest following death of George Floyd

Sunderland Shands, Political science and spanish sophomore, protests on the streets of Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd.  Floyd died May 25 after Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, an action that has prompted nationwide protests against police brutality. Photo courtesy of Sunderland Shands.

Rae Walberg

June 29, 2020

The narrative of police brutality was nothing new to Sunderland Shands, political science and Spanish sophomore. On Jul. 6, 2016, when Shands was in high school in Minneapolis, Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer at a traffic stop a few miles outside the city. Shands wanted to...

Loyola’s healthcare heroes reflect on fighting a global pandemic

Loyola Grad Sophia Thomas joins President Donald Trump in the White House for national nurses day.

Rae Walberg

June 10, 2020

As a 13-year-old girl hospitalized for appendicitis, Sophia Thomas, A’17, felt vulnerable. She had to stay in a hospital alone for a week, away from her parents, depending solely on the care of nurses. That was when she decided to devote her life to working in health care. Since then,Thomas has ea...

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

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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...

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