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Feral cats in New Orleans raise concerns

A cat chills out on a sidewalk on Maple Street on Nov. 2. Photo credit: Gracie Wise
December 13, 2020

Cats prowl the streets and corners of New Orleans. They hide in bushes and retreat under buildings. They go through dumpsters, scavenging for food. No matter where you go, you’ll find cats that have...

Uptown bars host patrons amid COVID-19

A sign marked
November 13, 2020

New Orleans is currently at Phase 3.3 of reopening, which allows all bars and restaurants to resume business at 25% of indoor seating capacity with a maximum of 50 individuals and 100% of outdoor seating...

Students react to Biden victory

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a rally at Belle Isle Casino in Detroit, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, which former President Barack Obama also attended. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 8, 2020

After four days spent on edge wondering who the next president would be, the nation finally received answers Saturday morning as the Associated Press declared Joe Biden the new president-elect of the United...

Students await presidential election results

Municipal workers extract Luzerne County ballots from their envelopes, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
November 4, 2020

The day after students stayed up late into the night worshipping the artificial light of their TVs, crunching electoral college numbers with their friends and having a cocktail or two to combat election...

Sewerage and Water Board estimates New Orleanians’ bills

Jayme Causey, a new resident of the Broadmoor neighborhood, displays her estimated water bill from the Sewerage and Water Board Oct. 16, 2020. Photo credit: Malik Jamileh
October 31, 2020

Jayme Causey has lived in New Orleans for three years now attending UNO, but just recently leased her first house. When she received her first water bill from the Sewerage and Water Board, it estimated...

Healthcare workers experience psychological distress amid COVID-19

A “Heroes Work Here” sign sits in the front lawn of University Medical Center in New Orleans Oct. 4, 2020. During the COVID-19 pandemic, some healthcare industry workers have said that they’ve experienced stress and exhaustion due to long hours. Photo credit: Erin Haynes
October 29, 2020

As COVID-19 victims continue to overwhelm healthcare facilities, workers are experiencing psychological distress from limited self-care, short staffing, lack of equipment and overwhelming work shifts. For...

Mayor agrees to start allowing fans at Saints’ home games

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees reacts after defeating the Los Angeles Chargers in overtime of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. The Saints won 30-27. (AP Photo/Butch Dill
October 27, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints will start having fans in the stands for home games after the mayor agreed with the team on a phased plan starting Sunday against Carolina. The plan announced...

Loyola alumna shares decades-long journalism journey

Ivette Sosa, A'91, transitioned from undergraduate broadcasting studies at Loyola to a prolific career as an investigative journalist and author who has persevered despite harassment from political figures in Puerto Rico. Courtesy of Ivette Sosa
October 24, 2020

Ivette Sosa, A'91, wanted to study a career that came naturally to her. At first, she thought that was dermatology, but an aptitude test proved otherwise. Apparently, she should pursue a career within...

Organizations work to help underprivileged students thrive

Students of YouthForceNola enjoy a fun and education day of participating in a robotics competition held before the COVID-19 pandemic.  Courtesy of Sarah Bell / YouthForceNola.
October 23, 2020

During a pandemic that has pushed the majority of schools online and heightened learning inequalities, many local organizations intended for the success of underprivileged high school and college students...

The Balcony Ballroom hands out NDAs amid COVID-19 controversies

The Balcony Ballroom in Metairie has been hosting weddings throughout COVID-19. The wedding venue gave out NDAs to photographers in an attempt to stop wedding photos from being posted on social media. Photo credit: Gabriella Killett
October 17, 2020

The Balcony Ballroom — a Metairie wedding venue that came under fire after The Lens published a story showing it hosting large parties in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — is now asking...

Foundation launches project to replace monuments

In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice is seen in Montgomery, Ala.  The memorial honors thousands of people killed in lynchings. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation gave the project $5 million in 2018. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
October 14, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At a time of intense scrutiny in America over who is commemorated in public parks or in front of courthouses, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced Monday it is spending $250...

New Orleans reduces “pink tax” on feminine hygiene products

October 14, 2020

New Orleans has become the first city in Louisiana this month to take a step to reduce the sales tax for menstrual products and diapers, a surcharge commonly known as the “pink tax,” according...

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