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Wild Roots Rising vocalist and instrumentalist, Julia Houghton, performs a folk song on a banjo.

Neutral Ground Fest gathers community support

Sophia Maxim, Lead Page Designer May 31, 2023

Neutral Ground Fest, a benefit event for the relocation of the long-standing coffeehouse, gathered the community members together on the Mississippi River batture. The event featured many regular Neutral...

Pope Francis reading off text.

Pope allows women to vote in bishops’ meeting

Ecoi Lewis, Staff Writer May 9, 2023

History was made this week in the Catholic Church with Pope Francis’ decision to give women and nonordained church members the right to vote at the bishops’ meeting. This move is a part of his vision...

Student sitting and using a MacBook.

Loyola student impacts civil rights division of DA office

Ava Acharya, Managing Editor for Digital May 7, 2023

Loyola students have the opportunity to impact legitimate criminal justice reform through the civil rights division of the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office. Molly Sullivan, a Loyola sociology...

Empty underbridge, under a highway.

New city office to address homelessness crisis

Aidan Whittle May 4, 2023

Despite New Orleans’ homelessness rate having dropped 34% since 2020, the visibility of homeless encampments has led to the creation of a new Office of Homeless Services and Strategy to address the issue. The...

Starbucks in operation, in front of the counter.

Another Starbucks location to unionize

Aron Boehle, Worldview Editor April 30, 2023

As Loyola’s Sodexo employees win unionization here on campus, workers at the Starbucks on Poydras Street and St. Charles Avenue have recently filed a petition to unionize with Starbucks Workers United...

A student wipes a messy but blank chalkboard.

New tool removes explicit images of minors online

Ella Michna, Reviews Assistant April 27, 2023

One in three college students report having visited non-consensual nude-sharing sites, called revenge porn. To combat underage revenge porn and over 29 million reports of images and videos of child sexual...

Student about to plug in public charger into phone.

FBI issues public charging notice

Ecoi Lewis, Staff Writer April 22, 2023

As students prepare for their summer travels, the FBI has issued an alert to avoid using free public charging stations that are common at hotels, airports, and shopping malls. Criminals can use USB ports...

Student reading the Jesuit Social Research Institute poster for events.

Loyola webinar educates on issues of incarceration and deportation

Ava Acharya, Managing Editor for Digital April 20, 2023

As migrants in the United States continue to face threats of poverty, incarceration, and deportation, scholars and activists say that for many members of these populations, solutions can be found in higher...

School zone light not during active hours.

Ordinance requires working flashers to issue tickets

Aron Boehle, Worldview Editor April 12, 2023

A City Council ordinance may make college students, particularly commuter students, less likely ticketed in school zones during school hours. An ordinance passed by the New Orleans City Council this...

Two drag queens speak into a microphone.

Local gay dance club reacts to drag ban in Tennessee

Arianna D'Antonio, Senior Staff Writer April 3, 2023

The impending drag ban in Tennessee has raised concerns for the New Orleans drag community, who are now fearing that similar laws could be passed in the city that will put their livelihoods at risk. Drag...

Group of students holding banner atop a metal porch, two students hold a large banner.

Students protest Florida bill on campus

Maleigh Crespo, Design Chief March 30, 2023

The Loyola chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America, along with other organizations, protested Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ House Bill 999 outside of the Danna Center on March 28. House...

Shirley Rhode stands with John Nicosia holding an issue of The Maroon

Remembering The Maroon’s first female Editor in Chief

Jackie Galli, Editor in Chief March 30, 2023

During the final line of Glenda Rhode Pausina’s eulogy for her mother, Shirley Rhode, her voice began to quiver with emotion. “Heaven is a happier place now, for her smile is there. I love you mother...

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