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A street sign reads Norman C. Francis Parkway. The street name was changed from Jefferson Davis Parkway on January 1, 2021. Shadera Moore/The Maroon. Photo credit: Shadera Moore

Loyola alumni work on renaming Confederate street names

Madeline Taliancich April 24, 2021

Loyola alumni Karl Connor and Sue Mobley are at the forefront of the movement to rename New Orleans streets, parks and public places with names currently rooted in Louisiana’s Confederate and segregationist...

Lee Baker, a descendant of enslaved people owned by the Jesuits, stands on Loyola's campus. The Jesuits have recently promised to pay $100 million in reparations to descendants of enslaved people owned by the order. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Jesuits’ plan for reparations met with mixed reactions

Domonique Tolliver April 21, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was changed to correct a paraphrase from Richard Cellini. The article previously read "He believes that the charity's spendings should be approved by a board..." and now reads...

Loyola student-run Food Recovery network was established to address the food waste on-campus. Currently, the leftover food is packaged and donated to a Christian non-profit organization, the New Orleans Mission.

Students save Orleans Room leftover food to be donated

Rae Walberg April 10, 2021

After the Orleans Room closes, student volunteers work to limit on-campus food waste behind the kitchen doors. On Sunday through Thursday nights, Loyola’s Food Recovery Network chapter packages...

The street car that commuters often use passes in front of Loyola's campus.

City transit systems are changing in favor of commuters

Domonique Tolliver March 27, 2021

Change is coming to transportation in the Greater New Orleans Area. The Regional Transit Authority is using information from a 2019 study that will help to connect transit routes in Orleans and Jefferson...

A tangled bunch of wires hangs from a pole in Carrollton. Recently, many Entergy customers have reported rising costs of electric bills. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Rising electric bills spark concern

Daniel Schwalm March 24, 2021

Electricity bills are rising across New Orleans, causing anger and concern among residents and consumer advocates. Charlie Coulter, a junior English major at Loyola, said her last bill from Entergy...

New Orleans EMS introduces a Black Lives Matter Pin. The pin is meant to show support for members of the Black community. Photo credit: Courtesy of Lt. Jonathan C. Foucade

New Orleans EMS launches Black Lives Matter pin for workers

Destiny Sanders March 20, 2021

New Orleans EMS has introduced a Black Lives Matter pin that providers can wear throughout the year. “We recognize that this was an opportunity to work towards cultural competence and bridging some...

Signs and a trailer from RISE St. James sit in front of a house. The environmental group has been protesting the construction of 14-plant chemical complex Formosa plastics. Photo credit: Rae Walberg

Activists fight plastic plant’s entrance into St. James Parish

Rae Walberg March 17, 2021

In 2016, Sharon Lavigne was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis. Lavigne noticed an uptick of chemical plants moving into her home of St. James Parish as well as neighbors being diagnosed with cancer,...

Loyola senior Yenisel Santiago pets her dog, Maurice. Santiago credits her adoption of Maurice with restoring a sense of routine to life amid the disorder of COVID-19. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Furry friends create a needed routine and connection

Will Ingram March 3, 2021

More and more students have turned to pet adoptions to find a sense of connection that the pandemic has taken away. That connection to someone or something is a feeling that Frazier Woods, university counselor,...

Martinus Mitchum, via Facebook

Former Loyola Officer Martinus Mitchum killed during Carver basketball game

Rose Wagner February 26, 2021

The officer killed Friday during a high school basketball game at George Washington Carver High School has been identified as Martinus Mitchum, 38, a member of Tulane University's police force and a former...

A billboard funded by Roy Bourgeois calling for the ordination of women priests stands in front of downtown New Orleans. Bourgeois was expelled from the priesthood for his advocacy of ordaining women. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Billboard keeps conversation about women’s ordination alive

Zia Sampson February 26, 2021

Roy Bourgeois, the founder of School of Americas Watch, has funded two billboards in New Orleans to promote the ordination of women in the Catholic Church. While the billboards have only been up for a...

Fourth year pharmacy student Tiffani Collins innoculates Wilfred Griffin, Jr. with his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Crescent City Pharmacy Feb. 18, 2020. A supply shortage set the clinic's vaccination appointment schedule behind by a few days. Photo credit: Shadera Moore

Shortages slow down COVID-19 vaccinations

Rae Walberg February 24, 2021

For Crescent City Pharmacy Director Lishunda Franklin, administering the COVID-19 vaccine has been a waiting game. “I won’t be getting any more first doses maybe until the end of the month,” Franklin...

The ballroom at Sugar Mill venue stays empty since the start of the pandemic. The venue will not be hosting any Mardi Gras balls this year, in accordance with the modified Phase 2 guidelines set in place by the city. Photo courtesy of Larissa Jama.

Event venues sit empty as COVID guidelines restrict Mardi Gras 2021

Domonique Tolliver February 12, 2021

No parades. No balls. No parties. At a time when the hospitality industry in New Orleans is normally thriving, businesses are scrambling to survive within the city's COVID-19 guidelines. Orleans Parish...

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