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Cassidy-Graham healthcare plan would see cuts to Medicaid in Louisiana

Cassidy-Graham healthcare plan would see cuts to Medicaid in Louisiana

Jack Deorio

September 6, 2017

It's been almost a month since Senate Republicans rejected four Affordable Care Act repeal bills, leaving federal and state policymakers to call for a more transparent, bipartisan approach in healthcare reform over the summer recess.The recently proposed "compromise" bill led by Senators Bill Cassidy (...

Local affordable housing officials discuss budget concerns

Local affordable housing officials discuss budget concerns

Jamal Melancon

August 30, 2017

With a new mayor and new members of City Council on the way, affordable housing officials reached out to the community to get them involved in the budgeting process. The Albert & Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design hosted a red beans roundtable on Aug. 21 for a panel of affordable housing...

Hurricane Harvey slams Houston, U.S. Gulf Coast

Hurricane Harvey slams Houston, U.S. Gulf Coast

John Casey

August 30, 2017

Floodwaters reached the rooflines of single-story homes earlier this week and people could be heard pleading for help from inside as Harvey poured rain on the Houston area for a fourth consecutive day after a chaotic weekend of rising water and rescues.The nation's fourth-largest city remained mostly...

Jefferson and Freret intersection closes again — this time for three months

Jefferson and Freret intersection closes again — this time for three months

Melody Bigelow

August 30, 2017

For students like Joseph Sweet, the stress of going back to classes is not the only challenge for the upcoming school year. Over the next three months, students, residents and business owners will face difficulties as road work on Jefferson Avenue continues. Living there, Sweet has adapted to the co...

University-area crime spikes in week leading up to classes

John Casey

August 24, 2017

Reports of crime in the mile surrounding campus increased this past week by 250 percent, increasing to 23 reports from only nine reports the previous week.Five residence burglaries were reported in the period, up from two the previous week. Six thefts occurred in the area, five of which took place in ...

Catch basins, oversight discussed at hurricane preparedness town hall

Catch basins, oversight discussed at hurricane preparedness town hall

Jamal Melancon

August 23, 2017

The city's recent flooding events served as a backdrop for featured officials and community members to discuss the state of the city's storm preparedness at a meeting earlier this month. The town hall meeting, organized by Senator Jean-Paul Morrell, focused on clogged catch basins and $22 million...

North Korean nuclear threats could hit close to home — literally

North Korean nuclear threats could hit close to home — literally

John Casey

August 21, 2017

A year ago most Americans would've laughed off the idea of nuclear war with North Korea, but as threats and missile tests have increased in frequency, the issue has become far from a laughing matter. The United States and North Korea are currently at a nuclear standoff, one that parallels the Cold...

Campus-area crime down in previous week

Campus-area crime down in previous week

John Casey

August 15, 2017

Crime in the mile surrounding Loyola's campus was few and far between this past week. The New Orleans Police Department's Second District reported 10 incidents in the campus area between Aug. 7 and Aug. 13, down from 15 the previous week. Two of the incidents were acts of simple vandalism just off...

Excited for the total solar eclipse? Well, better go north to see it.

Nick Reimann

August 15, 2017

Students planning for a bright start to the new semester might find their first day a little dark when classes start on Aug. 21. That’s because the first day of class coincides with a long-awaited solar eclipse that will be seen from coast-to-coast across the United States, an event that has not...

French Quarter street performer suspected killer in 43-year-old cold case

John Casey

August 11, 2017

Forensic evidence from a murder over four decades ago led Jacksonville police detectives to the New Orleans French Quarter, where longtime street performer Johnie Miller, better known as “Uncle Louie,” was ultimately arrested on May 16th of this year. Miller, who claimed to have performed in the...

Anxiety Management Workshop Posters Stress Students

India Yarborough

May 8, 2017

With finals quickly approaching, Loyola has promoted the University Counseling Center’s anxiety workshops through a campus-wide email with some tips and resources for students to better handle the end of the semester.Many students have already made up their minds about the anxiety workshops, based off...

Students might be getting enough sleep, study says

Students might be getting enough sleep, study says

Starlight Williams

May 8, 2017

With the common belief that college students are sleep deprived, it’s no surprise that the crackling sounds of a jaw popping during a yawn and droopy eyelids are common fixtures on college campuses, especially during finals season. However, according to a UP by Jawbone study, students are averaging seven hours of sleep...

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