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Celebration Church gives back during pandemic

Celebration church volunteers pack 22 care packages for those in the community in need for supplies.

Anum Siddiqui, Pack News

April 3, 2020

While churches shift their Sunday service online due to the coronavirus, Celebration Church in the New Orleans area continues to give back to their community. Church volunteers get together once a week to pack care packages and deliver to those in need. “The main reaction has just been joy. Seei...

Teachers and parents adapt to online homeschooling across the United States

Natalie Reaux helping her son Maxx Reaux with some math homework before his afternoon snack.

April 2, 2020

Schools all across America were hit with an emergency closing leaving many to wonder when they will open their doors again. Many parents in Orleans Parish were told classes will begin again in April, but with COVID-19 spreading fast schools may be closed for the rest of the year.  “I’m being i...

Archbishop of New Orleans tests positive for COVID-19

Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory Aymond speaks at a live-streamed mass in St. Louis Cathedral on March 22, 2020. Aymond announced Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Rose Wagner

March 23, 2020

The Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory Aymond announced Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, after holding a live-streamed mass on Sunday in St. Louis Cathedral. Aymond, 70, told his fellow priests in an announcement that a recent fever led him to take the COVID-19 test, which came back...

Governor closes bars, movie theaters and restricts restaurants in efforts to slow virus spread

Uptown college students sit outside of popular local bar and grill. Photo credit: Hannah Renton

Rae Walberg

March 16, 2020

In response to Louisiana's surge of COVID-19 cases that have already killed two and affected 132, Governor John Bel. Edwards announced new measures banning gatherings of more than 50 people on Monday afternoon in a press release. The action, which is expected to come into statewide effect at midnight, will...

Student interns as medical translator for Spanish speakers

Crystal Roa adjusts equipment before measuring the height of a patient at Luke's House Clinic. Roa is a volunteer Spanish medical translator at the free clinic. Photo credit: Rose Wagner

Rose Wagner

March 15, 2020

Crystal Roa never thought she would be spending her sophomore year of college in a clinic, explaining to a woman she had never met that her health, and life, were in critical condition if she didn’t go to the hospital. A blood vessel in the 80-year-old woman’s eye was not pumping blood, leaving...

Loyola student hit in car by driver outside Bruno’s on Wine Wednesday, driver flees

The outside of Bruno's, a popular Uptown college bar. On Thursday, March 12, a Loyola student was hit outside the bar during the bar's popular Wine Wednesday. The driver eventually fled. Gabriella Killett/The Maroon.

Gabriella Killett

March 13, 2020

A man, who fled the scene after, hit a Loyola student Thursday, March 12, at midnight in a car accident on the corner of Hillary St and Maple St., according to a New Orleans Police Department incident report given to victim Freshman Sociology major Eva Knowles. The crash occurred in front of the popular...

Trump declares national emergency, waives student loan interest

President Donald Trump announces a national emergency due to COVID-19 during a news conference about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Washington.

Rose Wagner

March 13, 2020

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday afternoon, a move he said will open up around $50 billion of federal funds to help fight the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. The president also waived all interest on federal student loans until further notice as a form of aid to families...

Louisiana becomes first state to delay presidential primaries

A voter checks her ballots after coming out of a booth while voting in the primary election, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Mechanic Falls, Maine. Voters in Louisiana will have to wait until June to cast their primary ballots, as the state delayed its primaries in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Rose Wagner

March 13, 2020

Louisiana has delayed its April presidential primaries, becoming the first state to do so in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin announced early Friday that the contests will be moved from April 4 to June 20. This means presidential hopefuls Joe Biden and Bernie Sande...

Governor bans large gatherings, closes public schools

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards speaks to his supporters at the New Orleans Jazz Market on September 25, 2019. The Governor has signed a proclamation banning public gatherings of more than 250 people and closing public schools across the state until April in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Photo credit: Andres Fuentes

Erin Snodgrass

March 13, 2020

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation today immediately halting all gatherings of more than 250 people, and closing all K-12 public schools across the state until Monday, April 13. The move comes as Louisiana's number of presumed positive COVID-19 cases passes 30. The proclamati...

Tulane student dies in ‘apparent accident’

A Tulane University Police car sits outside of Phelps House residential hall on the evening of Thursday, March 12. The police presence came after reports of a student jumping off of the stairwell outside the building. A Tulane sophomore was reported dead of a 'apparent accident' later in the day.

Rose Wagner

March 13, 2020

A Tulane student died late Thursday in an "apparent accident," according to Tulane University President Mike Fitts. Raymond Baltz III, sophomore and member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, lived in Phelps House, a Tulane residence hall. Both Tulane and New Orleans emergency services and Tulane police responded...

Delgado joins Loyola, 9 other Louisiana universities in moving online due to COVID-19

The Loyola sign sits in front of Marquette Hall on Loyola's campus on a sunny day

Sam Lucio

March 13, 2020

Delgado Community College has informed students and faculty that the college will begin transitioning to online-only classes due to the coronavirus. Delgado now joins 10 other Louisiana colleges and universities in moving classes online-only due to the coronavirus pandemic. Chancellor Larissa Li...

Louisiana abortion case heard by Supreme Court

Protesters gather outside the Supreme Courthouse in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, March 4. Hundreds gathered as the Court began oral arguments in a case regarding a Louisiana abortion law. Lily Cummings/ The Maroon.

Lily Cummings

March 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — On March 4, hundreds of protesters gathered in front of The Supreme Court of the United States in response to a 2014 Louisiana abortion law being contested before the court. The law, known as the "Unsafe Abortion Protection Act," requires Louisiana abortion doctors to have the ability...

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