The Maroon

Car break-ins leave Uptown resident fed up

After a car break-in, glass from the smashed driver's side door of Dustin Walker's car lays scattered across the inside of the car. This was the third time Walker's car was broken into in Uptown New Orleans.

Tess Rowland

February 5, 2020

For Dustin Walker, parking directly in front of his home in Uptown New Orleans comes with a huge amount of risk in the form of car break-ins. In the past month, the windows on his brand new Toyota Tacoma truck needed to be replaced three times.  The first incident occurred on Jan. 6 around midnight. Walker aw...

Carbon emissions plan to be net zero by 2050

Activists protest on the median of St.Charles and Napoleon during  the International Climate Strike on  Sept. 20, 2019.

Alexander Mccall

February 3, 2020

As the year 2020 begins with a plethora of environmental issues, many are wary of the inevitable end due to the factors of climate change. These fears are especially prevalent in New Orleans as the city is currently sinking due to rising sea levels at a rate of 1.6 to 2 inches per year, according...

Students shop sustainably in fashion for the future

Philosophy Freshman Jeovanna deShong-Conner looks in the mirror at New Orleans Buffalo Exchange, wearing thrifted clothes.

Gabrielle Korein

January 31, 2020

With consumers' growing efforts to confront issues regarding the environment and poor working conditions, the fashion industry faces significant demands for changes in policy and means of production. According to the Associated Press, there has been a significant push toward sustainability as younger...

Louisiana ranks low in social justice report

Louisiana ranks low in social justice report

Lexi Phillips

January 28, 2020

A recent report from the Loyola’s Jesuit Social Research Institute identifies Louisiana as the weakest state concerning matters of social justice. This was Louisiana’s third appearance at the bottom. The JustSouth Index report is calculated using nine measurable indicators that are based on issues...

90% of domestic violence cases dropped in Orleans Parish

Photo illustration by Michael Bauer. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Sofia Mongillo

January 27, 2020

More than 90% of domestic violence cases are dropped by prosecutors in Orleans Parish according to a report presented to New Orleans City Council last month. The conviction rate for cases that do make it through court is only 6%, but Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro Jr. said in a press...

Advocates march for Hard Rock victims

Trey Monaghan leads a march for the Hard Rock collapse victims from the site to Duncan Plaza on January 24. 2020. Photo credit: Andres Fuentes

Andres Fuentes

January 25, 2020

More than 100 days after the Hard Rock Hotel site collapsed, advocates took to social media to organize a march in support of the victims and their families on January 24. The collapse killed three construction workers, with 63-year-old Jose Ponce Arreola and 36-year-old Quinnyon Wimberly still...

Two injured in St. Charles Avenue four-alarm fire

First responders stand behind a fire line on the scene of a four-alarm fire

Sam Lucio and Alexandria Whitten

January 24, 2020

The New Orleans Fire Department responded to a four-alarm fire on the 2300 block of St. Charles Avenue near First Street, according to the City. A fire started in one multi-family house before spreading to a neighborhing house. Two people have been transported to the hospital and are in fair condition...

Superdome adds new amenities

Workers begin dome renovations after the College Football Playoff National Championship on Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020.

Anum Siddiqui

January 24, 2020

Renovations for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome followed Louisiana State University's national championship win against the Clemson Tigers. On Jan. 14, the process began with removing the field where the Saints and LSU played. Superdome Communications Director Mike Hoss said that the stadium that opened...

Local non-profit partners with krewes to go green

In early January, ArcGNO signed formal agreements with the Krewes of Centurions, Excalibur and Rex to provide them special packages and recycled beads for their members to throw during parades. Photo credit: Jade Myers

Jade Myers

January 24, 2020

It is what some are calling history in the making––three krewes are going green just in time for the carnival season with the help of a local non-profit organization. "This year is a pretty historic year for the Arc Recycling Center, and we’re very excited to be able to serve our community,”...

Resident cautious after package stolen

Tomeka Burton personally receives her package from United States Postal Service

Jade Myers

January 21, 2020

Tomeka Burton’s package was stolen from her New Orleans East home in broad daylight, and she said she thinks the porch pirate lives just feet away from her home. When Burton found out about her package theft last year, she checked her surveillance video the moment she arrived home on Oct. 31. “I...

Australians in New Orleans feel support away from home

A graphic showing the distance from Australia to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Cody Downey

January 18, 2020

Like most students living away from home, Josh Leaney has learned to cope with homesickness. However, with Leaney’s home of Brisbane, Australia facing deadly wildfires, his homesickness has been taken to a whole other level. “Being 24 hours away by plane is a big thing,” the physics junior said....

Peace Committee discusses tensions between US and Iran

Activists march in Times Square to protest recent U.S. military actions in Iraq on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in New York.  A top Iranian general and Iraqi militiamen were killed in a U.S. airstrike  that sharply escalated tensions across the region. Photo courtesy of Associated Press.

Zia Sampson

January 17, 2020

Following the Jan. 2 American drone strike that killed Iranian General Qassam Soleimani, tensions between the two countries escalated. While the conflict was nearly 7,000 miles away, it affected some Loyola students, who gathered to share student sentiments at the Jan. 9 Peace Conference Committee. “My...

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