The Maroon

Editorial: Caught in the crossfire

Gage Counts, [email protected]

October 23, 2015

Loyola’s University Senate ­— the body composed of faculty representatives from each department, college and school at Loyola — has proposed a vote of “no-confidence” against our university president, the Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J. If the vote succeeds, our university’s professors will be formally...

The Mortuary unleashes 7 deadly serial killers

The Mortuary unleashes 7 deadly serial killers

Lester Duhe

October 22, 2015

If the seven deadly sins weren't lethal enough, The Mortuary Haunted House is taking it one step further by adding seven serial killers to the mix. For nine years, The Mortuary has been providing gore and terror to audiences across the country. With a couple of weeks left until Halloween, the haunted...

South Carolina flood leaves state in ruin

Nicholas Morea

October 6, 2015

A flood took the lives of nine people and is still an ongoing issue for residents of South Carolina. 550 roads and highways are completely shut down in South Carolina after over 20 inches of rain fell over the weekend of Oct. 2-4. Officials described the rain as a one in 1,000 chance of this weather...

Oregon community college devastated by on-campus shooter

Nicholas Morea

October 5, 2015

Roseburg, Oregon was devastated by a mass shooting that took place at Umpqua Community College.The shooter, Chris Harper-Mercer, killed nine people and injured over a dozen. Mercer then turned the gun onto himself and committed suicide. The reason for the rampage is unknown, but Mercer has posted nume...

Proposed condominium rejected by city council

Proposed condominium rejected by city council

Gabriel Garza

October 5, 2015

Over 70 residents living beside Audubon Park faced potential relocation due to a proposed condominium development over the property. On Sept. 22, the New Orleans city planning commission rejected developer Jim MacPhaille’s proposed condominium development as it was in violation 21st century zoning la...

Sewage and Water Board announces reformed infrastructure

Anastasia Sabga

October 2, 2015

The Sewage and Water Board is taking on a large and important task to end boil water advisories in New Orleans. With over 600 projects, the Sewage and Water Board has begun to repair water pumps and is working with expert organizations such as Nelson Engineering who developed a short term solution to tie th...

Night Out Against Crime takes a stand

Night Out Against Crime takes a stand

Andrew Callaghan

October 2, 2015

Parishes across New Orleans will be honoring the Night Out Against Crime by gathering as a community to take a stand against crime.Oct. 13 will mark the 32nd annual National Night Out Against Crime. It is a community event to raise crime prevention awareness, reduce crime, and increase support for loc...

History professor says there’s room for Indigenous People’s Day, Columbus Day

Gabriel Garza

October 2, 2015

Columbus Day and Indigenous People's Day both relate to the settling of America, but the subjects they celebrate are different. Last year, Seattle and Minneapolis both first recognized the second Monday of October as Indigenous People's Day instead of Christopher Columbus Day. This year, the national ...

NASA discovers water on Mars

Nicholas Morea

October 1, 2015

NASA revealed that liquid water was officially discovered on Mars on Sept. 28. An imager on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter confirmed their findings by analyzing light waves returned from dark streaks on the planet's surface. The streaks absorbed light that were associated with the chemicals in water....

Mid-City Library lease is extended

Nicholas Morea

October 1, 2015

The Mid-City Library has been approved for a lease extension until a new home is found for the library. This extension will last until Jan. 31, 2016 after several talks with the landlord. They are looking to find a real home for the branch in Mid-City, and they will announce their plan in February 2016....

Armed robbery reported at Monkey Hill Bar in Uptown

Ryan Micklin

October 1, 2015

New Orleans Police Department reported that three men stormed into the Monkey Hill Bar at 10:21 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28 and robbed employees and customers. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite promised that New Orleans law enforcement officers would examine the recent string of Uptown restaurant and bar...

Glass Recycling is coming to the French Quarter

Glass Recycling is coming to the French Quarter

Andrew Callaghan

September 29, 2015

After two decades, New Orleans citizens will finally be able to recycle glass in the city. On Sept. 24, the city will begin recycling glass in New Orleans' French Quarter and Downtown Development District. This comes as a result of a $3.9 million deal which City Hall signed last December with an independent...

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