The Maroon

College Football Championship to bring large weekend crowds and traffic restrictions.

Photo credit: Sam Lucio

Rae Walberg

January 12, 2020

The Louisiana State University vs. Clemson University College Football National Championship is expected to bring large weekend crowds until the game on Monday, Jan. 10, at the Mercedes Benz SuperDome.To prepare for the “extremely heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic,” the New Orleans Police De...

Man found shot and dead a block from Bruno’s

The cross street of Hillary and Burthe Streets. Police are investigating a homicide that occurred there in the early hours of Jan. 10.

Gabriella Killett

January 10, 2020

Police are investigating a homicide that happened early this morning near Bruno's Tavern.According to an NOPD press release, Tulane police officers heard gunshots around 1:50 a.m on Jan. 10, in the area of Burthe and Hillary Streets. Officers found one adult man who had been shot in a car. He was pr...

King cake raffle supports immigrants and asylum seekers

King cake raffle supports immigrants and asylum seekers

Sam Lucio

January 8, 2020

 With the start of a new decade comes a new set of goals, and some people might not even know where to begin. The New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice, however, is giving power to the people. “I feel like, for me, 2020 is going to be a year of action for all of us,” said Meena Haque, de...

Mother and child hope for life-saving medication

Andrea James and her son, Axel Dennis, embrace in their living room. Axel suffers from SMA and has twice been denied a life-saving drug from the Louisiana Department of Health. Photo credit: Andres Fuentes

Andres Fuentes

January 4, 2020

A "miracle drug," has the potential to create a better life for Andrea James' 17-month old son. However, the Louisiana Department of Health refuses to pay for it.Axel Dennis was born a normal, healthy baby until a few weeks after the fact. Dennis' doctors diagnosed him with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type...

Usher, Tim Tebow and college football players volunteer in New Orleans East

Usher and Tim Tebow pose ahead of their volunteer work at Einstein Charter on December 31, 2019. Photo credit: Rhon Ridgeway

Andres Fuentes

December 31, 2019

Ahead of New Year's and Sugar Bowl celebrations, a select number of college football players spent their off time to give back to New Orleans. The 2019 Allstate Goodworks Team visited Einstein Charter school to help finish up renovations to their gym, tennis courts, garden and weight room. Grammy...

River Parishes celebrate Christmas with bonfires

Andres Fuentes

December 25, 2019

Louisiana residents wake up to presents from Papa Noel on Christmas morning, and it's all thanks to St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes. St. Nick and his flying reindeer found their way to the Pelican State thanks to hundred of bonfires lighting the way. Nearly 200 bonfires went up in flames...

RTA ramps up accessibility

A streetcar sign lies on the corner of Jackson and St. Charles. A 2016 lawsuit is responsible for construction making 6 streetcar stops accessible. Photo credit: Alexandria Whitten

Rose Wagner

December 10, 2019

Mitchell Miraglia grew up in New Orleans, but there is much of his hometown that he has never explored on his own because he is in a wheelchair and can’t ride the St. Charles streetcar. But thanks to a lawsuit he filed in 2016, six stations on the line are currently undergoing construction to be...

Entergy New Orleans hit with million dollar fine

Julia Porcari

December 9, 2019

Neighborhoods across New Orleans have been plagued since early 2014 with sudden and unexpected power outages. In many cases, families and whole communities were left quite literally in the dark, as the power outages could last for minutes or days, depending on where you were located in the city.The members o...

Loyola honors Jesuit martyrs from El Salvador

Loyola students and faculty perform music on Nov. 11 in memory of the victims of the 1989 massacre of Jesuits in El Salvador. Six Jesuit priests and two companions were killed in the incident during the civil war that lasted more than a decade in El Salvador. Photo credit: Ver Lumod

Ver Lumod

December 8, 2019

Last month, the Jesuit community of Loyola University New Orleans commemorated the 30th anniversary of the murders of six Jesuit priests and two civilians in El Salvador. On Nov. 16, 1989, Salvadoran Army soldiers killed Father Ignacio Ellacuría, Father Amando López, Father Ignacio Martín Baró,...

Family holds vigil for Hard Rock collapse victim

Garenita Bailey, victim's cousin, and Rev. Raymond Brown speak at Wimberly's vigil on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2019 in front of Hard Rock collapse site. Photo credit: Andres Fuentes

Lily Cummings

December 7, 2019

The family of one of the Hard Rock Hotel collapse victims gathered today to mourn and ask for answers. Quinnyon Wimberly was a beloved family member, dad and fiance. His body still remains in the Hard Rock Hotel. The family began to wait and pray the morning of Oct. 12, 2019 when they received...

Nearly 100 year old water main breaks near Yulman Stadium

Tulane graduate student Emily Ramier had water rise up to her Jeep Wrangle after the water main on Calhoun and S. Johnson Streets broke on December 6, 2019. Photo credit: Jade Myers

Andres Fuentes and Jade Myers

December 6, 2019

Emily Ramier didn't expect to find her Jeep Wrangler half submerged in water this morning. Instead of preparing for exams, the Tulane grad student now worries about whether her vehicle can run or not. The gushing waters engulfed parts of Uptown after a water main broke near South Johnson and Calhou...

Loyola graduate to become the head of the Jesuits in the South and Central regions of the U.S.

The Rev. Thomas P. Greene, S.J. (right) travelled to Rome to study social justice. Greene was named a provincial superior Nov. 6. Courtesy of Robert Ballecer.

Rae Walberg

December 5, 2019

On Nov. 6 one of Loyola’s own, the Rev. Thomas P. Greene, S.J., was named provincial superior for the Central and Southern regions of the United States. Greene was chosen from a terna, a list of names of potential candidates, by a group of 12 Jesuits, to be considered by the Rev. Arturo Sosa, SJ,...

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