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Border patrol arrests 15 undocumented workers using fake documents

Border patrol arrests 15 undocumented workers using fake documents

Andres Fuentes

August 28, 2019

13 miles away from campus, St. Rose, Louisiana became the site where a number of undocumented immigrants were detained. According to the U.S. Border Patrol, New Orleans agents arrested 15 immigrants who were suspected of using fake social security cards and driver's licenses at the Gulf Coast Safety...

Mourners honor Kathleen Blanco at the State Capitol

Mourners honor Kathleen Blanco at the State Capitol

Andres Fuentes

August 23, 2019

Even in her death, former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco is making history. She is now the first woman to ever lie in the State Capitol and just the fourth governor to receive the honor. Her body was on display for the public on Aug. 22. Blanco was the state's governor from 2004 through...

Radiation in Gert Town alarms residents

Radiation in Gert Town alarms residents

Daniel Schwalm

August 23, 2019

Issac Cheatham, Sr., a 30-year resident of the New Orleans neighborhood of Gert Town, walked outside his home on the morning of June 28 to see workers wearing protective gear digging up the intersection of Coolidge Court and Lowerline Street in front of his house. “They said they were just digging...

Who runs New Orleans? Women.

Who runs New Orleans? Women.

Andrew Lang

August 16, 2019

In 2018, New Orleans saw three women ascend to some of the most prominent positions in the community: positions that had historically only been held by men. The first occurred due to the passing of then New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson in March 2018. Upon his death, his...

New Orleans residents show support for undocumented immigrants

New Orleans residents show support for undocumented immigrants

Andres Fuentes

July 20, 2019

As the sun set down on New Orleans, hundreds of protesters came out to voice their resentment toward politicians and migrant detention camps. Under one voice, both the speakers and the supporters shouted, "Ustedes son hermosos, we are all beautiful people," on July 19. Together with other organizations...

What did Tropical Storm Barry look like outside New Orleans? Sandbags and swimming snakes

What did Tropical Storm Barry look like outside New Orleans? Sandbags and swimming snakes

Andres Fuentes

July 14, 2019

After days of warnings about the dangers of Tropical Storm Barry and millions of dollars of potential property damage, most New Orleanians woke up July 14 to calm cloudy skies and hurricane party hangovers. This left many residents to question why news stations aired storm coverage over their reg...

Uptown New Orleans residents prepare to deal with flooding, boil water advisory

Uptown New Orleans residents prepare to deal with flooding, boil water advisory

Rose Wagner

May 3, 2019

Sixty-year resident of New Orleans Harry Ray stood on the porch of his raised home on the corner of Robert Street and Claiborne Avenue looking out as water lapped at the front steps of his home. While rushing water was flooding the street, Ray just cracked a smile. "Yeah this is kind of funny I...

MARI Institute brings Mayan culture to Tulane and Loyola

MARI Institute brings Mayan culture to Tulane and Loyola

Andres Fuentes

May 3, 2019

With both campuses so close to one another, there is no doubt some sibling rivalry that exists between the Green Wave and the Wolf Pack, but when both schools aren't arguing over basketball teams, dining halls or uptown bars, they are coming together to study and appreciate ancient cultures. Since...

Safecam to assist in New Orleans crime reduction

Andrew Callaghan

May 2, 2019

According to a recent press conference, the Downtown Development District has partnered with Downtown business owners to fund the installation of 36 new ‘Safecams,’ the public-facing security cameras mounted on businesses and homes throughout the city. These newly added cameras, unveiled as part of t...

Medical marijuana debate lights up Louisiana

Medical marijuana debate lights up Louisiana

Christian Willbern

May 2, 2019

Cannabis was the key that unlocked the shackles of addiction for former New Orleans Police Department Officer Jerry Kaczmarek. “It saved me from contemplation of suicide on three separate occasions,” Kaczmarek said. Kaczmarek, who’s three years sober from alcohol and opiates, wants the gree...

Louisiana ranks as one of top 10 most gambling-addicted states

Louisiana ranks as one of top 10 most gambling-addicted states

India Yarborough

April 26, 2019

Meredith was in the fourth grade when the trips to Harrah’s ended. She had thought it was normal for her family to spend random nights of the week, sometimes even weekends, at one of the casino’s hotels. “We always had a really fun time,” she said. “I thought we were just really wealthy.” But...

Column: Loyola’s Peace Conference needed more attendance

Cody Downey

April 25, 2019

For my Indigenous Literature and Translation class, I had to participate in Loyola's 11th Annual Peace Conference. This year's theme was "The Other America," focusing on marginalized groups' experiences in the Americas. Now if I'm being completely honest, I probably wouldn't have participated in this...

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