The Maroon

Brief: City Council opposes the building of more venues on Frenchmen street

Maroon Staff

January 24, 2013

According to The Times-Picayune, the New Orleans City Council denied the proposed building plan for a new music venue on Frenchmen Street this past Tuesday. This is the second time that the applicant Penny Young has been denied. The original concept for the venue included a larger plan with more sta...

Brief: Scam artists hit Krewe Du Vieux

Maroon Staff

January 24, 2013

During Krewe Du Vieux some parade-goers, desperate for parking spots, were scammed out of their money, according to WWL-TV. A group of men posed as owners of a private lot, ushered in cars and charged for the right to park. The car owners came back after the parade to find their cars had been towed....

Letter to the Editor: College Democrats is necessary

Dwayne Fontenette Jr.

January 18, 2013

During the final stage of the (absurdly long) SGA club charter review process last fall, I stood before the SGA Senate to explain and defend the need for the College Democrats. Some senators expressed concern that the existence of this club would polarize the campus or cause controversy. A number of senato...

Editorial: New amendment is too costly to rights and debate

Maroon Staff

January 18, 2013

The recent spree of shootings - in particular, the tragedy at Sandy Hook - has revitalized the debate on gun control across the United States and provoked a number of measures both in the aim of more firmly regulating guns and in maintaining the right to bear arms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Ho...

Uptown boutique sells designer brands for less

Owner Sarah Celino's handmade jewelry on display at Bella & Harlow. Using beads and pendants she finds around the city, Celino creates earrings and necklaces which she sells in the shop.


January 18, 2013

Looking for some new designer clothing at a reasonable price? Look no further than Bella & Harlow, located at 4221 Magazine St. Owner Sarah Celino opened this feminine boutique on Nov. 15, just in time for the new year and new styles. Popular brands that Bella & Harlow carries are Miss Patina, Trolly Doll...

Gun rights change at state level

Leslie Gamboni

January 17, 2013

As a result of voters' support, Amendment Two has been passed in Louisiana resulting in extended protections on gun rights.  The passing of Amendment Two protects gun rights by requiring "strict scrutiny" on any restriction relating to Louisiana citizens' ability to the use and their ownership of gu...

Pack News for November 16

November 16, 2012

Voting is important for college students


November 1, 2012

With the presidential election only days away, students are busy educating themselves on the issues and making arrangements to get out and vote this November. The range of issues important to Loyola student voters covers a fairly large spectrum - from student debt, to the national budget, to women's right...

Fear and Insecurity


September 20, 2012

The number of reported incidents of sexual assault has increased this semester. Police captain Roger Pinac confirmed that two Loyola students who live on campus were involved in the sexual assault that happened on Sept. 14. According to staff counselor Brooks Zitzmann, the increased number of repor...

N.O. gets $27.3 million from FEMA


September 14, 2012

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans will receive $27.3 million in grants from the federal government to help cover some of the city's costs related to Hurricane Isaac. The grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency were announced Wednesday in a joint news release by Sen. Mary Landrieu, Rep. Cedric Richmond and May...

Tulane linebacker accused of aiding robbery


September 6, 2012

Tulane's football season is starting off with a bit of controversy - one of their star players has been implicated in a July 2012 robbery. New Orleans Police arrested linebacker Trent Mackey, 22, of Buras, La., on Aug. 17 and charged him with relative to armed robbery. The police released a crime al...

Brief: N.O. is fastest growing city in U.S.

Maroon Staff

August 24, 2012

The website 24/7 Wall St. reported in July that New Orleans is the fastest growing city in the U.S. Using recent U.S. Census Bureau and other government data the website determined that New Orleans had a growth rate of 4.9 percent from 2010 to 2011, making it the fastest growing city in the country wi...

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