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Government investigation ushers in new college recruiting rules

Illustration by Erin Snodgrass. Photo credit: Erin Snodgrass

Erin Snodgrass

December 5, 2019

Recruiting college students is about to get a whole lot more complicated. That's because government watchdogs began to suspect colleges were violating student choice rights, and in response, the group that oversees college recruiters' ethics nationwide has made some major changes to their rules.Now, some in higher e...

Artificial reef program benefits fisherman, oil companies alike

Captain Maurice D'Aquin tags a small redfish on Nov. 2. D’Aquin spends most of his days on the water, fishing off of the artificial reefs. Photo credit: Madison Mcloughlin

Madison Mcloughlin

December 5, 2019

After waking up before the sun, Captain Maurice D’Aquin throws on his fishing gear and heads to Nick’s Marina where his boat is still sleeping. He loads up the dry storage with extra gear, fills the fish-hold with ice and shrimp bait and secures his fishing rods in their place. With everythi...

Cash Money Records hands out 1,500 Thanksgiving meals

Cash Money Records Thanksgiving

Andres Fuentes

November 27, 2019

Just days before the Thanksgiving holidays, Cash Money artists, volunteers and other event organizers set up shop at New Home Full Gospel Ministries to hand out meals to people who otherwise would not have them. On Nov. 26, hundreds of guests lined the perimeter of the church, waiting for their chance...

Local church teams up with Cam Jordan for Turkey Giveaway

Cam Jordan posing with students. photo credit: Tess Rowland

Tess Rowland

November 26, 2019

While the holiday season prompts spending time with loved ones and eating good food, it also calls for giving to those who are not as blessed as you are. City Church has been fulfilling the needs of the New Orleans East community since after Hurricane Katrina, being one of the first supply distri...

Hard Rock collapse leaves local business stunned and struggling

The Hard Rock Hotel collapse on Nov. 2. Parts of Canal Street and North and South Rampart Street are still closed. Photo credit: Sam Lucio Photo credit: Sam Lucio

Sam Lucio

November 22, 2019

It’s been over a month since the Hard Rock Hotel collapse downtown, but some businesses like Fischer’s Jewelry are still dealing with the aftermath and there appears to be no end in sight.“We’re directly across the street and directly affected,” said Kathy Fischer Bradb...

Living in the “Big Easy” might be getting easier

Affordable Living New Orleans

November 20, 2019

  For the first time in 10 years, Richie Champagne has now been able to move into a home in the Lower Ninth Ward that he calls, “100% his own.” After numerous setbacks like rebuilding his credit and facing several job lay-offs, Champagne lived with his parents in St. Charles Parish, ...

Algiers Ferry closure impacts local businesses

ALGIERS ferries IMPACTS BUSINESSES

Tess Rowland

November 18, 2019

Phillip Kilbarger is the lead cook at Dry Dock Cafe, where he's been working with his sister for eight years. With the Algiers Ferry not in service, restaurants and businesses at Algiers Point have seen a decrease in business. “We survive off tourists here,” said Kilbarger. Kilbarger has seen...

Loyola Academy to bring conservation knowledge to Mirabeau Gardens in Gentilly

The city was granted 25 acres of green space in Gentilly to create the Mirabeau Water Garden, which is set to open in the summer of 2020. The gardens were created to educate the public on water conservation and other eco-friendly practices. Courtesy city of New Orleans.

Rae Walberg

November 17, 2019

In the heart of Gentilly, 25 acres of Federal Emergency Management Agency-funded space was recently granted to build Mirabeau Water Gardens, a place where water conservation will be modeled on a larger-scale. For Loyola professors Aimée Thomas and Bob Thomas, this was a dream ten years in the making. The...

New Orleans leaders embrace second Edwards term

John Bel Edwards re-election

Andres Fuentes

November 17, 2019

After a campaign season of mud slinging and presidential visits, the dust finally settled and Louisiana decided on another four years of John Bel Edwards. The democratic incumbent won against his republican competitor, Eddie Rispone, in a down-to-the-wire race. Edwards won 51% of the vote, with 774,469...

Local restaurants say goodbye to a southern favorite

Anum Siddiqui

November 15, 2019

Fried oysters are a favorite at Carrollton Market in uptown, But soon will disappear from the menu. This year's oyster season in New Orleans has become non-existent due to the amount of freshwater in the Mississippi River, causing oysters to die. “Our signature dish ‘Oyster GoodenoughR...

Poverty causes education inequality in Louisiana, study finds

Members of the marching band practice at West Jefferson High School. West Jefferson teacher John Guzda said he has witnessed the effects of education inequality firsthand. Photo credit: Ver Lumod

Ver Lumod

November 14, 2019

Students from lower-income families have a poor chance of obtaining a higher education, according to a recent report.The report, published by the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans last Oct. 10, details the scope of education inequality in Louisiana."Rich School, Poor Sch...

Oldest WWII Veteran Lives in New Orleans

Lily Cummings

November 11, 2019

On Veteran's Day, we celebrate the lives that fight for our freedom, but two months earlier each year, The National World War II Museum celebrates the life of New Orleans native, Lawrence Brooks. Brooks birthday is Sept. 10, and each year the museum throws him a party with patriotic cupcakes, singing a...

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