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Throw me something, Mister. Without plastic please

Throw me something, Mister. Without plastic please

Jade Myers

February 23, 2019

They come in different sizes, shades and colors. From green to purple, to black and gold. Some even light up and some clog drains. But the colorful plastic Mardi Gras beads are doing more harm to the environment than good, according to Bob Thomas, Loyola professor and director of the Environmental Communication...

Loyola to take part in Civil Rights road trip

Loyola to take part in Civil Rights road trip

Madison Mcloughlin

February 21, 2019

Suitcases and snacks will be packed on Mardi Gras day, just in time for the civil rights road trip. The civil rights road trip will drive through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee to stop at several sites important to civil rights history beginning on March 6. After several conversations...

Nonprofit finds old hotel taxes may be costing the city millions

Nonprofit finds old hotel taxes may be costing the city millions

Tyler Wann

February 19, 2019

What was originally meant to be a temporary move to ease the construction of the Superdome may still be costing the city an estimated $12 million dollars in 2019, according to a recent report. A recent report from the Bureau of Governmental Research noted that, despite having one of the highest tax...

Organizations hopes to educate on gun control

Organizations hopes to educate on gun control

Vanessa Alvarado

February 14, 2019

Death by guns in the United States has increased throughout the years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER database, almost 40,000 people in the United States have died due to guns with reasons such as suicide, violence and accidents. These statistics and much more...

Former U.S. secretary of state visits Tulane to talk about fascism

Former U.S. secretary of state visits Tulane to talk about fascism

India Yarborough

February 13, 2019

Before she was a teenager, Madeleine Albright, now 81, had fled two forms of fascism—Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939 and a communist regime in her home country in 1948, the same year her family immigrated to the United States. Albright, who in 1997 became the United States’ first female secretary...

New York Abortion Bill stirs up controversy

Francesca Du Broca

February 11, 2019

The debate around the topic of abortion is brought up once again to Loyola’s campus thanks to a new bill.The newly-appointed Democratic Senate wasted no time in pushing forward with progressive plans to strengthen women's reproductive rights through favorable New York legislation. On Jan. 22, CBS New...

Audubon welcomes Valerio back into Jaguar Jungle

Audubon welcomes Valerio back into Jaguar Jungle

Andres Fuentes

February 9, 2019

Out of the mist of Jaguar Jungle, Audubon Zoo's troubled big cat, Valerio, returns to his revamped and renovated habitat. The almost four-year-old jaguar stepped foot in his enclosure for the first time in seven months, after escaping and setting off on a killing spree among the other animals at the...

Broken St. Charles traffic light causes frustration

Broken St. Charles traffic light causes frustration

Sophie Whitehead

February 7, 2019

A traffic light at the intersection of St. Charles Avenue and Nashville Avenue has been out for over a month, creating an inconvenience for New Orleans residents. The traffic light has been blinking red, forcing drivers to partake in a four-way stop at the intersection. Stop signs were put in to help...

Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to take effect

Supreme Court allows transgender military ban to take effect

John Casey

February 1, 2019

The Supreme Court of the United States voted on Tuesday, Jan. 22 to allow President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban to take effect, sending shock waves through the LGBT community. The 5-4 decision by the court would allow for the ban to go into action and for the lower courts to be able to he...

President Trump’s comments fan the flames of California wildfire crisis

President Trump’s comments fan the flames of California wildfire crisis

Francesca Du Broca

January 31, 2019

California residents looking to rebuild after recent wildfires destroyed homes along the United States' western coast may be at odds with statements made earlier this month by President Donald Trump. On Jan. 9, Trump took to Twitter threatening to cut Federal Emergency Management Agency's assistance...

Opioid-related deaths continue to rise in the U.S., New Orleans

Opioid-related deaths continue to rise in the U.S., New Orleans

John Casey

January 28, 2019

Despite national efforts to create awareness and curb the problem, the opioid crisis facing everyday Americans continues to worsen. A new report from the National Safety Council shows Americans are now more likely to die from an opioid overdose than in a car accident. The study reveals one in 9...

Local universities unite for MLK Day of Service

Local universities unite for MLK Day of Service

Hannah Renton

January 25, 2019

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the University of New Orleans hosted area universities Jan. 21 for a community-wide day of service. Students from Tulane, Loyola and Dillard universities shuffled onto buses bright and early Monday morning to ride to UNO's campus, as they united to serve various...

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