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Initiative aims to improve women’s health

Registered nurse Kathe Haase (right) reviews Shannon Jackson’s (left) paperwork with her following a blood pressure screenings. These screenings are provided for free to the public by the city and Touro as part of the Healthy Women New Orleans initiative. Photo credit: Shadera Moore

Maria Alvarado

November 11, 2019

Expecting mothers and newly delivered moms are about to get health help in addition to their new bundles of joy. The city of New Orleans and Touro Hospital are working together to improve women's health in the city through the Healthy Women New Orleans initiative. The initiative consists of a series...

Students shuttle to early voting

Lily Cummings

November 10, 2019

Voters in Louisiana participated in early voting this week ahead of the Nov. 16 gubernatorial election, including college students across the state, who put the party in politics.The Millennial Voter Engagement Initiative, also known as MoVE, organized shuttles for students to take from their campuses ...

Organizations call for unity against ICE

Students listen at the Fight for Immigrants' Rights session hosted by the Loyola College Democrats. The session had both local and national organizations in attendance. Photo credit: Cristian Orellana

Cristian Orellana

November 8, 2019

Most nuns pray in monasteries. Some get arrested by police at protests. Sister Quincy Howard is the latter. “If someone had told me that in five years, that i would be a nun lobbyist on Capitol Hill, under the Trump administration, it would have seemed really impossible,” Howard said. Howard only r...

Teach-ins educate students on criminal justice reform

Clouds shadow the old death row building at Louisiana State Penitentiary. The prison is the largest in Louisiana. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Gabriella Killett

November 6, 2019

In a state with one of the highest incarceration rates in the United States, the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola is working to spread awareness about the problem of mass incarceration. The institute worked together with Women Determined, a nonprofit organization founded to help women once...

Detention centers bring immigration discussion to Louisiana

Daniel Werst speaks to other protesters in front of the ICE office in New Orleans Oct. 12. Werst said he supports an open border policy. Photo credit: Cody Downey

Cody Downey

November 5, 2019

Though the topic of immigration may feel far away for most Louisiana residents, the presence of detention centers across the state brings the topic closer to home than some might expect. According to New Orleans Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps organizer Mike Howells, the state of Louisiana...

Rates of reported rapes at Loyola nearly six times rates of “forcible sex offenses” at LSU

Rates of reported rapes at Loyola nearly six times rates of

Rose Wagner

October 29, 2019

The number of reported rapes at Loyola in 2018, adjusted for the size of the student body, was nearly six times the rate of "forcible sex offenses" at LSU, but Loyola Chief of Police Todd Warren said this could be a good sign. According to Loyola's Clery report, a federally mandated crime report issued...

New Orleans receives ‘D’ in effort to provide affordable housing, little hope for change in sight

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Tess Rowland

October 28, 2019

Adinas Perkins describes herself to be a born and bred New Orleanian. She has lived in New Orleans most of her adult life, even returning to the very street she raised her children on in Hollygrove, but she still can’t seem to call it home, due to the rising rent prices in Orleans Parish. Homes...

College students turn to wax marijuana concentrates to get high

A college student uses a metal nail to break off a piece of wax concentrate before inhaling its vapor to get high Sept. 10. Earwax-like marijuana concentrates have been known to elicit extreme highs and, sometimes, psychotic behavior, according to Special Agent Randy Ladd of the Denver Division of the DEA.

Rose Wagner

October 25, 2019

Felix, a college junior, sits on the edge of a black leather couch in his friend’s house, surrounded by a collection of recycled furniture, vintage plates and discarded knicknacks. An abandoned lightsaber sits on the couch next to him. Its origin and purpose are unknown. It’s after dark on a weeknight...

Hard Rock cranes demolished, recovery top priority


Jillian Oddo

October 20, 2019

The two cranes that affected businesses and activities in Downtown New Orleans have finally come down. After it was rescheduled from Saturday, Oct. 19, the demolition of the two Hard Rock cranes happened Sunday, Oct. 20 around 2:30 p.m. “I don’t think it could have gone much better,” said...

Businesses and residents affected by Hard Rock Hotel Collapse

Photo credit: NOLA Ready

Tess Rowland

October 19, 2019

Construction worker Aldo was thankful that he had the day off Saturday, October 12. Just after 9:00 a.m., the Hard Rock Hotel construction site that he had been working on collapsed, leaving many of his colleagues injured. “When you do construction we always have in mind that something can happen...

Hard Rock Hotel crane demolition rescheduled for Sunday

Two cranes secure the Hard Rock Hotel after it collapsed last weekend. The planned demolition of the two cranes has been rescheduled for a second time. Photo credit: Erin Snodgrass

Erin Snodgrass

October 19, 2019

Jessica Wharton is ready for the fanfare surrounding the Hard Rock Hotel collapse to be over. Wharton works at Cleo’s, a Mediterranean restaurant located at the corner of Canal and Roosevelt, across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel structure. Due to the restaurant's proximity to the evacuati...

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