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Driven Loyola senior plans to build Algiers community center

Driven Loyola senior plans to build Algiers community center

Rose Wagner

November 10, 2018

As his classmates apply to graduate school and anxiously fill out job applications, Freddie Marshall is busy meeting with government officials and critiquing architectural renderings, determined and focused on the future of Algiers. Marshall, music industry senior, is the founder of the Freddie Marshall...

Locals find treasure -and trash- in Lake Pontchartrain

Locals find treasure -and trash- in Lake Pontchartrain

Andres Fuentes

November 9, 2018

On Sunday afternoon, instead of partying at the Bucktown Seafood Festival or any Saints pre-game parties, many New Orleanians decided to enjoy their extra hour of sleep by relaxing at the Lake Ponchartrain lakefront.Whether strolling past the crashing waves or sitting along the edge of the descending seawall,...

Last stretch on midterm election pressures Democrats

Last stretch on midterm election pressures Democrats

Tess Rowland

November 3, 2018

Democrats are feeling the pressure to make up lost ground as the midterm election season reaches the final stretch.These seats are not only crucial for state level policy matters, but their outcome could also play a key role with federal issues such as the expansion of medicare and other policy reformat...

Former Loyola president and professor named in clergy sex abuse list

Former Loyola president and professor named in clergy sex abuse list

Rose Wagner

November 2, 2018

Two priests who previously worked for Loyola were among the 57 clergy members who the Archdiocese of New Orleans identified as being taken out of ministry due to accusations of sexual abuse of minors. The list was released Nov. 2, and included six people identified as Jesuits. Among the Loyola-related...

Archdiocese of New Orleans releases clergy report regarding sex abuse

Archdiocese of New Orleans releases clergy report regarding sex abuse

Andres Fuentes

November 2, 2018

On Nov. 2 2018, Archbishop Gregory Aymond released a pastoral letter regarding clergy sex abuse within the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Along with the letter, Aymond released a list of "the names of Archdiocesan clergy (priests and deacons) who have been removed from ministry for an allegation of sex...

Investigation sheds light on possible Entergy dishonesty

Investigation sheds light on possible Entergy dishonesty

Madison Mcloughlin

November 1, 2018

A New Orleans-area law firm has issued a report in which it claims to have evidence that Entergy cheated when it was trying to convince lawmakers to approve a new powerplant. The 63-page report, released by he Law Offices of Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert LLC on Oct. 29 gives what...

VA Secretary returns to his alma mater to reach out to student veterans

VA Secretary returns to his alma mater to reach out to student veterans

Andres Fuentes

November 1, 2018

  Instead of all the pomp and circumstance that comes with a homecoming, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie humbly came back to his alma mater to hear the issues and worries of veterans. On Oct. 31, Wilkie, A'88, visited Greenville Hall to conduct a dialogue with student veterans and law stu...

Sexual assault takes center stage on Supreme Court

Sexual assault takes center stage on Supreme Court

Tyler Wann

October 30, 2018

For many viewers, watching the hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is about deciding who takes the seat as the next Supreme Court Justice. But for survivors of sexual assault, the national conversation is a lot more personal.The Rape Abuse and Incest National Network announced that, fol...

Loyola senior runs pumpkin patch with family

Loyola senior runs pumpkin patch with family

Andres Fuentes

October 30, 2018

Fall break is typically filled with Netlfix binges, small road trips and maybe an essay or two, but for Rebekah Vensel, it's always been about the pumpkins.Making the 1,140.3 mi trip every year to her town in Pennsylvania during the break, Vensel, music industry senior, uses her time off to help wor...

College students fail to be vaccinated

College students fail to be vaccinated

Tyler Wann

October 26, 2018

College students are failing to make the grade when it comes to being vaccinated for the flu, with less than half of students on college campus getting vaccinated. According to a 2017 survey done by the National Foundation for Infectious Disease, although 70 percent of students think being vaccinated is important, the rates for vaccin...

Mayor’s office launches new plan to fix city infrastructure

Mayor’s office launches new plan to fix city infrastructure

John Casey

October 26, 2018

In the peak of hurricane season, flooding in New Orleans can become dangerous. As the city struggles to mobilize resources, efforts to solve the problem have fallen to the New Orleans community. Mayor LaToya Cantrell took to Twitter earlier this month to announce the launch of the Catch Basin Pilot Program, a ...

Students crumble under looming debt

Students crumble under looming debt

Saylor Britt

October 23, 2018

With student loan debt in the United States amounting to more than $1.5 trillion, according to a 2018 Forbes report, many students may be asking themselves if college is worth the price.WalletHub, a nationally recognized personal finance website, is trying to answer that question by providing insight into ...

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