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A brief survey of the CleanUpNOLA initiative

Crystal McCay

September 26, 2018


Filed under City, News

Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced a new initiative for cleaning up New Orleans, deterring littering, and making the city “healthier and more welcoming.” The initiative is known as CleanUpNOLA, and it will incorporate a range of the city’s departments, including Sanitation, Health, Parks &...

Friday Night at NOMA: An evening of art and community engagement

Friday Night at NOMA: An evening of art and community engagement

Crystal McCay

September 26, 2018


Filed under City, Features

As New Orleans Museum of Art gallery attendant Matthew Germenis describes, Friday nights at NOMA serve “to make use of the very wonderful staff here at the museum that knows about and cares about everything that we have in here, and trying to give back. I think that’s what Friday nights are about, h...

Rap group Atmosphere perform great show at Republic

Rap group Atmosphere perform great show at Republic

Roxanne Ardekani, Contributor

February 8, 2017


Filed under City, Entertainment

Slug, a 44-year-old rapper from Minnesota and one-half of the music duo, Atmosphere, performed at Republic New Orleans on Jan. 24. The performance was the band’s first appearance in the city since 2001, and it featured two Minnesota rap artists, Brother Ali and Dem Atlas. The beginning of the show was lackluster, an...

King cake gets royal treatment at local restaurants

Anna Gowin, Features and Entertainment Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under City, Entertainment

There is a graph circulating on social media that jokingly states that a Mardi Gras diet consists solely of king cake and Popeye’s chicken. Odds are that you are like other New Orleanians (myself included) in the sense that from Twelfth Night onward, by the time Fat Tuesday actually rolls around, ...

Tour guide gives an inside look at New Orleans sight-seeing

Tour guide gives an inside look at New Orleans sight-seeing

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under City, Features

Here in New Orleans, a bustling city booming with tourism, there is certainly no shortage of city tours—and to that extent, tour guides. During peak times in the tourism season, it would almost seem that for every tourist there is a tour guide, routinely making their rounds in the central business ...

Dillard students outraged by David Duke on campus

Dillard students outraged by David Duke on campus

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under City, Top Story

On Nov. 2, former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke headed to Dillard University to participate in the final televised senate debate before the Nov. 8 primary. Many students of this historically black college and others in the city were not prepared or willing to welcome him kindly. Poet and educator...

Voodoo: Metal fans rejoice; everyone else, reconsider

Leo Castell, Staff

October 26, 2016


Filed under City, Entertainment

New Orleans’ annual Voodoo Music Festival will be held Oct. 28-30, Halloween weekend. The lineup offers a healthy mix of rock, metal, hip-hop, pop and everything in between: old and new alike. Friday’s lineup is probably the weakest, the only eye-grabbing, notable act being The Weeknd. G-Eazy,...

Your UNO-friendly Halloween guide to New Orleans’ most haunted attractions

Jamie Lloyd, Staff

October 26, 2016


Filed under City, Entertainment

All dressed up and no place to go this Halloween season? Here’s a UNO-friendly guide to get out there and hit up some of the area’s most notorious haunted attractions. If trick-or-treating isn’t cutting it anymore, consider attending one of these haunted houses. House of Shock Hours of operation: 27...

27th NOLA Film Festival showcased local talent, received little national recognition

27th NOLA Film Festival showcased local talent, received little national recognition

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2016


Filed under City, News, Showcase

On Oct. 12, hundreds of members of the New Orleans Film Society packed into the Orpheum Theater in downtown New Orleans to kick off the twenty-seventh annual New Orleans Film Festival. The opening film of the festival began with “LBJ,” a film directed by Rob Reiner starring Woody Harrelson, both...

New Orleans mayor signs new gun safety ordinance

New Orleans mayor signs new gun safety ordinance

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under City, News, Showcase

On April 21, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced plans to sign an ordinance aimed at promoting gun safety in the city. In conjunction with New Orleans City Council members Jason Williams and James Gray, the Gun Safety Ordinance passed unanimously at the City Council’s criminal justice committee...

Caroline Fayard, senate candidate running against the status quo

Caroline Fayard, senate candidate running against the status quo

Clayton Mistich, Contributor

October 19, 2016


Filed under City, Features, Showcase

Caroline Fayard, former candidate for Louisiana secretary of state, hopes to capture a seat in the United States senate following incumbent David Vitter’s decision to retire. Fayard is competing against 24 other candidates in a race some say will likely fall Republican. Fayard said her candidacy...

New Planned Parenthood clinic opens on Claiborne Avenue, despite protests

Brittany Karno, Staff

October 19, 2016


Filed under City, News

In July 2015, anti-abortion activist David Daleiden and his organization released staged videos aiming to prove that Planned Parenthood had sold fetal tissue for profit. Although the videos were proved to be misleading, and its creators jailed, some states began to defund Planned Parenthood, including...

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