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Krewe du Vieux parade presents parodies

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 7, 2019

  The satirical Krewe Du Vieux parade, followed by the krewedelusion procession, rolled through the Marigny and French Quarter neighborhoods on a pleasantly warm Saturday evening. The atmosphere was electrifying: diverse crowds of people gathered to cheer, drink and laugh at the cynical float...

Free yoga class, a great chance to relax and rewire

Currently, the Parleaux Beer Lab is one of the only places in New Orleans that consistently offers completely free yoga classes. Photo by Jennifer Lin

Hope Brusstar, Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2019

Sunday morning in the Bywater is a quiet, relaxed affair. The colorful shotgun homes stare at each other wordlessly; vessels slip down the river unheard. The air was still as I approached Parleaux Beer Lab for their weekly free yoga class. Prior to this, I’ve done yoga a grand total of two times: onc...

New Orleans King Cake Festival

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

February 17, 2019

On Sunday, King cake lovers gathered at Champions Square to taste and judge the best king cakes in New Orleans. This was the festival’s sixth year supporting pediatric programs and Ochsner Hospitals for Children. More than 400 Ochsner volunteers work the festival every year. According to one of the o...

A brief survey of the CleanUpNOLA initiative

Crystal McCay

September 26, 2018

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

Neptune Steel Orchestra performs at Friday Nights at NOMA. Photo provided by Crystal McCAy.

Crystal McCay

September 26, 2018

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

Atmosphere preforms at Republic

Roxanne Ardekani, Contributor

February 8, 2017

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

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

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Jamie Lloyd, News Editor

February 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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...

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