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New Orleans mayor signs new gun safety ordinance

New Orleans mayor signs new gun safety ordinance

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

October 26, 2016

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

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

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...

EpiPen price causes furor among allergy sufferers

Brittany Karno, Staff

September 28, 2016

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Heather Bresch, CEO of the pharmaceutical company Mylan, gave her testimony to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Recently, Mylan has faced controversy concerning the cost of its EpiPens. “You don’t have to talk to som...

Maroon 5 finally headlines in the Big Easy

Maroon 5 finally headlines in the Big Easy

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

September 14, 2016

Many people left out town for Labor Day weekend, taking full advantage of the extra day off. And while some caught up on school work, others on sleep, many people, particularly females, spent the evening of Sept. 5 in the Smoothie King Center for the sold-out Maroon 5 concert. The band, which has...

LSU prof discusses campus free speech

Lindsay Maxie, Staff

September 14, 2016

Although all citizens are guaranteed their constitutional right to freedom of speech and press, are individuals really allowed to state how they feel in certain settings without consequences? Professor of Political Science at Louisiana State University, Jim Stoner, recently discussed the issues regardin...

Annual Suicide Awareness Walk draws large turnout

Annual Suicide Awareness Walk draws large turnout

Kelley Davis, Staff

September 14, 2016

Every year, over 40,000 deaths in the United States are attributed to suicide. And every year, there are hundreds of people that gather at Audubon Park for the Out of the Darkness Community Walk geared toward suicide prevention. At the event, there were multiple tables dedicated to suicide prevention...

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