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On what fiction teaches us

November 20, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

One of the first things children are taught to do in their formative years is to read more books. Schools generally provide them with a list of books that could be fun, informative or essential to their growing up into better people.   One such book is “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Ba...

A Veterans Day visit to the World War II Museum

Sofia Gilmore-Montero; Cassandra Jaskiewicz, News Editor; Assistant Layout Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion

The World War II era was a tumultuous time to live, and no place in New Orleans demonstrates this better than the National World War II Museum.  Numerous exhibits spanning multiple buildings carefully examine each country’s role in World War II and provide a global view of its effects. The World ...

New Orleans’ Museum of Arts

Sofia Gilmore-Montero and Cassandra Jaskiewicz, News Editor; Layout Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) has been contributing to art and culture in the city of New Orleans since its opened on Dec. 16, 1911 with a small reserve  of nine works.  Founded in 1910 by Isaac Delgado, the museum hosts an expansive permanent collection of art that includes more than 40,000 ...

Every 60 seconds

November 4, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

More and more videos circulate on the internet each day, thanks to the rise of the information age.  Some heartwarming videos make people react strongly every time — soldiers coming home, birds bobbing their heads to metal music, children running around with pumpkins on their heads.  But what tu...

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost!

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost!

Sofia Gilmore-Montero and Cassandra Jaskiewicz, News Editor; Instagram Manager

October 29, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion

The Killers and Thrillers [East] Tour of New Orleans, or as the Ghost City tour group affectionately calls it “The Bad Bitches of New Orleans,” lives up to its name, providing numerous stories about the most gruesome and notorious citizens of New Orleans. Ghost City Tours was founded in Savannah, Ge...

Over-incarceration a new form of slavery

October 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Story

Louisiana leads the world in incarceration, with more than 40,000 inmates in state prisons as of 2012, which was double the national average and more than any other state. What may have previously been only speculation about the negative reasons behind Louisiana’s disproportionate incarceration rates were confir...

Dear Men, #MeToo Isn’t About You

Abraham Thacker, Contributer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

  Over the past few days, our Facebook newsfeeds have been inundated with women from all walks of life letting their friends and acquaintances know that they, too, have been the victims of sexual harassment and assault. Some of the more verbose individuals came forward with specific events an...

#MeToo

#MeToo

October 23, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

“If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” This tweet by Alyssa Milano triggered a whole barrage of women (and men) to start posting statuses and tweets about their personal stories of sexual harassment and assault. It all started with a po...

Sex education is necessary knowledge

Kevinesha Glenn, Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion

For many generations, sex education has been a topic that people avoid or sugar coat to the fullest extent. Sex education is incredibly important because there are so many new diseases and old ones that are getting worse. Sex education begins as soon as parents start teaching their children the ...

Pitchforks and torches: we’ve seen this before

Pitchforks and torches: we’ve seen this before

Titus L. Firmin, Contributer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion

You’ve heard this before. The economy may be growing, but most of the gains are going to the top 10 percent in America. Since at least the 1970s, wages for Americans have steadily declined, if not stagnated. This is not a unique problem for millennials; this is an intergenerational struggle. Why are baby boomers,...

Las Vegas shooting reminds us to keep perspective

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Perhaps it's a bit late to be reading about the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting. Nothing new can have developed by now. People have died, others have been injured, and still more have suffered — why bother to remind us all of it again? It seems that the media just doesn't want to let us forget about it....

A checkers player in a game of chess

Christopher Walker, Contributor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion

  For us liberals who have gotten somewhat used to the day-to-day lunacy of president Donald Trump, this past week reminded us why we were genuinely scared for our country after election night.   We saw his immature stream-of-consciousness rants on Twitter, and thought it was very likely he would continue thi...

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