By Jeff Wong Tourism is one of New Orleans’ primary economic contributors. Every year, millions visit the city to take part in its unique cultural experience. However, few realize what it actually takes to keep this industry running. Jirus is a line cook at Deanie’s Restaurant, a mid-priced seafood restaurant just on the outskirts… Read More Thanks for the Tip
By Marisa Wesker The students gather around the alabaster monument, their leather shoes squelching in the sodden ground as a trumpet plays a joyful march only slightly off key. The navy wool blazers absorb the sun’s warm rays and drops of sweat begin to bead on foreheads, in armpits, and around ankles. The trumpet… Read More What’s in a Name?
By Jacob Wasserman It’s a Tuesday night in mid-February, and the Tulane Green Wave Men’s Basketball team trots on to the hardwood of Fogelman Arena, hoping to win their first game in 2019. With only eight games left in the regular season the team is in search of some inspiration, but they are unlikely… Read More A Season to Remember….Hopefully Never
By Justin Walton At the beginning of every August, 130 division one college football teams begin formal practice for the upcoming fall season. For an entire month, athletes practice from sunrise to sunset for recurrent days on sun cooked turf football fields. Teams labor in heated conditions while also studying playbooks, watching film, and… Read More The Cost of Football
By Libby Tisler Just a few weeks ago, Rob Kellner’s incredible piano skills filled the ears of many attendees at the Sunday of French Quarter Fest. Backing Maggie Koerner, Kellner could be found perched behind his keyboard on stage right. A pair of round sunglasses let him see his keys a little better through… Read More Reversing the Musician Exodus From a City Defined by Music
By Oliver Slawson Homelessness is a condition that afflicts over half a million Americans. Most homeless people are a victim of their circumstances, such as domestic abuse, drug addiction, and mental health issues. Many critics of the homeless claim that it is a choice. For the vast majority of those living on the streets,… Read More Living on the Fringe
By Morgan Miller The sidewalk, its haphazard inclines a by-product of Katrina, overflows with hungry pedestrians on this sun-drenched Saturday morning. Clusters of people amble down Magazine Street and the French Quarter alike, seeking out their ideal brunch spot. The choices are limitless and diverse— something for everyone. The aroma of freshly made guacamole… Read More A City Seasoned By Circumstance: The New Orleans restaurant scene— a serendipitous mixture of cultures, cuisines, and flavors
By Matt McKinney The United States of America is home to less than five percent of the world’s total population but almost a quarter of the world’s prisoners. Leading the charge is the state of Louisiana, which up until recently, imprisoned more people than any other state in the country, and New Orleans, its… Read More Defending the Accused in the Incarceration Nation
By Jenna Lorin It’s Friday night at One Eyed Jack’s and the bar is radiating with funk music and good vibrations. All eyes are on Melissa Weber, better known by her stage name, DJ Soul Sister, as she mixes vinyl records with a variety of tempos to create the quintessential dance environment. DJ Soul… Read More Hey Soul Sister
By Caroline Hymes When it comes to tricky political situations, Governor John Bel Edwards is an expert. As the only Democratic governor in the Deep South, he navigates a landscape in which a legislature full of opposition spends every day trying to thwart his agenda. Some have called him an oddity, an anomaly, or… Read More Can Lightning Strike Twice? Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ Improbable Rise to Power and His Fight to Stay There.