By Halle Rudolf New Orleans is famous for a handful of things, music, mixed drinks, and Mardi Gras amongst the most prominent. Major Motion Pictures don’t usually make the list. Though it doesn’t even begin to rival global entertainment meccas like Los Angeles or New York, Louisiana “has become one of the top destinations in… Read More New Orleans in (Major) Motion
By Angelo Gefeke With the rise of a pandemic and America becoming the country with the highest rate of deaths due to COVID-19, most small businesses knew they would face immense changes. The florist business was no exception. Unfortunately, most florists in the New Orleans area have suffered a great financial loss due to the… Read More Florists Wilt in the Face of an Overwhelming Pandemic
By Aaron Avidon To put it simply, Bill Taylor is a survivor. A veteran of the music industry, he has worked within the New Orleans scene for the better part of the 2000’s. Even with his vast experience, where does a global pandemic leave a city of starving artists, when their main source of income… Read More Shorty Fest 2020: A Conversation with Bill Taylor
By Saragine Antoine The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the way education works. Since March colleges and schools have been closed, and the majority of schools are still closed for the fall semester. The pandemic has changed the way education works by moving all classes online, and virtual learning becoming the new norm. The pandemic… Read More The Absurdity that comes with Learning During a Pandemic
By Amanda Kaliner Preschool aged children are learning important lessons daily, whether that be how to pick up after yourself, how to be kind, or how to read and write. In COVID New Orleans, one of the most important lessons that preschoolers learn is no longer being taught. In fact, preschool teachers are begging the… Read More Sharing Is Not Caring Anymore
By Natalie Shaffer Since March, movie theaters around the world have been shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic. Film releases have been postponed, released on demand, or delayed indefinitely and audiences continue to stream from home. Six months later, as we are finally seeing chains such as AMC Theaters make corporate decisions to reopen, independent movie… Read More Recovering from the Pandemic by Looking at The Broader Picture
By Hannah Ostrov Payton Travis is one of the eight Sports Medicine Student Assistants on the Tulane Green Wave Football team. She is in her second year at this position, and despite the 2020-21 football season being in the midst of a global pandemic, she still manages to thoroughly enjoy her job. When asked how… Read More Is There a Future for Tulane Football?
By Edwin Wang In an era marked by unprecedented challenge due to the Covid-19 pandemic, no institution or organization has been spared. There has been an abundance of narratives detailing the pain derived from the virus’ disruption; behemoths like Amazon and Google have reported unprecedented upsets to their logistics networks, while businesses large and small… Read More Plum Street: A Cool Glimmer of Hope
By Isaac Koffman As communities across the nation begin the slow, arduous trek back to normality, the businesses built around college towns face a unique set of challenges. The American economy is in shambles, and even online companies have seen their bottom lines contract thanks to the pandemic. However, the economic realities of the coronavirus… Read More Oh Yes! How a Student-Run Start-Up Survived a Pandemic.
By Isabelle Cunis Even under normal circumstances, a New Orleanian could not spend a relaxing afternoon with a human-size crawfish, stumble upon a po-boy larger than one can imagine, stroll casually through a gold Bayou landscape, and dance among others during Mardi Gras all in one day. However, one of New Orleans’ newest and hottest… Read More Finding Fun in the New Normal at JAMNOLA