By Matthew Nguyen The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly left a devastating impact on several businesses in New Orleans including our local restaurants, beloved shopping malls, lively music venues, and many others. While the shutdown and restrictions have definitely changed the lifestyles of many New Orleanians, any high schooler or teacher in this city can tell… Read More Pandemic Pedagogy: Public School Teaching During COVID-19
By Sarah Sammataro Every Monday morning, Bailey Batt, a twenty-four-year-old aspiring Child Life Specialist, parks her car outside the New Orleans Children’s Hospital and gets ready for her shift as a Child Life volunteer. She dons her mask, then crosses the road beneath the hospital’s bridged passageway, and pushes through the glass doors to enter.… Read More Back to Normal? How the COVID-19 Vaccine Changes Lives
By Charlotte Morelli When Jeff was young he was always getting into trouble, seeking attention so that his father would intervene. Discipline became a mechanism for Jeff to unify his divorced parents. When he was nine years old, he snuck behind the family’s wet bar and became acquainted with a bottle of Schnapps. Jeff remembers… Read More Phone Calls with Addicts
By Will Lake The COVID-19 pandemic has struck New Orleans hard over the last year, as it has struck the rest of the world. According to the New York Times, roughly one in thirteen New Orleanians has been infected and gone through COVID-19. Nearly 800 citizens of Orleans Parish have died due to the virus.… Read More Live Music is Back in the Big Easy: How long Will it Stay?
By Grace Williams While many groups have faced exacerbated isolation since the pandemic started, none have felt its effects quite like the transgender community. Already isolated beforehand, COVID has brought a new wave of discriminatory legislation, inaccessibility to health care, and inability to interact with like-minded peers. Lockdown in March of 2020 brought unique challenges… Read More Trans During COVID: Isolation and Culture War Crossfire
By Sasha Aronson On the surface, New Orleans high school baseball is a thriving sport that has achieved national recognition and has touched several communities within the city. Nearly every charter and private school has a baseball team that participates in competitive leagues and most state champion sports teams in Louisiana hail from the city.… Read More NOLA HS Baseball Shows Differences in Schools
By Sarah Morrison “New Orleans is sexy; New Orleans is different; and the fridges can be too.” Mari Chavez, one of the founders of New Orleans Community Fridges (NOCF), explains why NOCF decided to include artists in their mission to feed the New Orleans community. The main idea is to destigmatize the fridge. “Receiving from… Read More Home is Where the Art Is
By Pia Heyert Roaring crowds, cheerful children, and an all-around incredible environment is what one expects from Madi Gras in New Orleans. However, the 2021 Mardi Gras season was different in expected and not so-expected ways. When isolation struck the Crescent City of New Orleans, the streets emptied and a ghostly silence descended upon this… Read More The Future of Mardi Gras
By Audrey Ligier The coronavirus pandemic has forced many people throughout the world to quarantine in their houses and isolate themselves from their friends, family, and the outside world. New Orleans has and will always be a social town with its culture, festivals, music, crawfish boils, and our beloved Mardi Gras. As the virus has… Read More Party or Pandemic?
By Anna Lyon We’ve all heard the stories of Friday night games, memorable friend troupes, grueling essays, laughingly failed exams, and wild moments people have made into their most meaningful memories. High school is known as an era of growth, personal development, and youthful fun. However, to the current generation of growing teens, high school… Read More Empty Classrooms, Empty Minds: The Impact COVID-19 has had on Students