While Dogs Find their “Furever” Homes During COVID-19, Animal Shelters Lose their Funding

By Sarah Panitch Quarantined minds think alike. Since social distancing during COVID-19 meant that people couldn’t interact with as many other human beings, people throughout the US turned to animals. Animal shelters experienced a sharp rise in adoptions once stay-at-home orders were implemented. Jami Hirstius, the Vice President of Metairie Humane Shelter, stated that in… Read More While Dogs Find their “Furever” Homes During COVID-19, Animal Shelters Lose their Funding

A Virus Infects the Tourism Trade in New Orleans

By Anusha Rainey Photo by Caleb George on Unsplash From hotels to restaurants, from live music to biking tours, New Orleans has its reputation of being loved by tourists. One thing about New Orleans that people love is it’s hosting services. But for those working in the tourism industry, it’s no vacation. A table from the Louisiana Tourism… Read More A Virus Infects the Tourism Trade in New Orleans

Social Media: A Possible Cure for COVID-19 Infected Restaurants?

By Jack Blitz As New Orleans grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, coronavirus cases are continuing to surge, and the food industry is struggling to hold on. Local restaurants are taking massive hits, with the lucky ones staying open and switching to takeout and delivery business models. While this is temporarily sustainable for some small businesses,… Read More Social Media: A Possible Cure for COVID-19 Infected Restaurants?

Taking a Jazz Rest: Life as a Musician in Quarantine

By Melanie Carbery To the unfamiliar northerner, more accustomed to distinct seasons, spring in New Orleans seems to be nothing more than a whisper. If you aren’t paying close enough attention, you just might mistake it for an early arm of summer. For those more acquainted with the city, spring is easily recognizable by the… Read More Taking a Jazz Rest: Life as a Musician in Quarantine