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
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
By Nicholas Donaldson In the wake of the George Floyd protests, groups and organizations around the world have formed in order to challenge systems of racism and inequality. Here in New Orleans, one such group is the Dismantle NOMA collective. On June 24th, 2020, The Dismantle NOMA collective published their “Open Letter to the New… Read More #DismantleNOMA
By Claire Purcell When you enter Terrance Osborne Gallery, the first thing you notice is not the art. As soon as you step foot inside, the strong–but somehow, not overwhelming–scent of lavender lures you further inside and makes you want to stay awhile. Sitting in the center of the gallery is an oversized beanbag, resting… Read More The Color of New Orleans
By Evelynn Coffie As floats coast through the streets of New Orleans, being a royal court member seems like a simple task—look pretty, wave at the crowd, throw a few beads. It’s about being a decorative asset to the month-long Mardi Gras grand spectacle for teenager Kelsie Mengel—a 17-year-old Chinese-American teen from New Orleans. But… Read More All Hail the Maid of Endymion
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
By Pia Heyert Photo by Mathieu Cheze on Unsplash New Orleans is full of culture, creativity, and excitement. But does the rush of parades, festivals, and activities contribute to an environment teetering on catastrophe and can anyone do something about it without sapping the mojo out of the Crescent City? New Orleans’s environmental problems are… Read More The Sinking Truth