Mar 092015

Owen Courreges

If there’s anything that probably deserves government attention, it’s preventing children from getting mowed down while they get to and from school. No politician has ever, to my knowledge, run on a platform of exposing children to the greater risk from Mr. Distracted McNeglient’s murder-mobile.

Thus, if you’ve been reading The Lens lately, you’ve been understandably disturbed by a series of articles regarding the operation (or rather, the lack thereof) of New Orleans’ school zone lights. The first article detailed the results of a Lens survey performed this January which revealed that “[s]ix out of 10 — 87 out of 147 in active school zones — were malfunctioning.” Continue reading »

Mar 082015

Bernard Noble, a 49-year-old father of seven children, is serving a 13-year sentence after an arrest for about two joints’ worth of marijuana, and Broadmoor residents rallied with New Orleans City Councilwoman Susan Guidry on Saturday on behalf of his release, according to a report by our partners at WWL-TV. Noble’s lengthy sentence is the result of habitual-offender enhancements on drug charges dating back to the 1990s, even though Orleans judges had urged a lower sentence, rally organizers say.

Mar 082015
Lusher Charter School Street’s Faculty Advisor Brad Richard with Student Editor Helene Lovett.

Lusher Charter School Street’s Faculty Advisor Brad Richard with Student Editor Helene Lovett

Lusher Charter School’s literary magazine Street — which includes students’ creative writing, artwork, photography, and graphic design — has received Louisiana’s highest award from the National Council of Teachers in English for 2014. Continue reading »

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Mar 072015
Attendees held up "I Stand with Planned Parenthood" fans. (Zach Brien,

Attendees held up “I Stand with Planned Parenthood” fans. (Zach Brien,

On Saturday, Planned Parenthood held the “Stand with Louisiana Women Rally” at the First Presbyterian Church on Claiborne and Jefferson Avenue. At the rally, city councilwomen LaToya Cantrell and Susan Guidry, doctors, student activists, religious leaders and Planned Parenthood leaders all discussed the benefits a Planned Parenthood center would provide for the New Orleans community and the opposition the center and the organization faces amongst other topics. Continue reading »

Mar 062015

2nd Annual NOLA Maker Faire

The second annual New Orleans Mini Maker Faire will be held this Saturday at Tulane University’s Lavin-Bernick Center in New Orleans. The event will feature over 70 participants exhibiting their creations, and proceeds will benefit the academic program of the presenting sponsor and nonprofit beneficiary Bricolage Academy. Continue reading »

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