French Quarter Fest Guide

By Meghan Henoumont   Louisiana is the state with the most festivals. In a year, there is only one weekend when there isn’t one. This comes as no surprise to any of us from New Orleans. Here we can’t think of an occasion not to listen [...]

Spring guide to natural detox: Less cost, better health

By Jamila Cherif     If you want to have a healthy body that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, here are a couple of cost-effective and natural recipes to do a successful detox. To lose weight, people try all sorts of products, and mainly [...]

Life in Goa – The Christening

By Cedric Serpes   Choosing a baby’s name in Goa is not a task that is taken lightly. Because we do believe that a name will probably make the child into the legend that the name signifies. I was fortunate to be closely associated to [...]

India Insight Out

By Susan Hague   One of the things I did in my free time in Goa was watch Indian TV. It’s ironic that shows I did not watch in the USA, I ended up watching as reruns with my friends, and got hooked on “Gray’s Anatomy.” I also saw [...]

BP Oil Spill Follow-Up

By Julie M. Dedebant   April 20, 2015 marks the five year anniversary of the largest oil disaster in U.S. history. The Deepwater Horizon spill occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, our own backyard. It killed 11 people, injured 17 and upset the [...]

Open Letter to the Person Who Stole My Bike

By Meghan Henoumont   I hope you’re enjoying blue eyes. Doesn’t she ride well? Yeah, she has a name. If you change it, keep in mind she’s from a different time, 1963 to be exact, a time when people didn’t have to worry about their [...]

2015 State Health-Care Budget Cuts: Stripping away coverage from Louisiana’s low-income

By Jamila Cherif   Louisiana Legislature is scrambling to find around $10 million in funding to keep New Orleans’ public health clinics open. These clinics serve more than 60,000 low-income residents, who depend on federal subsidies such [...]

Protection Squared – what you don’t know can hurt you

Compiled by Staff Reports According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2011, almost 50,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with HIV. One out of six people who are infected with HIV do not know that they are. [...]

Will the New Orleans Saints Crash?

By Teamarious Williams We’re still waiting on the specific details of some of the New Orleans Saints’ newest contracts, so it’s impossible to specify exactly where they stand against the salary cap. In a stunning trade, the New Orleans [...]

Turn Down for What?! The Hangover Cure

By Samira Palmer As New Orleanians, we all know that there’s always a party somewhere. And on the heels of such festive holidays as Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day, there’s a pretty good chance that you have recently awoken to feeling [...]