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Wolf’s Eye View: My Recent Experience in Rapidly Recovering Charlottesville

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.)  Charlottesville, Virginia, recently saw a jaw-dropping display of a culture many thought had disappeared. On Aug. 11,  the campus of the University of Virginia and the surrounding town of Charlottesville were scattered with protesters, counter-protesters, and tens of thousands of petrified citizens caught in the middle of a historically terrifying riot. I was […]

Annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ Food Drive Proves Smashing Success

(COVINGTON, La.) — During this year’s annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive, St. Paul’s School, along with Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic School, Mary Queen of Peace Catholic School, St. Peter’s School, Archbishop Hannan High School and St. Scholastica Academy, accumulated 10,088 lbs. of non-perishable food items. These donations, collected on Tuesday, April […]

Opioid Epidemic Spiraling Nationwide and Locally

(NEW ORLEANS) — America’s struggle with heroin and prescription painkillers continues to gain widespread attention due to its tremendous and growing effects. The problem also continues to grow in the New Orleans area with 2016 being the first year that drug related deaths exceeded murders. “Drug-related deaths totaled 211 last year,” wrote Jed Lipinski from NOLA.com/The […]

French Elections, American Elections: The Political Pendulum Will Prevail

In 1981, the French Socialist Party, or Parti Socialiste, took power for the first time when Francois Mitterrand won national elections. Mitterrand appealed to his constituents by instituting a populist, far-left economic policy shortly after taking office, which included increasing pensions to older people, raising housing allocations, and augmenting health benefits for unemployed and part-time working citizens. Today, […]