As Response to Peaceful Protests, Lafayette Denies Shelter to Those Displaced by Hurricane Laura

September 1, 2020

As Hurricane Laura ravaged Southwest Louisiana, leaving 400,000 without power and 200,000 without water, shelters and hotels across the state have opened their doors to those displaced by the storm. Many New Orleanians recall the same hospitality afforded to them after Hurricane Katrina. In 2005, Lafayette opened the Cajundome to house 18,000 residents who lost […]

As Cases Continue to Rise, Southeastern Students Launch Petition for Online Learning

August 12, 2020

Southerneastern Louisiana University student Thora Hughes has started a petition against the planned reopening of campus, citing concerns over infection rates from COVID-19. The Hammond, Louisiana university has a student body of over 14,000 graduate and undergraduates.  According to the petition, students will have to attend “hybrid classes” – which means a mix of in-person […]

New Trump Administration Rule Would Kick Transgender People Out of Shelters

July 2, 2020

The Trump Administration has announced a proposed rule changed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that could force transgender individuals out of shelters and into the streets.  According to the Center for American Progress, the proposed HUD change would gut the Equal Access Rule, which “explicitly protects transgender people from discrimination in […]

BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions in 5-4 Decision

June 29, 2020

In an historic re-affirmation of precedent, the United States Supreme Court held that Louisiana’s admitting privileges law for abortion providers was unconstitutional today.  In this case, captioned June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, the justices were split 5-4, with Chief Justice Roberts siding with the majority. The impact of this decision for Louisiana is that […]

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