Story by Ava “AJ” Nicol, freshman at Riverdale High School. Image provided by U.S. Air Force. Trauma is an experience that some people cannot fully comprehend. People who have never experienced severe trauma often have difficulty understanding what trauma survivors endure. Severe trauma can alter… Read More »Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Week 2: The neurobiology of trauma
Ava “AJ” Nicol
Story by Ava “AJ” Nicol, freshman at Riverdale High School. Image provided by loveisrespect.org. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, an initiative created in 2010 by Congress to help raise awareness about this pervasive problem. It seems like every day, we read about another… Read More »Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Week 1: How teens handle rejection
Story and photos by Ava Nicol, Isabella Brown and Jacklyn Leo As we walked in, our hearts beating fast from excitement, we see a bunch of people lining up to get through security and to get their wristbands. The happiness radiating from the crowd was… Read More »Wizard World: A welcoming community of cosplayers
The National Tour of the Tony-award winning Broadway musical “School Of Rock”, based on the hit 2003 film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Jack Black, entertained New Orleans audiences at the Saenger Theatre from October 30 to November 4. Dewey Finn, played by the energetic Merritt… Read More »“School of Rock” is Rock-Solid
JRNOLA reporters Jacklyn Leo, Taylor Pittman, and Ava Nicole recall their coverage of City Park’s Scream Park at Scout Island this past weekend.
Stay tuned for coverage throughout the year from our 2018/2019 class of JRNOLA writers, photographers, and all-round great kids. Ava Josephine “AJ” Nicol, was born on a sunny, magnificent day on January 14, 2003 to her amazing mother Elizabeth. She is 15 years old and… Read More »MEET THE 2018/2019 JRNOLA TEAM… AS OF WEEK 2