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"MEC Bheki Ntuli monitors Covid-19 guidelines at Dlambula Primary School in Durban" by GovernmentZA is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Back to School Plans Are Leaving Some Immunocompromised Students Behind (Originally Published in Teen Vogue)

We here at JRNOLA are extremely pleased to announce that Isabella Brown was published today (9/1/20) in Teen Vogue. The following is that article, verbatim. Jack Bryan’s family has been wary of getting him sick ever since he was born. Long before the pandemic, they… Read More »Back to School Plans Are Leaving Some Immunocompromised Students Behind (Originally Published in Teen Vogue)

Choke Hole’s Jassy on drag costumes, wardrobe malfunctions and making ’80s fashions even more absurd

STORY BY ELIZA BAQUET, senior at Eleanor McMain High School This story was originally published in an ongoing partnership with The Gambit. The following is that article, verbatim. For the last three years, drag collective High Profile has co-produced parties and themed events. One of those is Choke Hole,… Read More »Choke Hole’s Jassy on drag costumes, wardrobe malfunctions and making ’80s fashions even more absurd

The "Katrina dress" designed by Tabitha Bethune, has been worn by multiple individuals over the years. (photo provided by Tabitha Bethune)

New Orleans designers say ‘fast fashion’ needs to go

STORY BY LANA LAWSON, junior at International High School This story was originally published in an ongoing partnership with The Gambit. The following is that article, verbatim.   New Orleans needs to start taking sustainable fashion seriously, local designers say.  It’s an uphill battle in the… Read More »New Orleans designers say ‘fast fashion’ needs to go

New Orleans author Daniel Jose Older brings new blood to an old galaxy far, far away

Story by Kerry Santa Cruze, sophomore at The Living School This story was originally published in an ongoing partnership with The Gambit. The following is that article, verbatim. Daniel Jose Older is an award-winning author, prolific TikTok mad scientist and former paramedic who also happens to be… Read More »New Orleans author Daniel Jose Older brings new blood to an old galaxy far, far away

Q&A with Jim Asher

JRNOLA students with Pulitzer Prize-winning editor, Jim Asher “The only way America is going to survive is if people of courage and character tell stories about what’s true.” – Jim Asher In yesterday’s newsroom session, our journalists were joined by Jim Asher. Asher is a… Read More »Q&A with Jim Asher

Taylor Pittman posing with Fred Parker in 2011. Photo provided by Taylor Pittman

Yes, New Orleans, there is a Santa Claus — and his spirit lives on in the Seventh Ward

Story by Ravien Iris Burns, senior at L.W. Higgins High School This story was originally published in an ongoing partnership with The Gambit. The following is that article, verbatim. Editor’s note: Dear parents, please be advised, this story contains certain spoilers not suitable for anyone smart… Read More »Yes, New Orleans, there is a Santa Claus — and his spirit lives on in the Seventh Ward