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Arch Manning runs over would-be tackler as high school football star impresses again

Arch Manning is one of the best high school quarterbacks in the nation. On Friday, he showcased what he can do with his legs. The New Orleans high school standout was running a run-pass option when he grabbed the ball away from his running back, looked like he was going to throw but took off running. The Isidore Newman High School quarterback gained a few yards before running over a defender from Metairie Park Country Day.
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UM Alumnus Named 2021 ‘Seafood King’ in Competition

University of Mississippi alumnus Austin Sumrall recently won the 2021 Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans, representing the state of Mississippi in competition against respected chefs from 14 other states. The field included Sumrall’s culinary hero, Tory McPhail, longtime head chef at Commander’s Palace. Sumrall, a 2020 James Beard...
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New Orleans’ school zone traffic cameras to be reactivated Monday

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - School zone traffic cameras will be reactivated Monday (Sept. 27) at 7 a.m., the City of New Orleans announced. The cameras have been down in the wake of Hurricane Ida, but the city said the time has come to reinstate the ticket-generating tool to increase safety for children returning this week to in-person classes by deterring speeding on many city streets.

Utah company helping Xavier start genetic counseling program

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A genetic testing company based in Salt Lake City is helping a historically Black and Catholic university in New Orleans create a genetic counseling program. Xavier University of Louisiana said in a news release Friday that the donation from Myriad Genetics will support the program’s initial development and launch. Company spokeswoman Megan Manzari says Myriad is not revealing how much money it is giving. Xavier says the donation will support scholarships, internships, and joint research initiatives. The school said in March that it will teach classes for the graduate program, with clinical work at Ochsner Health, Louisiana’s largest health system.
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Professors express their concerns about another COVID semester

The Loyola community experienced a false start this year, coming back to a fully in-person campus for only one week before the semester was upended by a Category 4 hurricane. Some Loyola professors were already concerned about COVID-19 risks going into this semester. Now that students, faculty, and staff are returning for what feels like a repeat of the first week of the semester in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, their concerns remain largely the same.

Catholic High blows out Warren Easton

The Catholic High Bears looked the part of the #1 team in the state on Friday night, leading Warren Easton 32-0 by halftime. The Cur Dogs finished off their New Orleans counterpart in a 39-14 win. Corey Singleton had three first-half touchdowns to spur the Bears offense early. For the...

Tulane freshmen find hand-written notes in a hole, in a brick, in a dorm room wall

This is a story about notes written by Tulane University freshmen on small scraps of paper. The notes were stuffed in a tiny hole, in the wall of a dorm room, where somebody might find them, or might not. They were simple messages from one newcomer to another. Nothing terribly profound, really. But in a world of instantaneous, not-always-encouraging communication, the tiny notes seem somehow precious.

Southern University System Foundation to host SU GIVE DAY

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Southern University System Foundation (SUSF) will be hosting a SU GIVE DAY encouraging alumni and friends to donate to the university’s campuses in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport. SU GIVE DAY will take place on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 5...

Game of the Week: Scotlandville falls to Edna Karr

Baton Rouge, LA – Scotlandville (4-5A) and Edna Karr (10-4A) went head-to-head at Behrman Stadium in New Orleans on Friday. Karr had an early lead after Jawin Newman took it to the house in the first quarter. Scotlandville put up a fight. After a field goal and touchdown, the Hornets had the 10-7 lead.

International High School of New Orleans launches school supply drive for River Parish students & teachers impacted by Hurricane Ida

NEW ORLEANS – International High School of New Orleans (IHSNO) is launching a much-needed donation drive to collect school supplies for students and teachers in the River Parishes most heavily impacted by devastating Hurricane Ida. Schools in St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes are planning to reopen next month, and school officials in the affected parishes say there is a critical need for high-demand school supplies before students and teachers return to their classrooms.

FNF: Brother Martin beats Jesuit in triple overtime, 20-14

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Highlights from Friday night’s game between Brother Martin and Jesuit featured on WGNO’s Friday Night Football presented by the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Brother Martin beats Jesuit in triple overtime, 20-14, in our ‘Smooth Game of the Week’ always presented by Smoothie King.

Brother Martin and Jesuit kickoff Catholic League play at Tad Gormley

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Ryan Manale era at Jesuit started out with a bang. The Blue Jays overwhelmed undermanned Riverdale, 52-0. “Biggest excitement was getting the kids back on the field. For me, it was my first game at Jesuit High School. I actually saw the whole program. Everybody pretty much got on the field for a play. So I had film on about everybody. I’m super proud of my coaches putting in gameplans. Really from top to bottom, ready to execute. In the fourth quarter, we were playing with a lot of youngsters on the field. That was good to see them executing as well. Hats off to the coaching staff, and those players executing the gameplan,” said Jesuit head coach Ryan Manale.

SCS reports new COVID cases among 324 students, 57 staff members

Statewide, there have been 4,933 student cases and 755 staff cases reported as of Friday afternoon. Daja E. Henry is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a graduate of Howard University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and currently is a general assignment reporter.

FNF Ball Hawk of the Week: Haynes’ Antonio Castro

METAIRIE, La. — The Ball Hawk of the Week is brought to you by Archbishop Hannan High School. Archbishop Hannan – “forming faith, inspiring excellence, building character”. This week’s Ball Hawk of the Week is Haynes Academy’s, Antonio Castro. In their Thursday night matchup against Fisher, Castro’s interception in the...