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Students Study Away in New Orleans

Down in Treme

“You girls shouldn’t be here. You know this is a bad neighborhood, don’t you?” said the elderly, white male to the college-aged white women, as he leaned out of his shiny car on Treme Street, New Orleans. Both in and… Continue Reading →

Congo Square Continues to Revitalize New Orleans 10 Years Post-Katrina

Congo Square is nestled in the corner of Louis Armstrong Park on the outskirts of the Treme neighborhood in New Orleans. For centuries, the square has served as a stomping ground for the African American population in the city and… Continue Reading →

Rebuilding New Orleans: The Role of Local Nonprofits in Restoration and Rehabilitation Efforts after Hurricane Katrina

New Orleans is known for its unique sense of culture that stems from a close knit, generation spanning community. When Hurricane Katrina unleashed unimaginable devastation on the city, New Orleans residents were forced to scatter across the country to find… Continue Reading →

Katrina Moves to Asheville, NC

More than 10 years ago in August 2005, the Southern coastal states of America witnessed one of the most devastating and costly hurricanes in U.S. history. Hurricane Katrina brought New Orleans residents worse fear to life when the levees broke,… Continue Reading →

Barking up the Right Tree: The PETS Act, 10 Years Later

This Was a Storm That Did Not Discriminate

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina plowed through Mississippi and the Greater New Orleans area. A post-Katrina housing crisis story that did not make many initial headlines was the recovery of the middle-class community. The commonality in Orleans parish, Louisiana, is that… Continue Reading →

Food Culture Heats up After Hurricane Katrina

Jambalaya, gumbo, and po boys. If those dishes don’t make a person’s stomach rumble when looking for traditional New Orleans cuisine, nothing will. Juicy chicken, sausage and shrimp send people’s taste buds on a mouth-watering journey when simply thinking of… Continue Reading →

Saints Still Playing for More Than Just a Game 10 Years After Katrina

When it comes to sports, everybody loves their hometown team. When the New Orleans Saints returned home after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, it created an emotional bond to the Saints few sports fans will ever know. That bond still… Continue Reading →

Documentarians of Darkness: Creatives on Horror, Hauntings, and Hurricane Katrina

The Storm From Next Door Jason Virgadamo was still in nursing school when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. While completing clinicals at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, he recalls many hospitals overflowing due to efforts to… Continue Reading →

Medical Evacuation and Disaster Preparedness During and After Hurricane Katrina

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