In Focus

The National Weather Service of New Orleans/Baton Rouge issued a flash flood watch Wednesday afternoon remaining into effect through Thursday evening.

Evan Ortiz set out to cover a destination. What he found was a seat at the table.

The 610 Stompers, a diverse group of men between the ages of 20 and 70, dance in sync along the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans behind the Warren Easton Charter High School Charter Band.

Derik Brazzell, 32, and Jack Parsons, 60, at right, perform on Frenchmen Street. The duo has been singing on the streets of New Orleans for three years.

Hundreds gather at the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club for the annual Characters of Zulu selections and celebration.

An assignment to cover a Super Bowl announcement turned into a search for elusive Stormtroopers.


The New York Times Student Journalism Institute in New Orleans for 2014 is now concluded. We will resume in May 2015 in Tucson, Arizona.