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OPINION: Social media is an echo chamber

Myra Hodges October 17, 2021

Social media is one of the hallmark innovations of our generation. It brings us humor, entertainment, and community. Most platforms nowadays are designed to bring each user the most tailored, personalized...

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OPINION: Life is a rollercoaster

Kirsten Hawkins October 16, 2021

As college students, we understand that life is many things, but it is not easy. No matter what background you come from, what race you are, what gender you are, what age you are, everybody has their own...


EDITORIAL: Loyola needs to serve its Latine Students

Oliver Bennett and Gabriela Carballo October 15, 2021

One out of five Loyola students is Hispanic/Latine, while only 16 out of 280 full-time faculty members fit the same demographic. Why are White professors teaching classes about people of color and their...

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OPINION: Minority communities need support

Rachel Ramos October 3, 2021

As a student who embodies the minority identity, I have first-hand experience with the struggles of trying to pursue a post-secondary education. Due to socioeconomics, Black and Brown children typically...

OPINION: The media needs to take a look at its audience

OPINION: The media needs to take a look at its audience

Gabriella Killett, Managing Editor for Print October 2, 2021

My first week on the beat as a crime reporter this summer, a 12-year-old girl was shot in the Lower Ninth Ward the Sunday before Memorial Day. Growing up in New Orleans, you know tragic things happen but...


EDITORIAL: You can’t out police crime

Oliver Bennett, Op/Ed Editor October 1, 2021

Crime rates are rising in the city and nationwide despite movements to increase and reform policing. The increase in crime and failure of the criminal justice system has led us to one conclusion --we need...

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OPINION: K-12 educators deserve more respect

Dr. Craig Hood September 26, 2021

Over the past three years, I have been establishing a bat monitoring program across southeastern Louisiana to document and track the ecology of our local bat populations. As I designed this to be both...

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OPINION: No one deserves a billion dollars

Jacob Krug September 25, 2021

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg: arguably some of the most recognizable names in the modern world. Known for being billionaires, these men (among others) have managed to take advantage of capitalism...

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EDITORIAL: This isn’t a hurrication

Oliver Bennett, Op/Ed Editor September 24, 2021

For much of Loyola’s student body, Louisiana is home, but most of us are transplants. We come to New Orleans, party, and mooch off of the city for four years. Then, many of us will move away again. When...

The music industry program needs to keep it real

The music industry program needs to keep it real

Austin Wallace August 28, 2021

At the time of writing, most New Orleans music and culture festivals scheduled for the fall have been canceled, and the cruel fever dream of “normalcy” that prevailed the last few months has been put...

How do we transition to a post pandemic world?

How do we transition to a “post pandemic” world?

Oliver Bennett, Op/Ed Editor August 28, 2021

After almost two years of the pandemic, there seems to be no new normal at all. But the transition back to a full capacity campus is beginning to look increasingly daunting, and we’re scared of what’s...

Professor Naomi Yavneh and Kenneth Webber, associate director of ministry, meet and walk new students to the Tulane Hillel on August 20, 2021. Yavneh regularly serves as a greeter at her temple, Touro.

Criticize Israel, but listen to your Jewish peers

Naomi Yavneh August 28, 2021

In October of 2018, I was invited to lead a workshop on “interfaith understanding” for students at the National Society for Minorities in Honors. Standing in two concentric circles, students bravely...

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