The Maroon

Opinion: This administration puts profit over people

Students study in the residential quad on October 22, 2020. Safety guidelines this semester include requirements for students to wear masks in public spaces on campus. Photo credit: Maria Paula Marino
November 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to highlight systemic racism in the U.S., resulting in disproportionate caseloads and deaths in BIPOC communities, particularly in Black and Indigenous communities,...

Opinion: A black square isn’t enough

Illustration by Kat Kelsey
November 13, 2020

We all can remember the infamous black square on Instagram over quarantine. Ultimately it was decided that it was not effective as it drowned out Black voices and resources regarding the Black Lives Matter...

Opinion: Anxiety is common, but manageable

The front door of the University Counseling Center. Counseling intern Ash Bayer has some advice for students who are dealing with stress and anxiety. Photo credit: Cristian Orellana
November 13, 2020

College can be exciting, but it is rarely easy. Adding to what is already a significant life transition, 2020 has brought a steady stream of life-altering news. Many students are now adjusting to online...

Editorial: Take time for your mental health during winter break

Illustration by Emilia Cicero
November 12, 2020

It’s been an exhausting semester so far. We’ve been through a pandemic, seemingly countless hurricanes, and all sorts of stress and turmoil. Needless to say, most of us—students, faculty, and everyone...

Editorial: The need for change doesn’t end when elections do

People line up to vote on Election Day at the Matin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
November 4, 2020

As we publish this editorial, we don’t yet know the winner of the presidential election. We’re all holding our breath, waiting for the result. The uncertainty is overwhelming. But there is...

Going the Social Distance: I spent the start of the pandemic in the state senate

Alexis Horton poses in front of the Louisiana State Senate. She started working there at the start of the pandemic. Courtesy of Alexis Horton.
November 2, 2020

Author is Alexis Horton'Going the Social Distance' is a series by Loyola Students for Loyola Students about the triumphs and terrors of trying, or not trying, to maintain a social life during a pandemic.For...

Opinion: Ending racism is God’s justice

Illustration by Emilia Cicero
October 31, 2020

Imagine if someone were to write an op-ed in the U.S. today using the following sentences: “Racism and economic oppression are distinct but interrelated forces which dehumanize our society. Movement...

Opinion: Lockdown has been hard, now imagine life in solitary confinement

Clouds shadow the Red Hat Cell Block, a former restrictive housing unit at Louisiana State Penitentiary. The prison is the largest in Louisiana. Photo credit: Michael Bauer
October 30, 2020

There is little doubt that the social distancing and “lockdown" requirements to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus have been hard on Americans’ mental health. The CDC reported in August that...

Editorial: Give us a break

Photo credit: McKenna Greenleaf Faulk
October 29, 2020

When University President Tania Tetlow’s announcement about the spring semester’s academic calendar was sent out to students last week, it was met with universal dismay. The spring break we all expected...

Opinion: Vote ‘yes’ on Amendment 1

In this Sept. 8, 2020 photo, voting booths are kept socially distant at the Chesterfield, N.H. polling site.  A majority of President Donald Trump’s supporters plan to cast their ballot on Election Day, while about half of Joe Biden’s backers plan to vote by mail. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that finds 54% of voters say they will vote before polls open on Nov. 3.  (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
October 27, 2020

When you vote this year, you will be asked “Do you support an amendment declaring that, to protect human life, a right to abortion and the funding of abortion shall not be found in the Louisiana Constitution?”...

Editorial: COVID is the spookiest thing around this fall

Illustration by McKenna Greenleaf Faulk Photo credit: McKenna Greenleaf Faulk
October 22, 2020

Many of us didn’t think we’d make it this far into the school year without having to shut down campus, yet here we are. Two months in, and we’ve managed to keep coronavirus cases low enough to keep...

Opinión: No te conformes con menos, busca cómplices y construye la inclusión

Unas estudiantes de Loyola hablan con AnaMaria Bech, fundadora y editora de la revista VIVA NOLA, en el evento
October 22, 2020

Editor's note: This piece is being published only in Spanish, with no English translation. This is in keeping with the author's intent, which is to promote a space for Spanish speakers that does not cater...

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