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Opinion: Perhaps the most important skill Loyola can provide has little institutional support

Opinion: Perhaps the most important skill Loyola can provide has little institutional support

Grant Dufrene

January 22, 2020

Graduation is coming up and I have been doing some reflecting on my time at Loyola. There is much I am grateful for in my Loyola education, some of the most important being close mentorship, nuanced thinking and foreign languages. As I’ve reflected, this last item spurred a question. I took Spanish...

Editorial: New Carrolton kitchen leaves us wanting

Editorial: New Carrolton kitchen leaves us wanting

JC Canicosa

January 19, 2020

After months of simply taking up space next to the turnaround, residential life has finally made the decision to turn the area formerly known as "Deaux" into *cue drumroll*— an on-campus kitchen. Now known as the Carrollton kitchen and lounge, and awaiting an official name, the space will serve...

Opinion: Star Wars fans hate Star Wars the most

Opinion: Star Wars fans hate Star Wars the most

Cristo Dulom

January 18, 2020

Growing up with the prequel "Star Wars" movies, the sequels and all the side story movies, I've come to realize that after every single one, "Star Wars" fans strike back. Whether it be a complaint of the movie being too much like the much-beloved original trilogy, being too different or having too...

Opinion: Clothes and gender don’t match

Opinion: Clothes and gender don’t match

Emily Olivier

December 9, 2019

Most days, I’m in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. I’m very neutral in what I wear on a day-to-day basis. But, some days I walk around in my too big men’s basketball shorts, even though I’ve never played basketball a day in my life and feel like I’m under a microscope. But, maybe that’s...

Opinion: Black cinema can be more than trauma

Opinion: Black cinema can be more than trauma

Andi Robinson

December 7, 2019

There’s been a recent influx in film that uses the crisis of police brutality as a plot point. The premise of these films is usually the same: an African American is stopped at a ‘routine traffic stop’ by a police officer, usually portrayed as white, and after an altercation, the African American...

Editorial: Is Loyola going to stay on probation? It doesn’t matter.

Editorial: Is Loyola going to stay on probation? It doesn’t matter.

Gabriela Carballo

December 7, 2019

Next week, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges will announce whether Loyola will remain on probation for one more year or whether we are finally free from their watchful eyes. Probation. It’s a scary word that has been thrown around a lot at Loyola over the past...

Self-deprecating humor is bad for your self image

Self-deprecating humor is bad for your self image

Breanna Henry

December 6, 2019

I hate myself. No, like actually. I hate myself, not necessarily because of some event, or some tragedy that happened to me. I hate myself because ... I said so. During my sophomore year of high school, I started hanging out with a new group of friends. Within that group, we did a lot of self-deprecating...

Opinion: New Orleans owes a lot to Anthony Davis

Opinion: New Orleans owes a lot to Anthony Davis

Sam Lucio

November 16, 2019

In about 12 days, the day before Thanksgiving, the New Orleans Pelicans will be playing a game here in town in the Smoothie King Center. Normally, this would be like any other game in the 82 game-long season, but this one will feel different for a lot of people, especially the ones in attendance. This...

Editorial: Provosts matter, here’s why.

Editorial: Provosts matter, here’s why.

Gabriela Carballo

November 16, 2019

When the senior class walks across the stage in the spring, they will have seen four provosts in four years. The fourth person to fill the position is currently being chosen. Loyola is in the process of finding the next man or woman who will become first mate to Tetlow’s captain. The provost —...

Opinion: Don’t film your violent show on my campus

Opinion: Don’t film your violent show on my campus

Emma Ruby

November 15, 2019

Last week, a filming project on campus led to frustrations among students. Some voiced complaints that they couldn’t find parking. Others grew annoyed by the large presence of men carrying camera equipment clogging the Bobet Hall walkways. These minor grievances didn’t bother me much. I live on campus,...

Editorial: The Battle of Christmas Celebrations

Editorial: The Battle of Christmas Celebrations

Gabriela Carballo and JC Canicosa

November 10, 2019

For this week's editorial, the Editorial Board could not come to a consesus on the subject. Therefore, two editorials are running representing the split opinions of the staff. Christmastime is worth waiting for All of us (who are invested in this argument) can agree Christmastime is a very spec...

Opinion: Let’s talk about STRESS, baby

Opinion: Let’s talk about STRESS, baby

Cody Downey

November 9, 2019

After waking up after another late Wednesday night at school, one of the things that I enjoy is getting to see my five-year-old little brother in the morning. By the time I get to see him, we have not seen each other for a little more than 24 hours. One Thursday morning, he tells me that he has a message...

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