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Letter: To Those Who Ask, ‘What Next?’

Robert B. Morrison III

Robert B. Morrison III

June 24, 2020

Dear Loyola, Over the last three weeks, my days have been filled with mental and emotional stress and strain. The world as we know it has not turned upside down, but rather right-side up. We are finally coming together to say no to racism in our country and our communities. George Floyd’s murder...

Letter: An Open Letter to Loyola Students Who Want Me Fired

Walter Block, professor of economics at Loyola's headshot. Block's academic work has been criticized for what some students have said is an ideology that perpetuates racist and sexist beliefs.

Walter Block

June 23, 2020

According to John Stuart Mill’s justly famous essay “On Liberty”: “The greatest orator, save one, of antiquity, has left it on record that he always studied his adversary's case with as great, if not with still greater, intensity than even his own. What Cicero practised as the means of forensic...

Letter: If Loyola’s student body is so diverse, why isn’t the faculty?

Palm Court sits outside the Music/Communications Complex below a cloudy sky in late March 2020. The School of Mass Communication and design has received criticism for hailing a diverse student body but not a diverse faculty.

Lauren Saizan

June 17, 2020

Dear Editor, As a journalist, blogger, copywriter and communicator of information to the public, I use writing as a tool daily in my professional life. I mostly tell the stories of others, as I did in the fall of 2015 when I was news editor of The Maroon. That semester, I chose to focus the lengthiest...

Opinion: It’s been eight years, and it feels like nothing has changed.

People attend a rally outside Jackson Square in New Orleans, Friday, June 5, 2020, protesting the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Andi Robinson

June 12, 2020

I was twelve years old when I watched the jury deliver a non-guilty verdict to George Zimmerman. I was thirteen when Eric Garner was killed with an illegal chokehold. I was fourteen when Michael Brown was killed and the Ferguson riots began. I was almost fifteen when Freddie Gray was killed and Sandra...

Editorial: Loyola students deserve better

Editorial: Loyola students deserve better

Daniel Schwalm and Gabriela Carballo

June 11, 2020

Last week, the Loyola School of Communication and Design was rocked by public accusations of racism and mistreatment raised by students against former director Sonya Duhé, who was slated to become the next journalism dean at Arizona State University. In a tweet that she later deleted, Duhé said, ...

Letter: Student media requires independence, not faculty influence

The shelf outside of The Maroon office sits filled with awards.

Elizabeth Davis

June 11, 2020

Editor: I was saddened to read in the June 5 Maroon about the experience of Nia Porter, a Loyola 2015 graduate. The article states that after Porter was elected the first black editor-in-chief of The Maroon, The Maroon failed to report this "because they said (Sonya) Duhé, (former director of ...

Letter: As Loyola’s police chief, I am angered by the killing of George Floyd

A protester holds a sign that reads

Todd Warren

May 31, 2020

Dear Editor, I’ve been a proud law enforcement officer for 28 years— a beat cop for six years, an internal affairs investigator for four and a police chief/executive for 18. During all that time, I can honestly say that I haven’t had a single moment when I wasn’t proud to be a cop: I bleed...

Editorial: Housing cancellations are painful, but there were no good options

A hallway outside Cabra Hall on Loyola's Broadway campus sits empty in October 2019. Due to the rise of COVID-19, Loyola removed upperclassmen from on-campus housing for fall 2020, leading to frustration and concern among students. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Daniel Schwalm

May 23, 2020

Many students were left scrambling to find a place to live following Loyola’s May 21 announcement that most on-campus housing arrangements for upperclassmen and grad students would be cancelled. More than a third of on-campus housing slots have been removed in an effort to reduce density in residence...

Editorial: A letter to our seniors

The class of 2020 stands in front of the Loyola sign outside Marquette Hall. The 2020 graduating class had their senior year cut short and honored with a virtual graduation party due to COVID-19. Photo credit: Loyola University New Orleans

Daniel Schwalm

May 20, 2020

It’s been almost two months since campus shut down for the semester, although it feels like a lot longer. While all of us were sad to have to leave, nobody felt it more acutely than you, our seniors. The rest of us can’t imagine what it must be like to have our college experience cut short like...

Fun ways to connect with friends virtually

This illustration represents friends hanging out virtually.

Gabriela Carballo

May 19, 2020

Let’s face it, having to leave school and say goodbye to all of our friends so suddenly was hard for many of us. And frankly, it isn’t great for our mental health to simply press pause on our social lives indefinitely. Just because we are physically distant from our friends doesn’t mean we have...

JC’s Declassified School Survival Guide: Goodbye Edition

Photo credit: Jc Canicosa

Jc Canicosa

May 9, 2020

In a university full of SoundCloud rappers, eccentric professors and Zoom classes, JC Canicosa— that’s me—and The Maroon try to do the impossible: create a guide that will help you survive Loyola. *cue theme song* Ah, graduation. Just how I pictured it. Sitting in my living room. Alexa playin...

Opinion: Thank you, from your outgoing SGA president

Jessamyn Reichmann, SGA President, addresses the student body on Wednesday, March 11. Photo credit: Cristian Orellana

Jessamyn Reichmann

May 8, 2020

The time has come and gone on my term as Student Government Association president, an experience I'll cherish forever. Having been sworn in without any prior SGA position, I knew every day would be a humbling lesson. Nevertheless, I committed myself to a path of service, and I hope that I have accomplished...

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