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A young Baley Champagne enjoying one afternoon with her grandmother, the woman who raised her, Celina Gregoire Martinez. Grand Caillou, Louisiana Photo credit: Baley Champagne

Opinion: Indigenous generational obstacles bring today’s perseverance

Baley Champagne May 21, 2021

As a first-generation Native American student at a four-year university, I am overwhelmed and humbled to be amid many professionals and welcomed into a diverse Jesuit university like Loyola University...

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Letter: Republican Politicians Have Enabled Gun Violence

To The Maroon and the greater Loyola community, I want to take a moment to respond to a recent editorial in The Maroon: We Need to Talk About Gun Violence. The editorial reintroduced an important...

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OPINION: Why Loyola Needs More BIPOC Faculty? A conversation with Dr. Kedrick Perry

Blakeley Cathey April 24, 2021

Representation matters because it helps Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) students to expand their trajectories and find excellence within themselves. Having BIPOC faculty helps more than...

Mass communication senior Rose Wagner signs a desk in the offices of The Maroon. As outgoing editor-in-chief, Wagner joined previous editors-in-chief in signing the desk at the end of her time leading the newsroom.

Column: I was proud to be your editor-in-chief

Rose Wagner April 23, 2021

I went through dozens of attempts trying to start this piece. I tried an anecdote on how I spent my first semester at Loyola reporting for The Maroon, but unaware of where the office was. That version...

A drawing featuring a figure wobbling on a bridge labeled tenure track

Editorial: We need to save tenure

Oliver Bennett and Daniel Schwalm April 22, 2021

While most students don’t know what tenure is, whether or not a professor has it can define a student's classroom experience. Positions for tenured professors at Loyola are looking increasingly bleak,...

An EBT sticker sits in the front window of Loyola's C-Store to indicate that the store accepts SNAP benefits from students that participate in the program. This is one of the methods Loyola is using to combat food insecurity on campus. Photo credit: Maria Paula Marino

Opinion: We need to be aware about food insecurity

Even before the pandemic, one in three students at four-year colleges nationwide struggled to afford adequate food while in school. The pandemic has made that situation worse. But despite compelling...

Nathan Henne teaches class in Monroe Hall on March 30, 2021. Henne said that tenure helps him to enrich his students' experiences in his classes. Photo credit: Gabrielle Korein

Opinion: Tenure directly benefits students

Nathan Henne, Latin American Studies Professor April 9, 2021

The tenure system at Loyola directly benefits students. Here’s how: the classes that tenured professors teach incorporate the most current knowledge in their fields — because those professors are expected...

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Editorial: We need to talk about gun violence

Daniel Schwalm April 7, 2021

We’ve grown accustomed to seeing mass shootings in the news almost constantly. Often, the news coverage of one can’t even wrap up before the next one happens. Just in recent weeks, there have been...

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Editorial: Don’t throw your mask away yet

Oliver Bennett March 30, 2021

Finally, COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed in significant numbers across the city. With the FDA approving the single-dose shot from Johnson & Johnson and New Orleans entering modified Phase Three,...

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Opinion: Black writers write more than Black stuff

Breanna Henry March 26, 2021

The “Black Is Art” event that happened in February was absolutely fantastic. It was a great platform for Black artists to come together and express their talents. As a creative writer, I submitted...

The student-athletes of the Loyola Volleyball team huddle up.

Column: COVID-19 can’t stop Wolf Pack student-athletes from succeeding

Brendan Heffernan March 25, 2021

In spite of all the uncertainty, fear and upheaval that has dominated the college sports landscape for the last 12 months, this has been nothing short of a phenomenal year for Wolf Pack Athletics and the...

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president talks to Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, as a COVID-19 vaccine is administered to First Baptist Church of Silver Spring, Md., associate Pastor Gareth Murray and other diverse group of interfaith clergy members at the Washington National Cathedral, to encourage faith communities to get the COVID vaccine, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Opinion: Abortion is a grave sin. Getting vaccinated is not.

Fr. Nathan W. O’Halloran, SJ March 25, 2021

A question has recently arisen concerning the relationship between the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and abortion. This question matters to us at Loyola because Protecting the Least Among Us: A Statement...

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