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EDITORIAL: Vote for politicians who care about the planet

Jacob L'Hommedieu, Op/Ed Editor December 4, 2022

Despite the fact that the climate change issue is clearly a dire crisis important for everyone on the globe to address, politicians refuse to step up to the plate. This year alone, several bills were introduced...

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OPINION: Don’t vote for unqualified celebrities

Ava Acharya, News Editor November 30, 2022

Why do mainstream celebrities run for office? Usually, these campaigns are fueled by a narcissistic need to gain power, instead of a legitimate desire to promote genuine political change. To be fair, it's...

A boat rolls along the Mississippi River as the sun sets on Sept. 4. Those who lounge near the parks shore can watch boats like this pass by several times in an evening.

EDITORIAL: Daylight savings is a little treat

Abigail Schmidt, Sports Editor November 29, 2022

Imagine a chilly fall night at the Fly. You and your friends are sitting in a hammock with blankets, drinking hot cocoa and eating fast food, watching the beautiful orange November sunset. It’s 4 p.m. The...

A feminine-presenting person stands in a bedroom combing their body hair. Body air, and armpit hair, in particular, has been historically frowned upon when women wear it. Photo via

OPINION: Hairy armpit feminist talks of shame

Jackie Galli, Managing Editor for Print November 28, 2022

I am ashamed of my armpit hair. Perhaps it doesn’t make sense saying that when I could easily shave it. But the reason why I want to shave it is the same reason why I have made a promise to myself...

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Letter to the Editor: The Greenfield Louisiana grain export facility

Karl J. Connor November 26, 2022

As the past president of the Loyola University Alumni Association— the first African American to hold that role— I began advising the Greenfield Louisiana grain export facility because I believe it...

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EDITORIAL: Death to daylight savings

Jacob L'Hommedieu and Cristo Dulom November 25, 2022

It’s that time of year once again where the clocks are reset and pushed back an hour in order to account for the day being slightly shorter than it was before. That’s right, it’s daylight savings...

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OPINION: Insert your apology here – Sorry, not sorry

Maria DiFelice, News Assistant November 20, 2022

I’m sorry. I say these two words mindlessly everyday. Somebody bumps into me, “I’m sorry,” I ask a question and it almost always starts with “I’m sorry but…” I can’t seem to get away...

OPINION: What LGBTQ+ representation means for future generations

OPINION: What LGBTQ+ representation means for future generations

Gabriela Santos November 15, 2022

Earlier this month, the New York Comic Con included a variety of news regarding comics/graphic novels, gaming, movies, and TV shows. In this sea of news came the first official clips of the third and final...

OPINION: Teenage vaping is an epidemic

OPINION: Teenage vaping is an epidemic

Violet Bucaro, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

Around 30% of young people smoke every day. 55% of purchased vapes are disposable vapes, and can cost between $10-40 and last a week. A monthly fee of $160 can add up to $2,000 a year.   Disposable...

EDITORIAL: Students need to stand with Sodexo

EDITORIAL: Students need to stand with Sodexo

Jacob L'Hommedieu, Op/Ed Editor November 14, 2022

Loyola’s tax return revealed that the university paid Sodexo $8,432,021 in 2019 for their services. While the lump sum is for more than paying its employees, Sodexo is paying only $13.75 per hour for...

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OPINION: Warring on our democracy: will you vote to keep your country?

Patrick Hamilton, Design Chief October 30, 2022

"…Would it not in that case Be simpler for the government To dissolve the people And elect another?" -Die Lösung: Bertolt Brecht, 1953 You – students, faculty, friends – can speak for your...

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EDITORIAL: Their culture isn’t your costume

Jacob L'Hommedieu, Op/Ed Editor October 29, 2022

It’s that time of year again where the temperature starts dropping, jack-o'-lanterns are put out, and spooky vibes are in the air. Halloween is a classic holiday that dates back to the Middle Ages. It’s...

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