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Letter to the editor: Loyola Law students urge Governor Edwards to shut down harmful petrochemical plants

Letter to the editor: Loyola Law students urge Governor Edwards to shut down harmful petrochemical plants

Erin Snodgrass

April 3, 2020

**The following is a letter addressed to Louisiana Governor John Edwards and written by Loyola law students who are part of the Human Rights Advocacy Project.** Dear Governor Edwards, We are writing to urge you to immediately revoke the permits for Formosa Plastics in St. James Parish, and to ord...

Editorial: We all must continue to support the trans community

Editorial: We all must continue to support the trans community

Jc Canicosa

March 31, 2020

It’s no secret that nonbinary and non-cisgender people have a long history of mistreatment by institutions, the law and society in general. And unfortunately, we still have a long way to go before we live in a world that allows the nonbinary and non-cisgender community to just be themselves. Every...

Opinion: A letter to the Loyola Class of 2020

Opinion: A letter to the Loyola Class of 2020

Jc Canicosa

March 20, 2020

Dear Loyola Class of 2020, It sucks that this is how we’re all saying goodbye. By frantically hitting each other up after University President Tanya Tetlow dropped the news that we moved to online for the rest of the year (which will forever be known as “The Email”) or by reading each other’s...

Editorial: COVID-19 isn’t about us

Editorial: COVID-19 isn’t about us

Jc Canicosa

March 18, 2020

This sucks. Perhaps there is a more eloquent way to express these frustrations, but right now, it's hard not to think anything better than 'this sucks.' It sucks that we’re losing the classroom experience and working remotely on all of our studies. It sucks that events and programs that student...

Opinion: Resilience is around us; take advantage of it.

Opinion: Resilience is around us; take advantage of it.

Gabriella Killett

March 17, 2020

When I was four years old, Hurricane Katrina hit. My family and I escaped to Jackson, Mississippi for what I thought was a “mini-vacation.” Months later, in the storm’s aftermath, I stayed with my aunts while my grandmother, who raised me, and my other immediate family went home to assess damages....

Editorial: An election worth voting for

Editorial: An election worth voting for

Jc Canicosa

March 7, 2020

For the first time in a long time, Loyola’s student body is getting the passionate representation it deserves. And that means you now have the responsibility of matching that passion and turning out to vote in the 2020 SGA election. That’s because last year, in a sad showing of school pride,...

Opinion: Beware the disinformation virus

Opinion: Beware the disinformation virus

Michael Giusti

March 6, 2020

Advice abounds for how to properly prepare for a potential corona virus outbreak. Wash your hands, buy extra food and supplies, avoid sick people, don’t touch your face, and yes, wash your hands again. But allow me to offer my humble piece of advice: pick the media you consume carefully. That’s...

Opinion: College students must prioritize sleep

Opinion: College students must prioritize sleep

Neil Baum

February 16, 2020

There is inconvertible proof that loss of sleep has a negative impact on students’ grades as well as increase the level of anxiety both in and out of the classroom. It wasn’t but a few decades ago that students regularly kept “all-nighters” for cramming for an exam. There’s no better way to...

Opinion: It’s OK to still be a virgin

Opinion: It’s OK to still be a virgin

Georgett Hernandez

February 15, 2020

In this century, the term "Hookup Culture" is seen as a healthy thing that has developed for younger people to express themselves. It most often pressures young adults into having casual sex with no strings attached and without feeling like they are doing something wrong. But how does one embrace this...

Editorial: The choice is yours, love

Editorial: The choice is yours, love

Jc Canicosa

February 15, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air. Now let’s talk about sex. College is one of the most liberating times of our lives. Many of us have been granted an amazing opportunity to live with thousands of other smart, driven and beautiful people. All of a sudden, there are no parents and no...

Opinion: The Oscars are white and elitist

Opinion: The Oscars are white and elitist

Hannah Renton

February 9, 2020

After almost a hundred years, the Oscars seem to be as sought-after as ever. With so many talented actors, directors and writers having one or a few under their belt, there is no wonder why many people in the film industry want to join this elite club. But does the Academy of Motion Picture Arts...

Editorial: It’s time we change our coverage. Here’s why.

Editorial: It’s time we change our coverage. Here’s why.

Jc Canicosa

February 9, 2020

The Maroon is a news outlet that prides itself on its coverage of every corner of Loyola. We have written features on our favorite professors, designed photo galleries for our most fun on-campus events and reported on the most pressing breaking news. But we have missed the mark with our science coverage. Because...

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