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Door of the Office of Accessible Education taken on December 13, 2021. Students go to the OAE for disability accommodations.

OPINION: Filing for accommodations is testing my patience

Maria DiFelice, Assistant Op/Ed Editor December 14, 2021

I chose Loyola for many reasons — it’s in the city of New Orleans, the communications department, and the upbeat feeling I got while I was on the campus — but the main reason was because of the Office...

Photo Illustration by Hannah Renton/The Maroon

OPINION: Cancel culture isn’t real

Daniel Schwalm, Senior Staff Writer December 11, 2021

How many times have you heard someone ask, “Has cancel culture gone too far?” Probably a lot, right? Hand-wringing about cancel culture has become a mainstay of political discussion across the country....

OPINION: Filing for accommodations is testing my patience

Maria DiFelice, Assistant Op/Ed Editor December 11, 2021

I chose Loyola for many reasons — it’s in the city of New Orleans, the communications department, and the upbeat feeling I got while I was on the campus — but the main reason was because of the Office...

Photo illustration by Hannah Renton

EDITORIAL: WEED like it legalized

Artie Bennett and Maleigh Crespo December 10, 2021

Picture this: You're in your second semester of your senior year of college. Graduation is just around the corner. You're walking down the street late at night, smoking a joint to relax after midterms,...

OPINION: Film workers are tired physically and emotionally

OPINION: Film workers are tired physically and emotionally

Virginia Armstrong, Digital Team December 5, 2021

“That’s a wrap!” The three words any film industry worker hopes to hear. This phrase is the indication that the work day has finally ended… or has it? Over the summer, I had the opportunity to...

Protesters march in New York City in June 2020. Lawson says that the Black Lives Matter movement changed his perspective on his career. Courtesy of Ty Lawson.

OPINION: I was silenced during the Black Lives Matter movement

Ty Lawson December 4, 2021

Bearing witness to America’s racial reckoning during a pandemic and protest is an unimaginable experience that Black journalists like myself had to endure. It was our professional responsibility to...

EDITORIAL: Systems of racism suffocate communities of color

EDITORIAL: Systems of racism suffocate communities of color

Artie Bennett, Op/Ed Editor December 3, 2021

Systems of racism that permeate into our healthcare are lethal. The long-term trauma that communities of color experience has grave consequences. Chronic, sustained stress associated with racial trauma...

A student poses in a Philadelphia pride flag binder, a garment used by transmasculine people to compress their chests.

COLUMN: As a transgender student, I feel seen, but not heard

Artie Bennett, Op/Ed Editor November 13, 2021

When you’re transgender at Loyola, you say a silent prayer before walking into gendered bathrooms. When you’re transgender at Loyola, the door to your dorm room reads a name you haven’t used since...

An illustration of a traffic circle represents the intersectional identity of a Black woman and journalist.

OPINION: My identity as a Black woman and my career intersect

Domonique Tolliver, Worldview Editor November 13, 2021

I am a Black woman. I am a journalist. Those two parts of my identity do not exist independently of one another. They coexist and thrive together. My intersectional existence allows me to cover stories...

EDITORIAL: Transgender students feel isolated on campus

Artie Bennett, Op/Ed Editor November 12, 2021

“So, what’s your real name?” “This whole trans thing is just confusing.” “You guys need to correct me.” “Have you gotten the surgeries yet?” “Sorry if I get it wrong, all...

OPINION: Respecting pronouns is not a choice

OPINION: Respecting pronouns is not a choice

Abby Reinhart November 7, 2021

Have you ever been in a situation where you or one of your friends are misgendered by another student or individual? If you haven’t, (speaking from experience) correcting someone is a pretty awkward...

OPINION: Priotize your mental health over art

OPINION: Priotize your mental health over art

Madeline Taliancich, News Editor November 6, 2021

I just quit a show for the first time in my life. I’m not a quitter. I stick things out, no matter how tough the situation. I’ve always been taught to power through things, to toughen up, and to stay...

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