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In this Sept. 2019 file photo, Gabriel Lesser, political science sophomore, holds a makeshift sign advertising Lxyno for Sexual Health's petition to get Loyola to provide free condoms to students. Lxyno for Sexual Health was active throughout fall 2019 and spring 2020 advocating for sex education and access to contraception in the Loyola student community. Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Opinion: Loyola neglects sexual health

Austin Wallace, Peer to Peer Sexual Health Educator with Access Health March 6, 2021

For many of us, this past year has been the first time we’ve had to contend with a major health crisis in our adult lives. Whether it’s friends, family or ourselves, most of us have felt the grave...

Photo credit: Michael Bauer

Opinion: The minimum wage law is not socially just

Walter Block, Economics Professor March 5, 2021

Social justice requires that we look at any law or legislative enactment or public policy through the prism of the “last, least and lost amongst us.” That is, from the vantage point of the poor, the...

A graphic that says we need the pass/fail option

Editorial: We need the pass/fail option

Daniel Schwalm March 4, 2021

It’s been a hard year for all of us. We don’t think we need to re-hash why. We all know. With so much going on in the world, many students are suffering academically because they simply have too much...

Photo credit: Shadera Moore

Column: How Loyola can improve the Black experience year-round

Carrie Elizabeth Smith, Black Student Union Vice-President February 28, 2021

In fall of 2018, I came to Loyola an excited 18-year old Black female hailing from Atlanta, Georgia and a predominately White all-girls school. To say my experiences were unique would be an understatement. I...

Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner, stands for the national anthem.

Opinion: Stop playing the national anthem at every sports event

Andrew Lang February 27, 2021

We know the bombs were bursting in air. We know our flag was still there. We know the star-spangled banner ever yet waves. I don’t need to hear about it in the national anthem at every single sporting...

Illustration by Kat Kelsey

Column: COVID vaccines are safe and necessary

Amie Cardinal, Student Health Services Nurse February 26, 2021

We all have different opinions, which makes our world colorful and diverse. However, I believe we all share the same opinion on one topic— we all want the coronavirus pandemic to end. We all want to...

Photo credit: Mikayla Ferro

Editorial: Here’s what we want in a new School of Communication and Design director

Daniel Schwalm February 25, 2021

The School of Communication and Design has officially started the search for a new director. We feel strongly that students’ opinions should be taken into consideration during this search process. We...

Theater junior Ryan Wiles cuts tomatoes at work. Wiles said that as a restaurant worker, he has to work for less than minimum wage, relying on tips for income. Photo credit: Hannah Renton

Opinion: We need to raise the minimum wage

Dennis Kalob, Economic Policy Specialist, Jesuit Social Research Institute February 13, 2021

The federal minimum wage was first established in the 1930s. Since then, it has been periodically increased by Congress and the President. We are now in the longest period between increases. The current...

Column: My freshman experience as a minority involves passions, thoughts, reflections and goals at Loyola

Column: My freshman experience as a minority involves passions, thoughts, reflections and goals at Loyola

Alexander Smith February 12, 2021

The combination of a sensitive election year and navigating a safe college experience forced me to be cognizant of real-life issues during my first year with the trials of COVID-19 on a college campus....

Illustration by McKenna Greenleaf Faulk

Opinion: A semester without breaks helps no one

Domonique Tolliver February 12, 2021

I think I can speak for everyone when I say that I am exhausted. The COVID-19 spikes from holiday travel and an ongoing semester with no breaks frightens me. Even though students have asked Loyola for...

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Editorial: For a Greater Maroon

Daniel Schwalm February 11, 2021

Ever since its founding, The Maroon’s mission has been simple: “For a Greater Loyola.” The thing is, this newsroom hasn’t always done that to the best of its ability. For almost 100 years, The...

Illustration by Emilia Cicero

Editorial: Don’t burst your own bubble

Daniel Schwalm February 9, 2021

By now, we’re all familiar with the best practices to keep ourselves and those around us safe from COVID-19. Wear a mask whenever you leave your home. Stay at least six feet away from anyone you don’t...

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