The Maroon

Editorial: Students have blind faith in Loyola for Title IX standards

Illustration by Justin Heiber

February 8, 2019

Within the last 10 years, the way that universities handle sexual harassment and sexual violence have changed. Prior to the Obama administration, cases of this nature that occurred in college were handled only through individual university codes of conduct and state laws. But, in 2011, a Dear Colleague...

Opinion: How well does ‘snowflake’ rhetoric hold up under logical scrutiny?

Jc Canicosa

February 3, 2019

Not very. That’s not exactly a revelation though. Full disclaimer: This opinion piece isn’t intended to make any points politically left or right. This piece is intended solely to analyze how well “snowflake” or “social justice warrior” rhetoric holds up as legitimate political commentary...

Opinion: Prospective libertarian students should consider the Walter Block scholarship

Walter Block

February 3, 2019

I have been a professor of economics at Loyola since 2001. During that time, I have had numerous excellent students, who were interested in my research projects: Austrian economics and libertarian theory. I have been lucky that many of these students, while still in high school, read my publications and li...

Trump’s trans military ban sets us further back from the goal of a united armed forces

February 1, 2019

The United States military, like the country itself, has a long history of policies based around bigotry. Still, the military has a similarly long history of overcoming bigotry in order to unify and strengthen the troops. Over the past 100 years, US citizens have slowly recognized the limitations...

Advice no one asked for

Kaylie Saidin

January 30, 2019

My friends love going out on weeknights, and I’m the only one in the group who has 8 a.m. classes. I hate being so tired in the mornings, but when I consider not going out, I either get pressured to or I get FOMO (fear of missing out). I want to spend time with my friends and have fun, but I also wa...

Column: There’s more to sports that you don’t know

The director of the New Orleans Saints in-stadium production sits in front of her switcher board. Photo credit: Albert Dupont

Albert Dupont

January 28, 2019

How would you like to do your job with tens of thousands of people watching what you produce? And get this, you don’t know what’s going to happen from one moment to the next, and it happens really, really fast. That’s what the in-house video production team at the Superdome faces every Saints and...

Southern girl meets European world

Erin Hayes, pictured above, poses below Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.

Erin Haynes

January 27, 2019

“Nothing is better than the Big Easy.” This famous saying would soon be challenged as I hopped off the plane from New Orleans and immersed myself in the enchanting continent of Europe. New Orleans is special. It is fueled by the welcoming, creative, passionate and food-lovin’ people who just...

Opinion: No occupation is free from problems

Reporting interview

Andres Fuentes

January 27, 2019

Since I was in the fifth grade, I have wanted to report from the sidelines of sports games. There is no harm in being a sports reporter. There is no hard investigating, and sports reporters do not often run into trouble talking to sources. Their audience is huge and growing, and there are so many...

Why did Loyola keep students in the dark when their health care changed?

Illustration by Ariel Landry.

January 25, 2019

For many members of the Loyola community, the email sent out to the student body on Jan. 14 was one to skim and discard. Its message consisted of only four sentences and kept it simple: the Student Educational Benefit Trust, the program that had provided students university-sponsored health care, was...

Opinion: Spotify is the best streaming platform for college students

As a music industry student, Greg Fortier requires high sound quality and streaming for his production work. According to him, Spotify offers the best bang for your buck.

Greg Fortier

January 20, 2019

We live in an age of music streaming. Nowadays, not many people buy CDs or $1.29 songs off iTunes. Instead, they get their music through Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, Pandora, etc. Most of these streaming platforms are similar to one another, but some are geared toward specific devices or groups...

Opinion: Find a school that fits for you, even if it means transferring

Andrew Lang

January 20, 2019

Loyola is a small school with a close-knit community in a city filled to the brim with culture. But if it’s not right for you, find another school that meets your needs. Remember, college is essentially a service industry. If you don’t enjoy it, don’t be afraid to do what you would...

Communication issues are to blame for Greek life social probation

January 18, 2019

For members of the Loyola community who participate in Greek life, the past week has been tumultuous. With these organizations placed on social probation, members cannot participate in social activities they value. The presiding bodies' decision to restrict fraternities and sororities, both social...

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