The Maroon

Opinion: I am proud to be the daughter of immigrants

Courtesy of Vanessa Alvarado.

Vanessa Alvarado

December 9, 2018

“They Tried to Bury Us. They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds.” - Dinos ChristianopoulosBeing the daughter of two immigrants has shaped many different aspects of my life, especially in today's America. But I am proud to be their daughter.Every immigrant my family knows who willingly left t...

Opinion: This is where I think the campus stands

Tania Tetlow takes the podium at her presidential inauguration. Photo credit: Angelo Imbraguglio

Tania Tetlow

December 9, 2018

[by President Tetlow] The inauguration was quite a moment for all of us at Loyola. A moment to stop and remember our history, our values and who we are. A moment to dream big about what Jesuit mission will mean in a fast-changing world. It was a humbling experience for me, as well, to feel as though...

For the greatest Loyola

For the greatest Loyola

Riley Katz

December 9, 2018

My name is Riley Katz, and I am officially the new editor-in-chief of The Maroon. I could not be more excited for what our paper has in store to continue our tradition of award-winning journalism. The Maroon is an incredible organization because, no matter a student's major or interests, all it takes ...

Editorial: Loyola must stick together

Photo credit: Ariel Landry

December 7, 2018

As students of Loyola, for the past year, we've heard the rumor mill swirl with fearful mumbles regarding the accreditation status of our university. We have heard about the financial struggles our beloved institution faces. We have congregated in trepidation, nervous, seeking to hear some truth about...

Opinion: Self-Conscious: What it means and feelings associated

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Jc Canicosa, Staff Writer

December 2, 2018

Self-conscious. Whichever genius came up with that word knew exactly what they were doing. Self. Conscious. Literally a consciousness of the self. A philosophical awareness of the idea of “me.” That is really all that term should mean, right? The conscious awareness of “you?” But if...

Opinion: There is a side of the opioid epidemic most people don’t see

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Jenna Cappuccia

December 2, 2018

Living in New Orleans, a city infamously known for its high rates of illegal drug usage, you tend to hear a lot about the opioid epidemic. Local news outlets constantly cycle through horrible stories of overdoses and lives lost from the unprescribed use of opioids and narcotics. Yet, they rarely report...

Editorial: Focus your energy on energy-inefficient companies

Some cars rely on batteries rather than conventional fossil fuel. Some schools, including Loyola, have charters to accomadate these vehicles. Photo credit: Andres Fuentes

November 30, 2018

It’s almost ironic that a report about an issue largely tied to the worst aspects of capitalism was released on the same day as a holiday celebrating it. If you haven’t heard, the second volume of the Fourth National Climate Assessment was released on Black Friday. And if you haven̵...

Opinion: The Maroon has been changing lives since 1923

Part of The Maroon editorial board sits and discusses the latest issue of the newspaper. Photo credit: Andres Fuentes

Madison Mcloughlin

November 18, 2018

It was late into my first semester sophomore year as a shy English major with perpetually clammy hands. The glass doors beckoned me, igniting the nerves inside my body at the same time. Doing my best impression of a person profoundly less awkward than myself, I pulled open the door to The Maroon. Old...

Opinion: The Maroon serves the people

The Jan. 16, 1966 front cover of The Maroon.

Michael Giusti

November 18, 2018

In 1923, Time Magazine was founded. Warner Bros. was founded. Insulin was first used to treat diabetes. The Republic of Turkey was founded. Yankee Stadium was opened. Oh, and The Maroon published our first issue. None of those events were in that first issue of The Maroon. That wasn’t our charge....

Editorial: Celebrate 95 years with us

Photo credit: Ariel Landry

November 16, 2018

It’s our anniversary. That’s our 95th anniversary with Loyola, so we’re commemorating our time together. This issue celebrates us as much as it celebrates you guys. Because we do this for you, with you, and we couldn’t do it without you. We take a lot of pride in what we do, ...

Opinion: Don’t be afraid to have the courage to ask for help

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Andrew Lang

November 11, 2018

I used to think it was a sign of weakness to ask for help, but my experiences taught me something everyone should learn. It isn’t weakness or fear that leads someone to ask for help, but courage to accept that you need it. Midway through my sophomore year of high school, during my Christmas br...

Opinion: The hardships of having an invisible illness can be frustrating

Laura encourages people to reach out for help, especially when in college. She explains the benefits of doing research on illnesses. Photo credit: Cristian Orellana

Laura Coatney

November 11, 2018

What does “invisible illness” mean? It is a broad umbrella term for any medical condition that is not immediately apparent to others. Conditions that are not easily visible include chronic pain, mental illness, diabetes, seizure disorders and much more. According to the 2002 US Census Bureau, 96%...

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