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Editorial: Stop history from repeating itself

Photo credit: Ariel Landry

November 9, 2018

Many of us were taught about the “Voyage of the Damned” in history classes. If you’re unfamiliar, the name refers to the voyage of the MS St. Louis, a German ocean liner that carried Jewish refugees from Europe to the West to escape persecution at the hands of the Nazi party. The re...

Column: Being a small program makes us great

The Loyola's volleyball team huddles together at a home game. Photo credit: Cristian Orellana

Andres Fuentes

November 4, 2018

I couldn’t tell you the exact morning, but I was listening to Mike & Mike, a morning ESPN Radio show, on my commute to campus one day. I was more in tuned that morning as Michael Smith, a Loyola alum and personal role model of mine, was on the show.The hosts Mike Golic, Mike Greenburg and Jemel...

Opinion: Finding light at the end of the tunnel

Morgan and her mother pose for a family picture. The two have a stronger bond due to the mother’s experiences with cancer. Photo credit: Morgan Winstead

Morgan Winstead

November 4, 2018

This month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is very meaningful to me for two reasons: my mom is a breast cancer survivor and it’s my birth month. If I’m being honest, cancer triggers me because I’ve seen what it can do to people. The thought of going through the process of being diagnosed, un...

Opinion: Understanding disabled bodies is easier than you think

Sophie explores the perimiter of the Palm Court. She prefers people to let her walk on her own. Photo credit: Cristian Orellana

Sophie Trist

November 4, 2018

According to a year-long NPR investigation, people with disabilites suffer sexual assault at a rate four times higher than people without disabilities. For people with intellectual disabilities, the statistics are even worse; they are abused at seven times the rate of non-disabled people. People who...

Editorial: Pregame the flu season

It's flu-shot season again. (Richard B. Levine/Levine Roberts/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)

November 2, 2018

It’s that time of year again. The flu is back, and several cases have already broken out on campus. There are many steps one could take to prevent the spread of the disease. You could wash your hands, cough into your sleeve, or not drink after people. But it seems like a lot of people are missing th...

Column: Howlin’ haunted places to avoid on campus

Map of the spookiest places on campus. Photo credit: Ariel Landry

Catie Sanders

October 30, 2018

1. 8th Floor of BuddigAs an incoming freshman I did a quick Google search of Buddig Hall hoping I could find pictures of the layout or color of the walls. Instead, I found an previous Maroon article by Vicki Calloum claiming an exorcism was once performed on an 8th floor resident after a game of Ouija went horribly wrong. But, this happened in the 60s, so B...

Column: Saints are going for broke

FILE- In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple works out during NFL football training camp in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants traded Apple to the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, Oct. 23. 2018.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Andrew Lang

October 28, 2018

The New Orleans Saints are all in this season. The Saints announced the acquisition of cornerback Eli Apple from the New York Giants for a 2019 fourth-round draft selection and a 2020 seventh-round draft selection Tuesday Oct. 23. This was done presumably to help fix a passing defense that has allow...

Opinion: Pixar movie captures the essence of Day of the Dead

A woman dressed in a catrina costume poses for a portrait during the annual Catrinas Parade, as part of Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, culminating with visits to the graves of departed loved ones on Nov. 1 and 2. The figure of a skeleton wearing broad-brimmed hat was first done as a satirical engraving by artist Jose Guadalupe Posada sometime between 1910 and his death in 1913, to poke fun at women who pretended to be European by dressing elegantly and as a critique of social stratification. CHRISTIAN PALMA/AP.

Cristo Dulom

October 28, 2018

Coco is a vibrant, deep and aurally pleasing movie. It is a fun story and has a plethora of likeable characters. The movie illustrates the traditions of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in an enjoyable way to all audiences and includes a healthy balance of both English and Spanish whilst not diminishing...

Opinion: En la vida o la muerte, Monseñor Oscar Romero es mi santo

The tapestry of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero hangs from a balcony of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Pope Francis will canonize two of the most important and contested figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church, declaring Pope Paul VI and the martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as models of saintliness for the faithful today. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Berta Alvarado

October 28, 2018

Click here for an English translation El 14 de Octubre 2018 fue el día más feliz de mi vida, que aunque no pude estar en Roma, en el Vaticano para presenciar la canonización de Monseñor Oscar Romero, quien lucho por todos los más desfavorecidos del país más pequeño de Centroamérica, El S...

Opinion: In life or death, Monsignor Oscar Romero is my saint

A man holds a poster of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero during a precession, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.  SALVADOR MELENDEZ/AP.

Berta Alvarado

October 28, 2018

Oct. 14, 2018 was the happiest day of my life. Although I could not be in Rome, in the Vatican, to witness the canonization of Monsignor Oscar Romero, who fought for the disadvantaged people of the smallest country in Central America, El Salvador, whose death went unpunished, is now a Holy Saint. In...

Editorial: You don’t have to march alone

Students gather in front of Marquette Hall for Take Back the Night on October 24. Students and community members gather to advocate for sexual assault victims. Photo credit: Cristian Orellana

October 26, 2018

Sexual violence can be a hard topic to talk about. Amy Jackson, head of the New Orleans branch of the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response organization, has said that “sexual assault is an abnormal event. As such, there is no such thing as a normal reaction to it.” With a news cycle that ha...

Opinion: An invitation to Take Back the Night

Photo illustration Photo credit: Ariel Landry

Stephanie Boyd

October 21, 2018

After I transferred to Loyola University New Orleans, I started stopsexualassault.org with my mom. As a student who survived sexual assault, and a parent who survived the attack of her daughter, it was our way of speaking out against abuse: sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalk...

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