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Editorial: How to stay afloat during exams

Beau is Loyola’s resident service dog. He stays on campus in the honors office. Henry Bean/The Maroon Photo credit: Henry Bean

October 19, 2018

Last week marked the end of the first term of the semester. With exams ending and midterm grades going up, last week signified a major spike in academic pressure in many students minds. However, with the focus being centered on grades it was easy to overlook another important event that also happened las...

Opinion: What I learned growing up Hispanic

Andres Fuentes (left), Alejandro Fuentes (bottom center), Armando Fuentes (right) and Cesar Fuentes (middle) enjoying quality family moments Thanksgiving, 2014. Fuentes is proud to be Hispanic. Courtesy of Andres Fuentes. Photo credit: Andres Fuentes

Andres Fuentes

September 30, 2018

Looking back on my childhood and teenage years, I was very Americanized despite being raised in a Hispanic household. We did the typical things you would see in any Hispanic household in a middle-class suburban neighborhood. We rented Spanish versions of the Shrek movies at Blockbuster to “bette...

Opinion: How not to be a starving artist

Josie Gautier,  musical theatre junior (left), and Abby Trahant, theatre sophomore (right) performing in “These Shining Lives” on Friday, Sept. 21. “These Shining Lives” tells the story of a feminist victory when the women take their fight for justice to the Supreme Court, according to Loyola University New Orleans. SIDNEY OVROM/The Maroon. Photo credit: Sidney Ovrom

Carol Eshleman

September 30, 2018

There are countless musicals, TV shows, and films that all start off the same way: boy/girl arrives in New York City (establishing shot of “Broadway” street sign), just a dollar in their hand and a dream in their heart to make it on the Great White Way. Inevitably, this idealistic protagonist endures re...

Editorial: Jesuit values at a Jesuit institution

Free Speech Ball

September 28, 2018

Last week, to encourage students to exercise their first amendment rights, a “free speech ball” rolled across campus. Members of the Young Americans for Liberty organization, the group sponsoring the speech ball, encouraged Loyola students to write whatever they chose on the ball to celebrate our...

Opinion: Growing up mixed in The United States

Cody Downey, mass communication junior and copy editor for The Maroon, laughing with his fellow copy editor, Riley Katz. Cody writes about his experiences growing up with two cultures. Photo credit: Andres Fuentes

Cody Downey

September 23, 2018

Finding an identity is hard for any kid growing up. However, it is even harder when you share two different heritages. I choose to call myself a White Latino. My mother is a Latina and my father is a white man. Growing up, I never really saw any difference between them. My mom may have been a little bi...

Opinion: Being a business analytics major is a struggle

Cameron Kelley, business analytics junior, looks at his watch in the afternoon after class. Kelley is upset that his major requires two accounting classes. VANESSA ALVARADO/The Maroon. Photo credit: Vanessa Alvarado

Cameron Kelley

September 23, 2018

Is it fair to put unnecessary core classes into a student’s workload? As a student of the College of Business here at Loyola University, like other colleges, within the school there are a set of core classes you have to take in order to graduate. Within these cores, a business student has to take...

Editorial: For a greater Loyola

Photo credit: Loyola University New Orleans

September 21, 2018

The budget is balanced, or it will be by the 2019 fiscal year. That's an announcement we're glad to hear, and it marks an important sep on the road to financial stability. Now that we can breathe and money seems a little bit more comfortable, it's a good time to point out some aspects of campus that co...

Opinion: Barnes and Noble should restock condoms

Barnes and Noble College began selling condoms at the store in the beginning of the semester. After student backlash they removed the condoms from their shelves. Loyola’s bookstore. Photo credit: Alexis Reyes

Nicole Schmidt

September 9, 2018

I was delighted to hear that when Barnes and Noble took over Loyola’s campus bookstore, they started selling condoms to students — especially since our student health center is prohibited from distributing them. Condoms are a practical and common resource available at most universities, and it is...

Letter: Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

Interim provost Maria Calzada in her office in a meeting on September 5. Calzada wishes to bring awareness to Hispanic Heritage Month on Loyola’s campus. Photo credit: Alexis Reyes

Maria Calzada

September 9, 2018

As we prepare to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), we recognize the achievements and contributions of American citizens with ancestry from Spain, Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. As a group, Hispanics are the second-largest ethnic population in the United...

Editorial: Peeling out

The amount of students living on campus has increased by 7 percent this year. Some rooms in Biever Hall are tripling. Photo credit: Ariel Landry

September 7, 2018

One of the things that draws people to Loyola is it’s size. Totaling up to about 26 acres, Loyola’s campus could be generally described as “cozy.” But with the amount of students living on campus increasing by seven percent since last year leading to triple rooms in Biever, ca...

Column: Give artificial ice a chance

Sarah Zanolli, Penguin Ice Skating's director of skating and the rink's

Andrew Lang

September 4, 2018

Ice skating is an amazing sensation that is incredibly difficult to put into words. As someone who played hockey for around five years of my life and learned to skate at around six or seven years old, I had mixed emotions when I learned Penguin Ice Skating was opening at The Esplanade Mall in Kenner. On one hand,...

Letter: Dear Loyola Community

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Tania Tetlow

September 2, 2018

Author’s note: The editors of The Maroon invited me to share thoughts on the beginning of my presidency, which allows me a welcome opportunity to process an intense two weeks. Dear Loyola community, Like many of our incoming students, I have spent time this past week simply finding my way ar...

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