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Opinion: Gen Z needs to stop being selfish during the COVID-19 pandemic

People in Audobon Park

Rae Walberg

April 11, 2020

As the Gen Z generation, we know the current feeling all too well: Feeling helpless in the face of the future. With the Earth warming 1.62 degrees fahrenheit since the 19th century and little action being taken, many of us believe that climate change will have laid a claim to our lives if nothing...

Letter to the editor: Loyola Law students urge Governor Edwards to shut down harmful petrochemical plants

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Erin Snodgrass

April 3, 2020

**The following is a letter addressed to Louisiana Governor John Edwards and written by Loyola law students who are part of the Human Rights Advocacy Project.** Dear Governor Edwards, We are writing to urge you to immediately revoke the permits for Formosa Plastics in St. James Parish, and to ord...

Editorial: We all must continue to support the trans community

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Jc Canicosa

March 31, 2020

It’s no secret that nonbinary and non-cisgender people have a long history of mistreatment by institutions, the law and society in general. And unfortunately, we still have a long way to go before we live in a world that allows the nonbinary and non-cisgender community to just be themselves. Every...

Opinion: A letter to the Loyola Class of 2020

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Jc Canicosa

March 20, 2020

Dear Loyola Class of 2020, It sucks that this is how we’re all saying goodbye. By frantically hitting each other up after University President Tanya Tetlow dropped the news that we moved to online for the rest of the year (which will forever be known as “The Email”) or by reading each other’s...

Editorial: COVID-19 isn’t about us

An empty Loyola classroom on Friday, March 13. In the wake of COVID-19, Loyola has moved all classes online and closed campus. Photo credit: Cristian Orellana

Jc Canicosa

March 18, 2020

This sucks. Perhaps there is a more eloquent way to express these frustrations, but right now, it's hard not to think anything better than 'this sucks.' It sucks that we’re losing the classroom experience and working remotely on all of our studies. It sucks that events and programs that student...

Opinion: Resilience is around us; take advantage of it.

A couple walks past Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, known as the oldest bar in the United States dating back to the 1700s, which is closed due to an order from Louisiana's Governor John Bel Edwards to shut bars and restaurants state-wide to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, La., Monday, March 16, 2020.(Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)

Gabriella Killett

March 17, 2020

When I was four years old, Hurricane Katrina hit. My family and I escaped to Jackson, Mississippi for what I thought was a “mini-vacation.” Months later, in the storm’s aftermath, I stayed with my aunts while my grandmother, who raised me, and my other immediate family went home to assess damages....

Opinion: We need to re-examine our perspective on art

Jc Canicosa

March 9, 2020

By: Sabelo Jupiter When was the last time you saw beauty in something insignificant? More importantly, when was the last time you saw beauty in anything at all? We live in a pessimistic culture, one that dismisses romantic emotion as either delusional or illegitimate. Apathetic behaviour gets compared...

Editorial: An election worth voting for

An illustration of apathetic students on their phones near a voting box for SGA

Jc Canicosa

March 7, 2020

For the first time in a long time, Loyola’s student body is getting the passionate representation it deserves. And that means you now have the responsibility of matching that passion and turning out to vote in the 2020 SGA election. That’s because last year, in a sad showing of school pride,...

Opinion: Beware the disinformation virus

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Michael Giusti

March 6, 2020

Advice abounds for how to properly prepare for a potential corona virus outbreak. Wash your hands, buy extra food and supplies, avoid sick people, don’t touch your face, and yes, wash your hands again. But allow me to offer my humble piece of advice: pick the media you consume carefully. That’s...

Opinion: College students must prioritize sleep

A student is asleep in an empty classroom

Neil Baum

February 16, 2020

There is inconvertible proof that loss of sleep has a negative impact on students’ grades as well as increase the level of anxiety both in and out of the classroom. It wasn’t but a few decades ago that students regularly kept “all-nighters” for cramming for an exam. There’s no better way to...

Opinion: It’s OK to still be a virgin

A sock on a door handle with a text tag on the top rading

Georgett Hernandez

February 15, 2020

In this century, the term "Hookup Culture" is seen as a healthy thing that has developed for younger people to express themselves. It most often pressures young adults into having casual sex with no strings attached and without feeling like they are doing something wrong. But how does one embrace this...

Editorial: The choice is yours, love

a To-Do List of when people can have sex, with a checkmark next to

Jc Canicosa

February 15, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air. Now let’s talk about sex. College is one of the most liberating times of our lives. Many of us have been granted an amazing opportunity to live with thousands of other smart, driven and beautiful people. All of a sudden, there are no parents and no...

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