The Maroon

Editorial: It’s time we change our coverage. Here’s why.

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Jc Canicosa

February 9, 2020

The Maroon is a news outlet that prides itself on its coverage of every corner of Loyola. We have written features on our favorite professors, designed photo galleries for our most fun on-campus events and reported on the most pressing breaking news. But we have missed the mark with our science coverage. Because...

Opinion: Speak to homeless people with respect

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Brailey Penny

February 8, 2020

Whether you’re Uptown or in the French Quarter, homelessness is all around us with New Orleans having a rate of 302 people who are homeless for every 100,000 residents according to the latest point-in-time count done by the city. So what do you do when you see a homeless person? Do you look away...

Opinion: Everyone should geaux Greek

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Jc Canicosa

February 2, 2020

By: Aly Clouse Everyone has seen the way that the media and films portray sorority and fraternity life negatively painting an image in people’s heads of organizations that revolve around utter superficiality and one drink too many. These stereotypes, however, are not fitting with the reality of...

Editorial: They dropped the case, but we won’t forget

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JC Canicosa

February 2, 2020

The Loyola community is reeling at the news that the Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro Jr. dropped the sexual battery charges against the former Loyola exchange student who was arrested in connection with an incident at The Boot last September. And they should be. According to the dist...

Opinion: Celebrities are people too

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Gabriella Killett

February 1, 2020

Upon the recent tragedy of the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, 13, in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles County, I've been meditating upon the fact that this news came out of nowhere. In fact, one of the most unreliable, tabloid-esque news media sources, TMZ, first reported...

Opinion: The Trump administration’s foreign policy is all over the place

Protestors rally against going to war with Iran

Alex Lopez

January 26, 2020

In the wake of the assassination of Iranian Major General Quasem Solemani, warmongers and certain anti-Iranian elements have made quite a bit of noise about Iran’s state sponsorship of terror, trumpeting it as an inherent casus belli and an immovable justification for the unilateral act of aggression...

Editorial: Students need to have Louisiana’s back

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JC Canicosa

January 26, 2020

It is no secret that Louisiana is imperfect. In fact, the state’s flaws are brought up far more often than its strengths. We understand that students in other schools don't have to dodge potholes on their way to class or sign hurricane evacuation plan forms with their parents when they move in....

Opinion: Judge foreign policy based on the policy, not the man

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Osama Ayyad

January 25, 2020

Conceptualize your worldview, perspectives, and knowledge as a rolling sphere, not unlike a snowball. It accumulates mass and grows in size as it perpetually rolls, as you perpetually learn from personal experiences or from others. That ever-growing snowball of knowledge will encounter, at some point,...

Opinion: Perhaps the most important skill Loyola can provide has little institutional support

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Grant Dufrene

January 22, 2020

Graduation is coming up and I have been doing some reflecting on my time at Loyola. There is much I am grateful for in my Loyola education, some of the most important being close mentorship, nuanced thinking and foreign languages. As I’ve reflected, this last item spurred a question. I took Spanish...

Editorial: New Carrolton kitchen leaves us wanting

A student is using the new oven of the Carrolton kitchen to bake.

JC Canicosa

January 19, 2020

After months of simply taking up space next to the turnaround, residential life has finally made the decision to turn the area formerly known as "Deaux" into *cue drumroll*— an on-campus kitchen. Now known as the Carrollton kitchen and lounge, and awaiting an official name, the space will serve...

Opinion: Star Wars fans hate Star Wars the most

An illustration of the author force choking a version of himself as a rebel behind a Star Wars-inspired background.

Cristo Dulom

January 18, 2020

Growing up with the prequel "Star Wars" movies, the sequels and all the side story movies, I've come to realize that after every single one, "Star Wars" fans strike back. Whether it be a complaint of the movie being too much like the much-beloved original trilogy, being too different or having too...

Opinion: Clothes and gender don’t match

Photo credit: Storm Wells

Emily Olivier

December 9, 2019

Most days, I’m in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. I’m very neutral in what I wear on a day-to-day basis. But, some days I walk around in my too big men’s basketball shorts, even though I’ve never played basketball a day in my life and feel like I’m under a microscope. But, maybe that’s...

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