The Maroon

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

Photo illustration by Michael Bauer

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

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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

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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...

Opinion: The Oscars are white and elitist

An illustration of the Oscar man being grilled about questions about diversity and inclusion.

Hannah Renton

February 9, 2020

After almost a hundred years, the Oscars seem to be as sought-after as ever. With so many talented actors, directors and writers having one or a few under their belt, there is no wonder why many people in the film industry want to join this elite club. But does the Academy of Motion Picture Arts...

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...

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