The Maroon

Opinion: Clothes and gender don’t match

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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...

Opinion: Black cinema can be more than trauma

Daniel Kaluuya as Slim, left, and Jodie Turner-Smith as Queen in

Andi Robinson

December 7, 2019

There’s been a recent influx in film that uses the crisis of police brutality as a plot point. The premise of these films is usually the same: an African American is stopped at a ‘routine traffic stop’ by a police officer, usually portrayed as white, and after an altercation, the African American...

Editorial: Is Loyola going to stay on probation? It doesn’t matter.

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Gabriela Carballo

December 7, 2019

Next week, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges will announce whether Loyola will remain on probation for one more year or whether we are finally free from their watchful eyes. Probation. It’s a scary word that has been thrown around a lot at Loyola over the past...

Self-deprecating humor is bad for your self image

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Breanna Henry

December 6, 2019

I hate myself. No, like actually. I hate myself, not necessarily because of some event, or some tragedy that happened to me. I hate myself because ... I said so. During my sophomore year of high school, I started hanging out with a new group of friends. Within that group, we did a lot of self-deprecating...

Opinion: New Orleans owes a lot to Anthony Davis

Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

Sam Lucio

November 16, 2019

In about 12 days, the day before Thanksgiving, the New Orleans Pelicans will be playing a game here in town in the Smoothie King Center. Normally, this would be like any other game in the 82 game-long season, but this one will feel different for a lot of people, especially the ones in attendance. This...

Editorial: Provosts matter, here’s why.

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Gabriela Carballo

November 16, 2019

When the senior class walks across the stage in the spring, they will have seen four provosts in four years. The fourth person to fill the position is currently being chosen. Loyola is in the process of finding the next man or woman who will become first mate to Tetlow’s captain. The provost —...

Opinion: Don’t film your violent show on my campus

A commercial production filming on campus redesigns a Loyola sign for their set on Nov. 8 2019. The production sparked controversy when students and faculty reported hearing simulated gunshots. Hannah Renton/The Maroon. Photo credit: Hannah Renton

Emma Ruby

November 15, 2019

Last week, a filming project on campus led to frustrations among students. Some voiced complaints that they couldn’t find parking. Others grew annoyed by the large presence of men carrying camera equipment clogging the Bobet Hall walkways. These minor grievances didn’t bother me much. I live on campus,...

Editorial: The Battle of Christmas Celebrations

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Gabriela Carballo and JC Canicosa

November 10, 2019

For this week's editorial, the Editorial Board could not come to a consesus on the subject. Therefore, two editorials are running representing the split opinions of the staff. Christmastime is worth waiting for JC Canicosa All of us (who are invested in this argument) can agree Christmastime i...

Opinion: Let’s talk about STRESS, baby

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Cody Downey

November 9, 2019

After waking up after another late Wednesday night at school, one of the things that I enjoy is getting to see my five-year-old little brother in the morning. By the time I get to see him, we have not seen each other for a little more than 24 hours. One Thursday morning, he tells me that he has a message...

Editorial: It’s time for a change to the prison system

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Gabriela Carballo

November 3, 2019

The United States is in the midst of a horrible mass incarceration epidemic and when you narrow it down to a state level, Louisiana isn’t any better. In fact, it’s worse. Louisiana’s numbers on incarceration are double the national average. There are 1,619 prisoners for every 100,000 people...

Opinion: Racism is still prevalent in award shows

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE TELEVISION ACADEMY - Actress Kirsten Vangsness, center, poses with the winners of the Engineering Emmy Awards at the 71st Engineering Emmy Awards, presented by the Television Academy at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE hotel on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision for The Television Academy/AP Images)

Maria Alvarado

November 2, 2019

It’s that time of year once again in Hollywood: dazzling red carpet events, celebrities dressed to the nines, crowds buzzing with excitement at potential wins. Award show season has been a well-known pop culture phenomenon for as long as I can remember. However, as much as it generates excitement and...

Opinion: Do Female Halloween Costumes Objectify Women?

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Erin Haynes

October 31, 2019

It’s that time of the year. The green of the leaves fade into warm hues of orange and yellow, the air is brisk, candy lines the aisles whilst Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” echoes throughout the market, and Halloween shops line their shelves with “sexy” female costumes in every occupation imaginable....

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