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Letter to the Editor: Let’s respect each others’ views

Dr. Roger White

October 28, 2019

Given the tensions recently arising on campus over the admittedly-sensitive subject of abortion, I’d like to make the following brief observations. As a Jesuit Catholic campus, we are committed to the principle of care for the whole person. As a university, we are committed to the exchange of ideas...

More universities need to prioritize mental health

The front door of the University Couceling Center. Loyola outwardly advertises mental health resources like this. Cristian Orellana/The Maroon.

Zia Sampson

October 27, 2019

Loyola willingly publicizes information on the University Counceling Center. Many other colleges do not. While Loyola openly advertises the University Counseling Center, many universities aren't as open. This may be the cause of why some students do not seek counseling. Today, more and more students...

Editorial: Treat New Orleans like it’s home

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Gabriela Carballo

October 27, 2019

As we all know, New Orleans is a vibrant city full of culture and life. A city like no other, New Orleans is home to unique music, food and people. There’s a different air in this city, which attracts nearly 11 million visitors each year. Coming and going weekend after weekend, visitors capture the...

Public transportation has a busload of issues

Streetcar headed toward S Carrollton Ave on October 23, 2019. This is one of the main forms of public transportation in New Orleans. Cristian Orellana/The Maroon.

October 26, 2019

By: Ver Lumod As a commuter, I learned the hard way that public transportation in the United States has always been disconcertingly bad. I used to hate waking up really early during high school just to make it to class, and I did not want to endure the same thing in college. But in a city such as...

Fundraising campaign will benefit students for years to come

Fundraising campaign will benefit students for years to come

Erin Snodgrass

October 16, 2019

For a hundred years, generations of students like you have walked through the halls of Loyola and been transformed — forever changed by the passion of our faculty and staff. You can picture their faces, from those sepia-toned photographs in 1912 to the bright colors of today. Loyola has taken ea...

Tenemos la música para unificarnos

The board of Hispanic Music Appreciation with AnaMaría Bech from VIVA NOLA Magazine on Sept. 26. Groups like this bring Hispanic culture to Loyola's campus.

Olaia O'Malley

October 6, 2019

It’s 4:00 a.m. and the three of us are sitting in my living room and someone says, “¡Vamos a escuchar canciones de nuestra infancia!” In my state of tiredness, I smile and say, “I bet you guys don’t know this one,” but play it anyway. I am met with silence as “El Baile del Gorila” by...

Editorial: The planet depends on us

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Gabriela Carballo

October 6, 2019

Last week, millions of people skipped school, work and other commitments, and flooded the streets to engage in a week-long series of protests all across the world. Commonly referred to as the Global Climate Strike, its goal was to call attention to, and demand action on climate change. If you somehow...

YouTubers don’t earn their money

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Jada Thompson

October 5, 2019

America has paved the way for entertainers in the media for decades, and we continue to break barriers as we move further into the future. The most prominent entertainers at the moment that teens and young adults connect with are YouTubers. But, in reality, they are just scammers giving people just enough...

Opinion: The fight for condoms still matters

Students sign the condom petition Sept. 3. Britton Hansen, along with the rest of Loyola for Reproductive Rights, created this petition to allow the distribution of condoms on campus.

September 29, 2019

By Britton Hansen   If you’ve been on campus at any point in the last six months, chances are you’ve heard Dylan Ritter and I yell out to you, asking if you’d be interested in signing a petition urging our administration to allow the distribution of condoms on campus. 1,152 of you have...

Editorial: Arrest may give answers but leaves even more questions

Girls dance at an Uptown bar on Sept. 6. An arrest was made in the most recent case of sexual assault.

Erin Snodgrass

September 29, 2019

The campus breathed a collective sigh of relief this weekend when a Loyola exchange student was arrested in connection with the most recent sexual battery at The Boot Bar and Grill. There were expressions of gratitude, shared Facebook statuses and a general sense of returning to normalcy. But, hiding...

Opinion: Gay Panic Defenses must be banned in Louisiana

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September 28, 2019

By Brendan Heffernan   “I got enraged ... I didn’t want to be fooled ... my pride was at stake” These were the words that filled a New York City interrogation room as James Dixon confessed to the brutal killing of Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender woman from Harlem. Dixon pleaded...


In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 photo, Festivalgoers try to escape the crowd during Lil Wayne's fifth annual Lil WeezyAna Fest at the UNO Lakefront Arena grounds in New Orleans. A crowd stampede injured several people attending a New Orleans festival organized by rapper Lil Wayne. Sophia Germer/The Advocate via AP

Joseph Michel

September 15, 2019

The fifth annual edition of Lil Wayne’s semi-eponymous “Lil WeezyAna” festival was held this past Saturday, Sept. 7, and included performances from Trey Songz, Travis Scott and, of course, Lil Wayne. New to the festival this year was a move from its previous staging area Champions Square, a concert...

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