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Victims aren’t to blame for sexual assault

Illustration by Storm Wells

Tania Tetlow

September 14, 2019

I need to write to you today about sexual assault, not specifically about the recent cases that have broken our hearts, but what I have learned from years of trying to find the answers on how to keep you safe. And for once in a column like this, we’re not going to focus on what victims could somehow...

Editorial: Tulaners: Friends not foes

A student eating at the new Commons dining hall. This is just one of the few things Loyola and Tulane share. Hannah Renton/the Maroon.

September 8, 2019

It’s time to call to call a truce in the feud of Freret Street. Many of us came to Loyola having either toured neighboring Tulane University or having heard of its national reputation as a party school. We moved in, learning to give side-eye to our neighbors their, albeit, shiny new buildings and...

Recycling is NOT the answer

Recycling is NOT the answer

Bridget Boyle

September 8, 2019

There is a reason the saying goes “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We as a collective society need to stop relying on the recycle part. Focus on reducing your impact on the Earth and reusing materials that have already been made. The process of recycling and the look of recycling bins presents people with...

Bayou Bridge Pipeline completed, now what?

Photo credit: Nicole Gerke

Nicole Gerke

September 7, 2019

After years of controversy, the construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline (an extension of the Dakota Access Pipeline) has finally been completed against the wishes of many in the community and in the nation. The pipeline stretches roughly 163 miles from Lake Charles, LA to St. James, LA, passing through...

Music brings people together

Music fans listen to the band Blood, Sweat and Tears play at a concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock in Bethel, N.Y., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a series of events Thursday through Sunday at the bucolic 1969 concert site, 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of New York City.

Reed Smith

September 1, 2019

Music is a worldwide common ground. It affects every living person whether they want it to or not. Music does not discriminate against religion, race, age, ethnicity or nationality. Music does not see any of those things. I have yet to meet anyone who does not like music. A lot of the time they won...

Editorial: It wasn’t her fault.

Photo illustration by Michael Bauer.

Gabriela Carballo

September 1, 2019

Last Saturday at The Boot Bar and Grill, an 18+ bar known as a hub for Loyola and Tulane students, a young woman’s night out became a nightmare. She was separated from her friend by a man claiming to be a student, put into an Uber, driven to the Garden District and sexually assaulted by “multiple...

Indigenous Resistance: Stolen Land and Stolen Voices

Illustration by Storm Wells.

Storm Wells

August 31, 2019

Those who have profited off of the death, theft and oppression of indigenous people have successfully popularized the narrative that colonization is a thing of the past. In reality, indigenous folks from across the globe face the perils of colonization every day. This goes from the Hawaiian elders linked...

Editorial: Stand with our immigrants

An ICE detainee waves at people chanting and holding signs along the fence while boarding a Swift Air flight on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at McCormick Air Center in Yakima, Wash. (Evan Abell / Yakima Herald-Republic via AP)/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP)

Gabriela Carballo

August 25, 2019

Over the weekend, agents arrested 15 undocumented immigrants in St. Rose, Louisiana, according to the U.S. Border Patrol. Fourteen of the arrested people are Mexican, while one is Nicaraguan. They were turned in by the Gulf Coast Safety Council after trying to take the safety training offered at the...

Opinion: New Orleans lost two iconic women

FILE- In this Nov. 6, 2007 file photo, Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco is greeted by students of Maplewood Middle School in Sulphur, La.  Blanco, who became Louisiana's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. She was 76.  (Brad Puckett/American Press via AP, File)

Andres Fuentes

August 25, 2019

New Orleans was not its usual self over the weekend as locals took to social media for commemoration posts, flocked to memorial sites to lay flowers or embraced one another in mourning. Instead of a joyful tune, the city played the blues, as news traveled of yet another local icon passing away. But...

Opinion: To pee or not to pee? That should not be a question.

Illustration by Ariel Landry.

Shelbi Copain

August 24, 2019

Imagine this: You are staring down the clock, hoping the minutes will fly faster, but the hand remains still. You tap your foot on the ground and try to focus on the words coming out of your professor’s mouth, but you can’t take it anymore. You have to pee right now, but you already know what your...

Opinion: ICWA is vital to Native Sovereignty

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Emma Trunkle

August 18, 2019

*WRITER'S NOTE: This opinion piece was written from the perspective of a non-Native observing the complications of ICWA and the court system from the perspective of a white adoptive family. The constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act, or ICWA, is currently being debated though the federal c...

Editorial: Wolf PACKED: Too many students, no where to grow

Freshmen scattered around the entrance of the Danna Center. Overcrowding is an issue on people's minds as our student body grows yearly. Cristian Orellana/The Maroon

August 18, 2019

For the past few years, the Loyola student body has grown substantially, with each new class being larger than the last. While the growth of the community is exciting and makes us optimistic, problems regarding space and size are quickly revealing themselves. From classes getting bigger, to fewer available...

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