The Maroon

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...

THE HEAT IS ON: A STUDENTS TAKE ON LIL WEEZYANA FEST

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...

Editorial: Petition shows passion on campus

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Gabriela Carballo

September 15, 2019

Over the past few weeks, students knocked on the doors of dorm rooms, set up a table outside Monroe Library and cornered students between classes, circulating a sheet of scrawled signatures that has come to be known as the “condom petition.” And there’s even a good chance you signed it. The...

Victims aren’t to blame for sexual assault

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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?

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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...

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