The Maroon

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...

Opinion: Loyola’s Environmental Program helps conserve local environment

Aimee Thomas looks at organisms on a tree in Audubon Park. Thomas urges students to get to know the enviornment that surrounds them. Courtesy of Kyle Encar

Aimee Thomas

August 17, 2019

“If not us, who? If not now, when?” This is a saying that first resonated with me when I was in high school in the early 1990's — a time directly following the oil boom and bust in Louisiana and Texas, 20 years after the first Earth Day and 30 years after Rachel Carson published her wake-up...

Opinion: Keep your hands to yourself in the mosh pit

Fans dance and scream in front of the Republic stage during the venue's Emo Night event.

Catie Sanders

May 5, 2019

Sweaty and slipping in the grease of spilled drinks on the Tipitina’s floor, I screamed FIDLAR’s “40oz. On Repeat” at the top of my lungs. Singing my favorite verse of the song, “I got bills to pay, and I got pills to take,” I started to feel my feet slip out from un...

Autism isn’t a death sentence

Gracie Wise

May 4, 2019

When I was little, I thought I was a normal kid: I went to school, writing funny stories and blathered for hours on end about my favorite games. I knew I went to occupational and speech therapy and that certain sounds drove me nuts, but I didn't think much about it and brushed it off as a personality...

Opinion: communication about fundraising restrictions was poorly handled

Sophie Trist

April 28, 2019

"Yeah, I'd like a cupcake. How much?" "A dollar." "I don't have any cash on me." "That's okay, we take Venmo." I've heard this conversation dozens of times as I passed various fundraisers for different organizations around campus. It's a conversation I've had as I manned my own club's table. In...

Think of the kids, and stop buying Madden

Illustration by Cristian Orellana and Riley Katz.

Riley Katz

April 28, 2019

Stop me if you've heard this before. The score is 24-21 in the fourth quarter, you're down by a field goal, but you're driving and in opponent territory. It's 3rd and 15 so you know you need to pass, but if you don't make it, whatever. You have a kicker who can tie the game. The ball is snapped, your...

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