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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...

Music festivals that employ students provide valuable experience

Festival goers dance during a live performance at BUKU Music + Art Project in 2018. Behind the scenes of the festival were numerous employees – many of them students – working to keep things running smoothly. ANGELO IMBRAGUGLIO / The Maroon. Photo credit: Angelo Imbraguglio

April 26, 2019

Loyola is known for its music industry program and the experience it prepares students with – much of which is gained off-campus. Local New Orleans festivals such as Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, BUKU Music + Art Project and the legendary Jazz Fest provide employment opportunities for Loyola students...

Opinion: I grew up unvaccinated because of dangerous rhetoric

Illustration by Ariel Landry.

Hannah Renton

April 7, 2019

Vaccines are an uncomfortable topic for me. When people bring them up, I usually stay quiet and avoid eye contact. It’s weird having to confess the fact I am mostly unvaccinated and then feel the wave of awkward silence and stares come over me. But it wasn’t always that way. Growing up in one...

Opinion: Video games have changed for the worse

Jonathan Marshall

April 7, 2019

I'm here to try to break down a strange movement in the gaming development world. To give a very short background, I’ve played Nintendo games since I was a kid — I practically lived off of the Wii and DS — but had many friends with other games that I played from time to time. These included...

No choice for Pro-Choice Panel

Illustration by Ariel Landry

April 5, 2019

This week, administrators pressured College Democrats to cancel the invitation for one of its planned speakers — leaving the organization feeling censored. The event was in a response to a panel hosted last month by the Wolf Pack for Life club, which invited several speakers to campus from various...

Opinion: Marla Belin was a real woman

Challen Palmer

March 31, 2019

The first day Marla Belin and I met, she told me about the date she had gone on the night before in excruciating detail. It was my first day back at work since the holidays had ended and she was one of the many new people hired while I was away. Another server at the restaurant, one I was far more...

Opinion: Pi Kapps brought art to the community

Robert Prasso, new member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, reads children's book to students at St. George’s Episcopal Elementary School. Courtesy of Pamela Skehan.

Robert Prasso and Juan Bu

March 31, 2019

With an emphasis on creativity, individuality and community, Loyola's chapter of Pi Kappa Phi partnered with the George Rodrigue Foundation for the Arts to create the new member class’ project a reality. The project’s main focus was to bring creative expression and academic development to students...

Opinion: Setting the record straight on SGA

Students listen as the Student Government Association discuss their responses to President Sierra Ambrose’s list of vetos. The vetos become a major point of contention. Photo credit: Cristian Orellana

Fallon Chiassion, Troi McClure, Sophia Rataj, Rebecca Driever, and Joann Cassama

March 30, 2019

We are here to speak our truths. This past school year was not by any means easy. We joined an executive team with two leaders who had no prior experience in the Student Government Association. We were excited, a little scared but, most of all, ready. We knew that we were capable of being in these positions...

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