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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...

Safety and awareness is crucial as a student living in New Orleans

Bottles and cans line a table on Bourbon Street. The street is a popular destination for students and tourists. Photo credit: Andres Fuentes

March 29, 2019

Another Mardi Gras has come and gone. Around this time of year, freshmen students may be relishing the feeling that they’ve finally adjusted to living in New Orleans. Sophomore students may be considering leases and searching for off-campus housing throughout the city. And as spring begins and the...

Opinion: You shouldn’t judge a piece of art based on who created it

Cristo Dulom

March 28, 2019

As the dust settles from HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” documentary and Oprah Winfrey’s after show, “After Neverland,” I believe it is time for us to review our opinion of Michael Jackson as a person and as a musical artist. The four-hour documentary featured the stories of Wade Robson and...

Opinion: Your font choice matters

Illustration by Ariel Landry

Ariel Landry

March 24, 2019

Once again, you’ve procrastinated writing your essay that’s due at 11:59. You only have a few hours to write six pages, but you’re in luck. Your professor never said you had use Times New Roman. You quickly hit the drop down menu and select the thickest 12 point font that’s going to turn those...

Opinion: There’s still a lesson in ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Kendrick Lamar performs at the 2017 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. Lamar played several songs from “To Pimp a Butterfly”. SIDNEY OVROM / The Maroon. Photo credit: Sidney Ovrom

Andres Fuentes

March 24, 2019

Seldom does a piece of music feature the struggle of young African-Americans, the impact of gang violence, the celebration of African roots and the embrace of faith — all laced with funky beats, jazz horns and the raspy voice of Kendrick Lamar. Four years ago, the Compton rapper dropped, "To Pimp a ...

SGA drama overshadows policy impact on student life

An understocked Iggy’s Cupboard  lies in the basement of the Danna Center. The cupboard is low on current supplies and needs restocking as the new semester approaches. Photo credit: Hannah Renton

Kaylie Saidin

March 22, 2019

Last week, the Student Government Association senate here at Loyola unanimously passed three policies. One initiative was to create a $1,500 per semester funding allocation from the budget to Iggy’s Cupboard, an on-campus food shelf for students facing food insecurity. A second was to place do...

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