The Maroon

Find a better way to fund your organization

Michael Giusti

March 17, 2019

Every time I walk past a bake sale, I get a little sick to my stomach – not because I have some hatred of cupcakes, but because bake sales are economic malpractice. Hear me out. If you are a member of a club or campus organization, by definition there is something special about you. You may be...

Opinion: Missions are important to the Christian faith

A group of children make a suncatcher cross. The cross was meant to represent how Jesus is the light of the world. Photo credit: Cody Downey

Cody Downey

March 17, 2019

Having grown up in the church since childhood, I knew about mission work, but I never thought I would ever actually do it. The closest I ever believed I would get to missions is putting money in the offering plate. God had other plans, of course. During the Mardi Gras break, I went to Piedras Negras,...

Opinion: Buy products based on needs, not price

Riley Katz

March 16, 2019

Being in college means making your money last, whether you have a job or not. The living-lean lifestyle can be great practice for the real world because it allows you to learn to save for a rainy day and spend money on what counts. Where the lean living lifestyle begins to fail many people is in not...

Lack of candidate choices for SGA signals bigger problems

Illustration done by Ariel Landry.

March 14, 2019

Members of The Maroon staff attended the SGA candidate debate on March 12. These candidates are qualified. They have creative ideas such as solving issues about food insecurity. They seem rightfully critical of the previous SGA administration. They strive for transparency and they are ready to invoke...

Opinion: Don’t feel guilty about withdrawing from a class

Gracie Wise

February 24, 2019

I never thought about withdrawing from a class all my life. Other kids were taking five classes or more and didn't seem stressed or anxious about it. If I could tackle five to six classes in high school, then why shouldn't I be able to tackle fifteen credit hours in college? When I was still in high...

Opinion: Ted Bundy should stay dead

In this photo made available by the Sundance Institute, Zac Efron and Lily Collins appear in

Tyler Wann

February 24, 2019

Almost 50 years after he was caught by police for the rape and murder of dozens of women, Ted Bundy continues to enjoy a celebrity level of fame, complete with a Netflix documentary series about his life and an upcoming movie in which he’s being portrayed by Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron. I use the...

During Mardi Gras, we should consider environmentalism in New Orleans

Beads, streamers and trash litter the streets and hang from trees after a parade during last year’s Mardi Gras. Nearly 1,200 tons of trash were collected during the 2018 Mardi Gras parade season, with artifacts like beads hanging from trees remaining in the city for years to come. ANDERSON LEAL/The Maroon. Photo credit: Anderson Leal

February 22, 2019

It’s no secret that Mardi Gras is a fairly wasteful holiday. Each year, an estimated 25 million pounds of made-in-China plastic beads are dumped on the streets of our city. Smithsonian Magazine reported that these beads are often coated with lead, a fact that is worrisome when considering the fact...

Diana Ward clarifies potential changes to Title IX

Diana Ward clarifies potential changes to Title IX

Diana Ward, Deputy Title IX Director

February 17, 2019

Last week an article ran in The Maroon on the proposed Title IX changes. The university would like the opportunity to clarify a few points about the proposed changes the Department of Education has released. First, the guidelines are simply proposals at this point. As was stated in the article, the...

Opinion: Why you should take a class with Walter Block

Opinion: Why you should take a class with Walter Block

Nathan Fryzek

February 17, 2019

I am currently taking my third class with Walter Block and would like to spread the word about why you should take one of his classes. First of all, professor Block has now published hundreds of articles in peer reviewed academic journals. This quantity of scholarship is an unprecedented achievement. In...

Filming on campus generates school spirit and revenue

A film crew sets up and tests lighting for

February 15, 2019

New Orleans has a long history of being a sought-after filming location. From the 1918 film “Tarzan of the Apes” to the Academy Award winning 2008 film “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” the city has provided an idyllic backdrop of iconic architecture and hanging Spanish moss for a variety...

The benefits of a social media sabbatical

Neil Baum

February 10, 2019

As students, we spend an inordinate amount of time on computers and watching screens on iPads and cell phones. I am guilty of waking up every day looking at emails and also checking my computer inbox before retiring at night. I have become, as most of my fellow students, aware that I am tethered to the...

Notes from the Wolf Pack Tour

Max Taylor and Niccolo Short, two Loyola rappers, collaborate onstage.

Calvin Ramsay

February 10, 2019

It’s 30 minutes till the first set in Austin, and Convolk has been missing for the past three hours.The Russian-American headliner left the Airbnb saying that he was getting a new tattoo, and that was it. Now, 13 other rappers, producers, photographers and videographers sit backstage at a bar/venue ...

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