The Maroon

NASA discovers water on Mars

Nicholas Morea

October 1, 2015

NASA revealed that liquid water was officially discovered on Mars on Sept. 28. An imager on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter confirmed their findings by analyzing light waves returned from dark streaks on the planet's surface. ...

Changes to airline travel for Louisiana residents

Gabriel Garza

September 25, 2015

Starting Jan. 1, 2016 Louisiana residents will be required to carry their passport when traveling by flight. This comes from a change implemented by the Transportation Security Administration in 2005 when they signed into law...

National Sea Otter Awareness week

Kristen Stewart

September 25, 2015

Sept. 20 through 26 is National Sea Otter Awareness week. According to Friends of the Sea Otter, this week focuses on how we recognize the role sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem and how they can be removed from the threa...

New study shows disparities in Louisiana executions

Marie Simoneaux

September 18, 2015

New research shows that the majority of death sentences in Louisiana involve crimes involving black men against white women. Frank Baumgartner, political science professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Tim L...

The pope is coming to America

In this photo taken March 27, 2014, President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican. When Pope Francis arrives in the United States, he will get an airport welcome that few world leaders have ever received: a plane-side greeting from President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. The extraordinary gesture on Sept. 22 is just the beginning of the pomp and protocol that will be on display as Washington welcomes the popular leader of the world�s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics and the head of Vatican City. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Andrew Callaghan

September 18, 2015

Professor killed in Delta State shooting

Nicholas Morea

September 17, 2015

A history professor at Delta State University was fatally shot in his office on Sept. 14. Assistant professor Ethan Schmidt was found dead by a shot to the head in his office in Cleveland, Mississippi. Fellow professor Shannon Lamb...

Texas student detained by police

Nick Reimann and Gabriel Garza

September 17, 2015

Police arrested a 14-year-old Muslim boy at an Irving, Texas high school on Sept. 16 after the homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a bomb. Ahmed Mohamed was taken to a detention center after showing the clock...

Fatal Flash Floods in the Southwest

Nicholas Morea

September 17, 2015

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, extreme weather hit the southwestern portion of the United States. 16 people in total are dead after the flash flood crashed upon the residents of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona. Four people are missi...

Europe accepts migrant refugees

Nicholas Morea

September 9, 2015

From Syria to Afghanistan, millions have been searching for a way into Europe to escape either the violence of war or a police state. Germany said they will allow 500,000 migrants a year and multiple other countries are feeli...

Kentucky clerk denies marriage license

Gabriel Garza

September 3, 2015

Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis refused to issue any marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Sept. 1. Davis decided to go against the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage, saying that it goes against her views...

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