The Maroon

South Carolina flood leaves state in ruin

Nicholas Morea

October 6, 2015

A flood took the lives of nine people and is still an ongoing issue for residents of South Carolina. 550 roads and highways are completely shut down in South Carolina after over 20 inches of rain fell over the weekend of Oct....

Oregon community college devastated by on-campus shooter

Nicholas Morea

October 5, 2015

Roseburg, Oregon was devastated by a mass shooting that took place at Umpqua Community College.The shooter, Chris Harper-Mercer, killed nine people and injured over a dozen. Mercer then turned the gun onto himself and committed s...

History professor says there’s room for Indigenous People’s Day, Columbus Day

Gabriel Garza

October 2, 2015

Columbus Day and Indigenous People's Day both relate to the settling of America, but the subjects they celebrate are different. Last year, Seattle and Minneapolis both first recognized the second Monday of October as Indigenou...

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...

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