The Maroon

Louisiana gears up for 2016 presidential primary election

Nicholas Morea

March 4, 2016

With the presidential race heating up, Louisiana is next on the campaign trail for both Republicans and Democrats. On March 5, Louisiana voters registered for a specific party will be able to cast their vote in the Louisiana...

The weight of textbook prices are forcing college students to get creative

Sidney Holmes

February 27, 2016

With the price of textbooks rising significantly over the past 10 years, college students are taking the hit in their wallet. According to a report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Research Group, the cost of textbooks...

President Obama proposes to close Guantanamo Bay prison

Nicholas Morea

February 26, 2016

Preceding his visit to Cuba in March, President Barack Obama annouced his plan to shut down the prison in Guantanamo Bay on Feb. 23.Currently a financial argument is being made to to close the detention center. According to U.S. o...

Justice Antonin Scalia’s death shocks the political system

Nicholas Morea

February 17, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death has sparked debate in the 2016 presidential race and the political system in regards to who will choose Scalia's successor.Scalia was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 a...

Colossal diamond found in Angola

Nicholas Morea

February 17, 2016

A diamond weighing 404 carats was found by a mining company in Angola. Tested by a New York diamond relator, the diamond was deemed "virtually flawless" and entirely colorless, which is the rarest form of the diamond. Ranked th...

Presidential candidates look forward after Iowa

Nick Reimann

February 4, 2016

After the Iowa Caucuses officially kicked off the 2016 presidential race, the candidates’ focus now shifts toward New Hampshire. The state will hold its primary on Tuesday, Feb. 9, giving candidates an opportunity to gain...

President Obama plans to ban solitary confinement for juveniles

Nicholas Morea

January 27, 2016

Because of a link to mental illnesses and the potential for more violent behavior, President Barack Obama plans to eliminate solitary confinement for juveniles and low-level offenders in prison.The Justice Department held a series o...

20 killed in Pakistan University Attack

Nicholas Morea

January 25, 2016

At least 20 people were killed in a militant attack at Bacha Khan University in Pakistan on Jan. 20.The tragedy comes a month after a bombing in a clothing market which killed 24 people in Dec. 2015. Bacha Khan was the name of ...

Students show solidarity with Syrian refugees

Jessica Molina

December 10, 2015

Following the recent attacks around the world, Loyola’s honor students began taking action in support of Syrian refugees from advocating with legislators to educating their community. Fasting holds roots in many religious traditions....

You will not have my hatred

Gabriel Garza and Lester Duhe

November 19, 2015

It was a weekend trip to Paris. Leah Glenday had the whole trip planned from start to finish. But then gunshots rang through the City of Lights. “We realized that the gunmen were approaching us and coming closer, closer,...

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