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Students engage in a civil debate on abortion

Students engage in a civil debate on abortion

Seán Brennan
March 22
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

Argument: The criteria for life: humans are alive at conception A human being is alive from the moment of conception. One of the criteria for life is an organism’s ability to grow and generate cells. Humans have this ability almost immediately after conception. Cell division begins within 24 to 36 ho...

Opinion: Stop drinking coffee and switch to better alternatives

Opinion: Stop drinking coffee and switch to better alternatives

Brianna Cunningham, Tulane Americorp, ShopLocal
March 14
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

I began to drink a lot of coffee my first year of college, especially on late nights working on papers or studying for an exam. Coffee was like the icing on my cake, and with a few drops of espresso, it gave me the right amount of energy that I needed to get through the day. Going to the little shop...

Opinion: Modern musicians need to produce music

Opinion: Modern musicians need to produce music

Randall Swain
March 14
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

Musicians of the past are not the musicians of today, and the music business of today will not be the music business of tomorrow. While new technologies emerge and old business models fade, the state of the music industry is nothing sort of uncertain. While some established artists and industry executives...

Opinion: How we need to combat the Venezuelan crisis

Opinion: How we need to combat the Venezuelan crisis

Georgia Smith, marketing and managment junior
March 14
Filed under Opinions

Venezuela is in the midst of a severe economic crisis and is currently enduring one of the largest economic declines in global history. However, most Americans are not aware of what Venezuelan people are going through. This crisis has been the culmination of several factors, but is primarily due to...

Editorial: Mardi Gras is over, but our problems remain

Seán Brennan
March 14
Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

After the much needed weeklong break that Loyola students enjoy for Mardi Gras, a lethargic start getting back into classes is almost inevitable. Following the days of non-stop walking, screaming and bead-catching during, arguably, the most joyful time of the year, it’s easy for the “Ash Wednesday...

Opinion: Examining Loyola’s Jesuit values in the abortion debate

Opinion: Examining Loyola’s Jesuit values in the abortion debate

February 16
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

With the dust beginning to settle over the recent events involving Loyola’s Pro-Life Club and the proceeds of The Vagina Monologues, it is a good time to pause and take stock of where the philosophical debate behind the issue lies. There are two camps divided from one another. On one side, those...

Opinion: Shopping local will save your city

Opinion: Shopping local will save your city

February 16
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

New Orleans is a city booming with culture. When people come to visit, they usually spend time walking around the French Quarter, making their way to Café Du Monde for some mouthwatering beignets or taking a stroll down Magazine Street. Nicknamed the Big Easy, most people only get to know the city...

Editorial: How to respond in the wake of disaster

Editorial: How to respond in the wake of disaster

Seán Brennan
February 16
Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

If the political climate of 2017 has you questioning the amount of empathy amongst fellow Americans, it’s time to be the change you want to see in this country. The people of New Orleans East, Killian and Watson could use a hand. The National Weather Service has confirmed the landfall of six tornadoes...

Opinion: Don’t bank on the Grammys getting it right this year

Opinion: Don’t bank on the Grammys getting it right this year

Kameron Hay
February 10
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

The 2017 Grammy Awards are this Sunday and everybody will be tuned in to see who will be taking home a golden gramophone trophy. The album of the year category is stacked with heavyweights, featuring the likes of Beyoncé, Drake, Adele and Justin Bieber. Though all of those stars are established household...

In my opinion: Ditch the two major parties — register Libertarian

February 10
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

Back in October, I wrote an editorial urging the Loyola community to check out Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson. The successful entrepreneur turned two-term governor of New Mexico garnered nearly 10 percent of the vote in his home state and 3.3 percent nationally, the most a third party pr...

In my opinion: I have faith in the future, do you?

February 9
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

Christopher Wiseman ’88, Ph.D., Vice President of Institutional Advancement ”The Maroon” recently ran a front-page article on Faith in the Future, the first comprehensive fundraising campaign for Loyola University New Orleans since Bill Clinton was the U.S. president. (Yes, it̵...

Editorial: End Loyola’s Mardi Gras gender rule

Editorial: End Loyola’s Mardi Gras gender rule

Seán Brennan
February 9
Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

In a few weeks, hundreds of first year students at Loyola will experience their first Mardi Gras, that wondrous time of year when the city goes into full Carnival mode and an all-too-welcome feeling for locals and returning students. And like clockwork, it’s another year of Loyola’s outdated,...

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