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Loyola: You’ve got them, now it’s your job to keep them

Loyola: You’ve got them, now it’s your job to keep them

May 10, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed

For the first time since 2013, Loyola’s enrollment numbers aren’t looking so bleak. An email sent by the Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., on Wednesday, May 3, stated that the university has received 757 deposits for the fall 2017 freshman class. This is a sizable increase from this time last year, when only ...

Can the social justice movement use violence?

Can the social justice movement use violence?

Leonard Kahn
May 6, 2017
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

The social justice movement is broader, deeper and stronger today than it has been in decades. But the assault on members of the movement by racist goons in Berkeley, California this month raises an urgent question: under what conditions, if any, can members of the movement employ violence? The answer...

Loyola professors: take the time to correct your syllabus

Seán Brennan
May 3, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed

The college syllabus: the holiest of university doctrines in the world of academia. As the universal how-to manual for school, every student at Loyola learns from their first week that, “when in doubt, check the syllabus.” Need to know when that final paper is due? Check the syllabus. Need...

Loyola students need to tune into their school’s issues

Loyola students need to tune into their school’s issues

Seán Brennan
April 24, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

There’s some good news for the Loyola student body coming out of the recent Student Government Association elections: a voter turnout almost triple that of 2016. This year, 739 students voted in this year’s elections, making up roughly 22 percent of eligible voters. This is up from the 273 votes...

Opinion: Sports Complex renovations were poorly executed

April 10, 2017
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

For long-time patrons and students of the Loyola Sports Complex, it had been a long pondered pipe-dream: A remodel of Loyola’s weight room located on the 5th floor of the Sports Complex.Always very homey, if not roomy, our weight room had an old school charm like something out of a Rocky movie. No glam &#...

Opinion: Horror movies represent real social fear, progress

April 8, 2017
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

If you look through the history of horror movies, you will see each generation has unique, different films that clearly represent them.From the fears of the Cold War to the introduction of torture films, the horror genre has been a means for progressive commentary on trending fears, and while scary mo...

Opinion: Join the March for Science

April 8, 2017
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

I grew up under a totalitarian communist regime in Poland. This is where I learned that if you are not interested in politics, politics will eventually find a way to get to you.Back then, it was sometimes extreme. Decisions made by politicians affected our daily lives. I remember the food shortages ...

Editorial: Seniors disappointed in lack of celebrations

Colleen Dulle
April 7, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

Graduation is coming up soon, but for the class of 2017, it doesn’t feel like much of a celebration. Over the last four years, the senior class traditions have been quietly phased out. The words “100th Night” and “Loup Garou” are foreign to underclassmen and are quickly fading memories for...

Letter to the Editor: Loyola loses journalism legend

April 7, 2017
Filed under Letters to Editor, Op/Ed

To The Editor, The Maroon In a couple of weeks, the School of Mass Communication will honor members of the Alfred Lawrence Lorenz chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the journalism and mass communication honor society. I don’t think any of these students knew Dr. Lorenz, who retired from teaching before...

Opinion: Defunding Planned Parenthood would be a disaster

April 6, 2017
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

The Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, will prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds almost solely on the grounds that the organization offers abortion services. If the replacement passes in Congress, the defunding of Planned Parenthood...

Opinion: Every student should leave their mark on Loyola

April 3, 2017
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

On the way to class, I often glance down at the bricks outside the library labeled with the 10 ideals of a Jesuit education, given by the classes of 2002 and 2003. These ideals resonate with me and give me a larger meaning as to why Loyola has provided such an amazing impact on my life. The id...

Opinion: English students need math

Seán Brennan
April 1, 2017
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

Math is hard, say some English majors; I don’t like problems without clear answers, say some never-gonna-be-English majors. Numbers and letters are hard in different ways, but it’s every person’s duty to be reasonably good at both, and there is no place like this one and no time like the present to ...

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