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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...

Shopping local will save your city

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...

How to respond in the wake of disaster

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...

End Loyola’s Mardi Gras gender rule

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,...

Opinion: Protesting is our civic duty

Opinion: Protesting is our civic duty

February 8
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

As citizens living in this country we ascribe to a social contract, taking on not only all of its benefits but its responsibilities as well. I love this country to the deepest core of my being. That being said, it is the ultimate responsibility regarding citizenship that we hold our government accountable....

Opinion: Identity politics destroy democracy

Opinion: Identity politics destroy democracy

February 8
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Politics

The most profound result of the 2016 presidential and congressional elections is, without question, the utter failure of identity politics. The focus on shared identity as a political tactic has proven to be unsuccessful and more recently, quite devastating for certain groups. Consider the current politica...

Opinion: Disagreements should be civil but robust – Wildes

Opinion: Disagreements should be civil but robust – Wildes

The Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J.
February 6
Filed under Christianity, Letters to Editor, Op/Ed, Showcase

As a university — indeed as a Catholic, Jesuit university founded on humanist principles  — Loyola University New Orleans has a responsibility to explore complicated social issues and dialogue with the culture in which it exists. This dialogue can sometimes be uncomfortable. And yet, we engage in such disc...

Letter to the Editor: The next four years won’t be different

February 5
Filed under Letters to Editor, Op/Ed

College newspapers are supposed to be laboratories for experimenting with news, giving student journalists the opportunity to hone their craft. Since they are the future of news, I get disappointed when they adopt the same way of thinking from a generation that is struggling with the duty my peers wil...

Opinion: students cannot be ignorant to the First Amendment

Opinion: students cannot be ignorant to the First Amendment

February 5
Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

A Maroon editor asked me to write 400 words on the First Amendment, suggesting that our students know little about the Bill of Rights in general or the First Amendment in particular. What needs to be said to begin to understand the First Amendment can take an entire semester and an entire course; at...

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