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Should I stay or should I go ?

SHANNON DONALDSON

September 5, 2012


Filed under Features, Life & Times

When she first got word that Hurricane Isaac was headed straight for New Orleans, psychology junior Emily Crochet was planning on staying at her off-campus house on Calhoun St. However, when she arrived on campus for the first day of classes on Monday, she had a change of heart. "I've been through ple...

Hunker Down New Orleans

Hunker Down New  Orleans

ZACH LUND

September 5, 2012


Filed under Features, Life & Times

To "hunker down," is the piece of advice that our local radio so eloquently chose to bestow upon us in our time of need. I'm sure that in a category four or five hurricane, "hunkering down" could take on a much different definition, but for me it meant a pretty damn good time. I enjoyed the ignorant bliss...

My summer vacation

My summer vacation

Precious Esie

August 22, 2012


Filed under Features, Life & Times

Less than two weeks before I started my internship at The Times-Picayune this summer, I came across a New York Times article announcing that the paper would lay off 200 staff members and reduce printing to three days a week. From that point, I knew I would have an interesting experience at the paper. I was t...

Column: Room Draw can build character

Column: Room Draw can build character

KYLEE MCINTYRE All of the Tidbits

April 25, 2012


Filed under Columns, Features, Opinions

In particularly difficult situations, I find it beneficial to remind myself that whatever I'm going through - no matter how awful or unfair - will build character. Suddenly everything sounds better. "I'm going off to take a test that I forgot was today," turns into, "I'm going off to take a test th...

Editorial: Sexual health is not Loyola’s responsibility

Editorial: Sexual health is not Loyola’s responsibility

GARRETT FONTENOT In My Opinion, GARRETT FONTENOT In My Opinion, and GARRETT FONTENOT In My Opinion

April 19, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Features

Over the course of the past several weeks, I have engaged in many discussions about whether Catholic organizations should be required to provide birth control and other reproductive health services as part of the insurance plans offered to their employees. I have still not formed a concrete opinion on...

Column: Textbooks must adapt to technology

Column: Textbooks must adapt to technology

DANIEL QUICK In My Opinion

April 19, 2012


Filed under Columns, Features, Opinions

It is difficult to assign blame for the ludicrous prices of most textbooks. After all, as much as they may hurt the wallets of students, textbooks, which are not as commercially sustainable as regular books and require considerable work to produce, have to generate profit somehow. However, as e-books be...

Column: Mathematics is fascinating and relevant

Column: Mathematics is fascinating and relevant

EDWARD SEYLER Op/Ed: Opinions of Ed

April 19, 2012


Filed under Columns, Features, Opinions

Of the subjects commonly taught in universities, it could easily be argued that mathematics is the most zealously avoided. In high school, a large contingent of students decide that the math they are learning is likely to be of little use to them, and while mathematics can serve as mere mental calisthen...

Editorial: Lack of SGA applicants suggests student apathy

Maroon Staff

April 19, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Features

Applications for Loyola's Student Government Association election were due on Friday, April 10. Few students applied. Half the positions were not even initially filled. So who is the April fool? Is it the SGA, for whatever reason unable to attract student interest? Or is the joke on the students, unable or...

Kick the meal plan to the curb without going broke

PATRICK RAFFERTY Staff Writer

April 18, 2012


Filed under Features, Life & Times

There comes a point in almost every college student's life when they must decide one thing: food or beer. When times get tough and that sacred meal plan suddenly vanishes, students all around quickly find that eating on a budget can be much easier said than done, especially after a long spring break, Fr...

How to move off campus

KRISTEN HIMMELBERG Assistant Life & Times Editor

April 18, 2012


Filed under Features, Life & Times

For the first two years, Loyola students are required to live on campus, but as junior year approaches many opt to find a place off campus. During the spring is when many students start to look for off- campus housing, but looking for a place to live isn't as easy as some may think. There are many differe...

Loyola band strives to go global

Loyola band strives to go global

KRISTEN HIMMELBERG Assistant Life & Times Editor

April 18, 2012


Filed under Features, Life & Times

A Loyola band has recently been catapulted into the international music arena. They are competing in a worldwide battle of the bands competition to win an opening spot for this summer at a premier outdoor music festival in London. Hard Rock International hosts a yearly worldwide competition called Ha...

Housing grows more important as years pass

Housing grows more important as years pass

KRISTEN HIMMELBERG Assistant Life and Times Editor and KRISTEN HIMMELBERG Assistant Life and Times Editor

April 13, 2012


Filed under Features

For the first 50 years, Loyola was mainly a commuter university, but since the 1960s Loyola has grown to be a much more residential campus. Today, Loyola has four residence halls and 1,308 students who live on campus. But back in the early 1960s, it only had renovated houses as dorms, no real residenti...

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