The Maroon

A Guide to Absentee Voting

Alex Davis

September 26, 2012


Filed under Features, News

 The youth demographic casts a key vote in presidential elections. According to the U.S. Census, approximately 23 million Americans age 18 to 30 voted in the 2008 presidential election. About 52 percent of all eligible college-age voters turned out for that election, up from 41 percent in 2000. If...

New students get cozy with their RAs

Cherie Lejeune

September 19, 2012


Filed under Features, Life & Times

Resident assistants aren't living alone anymore. They, like nearly every other resident of Loyola University's three dormitories, have taken on roommates this Fall. "I thought it was a joke," said Rachael White, music senior and Buddig RA. "We would always joke around with the idea of RAs having roo...

Stepping up to the Plate

Stepping up to the Plate

Lauren Irwin and LAUREN IRWIN

September 19, 2012


Filed under Features

New year, new dining options. Uptown Dining has opened two new eateries at which Loyola and Tulane students can swipe their Wolfbucks and Wavebucks. Beginning this semester, students can dig into 24-hour diner grub at the Original City Diner or sit back and enjoy a latte at Jazzman's Café & Bakery. Original City Di...

Lambda law group does its part to fight AIDS

ETEFIA UMANA

September 13, 2012


Filed under Features, News

The Lambda Law Alliance is on the move-literally. On Sunday, Sept. 23, the group will be participating in the NO/AIDS walk. The Lambda Law Alliance is a student organization within Loyola's law school that is dedicated to fostering a welcoming environment for all students regardless of their sexual orien...

Faculty feels parking issues solved

BURKE BISCHOFF

September 12, 2012


Filed under Features, News

In the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, Parking Services is making sure that the university has enough parking spaces in order to accommodate the vehicles of all of the students, faculty and staff. Captain Roger Pinac of University Police states that approximately 1,654 permits have been issued so far. H...

Religion should be a personal choice

Religion should be a personal choice

KAITLYN O'CONNOR

September 12, 2012


Filed under Faith, Features

Many people have issues trying to identify with a religion, and I think it is okay to not know which religion you affiliate yourself. Most of us usually associate with the religious group our parents pick for us; but what if you do not agree with some of the views in that group? You need to look aroun...

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...

Cheap textbooks easy to find

LAUREN IRWIN

September 5, 2012


Filed under Features, Life & Times

Don't let textbook prices become the wet blanket to your new semester excitement. There are many ways students can save money on textbooks from buying used or choosing an e-book to searching comparison websites or using rental services. According to College Board, the average undergraduate student a...

Students brave the storm at Loyola

CHERIE LEJEUNE and CHERIE LEJEUNE

September 5, 2012


Filed under Features, Life & Times

With an impending Category-1 storm, Hurricane Isaac, headed straight for New Orleans, 634 Loyola students chose to ride out the storm in their residence halls instead of seeking shelter elsewhere, Residential Life said. Then when Residential Life enacted a lockdown policy with no one allowed to leave...

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...

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