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Column: Room Draw can build character

Column: Room Draw can build character

KYLEE MCINTYRE All of the Tidbits

April 25, 2012

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...

Column: Textbooks must adapt to technology

Column: Textbooks must adapt to technology

DANIEL QUICK In My Opinion

April 19, 2012

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

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

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...

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

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...

How to move off campus

KRISTEN HIMMELBERG Assistant Life & Times Editor

April 18, 2012

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

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...

Kick the meal plan to the curb without going broke

PATRICK RAFFERTY Staff Writer

April 18, 2012

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...

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

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...

Editorial: Political climate offers no end for draft season

Editorial: Political climate offers no end for draft season

BOB RAYHAWK In My Opinion and BOB RAYHAWK In My Opinion

April 13, 2012

The draft will continue. Despite the efforts of more than 80 Democrats and Republicans, in all probability America's young men will still have to succumb to the whims of a lottery. Recently many Congressmen have taken a more liberal view toward the draft, but the necessity of changing the minds of ...

Editorial: Kennedy is assassinated

Editorial: Kennedy is assassinated

CHARLES YOUNG Editor's Notebook

April 13, 2012

Atatimeinthe world when the voice of democracy is as important as food and air it will be interesting to see whether certain sectional leaders of the nation join in hands or continue to fight to the losing battle of who won the Civil War. For historians the Civil War was finished almost 100 years ago. But for cu...

Editorial: The Great Depression marks the death of capitalism for US

Editorial: The Great Depression marks the death of capitalism for US

GEORGE MEDAILLE Seeing Things

April 13, 2012

At the beginning of the present depression in 1929 there was a group of bright and optimistic economists who prophesied very confidently that we had nothing to fear. Depressions, they said, were bound to come in cycles, once every seven years, to be followed immediately by periods of prosperity. Ju...

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