The Maroon

Education committee “effectively kills” TOPS cut for private schools

Colleen Dulle

April 7, 2016

Filed under Academic, Administration, News

This morning, the Louisiana Senate Education Committee "effectively killed" Senate Bill 169, which would have prevented Louisiana students attending private institutions like Loyola from applying for and receiving TOPS scholarships, ac...

The future of TOPS uncertain amid the state’s budget crisis

Mark Robinson

March 8, 2016

Filed under Academic, Showcase, Worldview

The future of TOPS uncertain amid the state's budget crisis from Mark Robinson on Vimeo. Students flood the halls here at Riverside Academy in St. James Parish, many unaware of the state's financial crisis. On February 11, the Louisiana government ceased funding the TOPS scholarship program due to the uncertainty of the state's budget. And though payments for TOPS have resumed, it has a major effect on local high schools. "It's going to put ...

The weight of textbook prices are forcing college students to get creative

Sidney Holmes

February 27, 2016

Filed under Academic, National, Worldview

With the price of textbooks rising significantly over the past 10 years, college students are taking the hit in their wallet. According to a report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Research Group, the cost of textbooks...

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