The Maroon

Editorial: Celebrate 95 years with us

Editorial: Celebrate 95 years with us

November 16, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

It’s our anniversary. That’s our 95th anniversary with Loyola, so we’re commemorating our time together. This issue celebrates us as much as it celebrates you guys. Because we do this for you, with you, and we couldn’t do it without you. We take a lot of pride in what we do, ...

Opinion: Don’t be afraid to have the courage to ask for help

Opinion: Don’t be afraid to have the courage to ask for help

Andrew Lang

November 11, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

I used to think it was a sign of weakness to ask for help, but my experiences taught me something everyone should learn. It isn’t weakness or fear that leads someone to ask for help, but courage to accept that you need it. Midway through my sophomore year of high school, during my Christmas br...

Opinion: The hardships of having an invisible illness can be frustrating

Opinion: The hardships of having an invisible illness can be frustrating

Laura Coatney

November 11, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

What does “invisible illness” mean? It is a broad umbrella term for any medical condition that is not immediately apparent to others. Conditions that are not easily visible include chronic pain, mental illness, diabetes, seizure disorders and much more. According to the 2002 US Census Bureau, 96%...

Editorial: Stop history from repeating itself

Editorial: Stop history from repeating itself

November 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

Many of us were taught about the “Voyage of the Damned” in history classes. If you’re unfamiliar, the name refers to the voyage of the MS St. Louis, a German ocean liner that carried Jewish refugees from Europe to the West to escape persecution at the hands of the Nazi party. The re...

Column: Being a small program makes us great

Column: Being a small program makes us great

Andres Fuentes

November 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports

I couldn’t tell you the exact morning, but I was listening to Mike & Mike, a morning ESPN Radio show, on my commute to campus one day. I was more in tuned that morning as Michael Smith, a Loyola alum and personal role model of mine, was on the show.The hosts Mike Golic, Mike Greenburg and Jemel...

Opinion: Finding light at the end of the tunnel

Opinion: Finding light at the end of the tunnel

Morgan Winstead

November 4, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

This month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is very meaningful to me for two reasons: my mom is a breast cancer survivor and it’s my birth month. If I’m being honest, cancer triggers me because I’ve seen what it can do to people. The thought of going through the process of being diagnosed, un...

Opinion: Understanding disabled bodies is easier than you think

Opinion: Understanding disabled bodies is easier than you think

Sophie Trist

November 4, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

According to a year-long NPR investigation, people with disabilites suffer sexual assault at a rate four times higher than people without disabilities. For people with intellectual disabilities, the statistics are even worse; they are abused at seven times the rate of non-disabled people. People who...

Editorial: Pregame the flu season

Editorial: Pregame the flu season

November 2, 2018


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It’s that time of year again. The flu is back, and several cases have already broken out on campus. There are many steps one could take to prevent the spread of the disease. You could wash your hands, cough into your sleeve, or not drink after people. But it seems like a lot of people are missing th...

Column: Howlin’ haunted places to avoid on campus

Column: Howlin’ haunted places to avoid on campus

Catie Sanders

October 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Life & Times, Nightlife, Showcase

1. 8th Floor of BuddigAs an incoming freshman I did a quick Google search of Buddig Hall hoping I could find pictures of the layout or color of the walls. Instead, I found an previous Maroon article by Vicki Calloum claiming an exorcism was once performed on an 8th floor resident after a game of Ouija went horribly wrong. But, this happened in the 60s, so B...

Column: Saints are going for broke

Column: Saints are going for broke

Andrew Lang

October 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports

The New Orleans Saints are all in this season. The Saints announced the acquisition of cornerback Eli Apple from the New York Giants for a 2019 fourth-round draft selection and a 2020 seventh-round draft selection Tuesday Oct. 23. This was done presumably to help fix a passing defense that has allow...

Opinion: Pixar movie captures the essence of Day of the Dead

Opinion: Pixar movie captures the essence of Day of the Dead

Cristo Dulom

October 28, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

ristCoco is a vibrant, deep and aurally pleasing movie. It is a fun story and has a plethora of likeable characters. The movie illustrates the traditions of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in an enjoyable way to all audiences and includes a healthy balance of both English and Spanish whilst not...

Opinion: In life or death, Monsignor Oscar Romero is my saint

Opinion: In life or death, Monsignor Oscar Romero is my saint

Berta Alvarado

October 28, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

Oct. 14, 2018 was the happiest day of my life. Although I could not be in Rome, in the Vatican, to witness the canonization of Monsignor Oscar Romero, who fought for the disadvantaged people of the smallest country in Central America, El Salvador, whose death went unpunished, is now a Holy Saint. In...

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