The Maroon

Opinion: Your font choice matters

Opinion: Your font choice matters

Ariel Landry

March 24, 2019


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

Once again, you’ve procrastinated writing your essay that’s due at 11:59. You only have a few hours to write six pages, but you’re in luck. Your professor never said you had use Times New Roman. You quickly hit the drop down menu and select the thickest 12 point font that’s going to turn those...

Opinion: There’s still a lesson in ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Opinion: There’s still a lesson in ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Andres Fuentes

March 24, 2019


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

Seldom does a piece of music feature the struggle of young African-Americans, the impact of gang violence, the celebration of African roots and the embrace of faith — all laced with funky beats, jazz horns and the raspy voice of Kendrick Lamar. Four years ago, the Compton rapper dropped, "To Pimp a ...

SGA drama overshadows policy impact on student life

SGA drama overshadows policy impact on student life

Kaylie Saidin

March 22, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

Last week, the Student Government Association senate here at Loyola unanimously passed three policies. One initiative was to create a $1,500 per semester funding allocation from the budget to Iggy’s Cupboard, an on-campus food shelf for students facing food insecurity. A second was to place do...

Find a better way to fund your organization

Michael Giusti

March 17, 2019


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

Every time I walk past a bake sale, I get a little sick to my stomach – not because I have some hatred of cupcakes, but because bake sales are economic malpractice. Hear me out. If you are a member of a club or campus organization, by definition there is something special about you. You may be...

Opinion: Missions are important to the Christian faith

Opinion: Missions are important to the Christian faith

Cody Downey

March 17, 2019


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

Having grown up in the church since childhood, I knew about mission work, but I never thought I would ever actually do it. The closest I ever believed I would get to missions is putting money in the offering plate. God had other plans, of course. During the Mardi Gras break, I went to Piedras Negras,...

Opinion: Buy products based on needs, not price

Riley Katz

March 16, 2019


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

Being in college means making your money last, whether you have a job or not. The living-lean lifestyle can be great practice for the real world because it allows you to learn to save for a rainy day and spend money on what counts. Where the lean living lifestyle begins to fail many people is in not...

Lack of candidate choices for SGA signals bigger problems

Lack of candidate choices for SGA signals bigger problems

March 14, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

Members of The Maroon staff attended the SGA candidate debate on March 12. These candidates are qualified. They have creative ideas such as solving issues about food insecurity. They seem rightfully critical of the previous SGA administration. They strive for transparency and they are ready to invoke...

Opinion: Don’t feel guilty about withdrawing from a class

Gracie Wise

February 24, 2019


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

I never thought about withdrawing from a class all my life. Other kids were taking five classes or more and didn't seem stressed or anxious about it. If I could tackle five to six classes in high school, then why shouldn't I be able to tackle fifteen credit hours in college? When I was still in high...

Opinion: Ted Bundy should stay dead

Opinion: Ted Bundy should stay dead

Tyler Wann

February 24, 2019


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

Almost 50 years after he was caught by police for the rape and murder of dozens of women, Ted Bundy continues to enjoy a celebrity level of fame, complete with a Netflix documentary series about his life and an upcoming movie in which he’s being portrayed by Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron. I use the...

During Mardi Gras, we should consider environmentalism in New Orleans

During Mardi Gras, we should consider environmentalism in New Orleans

February 22, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

It’s no secret that Mardi Gras is a fairly wasteful holiday. Each year, an estimated 25 million pounds of made-in-China plastic beads are dumped on the streets of our city. Smithsonian Magazine reported that these beads are often coated with lead, a fact that is worrisome when considering the fact...

Diana Ward clarifies potential changes to Title IX

Diana Ward clarifies potential changes to Title IX

Diana Ward, Deputy Title IX Director

February 17, 2019


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Last week an article ran in The Maroon on the proposed Title IX changes. The university would like the opportunity to clarify a few points about the proposed changes the Department of Education has released. First, the guidelines are simply proposals at this point. As was stated in the article, the...

Opinion: Why you should take a class with Walter Block

Opinion: Why you should take a class with Walter Block

Nathan Fryzek

February 17, 2019


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

I am currently taking my third class with Walter Block and would like to spread the word about why you should take one of his classes. First of all, professor Block has now published hundreds of articles in peer reviewed academic journals. This quantity of scholarship is an unprecedented achievement. In...

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