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THE HEAT IS ON: A STUDENTS TAKE ON LIL WEEZYANA FEST

THE HEAT IS ON: A STUDENTS TAKE ON LIL WEEZYANA FEST

Gabriela Carballo

September 15, 2019

By: Joseph Michel The fifth annual edition of Lil Wayne’s semi-eponymous “Lil WeezyAna” festival was held this past Saturday, Sept. 7, and included performances from Trey Songz, Travis Scott and, of course, Lil Wayne. New to the festival this year was a move from its previous staging area Champions...

Petition shows passion on campus

Petition shows passion on campus

Gabriela Carballo

September 15, 2019

Over the past few weeks, students knocked on the doors of dorm rooms, set up a table outside Monroe Library and cornered students between classes, circulating a sheet of scrawled signatures that has come to be known as the “condom petition.” And there’s even a good chance you signe...

Victims aren’t to blame for sexual assault

Victims aren’t to blame for sexual assault

Gabriela Carballo

September 14, 2019

By: Tania Tetlow I need to write to you today about sexual assault, not specifically about the recent cases that have broken our hearts, but what I have learned from years of trying to find the answers on how to keep you safe. And for once in a column like this, we’re not going to focus on what...

Tulaners: Friends not foes

Tulaners: Friends not foes

September 8, 2019

It’s time to call to call a truce in the feud of Freret Street. Many of us came to Loyola having either toured neighboring Tulane University or having heard of its national reputation as a party school. We moved in, learning to give side-eye to our neighbors their, albeit, shiny new buildings and...

Recycling is NOT the answer

Recycling is NOT the answer

Bridget Boyle

September 8, 2019

There is a reason the saying goes “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We as a collective society need to stop relying on the recycle part. Focus on reducing your impact on the Earth and reusing materials that have already been made. The process of recycling and the look of recycling bins presents people with...

Bayou Bridge Pipeline completed, now what?

Bayou Bridge Pipeline completed, now what?

Nicole Gerke

September 7, 2019

After years of controversy, the construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline (an extension of the Dakota Access Pipeline) has finally been completed against the wishes of many in the community and in the nation. The pipeline stretches roughly 163 miles from Lake Charles, LA to St. James, LA, passing through...

Music brings people together

Music brings people together

Reed Smith

September 1, 2019

Music is a worldwide common ground. It affects every living person whether they want it to or not. Music does not discriminate against religion, race, age, ethnicity or nationality. Music does not see any of those things. I have yet to meet anyone who does not like music. A lot of the time they won...

Editorial: It wasn’t her fault.

Editorial: It wasn’t her fault.

September 1, 2019

Last Saturday at The Boot Bar and Grill, an 18+ bar known as a hub for Loyola and Tulane students, a young woman’s night out became a nightmare. She was separated from her friend by a man claiming to be a student, put into an Uber, driven to the Garden District and sexually assaulted by “multiple...

Indigenous Resistance: Stolen Land and Stolen Voices

Indigenous Resistance: Stolen Land and Stolen Voices

Storm Wells

August 31, 2019

Those who have profited off of the death, theft and oppression of indigenous people have successfully popularized the narrative that colonization is a thing of the past. In reality, indigenous folks from across the globe face the perils of colonization every day. This goes from the Hawaiian elders linked...

Editorial: Stand with our immigrants

Editorial: Stand with our immigrants

Gabriela Carballo

August 25, 2019

Over the weekend, agents arrested 15 undocumented immigrants in St. Rose, Louisiana, according to the U.S. Border Patrol. Fourteen of the arrested people are Mexican, while one is Nicaraguan. They were turned in by the Gulf Coast Safety Council after trying to take the safety training offered at the...

Opinion: New Orleans lost two iconic women

Opinion: New Orleans lost two iconic women

Andres Fuentes

August 25, 2019

New Orleans was not its usual self over the weekend as locals took to social media for commemoration posts, flocked to memorial sites to lay flowers or embraced one another in mourning. Instead of a joyful tune, the city played the blues, as news traveled of yet another local icon passing away. But...

Opinion: To pee or not to pee? That should not be a question.

Opinion: To pee or not to pee? That should not be a question.

Shelbi Copain

August 24, 2019

Imagine this: You are staring down the clock, hoping the minutes will fly faster, but the hand remains still. You tap your foot on the ground and try to focus on the words coming out of your professor’s mouth, but you can’t take it anymore. You have to pee right now, but you already know what your...

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