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Opinion: Beware of the Honors Program

Opinion: Beware of the Honors Program

Vanessa Alvarado

June 23, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

I joined the honors program for my second semester at Loyola but found that the courses were too difficult for me, so I left the program. I didn’t foresee having any problems leaving honors and I definitely never thought I would be writing an op ed to warn you about it, but here I am. When I was sig...

Opinion: What Elon Musk doesn’t get about journalism

Opinion: What Elon Musk doesn’t get about journalism

Jc Canicosa

May 28, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

There is a serious problem with American journalism today, but it has nothing to do with Tesla. To catch you up, Elon Musk sent out a series of tweets about how no one trusts the media anymore, claiming, "the problem is [journalists] are under constant pressure to get max clicks & earn advertising...

Opinion: Immigrants deserve to be respected

Opinion: Immigrants deserve to be respected

May 6, 2018


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After a few months of migration, the caravan of Latin American immigrants reached the southern border of the United States on seeking asylum, and I hope that all of them get in. Originally numbering in the thousands, the caravan has shrunk dramatically since it started to 150 to 300 people. Most of them we...

Opinion: Sidney’s three tips for Loyola students

Opinion: Sidney’s three tips for Loyola students

May 6, 2018


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Looking back on my whole time at Loyola, I have one very important piece of advice for all of my young friends: take 15 or more credits every semester, because your second semester senior year self will thank you for it. This semester was the hardest semester of my college career. I took 20 hours of ...

Editorial: Top Ten Maroon Stories

Editorial: Top Ten Maroon Stories

May 4, 2018


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We saw a lot of news come through campus this year. We’ve seen a lot of people come and go and said a lot of goodbyes. Our year has come to a close, but we’re more optimistic for the future than ever. So here’s to next year. Here’s to getting deadlines in on time. Here’s to leaving press...

Ask the Pack: favorite emojis

Ask the Pack: favorite emojis

Katelyn Fecteau and Vanessa Alvarado

April 29, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

Describe your favorite emoji.Daniel Nisthal, psychology sophomore "My favorite emoji is the little airplane and it's my favorite because it signals traveling and usually when I use it, it means that I'm going to go somewhere or that I'm going home."Mary Ann Florey, mass communication sophomore "My favorite ...

Opinion: Apple should make more durable products

Opinion: Apple should make more durable products

Vanessa Alvarado

April 29, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

I have had a very personal relationship with Apple. When I was growing up, that was the popular technology service to go to. It was cool, fun and modern and I definitely wanted to be a part of the cool kids club. I was ten years old when the 6th generation iPod came out, and it was one of the best day...

Letter: Pastorek talks back

Letter: Pastorek talks back

April 29, 2018


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Dear Editor, In response to last week’s editorial “Give Pastorek a Chance,” I’d like to say thank you to the Loyola community for allowing a smooth leadership transition. The more time I spend here on campus, the more inspired I am by our community. I am all the more committed ...

Opinion: Being progressive isn’t about convenience

April 27, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

Margaux Schexnider, Political science freshmanOn Monday, April 23, the Wolf Pack for Life club had a very open and public demonstration against abortion. And while everyone is allowed their opinion and should be able to express it, at Loyola that right is only given to a select few. It is nonsensical to...

Letter to the Editor: We need communicative advocacy

Letter to the Editor: We need communicative advocacy

April 27, 2018


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Dear Loyola Community, On Monday of this week, the Wolf Pack for Life student organization sponsored an event called “Memorial of the Innocents.” As their staff moderator, I know firsthand that the members’ motivation for this event was to raise awareness of and to advocate for an end to w...

Editorial: Where’s the policy on clubs dealing with abortion?

Editorial: Where’s the policy on clubs dealing with abortion?

April 27, 2018


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Walking through the Peace Quad usually doesn’t come with a trigger warning. Yet for anyone who walked there on Monday, April 23, that’s exactly what they were met with, as Loyola’s Wolf Pack for Life organized a “Memorial for the Innocents” display to oppose abortion. That ...

Opinion: Be quiet on the third floor of the library

Grant Dufrene

April 22, 2018


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I want to be able to study on the third floor of the Monroe Library without being subjected to adult cartoon characters screeching, “Pickle Rick!” Is that too much to ask? When I first toured Loyola I was told that each floor gets progressively quieter, with the third floor being silent, but...

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