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Opinion: Sports Complex renovations were poorly executed

April 10, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

For long-time patrons and students of the Loyola Sports Complex, it had been a long pondered pipe-dream: A remodel of Loyola’s weight room located on the 5th floor of the Sports Complex.Always very homey, if not roomy, our weight room had an old school charm like something out of a Rocky movie. No glam &#...

Opinion: Horror movies represent real social fear, progress

April 8, 2017


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If you look through the history of horror movies, you will see each generation has unique, different films that clearly represent them.From the fears of the Cold War to the introduction of torture films, the horror genre has been a means for progressive commentary on trending fears, and while scary mo...

Opinion: Join the March for Science

April 8, 2017


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I grew up under a totalitarian communist regime in Poland. This is where I learned that if you are not interested in politics, politics will eventually find a way to get to you.Back then, it was sometimes extreme. Decisions made by politicians affected our daily lives. I remember the food shortages ...

Editorial: Seniors disappointed in lack of celebrations

Colleen Dulle

April 7, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

Graduation is coming up soon, but for the class of 2017, it doesn’t feel like much of a celebration. Over the last four years, the senior class traditions have been quietly phased out. The words “100th Night” and “Loup Garou” are foreign to underclassmen and are quickly fading memories for...

Letter to the Editor: Loyola loses journalism legend

April 7, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Op/Ed

To The Editor, The Maroon In a couple of weeks, the School of Mass Communication will honor members of the Alfred Lawrence Lorenz chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the journalism and mass communication honor society. I don’t think any of these students knew Dr. Lorenz, who retired from teaching before...

Opinion: Defunding Planned Parenthood would be a disaster

April 6, 2017


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The Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, will prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds almost solely on the grounds that the organization offers abortion services. If the replacement passes in Congress, the defunding of Planned Parenthood...

Opinion: Every student should leave their mark on Loyola

April 3, 2017


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On the way to class, I often glance down at the bricks outside the library labeled with the 10 ideals of a Jesuit education, given by the classes of 2002 and 2003. These ideals resonate with me and give me a larger meaning as to why Loyola has provided such an amazing impact on my life. The id...

A message from The Maroon to SGA

A message from The Maroon to SGA

Nick Reimann

April 3, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed

If you’re unfamiliar with The Maroon and Student Government Association’s relationship, hear it from us, it hasn’t been great recently. And by recently, we mean at no point in the memories of anyone currently involved with these organizations.Case in point: The Maroon still displays ...

Opinion: English students need math

Seán Brennan

April 1, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

Math is hard, say some English majors; I don’t like problems without clear answers, say some never-gonna-be-English majors. Numbers and letters are hard in different ways, but it’s every person’s duty to be reasonably good at both, and there is no place like this one and no time like the present to ...

Letter to the Editor: Deal with the reality of climate change

Letter to the Editor: Deal with the reality of climate change

March 27, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Op/Ed

There is no doubt that the climate is changing and human activity is the primary driver of that change through greenhouse emissions holding heat in the atmosphere. The problem with the climate change “debate” isn’t the science or corporations and their “greedy” profit seeking—this is an oversimplification of the ...

Opinion: Restore democracy with Article the First

March 27, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

Although much attention has been focused of late on the Women’s March held the day after President Trump’s Inauguration, there have been 32 marches on Washington, D.C. since the 2009 Tea Party protest that specifically sought legislation to benefit their respective causes.Such legislation has typi...

Letter to the editor: Evictionism is the third viewpoint on abortion

March 27, 2017


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Both the anti-abortion argument and the argument for abortion rights in last week’s issue of the Maroon get something wrong — they don’t look at the property rights involved in abortion. Although correct conclusions can sometimes be gotten from shoddy foundations, this is rare, and...

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