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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

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

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...

Filming on campus generates school spirit and revenue

Filming on campus generates school spirit and revenue

February 15, 2019

New Orleans has a long history of being a sought-after filming location. From the 1918 film “Tarzan of the Apes” to the Academy Award winning 2008 film “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” the city has provided an idyllic backdrop of iconic architecture and hanging Spanish moss for a variety...

The benefits of a social media sabbatical

Neil Baum

February 10, 2019

As students, we spend an inordinate amount of time on computers and watching screens on iPads and cell phones. I am guilty of waking up every day looking at emails and also checking my computer inbox before retiring at night. I have become, as most of my fellow students, aware that I am tethered to the...

Notes from the Wolf Pack Tour

Notes from the Wolf Pack Tour

Calvin Ramsay

February 10, 2019

It’s 30 minutes till the first set in Austin, and Convolk has been missing for the past three hours.The Russian-American headliner left the Airbnb saying that he was getting a new tattoo, and that was it. Now, 13 other rappers, producers, photographers and videographers sit backstage at a bar/venue ...

Editorial: Students have blind faith in Loyola for Title IX standards

Editorial: Students have blind faith in Loyola for Title IX standards

February 8, 2019

Within the last 10 years, the way that universities handle sexual harassment and sexual violence have changed. Prior to the Obama administration, cases of this nature that occurred in college were handled only through individual university codes of conduct and state laws. But, in 2011, a Dear Colleague...

Opinion: How well does ‘snowflake’ rhetoric hold up under logical scrutiny?

Jc Canicosa

February 3, 2019

Not very. That’s not exactly a revelation though. Full disclaimer: This opinion piece isn’t intended to make any points politically left or right. This piece is intended solely to analyze how well “snowflake” or “social justice warrior” rhetoric holds up as legitimate political commentary...

Opinion: Prospective libertarian students should consider the Walter Block scholarship

Walter Block

February 3, 2019

I have been a professor of economics at Loyola since 2001. During that time, I have had numerous excellent students, who were interested in my research projects: Austrian economics and libertarian theory. I have been lucky that many of these students, while still in high school, read my publications and li...

Trump’s trans military ban sets us further back from the goal of a united armed forces

February 1, 2019

The United States military, like the country itself, has a long history of policies based around bigotry. Still, the military has a similarly long history of overcoming bigotry in order to unify and strengthen the troops. Over the past 100 years, US citizens have slowly recognized the limitations...

Advice no one asked for

Kaylie Saidin

January 30, 2019

My friends love going out on weeknights, and I’m the only one in the group who has 8 a.m. classes. I hate being so tired in the mornings, but when I consider not going out, I either get pressured to or I get FOMO (fear of missing out). I want to spend time with my friends and have fun, but I also wa...

Column: There’s more to sports that you don’t know

Column: There’s more to sports that you don’t know

Albert Dupont

January 28, 2019

How would you like to do your job with tens of thousands of people watching what you produce? And get this, you don’t know what’s going to happen from one moment to the next, and it happens really, really fast. That’s what the in-house video production team at the Superdome faces every Saints and...

Southern girl meets European world

Southern girl meets European world

Erin Haynes

January 27, 2019

“Nothing is better than the Big Easy.” This famous saying would soon be challenged as I hopped off the plane from New Orleans and immersed myself in the enchanting continent of Europe. New Orleans is special. It is fueled by the welcoming, creative, passionate and food-lovin’ people who just...

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