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Opinion: Barnes and Noble should restock condoms

Opinion: Barnes and Noble should restock condoms

Nicole Schmidt

September 9, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

I was delighted to hear that when Barnes and Noble took over Loyola’s campus bookstore, they started selling condoms to students — especially since our student health center is prohibited from distributing them. Condoms are a practical and common resource available at most universities, and it is...

Letter: Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

Letter: Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

Maria Calzada

September 9, 2018


Filed under Letters to Editor, Op/Ed, Showcase

As we prepare to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), we recognize the achievements and contributions of American citizens with ancestry from Spain, Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. As a group, Hispanics are the second-largest ethnic population in the United...

Editorial: Peeling out

Editorial: Peeling out

September 7, 2018


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One of the things that draws people to Loyola is it’s size. Totaling up to about 26 acres, Loyola’s campus could be generally described as “cozy.” But with the amount of students living on campus increasing by seven percent since last year leading to triple rooms in Biever, ca...

Column: Give artificial ice a chance

Column: Give artificial ice a chance

Andrew Lang

September 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Life & Times, Showcase

Ice skating is an amazing sensation that is incredibly difficult to put into words. As someone who played hockey for around five years of my life and learned to skate at around six or seven years old, I had mixed emotions when I learned Penguin Ice Skating was opening at The Esplanade Mall in Kenner. On one hand,...

Letter: Dear Loyola Community

Letter: Dear Loyola Community

Tania Tetlow

September 2, 2018


Filed under Letters to Editor, Op/Ed, Showcase

Author’s note: The editors of The Maroon invited me to share thoughts on the beginning of my presidency, which allows me a welcome opportunity to process an intense two weeks. Dear Loyola community, Like many of our incoming students, I have spent time this past week simply finding my way ar...

Opinion: I am a frustrated junior at Loyola

Opinion: I am a frustrated junior at Loyola

Lily Cummings

September 2, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

I came back as a junior to Loyola a little frustrated, so I wrote a letter on my Facebook page: Dear Loyola University New Orleans, I’m confused. No, not about any of my classes. I’m confused as to why several friends have lost their federal work study and are getting fired from jobs they’ve...

Editorial: Expecting the Unexpected

Editorial: Expecting the Unexpected

August 31, 2018


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Moving to the Big Easy can be a pretty big shift. Whether you’re just not used to living in the city or you’re struggling to keep up with the streetcar, moving here can be a pretty big culture shock for some people. Most of the learning will come with time and experience. However, one of...

Opinion: I’m glad I don’t have a Meal Plan

Opinion: I’m glad I don’t have a Meal Plan

Jacob Meyer

August 26, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

Freshmen beware; eat healthy or not at your own risk.Moving off-campus isn’t just a new-found freedom from dorm rules, or a sense you’ve regained your long-lost privacy for having flatmates but not literal roommates; it’s also a culinary awakening.I won’t lie, the poor eating ...

Opinion: Don’t take voting for granted

Opinion: Don’t take voting for granted

India Yarborough

August 26, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

You might get annoyed, but I’m gonna ask…are you voting in your state’s upcoming midterm election? If not, why?Weeks ago, I asked a childhood friend of mine the same questions. She proceeded to iterate the too-often issued sentiment “I try to stay out of politics.”When I hear my peers ...

Letter: How to E-Mail your professors

Letter: How to E-Mail your professors

Lisa Collins

August 19, 2018


Filed under Letters to Editor, Op/Ed, Showcase

Dear students of Loyola, You may be great at Instagram, but you’re probably horrible at email. Every day I get sloppy emails from students, with poor grammar or atrocious spelling. It’s frustrating when 15 people email me to ask, “When is our final?” (Pro tip: it’s in the syllabus!) If...

Opinion: Looking back at college

Opinion: Looking back at college

Thomas Neal

August 19, 2018


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When I set sail for Florida State University as a Freshman back in the 1986, I left behind any interest in continuing to practice my childhood Catholic faith. I was happy to run toward the bliss of adult independence and jump into freedom from the imposition of childish rules, like having to go to church...

Editorial: An Open Letter to President Tetlow

Editorial: An Open Letter to President Tetlow

August 17, 2018


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As Loyola’s first female, non-Jesuit president, you compared accepting your position as Loyola’s president as “coming home.” We, at the Loyola Maroon, are happy to say welcome home, President Tetlow. We were honored that you took the time out of your, surely busy, schedule to...

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