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Opinion: No occupation is free from problems

Opinion: No occupation is free from problems

Andres Fuentes

January 27, 2019


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Since I was in the fifth grade, I have wanted to report from the sidelines of sports games. There is no harm in being a sports reporter. There is no hard investigating, and sports reporters do not often run into trouble talking to sources. Their audience is huge and growing, and there are so many...

Why did Loyola keep students in the dark when their health care changed?

Why did Loyola keep students in the dark when their health care changed?

January 25, 2019


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For many members of the Loyola community, the email sent out to the student body on Jan. 14 was one to skim and discard. Its message consisted of only four sentences and kept it simple: the Student Educational Benefit Trust, the program that had provided students university-sponsored health care, was...

Opinion: Spotify is the best streaming platform for college students

Opinion: Spotify is the best streaming platform for college students

Greg Fortier

January 20, 2019


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We live in an age of music streaming. Nowadays, not many people buy CDs or $1.29 songs off iTunes. Instead, they get their music through Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, Pandora, etc. Most of these streaming platforms are similar to one another, but some are geared toward specific devices or groups...

Opinion: Find a school that fits for you, even if it means transferring

Andrew Lang

January 20, 2019


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Loyola is a small school with a close-knit community in a city filled to the brim with culture. But if it’s not right for you, find another school that meets your needs. Remember, college is essentially a service industry. If you don’t enjoy it, don’t be afraid to do what you would...

Communication issues are to blame for Greek life social probation

January 18, 2019


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For members of the Loyola community who participate in Greek life, the past week has been tumultuous. With these organizations placed on social probation, members cannot participate in social activities they value. The presiding bodies' decision to restrict fraternities and sororities, both social...

Opinion: I am proud to be the daughter of immigrants

Opinion: I am proud to be the daughter of immigrants

Vanessa Alvarado

December 9, 2018


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“They Tried to Bury Us. They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds.” - Dinos ChristianopoulosBeing the daughter of two immigrants has shaped many different aspects of my life, especially in today's America. But I am proud to be their daughter.Every immigrant my family knows who willingly left t...

Opinion: This is where I think the campus stands

Opinion: This is where I think the campus stands

Tania Tetlow

December 9, 2018


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[by President Tetlow] The inauguration was quite a moment for all of us at Loyola. A moment to stop and remember our history, our values and who we are. A moment to dream big about what Jesuit mission will mean in a fast-changing world. It was a humbling experience for me, as well, to feel as though...

For the greatest Loyola

For the greatest Loyola

Riley Katz

December 9, 2018


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My name is Riley Katz, and I am officially the new editor-in-chief of The Maroon. I could not be more excited for what our paper has in store to continue our tradition of award-winning journalism. The Maroon is an incredible organization because, no matter a student's major or interests, all it takes ...

Editorial: Loyola must stick together

Editorial: Loyola must stick together

December 7, 2018


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As students of Loyola, for the past year, we've heard the rumor mill swirl with fearful mumbles regarding the accreditation status of our university. We have heard about the financial struggles our beloved institution faces. We have congregated in trepidation, nervous, seeking to hear some truth about...

Opinion: Self-Conscious: What it means and feelings associated

Opinion: Self-Conscious: What it means and feelings associated

Jc Canicosa, Staff Writer

December 2, 2018


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Self-conscious. Whichever genius came up with that word knew exactly what they were doing. Self. Conscious. Literally a consciousness of the self. A philosophical awareness of the idea of “me.” That is really all that term should mean, right? The conscious awareness of “you?” But if...

Opinion: There is a side of the opioid epidemic most people don’t see

Opinion: There is a side of the opioid epidemic most people don’t see

Jenna Cappuccia

December 2, 2018


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Living in New Orleans, a city infamously known for its high rates of illegal drug usage, you tend to hear a lot about the opioid epidemic. Local news outlets constantly cycle through horrible stories of overdoses and lives lost from the unprescribed use of opioids and narcotics. Yet, they rarely report...

Editorial: Focus your energy on energy-inefficient companies

Editorial: Focus your energy on energy-inefficient companies

November 30, 2018


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It’s almost ironic that a report about an issue largely tied to the worst aspects of capitalism was released on the same day as a holiday celebrating it. If you haven’t heard, the second volume of the Fourth National Climate Assessment was released on Black Friday. And if you haven̵...

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