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Opinion: I am a frustrated junior at Loyola

Opinion: I am a frustrated junior at Loyola

Lily Cummings

September 2, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Column: For a Greater Loyola

Column: For a Greater Loyola

Andres Fuentes

July 2, 2018


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My Thursday started at 6 A.M. I woke up, rushed to grab coffee and doughnuts, and went to The Maroon office. I got there earlier than everyone, hours earlier, as I was excited to help with the coverage of a protest on Loyola's campus. And as my fellow staff members started trickling into the office,...

Opinion: Don’t let bigots get what they want

Opinion: Don’t let bigots get what they want

Tyler Wann

July 1, 2018


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I spent my Thursday morning outside of Loyola at the counter protest. I was angry and, like many others, felt an obligation to stand up for my values against people who were so aggressively opposed to them. I stood there on St. Charles Ave. surrounded by all of my friends and allies until the protesters...

Opinion: Beware of the Honors Program

Opinion: Beware of the Honors Program

Nathan Fryzek

June 23, 2018


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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...

Opinion: What Elon Musk doesn’t get about journalism

Opinion: What Elon Musk doesn’t get about journalism

Jc Canicosa

May 28, 2018


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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...

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