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Editorial: Loyola poorly executed its unpaid tuition policy

Editorial: Loyola poorly executed its unpaid tuition policy

March 2, 2018


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While most of campus waited for classes to be canceled during a cold spell in January, dozens of us, including some Maroon staff members, had to make sure they had a place to stay. That’s because the university decided to begin enforcing a policy that had been ignored: if you didn’t know how you...

Ask the Pack: Lent

Ask the Pack: Lent

Katelyn Fecteau

February 25, 2018


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Ask the Pack is a weekly question posed to the Loyola community. This week, we asked students: What could you never give up for Lent? Sofia Lines, criminology freshman "Mac and cheese, because I gave it up last year, and that was a big mistake. It's part of, like, what I eat, because it's me." Megan Bo...

Opinion: Lent is a season worth celebrating

Opinion: Lent is a season worth celebrating

February 25, 2018


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Ken Weber Interim Director of University Ministry [email protected] Lent has begun! Mardi Gras was a great party, as always, and now it's time to get ready for an even bigger party: the end of death as we know it. Lent, which is derived from the Germanic word for "spring," is a season of g...

Opinion: Freret Starbucks falls short

Opinion: Freret Starbucks falls short

Alana Davis

February 24, 2018


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When I signed a lease on a house on Freret Street last year, I was excited to be close to all the food and fun that this vibrant Uptown street has to offer. Dat Dog, Mint and tons of amazing happy hour specials would be practically on my doorstep. The closest of these amenities was Village Coffee and...

Editorial: We won’t forget Parkland. We can’t — not again.

Editorial: We won’t forget Parkland. We can’t — not again.

February 23, 2018


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If you’re reading this, you’re a sitting duck. That’s the reality of the world we’re being told we live in now, where mass shootings are now a part of American life. That’s why Loyola’s offering an “Active Shooter Awareness” training session next Thursday in Miller 114. And that’s...

Ask the Pack: Mardi Gras

Ask the Pack: Mardi Gras

Katelyn Fecteau

February 4, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

Ask the Pack is a weekly question posed to the Loyola community. This week, we asked students: What do you wish they threw off of floats at the parades? Terran Lumpkin, psychology junior "Snacks for the parade route, because sometimes I get hungry." Marco Pittarelli, mass communication senior "I wish they threw eco-friendly...

Opinion: NAMI helps those with mental illnesses

Christopher Gilyard

February 3, 2018


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Christopher Gilyard Mass communication junior [email protected] “Feelings of ease, intensity, power, well-being, financial omnipotence and euphoria pervade one’s marrow. But, somewhere, this changes. The fast ideas are far too fast, and there are far too many; overwhelming confusion...

Opinion: Minimum wage does not reduce crime

Opinion: Minimum wage does not reduce crime

February 3, 2018


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Christian Torsell Economics sophomore [email protected] In the 16th century, the Jesuit order was closely identified with what is today known as the “School of Salamanca,” a group of Spanish Catholic intellectuals who revolutionized philosophy, theology, law and, perhaps most significantly,...

Column: How to do Mardi Gras the right way

Column: How to do Mardi Gras the right way

Grant Dufrene

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Leisure, Life & Times, Showcase

Mardi Gras is upon us, so let’s make the most of it before Lent begins calling the festivities to a close. Here are some tips to make the most of your celebration: Find your designated bathroom early. The parade has come to a halt. The frenzy of beads being pelted in your direction has...

Editorial: Long live the week off for Mardi Gras

Editorial: Long live the week off for Mardi Gras

February 2, 2018


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You’ve heard the cliché: Everywhere else, it’s just another Tuesday. But even in New Orleans, that glorious Fat Tuesday is just that — Fat Tuesday. The rest of the week means just another Wednesday, just another Thursday, just another Friday. Not at Loyola. Here, we elevate Mardi Gras...

Ask the Pack: Invent a class

Ask the Pack: Invent a class

Katelyn Fecteau

January 30, 2018


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Ask the Pack is a weekly question posed to the Loyola community. This week, we asked students: If you could invent a class to take at Loyola, what would it be? Raven Evans, senior music industries studies "Do a class on adulting. There are certain aspects of adulting that I don't understand, and I need to be taught about that." Laura Koessler, sophomo...

Opinion: Students should try to make New Year’s anti-resolutions

January 30, 2018


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Jorrie Tays Mass communication freshman [email protected] It’s no secret that each new year after the next, all around the globe everyone’s new mantra is “new year, new me!” This mantra is often accompanied by intentions of losing a certain amount of weight, earning some sort of work...

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