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Column: Student loan subsidies raise tuition

Column: Student loan subsidies raise tuition

Ben Wetmore In My Opinion

March 14, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinions

On the front page of The Maroon's Feb. 3 issue, the article "Life and Debt" visually argues, as does the article itself, that unless Congress acts now, the artificially low interest rates for borrowing money for tuition will go from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent in July. Loyola's Financial Aid director ap...

Column: Students can help raise literacy rates rates

Ty Goff

March 8, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Literacy is critical to the New Orleans community's economic development, as well as its rebirth. In the past, literacy has meant reading for knowledge, writing coherently and thinking critically. However, literacy in the 21st century is much more complex and is constantly evolving. It is used as an...

Column: Minus grades punish students

Column: Minus grades punish students

MICHAEL CAIN

March 8, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The plus and minus grading system has been in effect for several years now at Loyola, and it can be a nasty shock to many new students. Under this system, the bottom two or three percentage points of the letter grades receive a minus grade and the higher two or three percentage points receive a plus (e...

Sound Off

Sound Off

Maroon Staff

March 8, 2012


Filed under Editorial

Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis have taken "full responsibility" for the bounty program run by former assistant coach Gregg Williams. In a statement released Tuesday, March 6, Payton and Loomis admit violations of league rules "happened under our ...

Column: Facebook is hard to deactivate

Column: Facebook is hard to deactivate

KYLEE MCINTYRE

March 8, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinions

One of my good friends is studying Facebook and asked if I would volunteer to give up my Facebook for two weeks. I agreed, finding the opportunity interesting. Nearing the end of those two weeks, I've found out several things, some of which I expected and some of which surprised me. Deactivating your Facebook is...

Letter to the Editor: Block’s column lacks evidence, valid argument

Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J.

March 8, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Letters to Editor

Dear editor, I was deeply disappointed in the column published last week by Professor Walter Block. There were many reasons for my disappointment, but I will name just one. The column was totally lacking in any argument whatsoever. It was filled with assertions but with no argument. Let me cite two examples: F...

Editorial: Maroon aims to capture ideological spectrum

Maroon Staff

March 8, 2012


Filed under Editorial

There is a common misconception that The Maroon is just a newspaper. However, it's more than just a collection of news, features and opinions. The true functions of The Maroon are as a mirror and a lamp. As our Code of Ethics states, we aim to accurately reflect the Loyola community as a whole in the ne...

Editorial: Support student athletes by showing school spirit

Maron Staff

February 29, 2012


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

This academic year has been about far more than textbooks and tests for an impressive segment of our student body. While many of us have been splitting our time between the library and The Boot, Loyola's student athletes have been juggling schoolwork and sports, and they are still managing to excel in...

Column: Contraceptives mandate raises great concerns

Column: Contraceptives mandate raises great concerns

Edward Seyler

February 29, 2012


Filed under Opinions

The Department of Health and Human Services' recent mandate that most employers, even religious ones, must fund contraception in their health plans has been lauded by progressives and will certainly increase access to such services. The ruling significantly reduces the cost of oral contraceptives fo...

Column: Several fatal flaws mar the feminist movement

Column: Several fatal flaws mar the feminist movement

Walter Block

February 29, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It seems that everyone and his uncle (Would it be more politically correct to say "aunt" here, instead? Yes. Tough.) are now feminists. This, alone, would constitute good reason if not to reject this stance outright, then at least to be highly suspicious of it. Most people — how shall I say th...

Columns: Feminism plays a crucial role in today’s society

Columns: Feminism plays a crucial role in today’s society

KAREN REICHARD

February 29, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinions

This semester we kicked off our "I'm a Feminist ...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Angela Hernandez

February 13, 2012


Filed under Letters to Editor

     If you want to send shivers down my spine, just say, "life after Loyola." I might possibly go into denial and reply, "But I love Loyola! I don't want to leave." As I write this letter, I'm terrified about life after Loyola. My hope is that by the time you read this, that fear wi...

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