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Editorial: Take Back the Night is a year-long commitment

October 5, 2011


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On Oct. 26, Loyola and Tulane will host their annual event Take Back the Night, a march where students stand together against sexual- and gender-based violence. The night is devoted to expressing solidarity with victims and acknowledging the severity and prevalence of sexual violence. All too often, ho...

Columns:Binges linked to drinking age

Columns:Binges linked to drinking age

Garrett Fonteno

October 5, 2011


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It is impossible for minors to purchase alcohol. Fake IDs never work. Underage drinking is not a problem on college campuses. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. Of these four statements, only one is true. Any college student (I hope) should be able to tell me which one that is. ...

Columns:Loyola must openly discuss sexuality

Columns:Loyola must openly discuss sexuality

Phuong Tran

October 5, 2011


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Sex is a topic that people often think about but rarely openly talk about, especially in an academic setting. Before coming to Loyola, I had hoped for a college experience that resembled an intellectual Woodstock of sort. Not that I'd particularly wanted to indulge in sex, drugs and rock ‘n' roll, but...

Respect animal welfare

Respect animal welfare

Sydney Barbier

September 29, 2011


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If you're at an awkward party and try to break the ice by bringing up an issue regarding human rights and welfare, you will probably start an often repeated and practiced debate on the matter. But if you bring up an issue concerning animal rights and welfare, you may very well be met with exasperated, di...

Our nation must move on from 9/11

Our nation must move on from 9/11

Kylee McIntyre

September 29, 2011


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The picture on the front of Time magazine earlier this month was the "Tribute in Light," two giant searchlights shining toward the sky where the Twin Towers used to stand. The tribute began in 2002 and since then has lit up every year on Sept. 11. This year, on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist at...

Column:Our nation must move on from 9/11

Column:Our nation must move on from 9/11

Kylee McIntyre

September 28, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The picture on the front of Time magazine earlier this month was the "Tribute in Light," two giant searchlights shining toward the sky where the Twin Towers used to stand. The tribute began in 2002 and since then has lit up every year on Sept. 11. This year, on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist at...

Column:Respect animal welfare

Column:Respect animal welfare

Sydney Barbier

September 28, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinions

If you're at an awkward party and try to break the ice by bringing up an issue regarding human rights and welfare, you will probably start an often repeated and practiced debate on the matter. But if you bring up an issue concerning animal rights and welfare, you may very well be met with exasperated, di...

Letter to the Editor: Satirical piece on poverty was misunderstood

Letter to the Editor: Satirical piece on poverty was misunderstood

John Valdespino, Music industries senior

September 28, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinions

Dear editor, I am sorry. My column "You cannot save the impoverished" was wrong. I don't think it was ever up for debate that the content was wrong, but I hope that it helps to hear that I, as the author, admit that there is no truth to my words. However, this apology should begin bringing up more question...

Editorial: Austrian economics master’s program would be detriment

September 28, 2011


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Imagine receiving a master's degree in Realpolitik, rather than political science. Imagine trying to secure a job with a master's in Freudian theory, rather than psychology. If such scenarios seem absurd, perhaps we should take another look at our business school's latest project. Loyola's economics de...

Column:Wall Street protestors occupy realm of fantasy

Column:Wall Street protestors occupy realm of fantasy

David Holmes

September 28, 2011


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For the past two weeks, Wall Street has been under siege. Under the banner "Occupy Wall Street," 2,000 people marched in protest on the first day. And, though attendance has now flagged to a mere few hundred, the dissidents remain determined, their website proclaiming, "The resistance continues at Li...

Become involved outside the classroom

Become involved outside the classroom

valerie andrews

September 26, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinions

You're a freshman at Loyola, excited about the start of your college career. You've scheduled your classes. You've bought the books, checked out the Blackboard resources and read through the syllabus. You might be working a part-time job to help pay your expenses; that will occupy some of your time. Ma...

Column:SGA can improve campus

Column:SGA can improve campus

September 21, 2011


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The new legislative term has, in my opinion, officially begun for our Student Government Association. At the Senate meeting on Sept. 14, the new freshman senators sat through their first full meeting. Everyone present went through the normal motions. Several items of legislation were passed, a new me...

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