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Ask the Pack: Textbooks

Ask the Pack: Textbooks

Elizabeth Thomson

January 23, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

Ask the Pack is a weekly question posed to the Loyola community. This week, we asked students: What would you rather have spent your textbook money on? Cecilia Spinella, Psychology Senior "I would have spent it on food...any kind of food." Sophie Duffy, Accounting Sophomore "I would spend it on plane tickets for Spring Break, I would probabl...

Editorial: Class registration must prioritize seniors over freshmen

Editorial: Class registration must prioritize seniors over freshmen

January 21, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

College is meant to be challenging. Everything from writing papers the size of small elephants to managing extracurriculars to make-or-break final projects is meant to be part of the college experience that pushes you. Signing up for classes isn’t. Yet, for many, this has become as much, if...

Opinion: Without Haiti, there would be no Louisiana Purchase

Opinion: Without Haiti, there would be no Louisiana Purchase

January 18, 2018


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Dear Editor, It’s hard to believe that in the 21st century, our current president, who claims to be “genius” and “stable” uses racist, vile and undiplomatic language vehemently to describe a nation in which he’s deemed a ‘sh*thole’ country. This is the same nation that helped doubled...

Opinion: Crassness aside, the president is right

Opinion: Crassness aside, the president is right

January 18, 2018


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Dear Editor, Another week another crazy chaotic happening at the White House. This time President Trump, our president, not your president or my president but OUR president questioned why we should accept immigrants from s***hole countries such as Haiti, El Salvador, and various unnamed African countries....

Editorial: Professors shouldn’t run classes over time

December 12, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed

It’s 10:20 on a Friday. You have a history class on the other side of campus with a big presentation coming up today. You planned on rushing across campus after you got out of this philosophy course because you needed to be there a few minutes early to set up the presentation. Now it’s 10:21. Yo...

Opinion: Students should embrace a 4-day school week

Osama Ayyad

December 10, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

After months of discussion of possible schedule changes, Interim Provost David Borofsky has officially recommended that changes not be made. This means class times and weekly class structures remain the same, regular semesters will not be shortened and there will not be a January term. Here's why th...

Opinion: Enjoy being undecided on your major

Nick Reimann

December 10, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed

If you’re finishing out your first semester and still aren’t sure where you’re going with your college career – much less your future one – let me tell you: you’re in the right place. When I was at that point, I was undecided. I have no doubt that being in that posi...

Opinion: Let’s talk about our squirrels

Opinion: Let’s talk about our squirrels

Grant Dufrene

December 10, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

In September, local news agencies reported that the city of New Orleans “apprehended three squirrels” after reported attacks. U.S. News and World Report circulated the story, giving it national attention. If you're a student at Loyola, you've probably had an interaction with one of the furr...

Letter to the Editor: Pope Francis is my least favorite Pope

Letter to the Editor: Pope Francis is my least favorite Pope

Gage Counts

November 29, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Op/Ed, Showcase

By: Gage CountsFormer Loyola [email protected] is the only trigger warning that I will ever give. Does reading criticisms of the Pope make you question your Christian faith? Do you roll your eyes when someone mentions Cardinal Sarah? If you answered “yes” to any of these question...

Letter to the Editor: The Maroon staff needs to check themselves before they wreck themselves

November 29, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Op/Ed

By: Samantha ReichMarketing Junior [email protected] edition of the Maroon published on Oct. 20, 2017 featured a front-page headline reading “Changes to semester, class length proposed for next year,” as well as an editorial titled “When are we going to talk about schedule change...

Letter to the Editor: Response to “Stop asking for opinion pieces”

Letter to the Editor: Response to “Stop asking for opinion pieces”

November 10, 2017


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By: Osama AyyadMass communication and political science [email protected] my responsibilities and commitments, I chose to resist my desire to contribute The Maroon this semester, but a recent letter to the editor motivated me to rethink my choice.My dear colleagues, despite what ...

Editorial: Jesuit values mean opposing mass incarceration

Editorial: Jesuit values mean opposing mass incarceration

November 10, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed

The fact that Louisiana is the state with the nation’s highest incarceration rate is often stated in conversations about the topic.But no matter how often we hear this, it doesn't become less daunting. Until recently, little has been done legislatively to keep people out of prisons like the Louis...

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