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Opinion: Pixar movie captures the essence of Day of the Dead

Opinion: Pixar movie captures the essence of Day of the Dead

Cristo Dulom

October 28, 2018

Coco is a vibrant, deep and aurally pleasing movie. It is a fun story and has a plethora of likeable characters. The movie illustrates the traditions of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in an enjoyable way to all audiences and includes a healthy balance of both English and Spanish whilst not diminishing...

Opinion: En la vida o la muerte, Monseñor Oscar Romero es mi santo

Opinion: En la vida o la muerte, Monseñor Oscar Romero es mi santo

Berta Alvarado

October 28, 2018

Click here for an English translation El 14 de Octubre 2018 fue el día más feliz de mi vida, que aunque no pude estar en Roma, en el Vaticano para presenciar la canonización de Monseñor Oscar Romero, quien lucho por todos los más desfavorecidos del país más pequeño de Centroamérica, El S...

Opinion: In life or death, Monsignor Oscar Romero is my saint

Opinion: In life or death, Monsignor Oscar Romero is my saint

Berta Alvarado

October 28, 2018

Oct. 14, 2018 was the happiest day of my life. Although I could not be in Rome, in the Vatican, to witness the canonization of Monsignor Oscar Romero, who fought for the disadvantaged people of the smallest country in Central America, El Salvador, whose death went unpunished, is now a Holy Saint. In...

Editorial: You don’t have to march alone

Editorial: You don’t have to march alone

October 26, 2018

Sexual violence can be a hard topic to talk about. Amy Jackson, head of the New Orleans branch of the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response organization, has said that “sexual assault is an abnormal event. As such, there is no such thing as a normal reaction to it.” With a news cycle that ha...

Opinion: An invitation to Take Back the Night

Opinion: An invitation to Take Back the Night

Stephanie Boyd

October 21, 2018

After I transferred to Loyola University New Orleans, I started stopsexualassault.org with my mom. As a student who survived sexual assault, and a parent who survived the attack of her daughter, it was our way of speaking out against abuse: sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalk...

Editorial: How to stay afloat during exams

Editorial: How to stay afloat during exams

October 19, 2018

Last week marked the end of the first term of the semester. With exams ending and midterm grades going up, last week signified a major spike in academic pressure in many students minds. However, with the focus being centered on grades it was easy to overlook another important event that also happened las...

Opinion: What I learned growing up Hispanic

Opinion: What I learned growing up Hispanic

Andres Fuentes

September 30, 2018

Looking back on my childhood and teenage years, I was very Americanized despite being raised in a Hispanic household. We did the typical things you would see in any Hispanic household in a middle-class suburban neighborhood. We rented Spanish versions of the Shrek movies at Blockbuster to “bette...

Opinion: How not to be a starving artist

Opinion: How not to be a starving artist

Carol Eshleman

September 30, 2018

There are countless musicals, TV shows, and films that all start off the same way: boy/girl arrives in New York City (establishing shot of “Broadway” street sign), just a dollar in their hand and a dream in their heart to make it on the Great White Way. Inevitably, this idealistic protagonist endures re...

Editorial: Jesuit values at a Jesuit institution

Editorial: Jesuit values at a Jesuit institution

September 28, 2018

Last week, to encourage students to exercise their first amendment rights, a “free speech ball” rolled across campus. Members of the Young Americans for Liberty organization, the group sponsoring the speech ball, encouraged Loyola students to write whatever they chose on the ball to celebrate our...

Opinion: Growing up mixed in The United States

Opinion: Growing up mixed in The United States

Cody Downey

September 23, 2018

Finding an identity is hard for any kid growing up. However, it is even harder when you share two different heritages. I choose to call myself a White Latino. My mother is a Latina and my father is a white man. Growing up, I never really saw any difference between them. My mom may have been a little bi...

Opinion: Being a business analytics major is a struggle

Opinion: Being a business analytics major is a struggle

Cameron Kelley

September 23, 2018

Is it fair to put unnecessary core classes into a student’s workload? As a student of the College of Business here at Loyola University, like other colleges, within the school there are a set of core classes you have to take in order to graduate. Within these cores, a business student has to take...

Editorial: For a greater Loyola

Editorial: For a greater Loyola

September 21, 2018

The budget is balanced, or it will be by the 2019 fiscal year. That's an announcement we're glad to hear, and it marks an important sep on the road to financial stability. Now that we can breathe and money seems a little bit more comfortable, it's a good time to point out some aspects of campus that co...

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