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Opinion: What I learned growing up Hispanic

Opinion: What I learned growing up Hispanic

Andres Fuentes

September 30, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Opinion: Barnes and Noble should restock condoms

Opinion: Barnes and Noble should restock condoms

Nicole Schmidt

September 9, 2018


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I was delighted to hear that when Barnes and Noble took over Loyola’s campus bookstore, they started selling condoms to students — especially since our student health center is prohibited from distributing them. Condoms are a practical and common resource available at most universities, and it is...

Letter: Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

Letter: Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

Maria Calzada

September 9, 2018


Filed under Letters to Editor, Op/Ed, Showcase

As we prepare to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), we recognize the achievements and contributions of American citizens with ancestry from Spain, Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. As a group, Hispanics are the second-largest ethnic population in the United...

Editorial: Peeling out

Editorial: Peeling out

September 7, 2018


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One of the things that draws people to Loyola is it’s size. Totaling up to about 26 acres, Loyola’s campus could be generally described as “cozy.” But with the amount of students living on campus increasing by seven percent since last year leading to triple rooms in Biever, ca...

Column: Give artificial ice a chance

Column: Give artificial ice a chance

Andrew Lang

September 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Life & Times, Showcase

Ice skating is an amazing sensation that is incredibly difficult to put into words. As someone who played hockey for around five years of my life and learned to skate at around six or seven years old, I had mixed emotions when I learned Penguin Ice Skating was opening at The Esplanade Mall in Kenner. On one hand,...

Letter: Dear Loyola Community

Letter: Dear Loyola Community

Tania Tetlow

September 2, 2018


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Author’s note: The editors of The Maroon invited me to share thoughts on the beginning of my presidency, which allows me a welcome opportunity to process an intense two weeks. Dear Loyola community, Like many of our incoming students, I have spent time this past week simply finding my way ar...

Opinion: I am a frustrated junior at Loyola

Opinion: I am a frustrated junior at Loyola

Lily Cummings

September 2, 2018


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I came back as a junior to Loyola a little frustrated, so I wrote a letter on my Facebook page: Dear Loyola University New Orleans, I’m confused. No, not about any of my classes. I’m confused as to why several friends have lost their federal work study and are getting fired from jobs they’ve...

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