The Maroon

Editorial: Discussion of abortion must not be dissuaded

November 15, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

There are elements of a Jesuit education which hardly differ from any other university. Then there are those that negatively impact a portion of the student body. Loyola's decision to bar the creation of an abortion-rights club, even in the presence of Loyola Life, an anti-abortion group, is one of...

Letter to the Editor: University hires athletic consultants

Brett Simpson

November 15, 2011


Filed under Features, Letters to Editor, Opinions

The University has hired InterCollegiate Athletic Consulting to do to a review of our Athletics and Wellness Department. This includes intercollegiate athletics, wellness, intramurals, clubs sports and facilities (essentially all the programs offered within our department). They are also studying our positioni...

Letter to the Editor: Bible does not condemn gay relationships

Edward Seyler

November 15, 2011


Filed under Features, Letters to Editor, Opinions

Dear editor, A recent letter to the editor by Marie Tupper asserted that homosexuality is wrong. The letter cites Matthew 19:4-6 as an example of a Biblical passage that condemns homosexuality. I have thoroughly examined this passage, and I find in it no condemnation of homosexuality, only an impli...

Column: Refusing Koch money would harm university

Column: Refusing Koch money would harm university

By DAVID HOLMES

November 9, 2011


Filed under Columns, Features, Opinions

The Koch brothers have been much maligned in The Maroon lately. The fact that they already donate some amount of money to Loyola and would, in the future, like to donate more has prompted the question, "Is accepting donations from people whose political ideals differ radically from our own, within th...

Editorial: Ban on condoms proves threat to student health

MAROON EDITORIAL BOARD

November 9, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Features

In most colleges, free condoms are ready for the taking. In a Jesuit university, however, things are evidently a little different. In order to uphold Catholic moral teaching on the subject, Loyola has a strict ban on providing contraceptives, including condoms, to students. While the reasons behind th...

Letter to the Editor: Article on gays highlights issue of acceptance

By Anthony J. Garrison-Engbrecht

November 9, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Features, Letters to Editor

Dear editor, First, let me introduce myself. I am Anthony Garrison-Engbrecht, a Loyola University New Orleans alumnus and a proud supporter of all things Loyola. Second, I want to thank Leslie Gamboni for writing the article "Loyola's gay community maintains mixed feelings on their ...

Column: Shootings impact students

Column: Shootings impact students

By RICHARD O'BRIEN

November 9, 2011


Filed under Columns, Features, Opinions

Loyola's campus is in one of the most amazing metropolitan environs. In nine words: New Orleans, the beating, pounding, bohemian heart of Louisiana. An entire tapestry of experiences is laid out before us, ready to grab hold of. There are memories to be made and friends to be forged and there's always mu...

Column: Loyola’s campus remains a racialized space

Column: Loyola’s campus remains a racialized space

By KATHLEEN F. FITZGERALD

November 9, 2011


Filed under Columns, Features, Opinions

In the last few weeks, there have been two high-profile lectures on race, racism and privilege on both the Loyola and Tulane campuses that many Loyola students were able to take advantage of. Despite the fact that we live in a culture that clings to an ideology of colorblindness and avoids racial di...

Letters to the Editor:Take caution when choosing biblical quotes

November 1, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinions

Dear editor, I read Teri Bednarz's opinion column, "Biblical misinterpretation confuses moral teaching." I was disappointed that the point she may have been making in general was restricted to only one particular example (homosexuality), which didn't validate her message. Bednarz explained scripture...

Columns:Volunteering aids community

Columns:Volunteering aids community

Magin Maier In My Opinion

November 1, 2011


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The atrocious orange color of the work gloves I have crammed my sausage fingers into is the last thing on my mind. A vast sea of devastation lies before me, complete with splintered trees and shredded homes. It looks like a wasteland, and the silence is so loud it's suffocating. Welcome to Joplin, M...

Letters to the Editor: Koch money violates Jesuit values

November 1, 2011


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Dear editor, I feel very disheartened to think that a Jesuit institution — my alma mater — would accept money from the same people who support the Tea Party with their extreme right-wing views, which are completely contrary to Catholic social teaching. What next? Maybe Glenn Beck on the facu...

Editorial:Prosecuting underage drinking solves nothing

November 1, 2011


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The recent spike in minor in possession charges throughout New Orleans has many students questioning the efficacy of the crackdown on underage drinking. To actually get to the root of the issue, however, individuals must also scrutinize the current drinking age. American citizens can buy cigarettes at 18. Th...

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