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Column: Patriotism means more than flag pin

Column: Patriotism means more than flag pin

Garrett Fontenot

September 7, 2011


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A few weeks ago, I went on a trip to Mobile, Ala. with one of my friends. On the side of Interstate 10 in Mississippi, there is a car dealership with an American flag so large that I imagine it would completely cover my house if draped over it. While the flag was impressive, it also seemed excessive...

Column: Secret BOLO life explained

Column: Secret BOLO life explained

chad carlile Devil's Advocate

September 7, 2011


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With the beginning of a new school year comes a slew of new challenges, experiences and responsibilities, and in an effort to alleviate the stress I have decided to spend this semester teaching and advocating for the secret BOLO BOLO lifestyle. What is the BOLO BOLO lifestyle, you ask? Imagine this: if ...

EDITORIAL: Bin Laden’s death ends an era

The Maroon

May 5, 2011


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On the night of May 1, 2011, more than 56.5 million Americans turned their attention to the television as President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden. That day, the decade-long quest for bin Laden ended in a U.S. raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan that culminated in the de...

EDITORIAL: Wedding bells sound too loudly

The Maroon

May 5, 2011


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Since Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement in November, they have monopolized the attention of individuals worldwide. More significantly, the festivities dominated the news cycle, stealing headlines left, right and center. For months, the global press faithfully reported every mun...

IN MY OPINION: Ron Paul can triumph in 2012

IN MY OPINION: Ron Paul can triumph in 2012

Walter Block

May 5, 2011


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If Ron Paul can somehow win the presidential nomination of the Republican Party, he will have an excellent chance of beating President Barack Obama in November 2012. He will, of course, face great obstacles in the Republican primaries, but if he can overcome them, it ought to be all downhill after th...

COLUMN: Escape zombies on campus

COLUMN: Escape zombies on campus

Chad Carlile

May 5, 2011


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A long time ago, I wrote a column that made reference to my Loyola-specific plan in the event of a zombie outbreak. Since then, I received numerous e-mails regarding the specifics of that plan. So, I thought it would be prudent to finally answer both of them, since this will be my final chance to ad...

IN MY OPINION: Celebration of bin Laden’s death raises questions (I)

IN MY OPINION: Celebration of bin Laden’s death raises questions (I)

Kylee McIntyre

May 5, 2011


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As countless people gathered and sang the national anthem at the White House, at Ground Zero and across the United States. I walked across Tulane's campus in awe. An hour after Osama bin Laden's death was announced, people donned their fourth of July clothes and hung American flags from their balconies. It...

IN MY OPINION: Celebration of bin Laden’s death raises questions (II)

IN MY OPINION: Celebration of bin Laden’s death raises questions (II)

Allison Derrick

May 5, 2011


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The announcement of Osama bin Laden's death earlier this week came as a surprise to most Americans. For ten years, millions of U.S. citizens waited to see the leader of al-Qaida brought to justice for planning the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and on U.S. Flight 93 in...

LETTER TO EDITOR: United States considers more than self-interest

Daniel Quick

May 5, 2011


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Dear editor, Despite whatever tongue-in-cheek qualities John Valdespino's article, "Neo-colonialism fuels the American way," might have had, it did bring up some interesting points. Humans are creatures governed in no small part by self-interest, and national governments are governed almost entirely ...

LETTER TO EDITOR: Class of ’11 donates wolf statue

Andrew Austermann and Sarah Cooper

May 5, 2011


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My fellow seniors, As we are gearing up to walk across the graduation stage, we reflect on the good times we have shared with our classmates. The memories we have collected will certainly be kept on Facebook albums and maybe even in picture frames. We now have the opportunity to leave our mark on t...

EDITORIAL: An inconvienient break results in a lack of motivation

Maroon Editorial Board

April 27, 2011


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Lethargy, a lack of focus and laziness have been common among students this week. Even though finals and graduation are days away, the Easter break interrupted the drive needed to continue. Easter is one of the few times during the school year that students have the opportunity to spend an extended ...

LETTER TO EDITOR: RTA keeps passengers safe

Dominic Moncada

April 27, 2011


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In response to: "Streetcar line to extend six blocks by fall 2012" The Regional Transit Authority headquarters contain a state-of-the-art operations control center. Besides radios, every bus and streetcar has live-feed security cameras with our own New Orleans Police Department and RTA force always re...

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