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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...

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...

Columns:Volunteering aids community

Columns:Volunteering aids community

Magin Maier In My Opinion

November 1, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinions

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...

Column: Neighbor’s demands seem unreasonable

Column: Neighbor’s demands seem unreasonable

Garrent Fontenot Other Duties as Assigned

November 1, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinions

While I was working on writing a column about the Occupy Wall Street movement for this week's issue, I happened to pick up a copy of last week's Maroon to peruse the many fine stories the paper had to offer. After a thorough reading of the stories that I was interested in, I was convinced that I ne...

Columns:Still too early to declare BP disaster over

Columns:Still too early to declare BP disaster over

NICOLE YOUNGMAN On the Record

November 1, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinions

A few days ago I walked into a local grocery store and was informed by a large sign in the doorway that "Our Seafood is Safe to Eat!" We all want to believe that, of course; we do love our shrimp and oysters and all kinds of fish. We don't want the people who catch and harvest these critters for us...

Letters to the Editor:Take caution when choosing biblical quotes

November 1, 2011


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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...

Keep the Gazebo classy

Keep the Gazebo classy

RICHARD CARLILE

October 26, 2011


Filed under Features, Opinions

Throughout your daily life at Loyola there are various places that you as a Loyola student will inevitably find yourself at some point, be it Flambeaux's, the Orleans Room, Bobet Hall, or really any of the Wolfbuck-friendly or academic buildings around campus. There are other places that aren't on campus...

Columns:Graduate education focuses knowledge

Columns:Graduate education focuses knowledge

David holmes

October 25, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinions

 As the new year approaches, many seniors are beginning to consider what to do come summer, when they will be thrust into the "real fields." Beyond high school, education is specifically designed to produce students with points. Personal preference and curiosity lead them to the subjects they m...

Letters to the Editor:Heavy drinking caused by strict U.S. regulations

October 25, 2011


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Dear editor, I would like to applaud Garrett Fontenot for his recent column "Binges linked to drinking ...

Editorial: Retention rate depends upon student decisions

October 25, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinions

Although Loyola recently welcomed its largest freshman class since Hurricane Katrina, the incoming students may not all be here to stay. While the university is successfully recruiting large numbers of students to enter each fall, the number returning for their sophomore year is actually falling. Th...

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