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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...

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...

IN MY OPINION: Using phrases incorrectly reflects negatively on user

IN MY OPINION: Using phrases incorrectly reflects negatively on user

Abraham Thacker

April 27, 2011


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I have some former friends at Loyola University. Sadly, the number one reason that acquaintances become former friends is due to a simple, two-word phrase: "That's gay." Nothing says more about a person's level of intelligence (or lack thereof) than the use of this all-too-common expression. As I'm sure Loyola'...

LETTER TO EDITOR: Dining Services addresses concerns

Heather Bacque

April 27, 2011


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In response to the letter "Orleans Room conditions continue to be subpar" Dining Services strives to provide nutritious, exciting and delicious food to the students, faculty and staff of Loyola University every day. We also strive to provide that food in a clean, sanitary and welcoming environment. We ...

IN MY OPINION: Neo-colonialism fuels the American way

IN MY OPINION: Neo-colonialism fuels the American way

John Valdespino

April 27, 2011


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"The American way of life is a blessed one," said George Bush during his presidency. Instead of giving into pressures to make America conserve energy and cut back on consumerism, he fought for us to be able to continue our current way of life. However, as other developing countries improve their qua...

IN MY OPINION: University increases recycling program

IN MY OPINION: University increases recycling program

Kathy Anzelmo

April 27, 2011


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With more emphasis than ever on environmental sustainability and the greening of college campuses, it is vital that Loyola make efforts to recycle the materials generated by the entire community. The university's recycling program hopes to encourage environmental awareness and support responsible consumpti...

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