The Maroon

Letter to Editor: Loyola’s drug policies are illegitimate

Josh Warren Political science sophomore

September 21, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinions

Dear editor, I'm sorry if I seem overly cynical or repetitive in this response, but I can't help it when, at the start of every year, The Maroon publishes the same article. Loyola finds it necessary at the beginning of each new academic year to remind students how tough they are on drugs. The artic...

Editorial: Freshmen have much to learn

September 21, 2011


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As the university ushers in its largest class since Katrina, a fresh horde of students must become accustomed to the ins and outs of Loyola and New Orleans at large. Getting acclimated to newfound freedom in a city as dynamic as New Orleans often proves difficult, but there are several key tips that ca...

Wilderness placed in danger

Wilderness placed in danger

David Holmes

September 15, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinions

America's natural places are in danger. This time the danger comes from an unusual source. This danger does not come from factories dumping toxic waste into our rivers or strip miners scarring the landscape. Instead, it comes from one of the conservationists' greatest tools: local, state and federal go...

Editorial: Meal plan requirement is disservice to students

by Editorial Board

September 14, 2011


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Any student whose first visit to Loyola occurred during Jazz Brunch or the President's Open House likely believes that everyday fare at the university includes smoked salmon, fresh crawfish and gourmet pastries. A few meals into freshman year, however, and the harsh reality sets in: Loyola's dining op...

Letter to the Editor: Christianity emphasizes love, not hate

by Rolando López

September 14, 2011


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Dear editor, In her column, Lindsey Dale contends that any self-respecting Christian "cannot accept homosexuality, as orthodox Christianity is assuredly an anti-gay ...

Column: Become involved outside the classroom

Column: Become involved outside the classroom

by Valerie Andrews

September 14, 2011


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You're a freshman at Loyola, excited about the start of your college career. You've scheduled your classes. You've bought the books, checked out the Blackboard resources and read through the syllabus. You might be working a part-time job to help pay your expenses; that will occupy some of your time. Ma...

Column: You cannot save the impoverished

Column: You cannot save the impoverished

by John Valdespimo

September 14, 2011


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You cannot save the black community. You cannot save the lower class. You cannot save the uneducated. No matter how young they are, no matter how young you are, and no matter who provides, nothing will get done. There will always be winterized homes, people who don't know how to budget and the lower...

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 ...

Column: Climate change is science, not opinion

Column: Climate change is science, not opinion

David A. White

September 7, 2011


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I begin with three provocative quotations. First, "Climate change sparks battles in classrooms: The U.S. political debate over climate change is seeping into K-12 science classrooms, and teachers are feeling the heat," from the Aug. 4 Science magazine. Second, "All truth passes through three stages. Fir...

Letter to the Editor: Support from straight allies aids gay cause

Samantha Montano Psychology senior

September 7, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinions

Dear editor, I should start by saying that I am straight, and this is just my opinion. I know you can find another straight person who disagrees with me; just as I know I can find a few gays who disagree with what Joey Macasieb wrote in "Straights can't relate to ...

Editorial: Res Hall drug searches adhere to letter of law

Editorial Board

September 7, 2011


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While Loyola's guidelines for searching dorm rooms on the suspicion of illicit drug use may generate much controversy around campus, the policies are a valid and reasonable exercise of the university's authority. Loyola is well within its legal rights to search residents' rooms if illicit drug use ...

Column: Christianity and gay rights clash

Column: Christianity and gay rights clash

Lindsey Dale

September 7, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinions

In the past few decades, there has been an interesting movement within the Christian religion that supports putting gays on the same level as heterosexuals. If one follows traditional Christian doctrines, however, one cannot accept homosexuality, as orthodox Christianity is assuredly an anti-gay re...

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