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Letter to the editor: Stop asking for opinion pieces

November 10, 2017


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By: Alex HernandezEconomics sophomoreAfter constantly being harassed by you, I have succumbed to your request and will give you my opinion. My dear editor, unlike what you might think, the majority of us students do not appreciate it when you harass us to get “an opinion” just to meet your wee...

Opinion: Seniors, don’t lose yourself to fatalism

Opinion: Seniors, don’t lose yourself to fatalism

November 10, 2017


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By: Caleb BeckWolf EditorMass Communication [email protected] last stretch of undergraduate education has exasperated my peers, and now is the time to pull your friends through their existential mire.I never understood why so many of my senior friends last year sounded so defeated while having ...

Editorial: We should welcome a non-Jesuit president

Editorial: We should welcome a non-Jesuit president

November 3, 2017


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A few months ago, Father Wildes told the Loyola community that after 13 years as president, he was leaving Loyola. Later that day, chairman of the Board of Trustees Paul Pastorek sent out an email. It said the search for a new president had begun. And come June, that search will end when a new...

Are the grades up yet?

Are the grades up yet?

November 2, 2017


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By: Julia RacineBiology [email protected] It’s a common story: a student waits for her professor to give back a graded assignment wanting to use the feedback to prepare for an upcoming exam. She is studying Sunday night the best that she can, and the exam is Monday morning. She checks Bla...

Free Speech is important on college campuses

Free Speech is important on college campuses

November 2, 2017


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By: Razan BadrBiology [email protected] “If you're afraid of doing something, then do it. That's how you grow.” Those words from my mentor echoed in my head as I first set foot on campus. I did not have expectations of the culture I chose to become a part of, but I was surprised...

I’m right and everyone else is wrong. That’s ‘debate’ today.

I’m right and everyone else is wrong. That’s ‘debate’ today.

November 2, 2017


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By: Sabelo JupiterFormer Loyola studentDebate is dying. In this day and age it has become almost impossible to have a productive dialogue with anyone you disagree with. Why? Here’s two main reasons. First off, people are not learning anything at the ends of these debates. Nowadays, no matter how...

Letter to the editor: Difficult questions come from difficult conversations we have to have

November 1, 2017


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By: Rula ThabataPolitical Science junior The ability to candidly, confidentially and anonymously provide feedback on questions and issues often avoided in the classroom and on campus programming is an act of protest. A year and a half ago, students from all parts of campus, predominantly students of color, pres...

Editorial: Campus Climate Assessment questions are invasive, unnecessary

Editorial: Campus Climate Assessment questions are invasive, unnecessary

October 27, 2017


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At the beginning of the spring semester Father Wildes sent out an email discussing future plans to assess “Loyola’s climate,” explaining “Climate is our learning, living, and working environment.” Students didn’t hear anything else until Oct. 3, when Interim Provost David Borofsky sent...

Opinion: Bruno’s is a diamond in the rough for Loyola students

October 25, 2017


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By: Kaylie Saidin English literature sophomore Assistant Op/Ed editor [email protected] Going to college in New Orleans is, undoubtedly, a different experience than going to college anywhere else. When applying to colleges, you want to say you’re thinking entirely about things like...

Editorial: When are we going to talk about schedule changes?

Editorial: When are we going to talk about schedule changes?

October 23, 2017


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On the off chance you missed the front page, let us reiterate this for you: there’s a high likelihood that your schedule will change. With the new proposed schedule, the duration of classes would be slightly extended and the fall semester would end early, making the month of December and the beginni...

Opinion: Libertarians fail at cultural politics

October 20, 2017


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By: Richard de [email protected] juniorBeing a libertarian in today’s intensely partisan politics is to occupy somewhat of a precarious position. Most Americans don’t really understand what libertarianism is, exactly; for those who identify with the left, libertarians s...

Editorial: Voting in local elections is important

Editorial: Voting in local elections is important

October 13, 2017


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Around this time last year student organizations were hosting debate watch parties, setting up tables to help students get absentee ballots and professors would often spend a little time tying their lectures back to political happenings. That’s because there was a major election coming up, and i...

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