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Opinion: Students should consider mindfulness-based stress reduction

September 28, 2017


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By Asia Wong, LCSW, Associate Director of the University Counseling CenterWhat is mindfulness? “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally", says Jon Kabat-Zinn Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction...

Letter to the Editor: Students need to promote a safe environment

September 28, 2017


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By Bari Bellard Senior Theatre Major [email protected] In response to last week’s articles about front desk operations and safety, I wanted to share a counterpoint. I am a senior, have lived on campus for four years and I have worked as a Conference Assistant this past summer with the...

Opinion: Awakening is for everyone

Opinion: Awakening is for everyone

September 28, 2017


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By Carrie Fenton, English Senior and Sean McCreavy, Music Industry Senior [email protected] and [email protected] When we first get off the bus at Awakening, it feels like coming home. Far from our actual houses, Awakening is held at Fontainebleau State Park, a roughly 45 minute drive away...

Editorial: Residential Life needs to prioritize desk assistants

Editorial: Residential Life needs to prioritize desk assistants

Grant Dufrene

September 25, 2017


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Remember the days when you would stress walk past a desk assistant, strategically covering the building sticker on your ID just so that you wouldn't have to come back hours later to retrieve it? You know, back in the days when the dorms actually staffed the minimal security required to ensure that the...

Opinion: Banned Books Week is important

September 21, 2017


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BY KAITLYN CLEVELANDMASS COMMUNICATION JUNIORWhen I say banned books or marginalized authors, what do you think of? Do you think of the banishment of books because of the racial issues, profane dialogue, biased views or the unpopularity of the subject matter? Or, do you think of the classics like Th...

Opinion: The monuments are down, so now what?

Opinion: The monuments are down, so now what?

September 20, 2017


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BY SEÁN BRENNANMASS COMMUNICATION SENIOR I don’t know about you, but I’m getting pretty tired of the same arguments over the Confederate monuments in the city (I’m a nerd). It’s the same talking points every time — heritage vs. progress, the “real” symbol...

On the record: managing time is about choice

On the record: managing time is about choice

Grant Dufrene

September 19, 2017


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BY ELIZABETH RAINEYDIRECTOR OF RETENTION AND STUDENT SUCCESS IN THE STUDENT SUCCESS CENTERI missed the initial deadline to write this piece about time management. The irony is not lost on me. On reflection, I did not set aside the time I needed to sit down and write. Sometimes I avoid writing because ...

Tulane’s dining options provide dependability, convenience

September 10, 2017


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BY SKYE RAYMASS COMMUNICATION SOPHOMORETulane University -- some may call it the Ivy League of the south, and it may be the #1 party school in the country, but to Loyola students, it’s a campus full of endless possibilities for food (even though it may consist squeezing through Bruff’s di...

Editorial: Loyola Greek life: a (Trojan) horse of a different color

September 8, 2017


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By now, the old Greek life one-liners seem less witty and more cliche; “you shouldn’t have to buy friends” is not only inaccurate, but it’s also trite. With Primary Recruitment around the corner, it’s time to reflect on Loyola’s long history with Greek life, how fa...

Where is the whiny Wolf Pack?

September 7, 2017


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BY KATELYN FECTEAUCOPY EDITORAround here, we’ve got a lot of opinions. Everything from international news to the daily dish at the OR is up for scrutiny — and pretty vocally, too. I’ve heard heated debates in the library regarding everything from politics to pizza to pilates. So, why...

Ode to the Boot Store

Davis Walden

September 5, 2017


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Yeah, you read that headline right: the Boot Store saved me. I stayed on campus in Buddig over the summer break and owe that wonderful store nestled by the wildest student bar on Broadway my sanity — and you would, too. Any student reading this should beware that staying over the summer isn’t...

Rejoinder to Yavneh-Klos on sexism, biology, free enterprise and the pay gap

Walter E. Block, Harold E. Wirth Eminent Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics

September 1, 2017


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I am delighted to engage with my friend and colleague Naomi Yavneh-Klos in a dialogue on the issue of sexism, biology, free enterprise and the pay gap. First up in this particular batter’s box was this article of mine: Block, Walter. 2017. “Biology, not free enterprise, at fault for pay gap.” Augus...

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