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Editorial: Professors shouldn’t run classes over time

December 12, 2017


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It’s 10:20 on a Friday. You have a history class on the other side of campus with a big presentation coming up today. You planned on rushing across campus after you got out of this philosophy course because you needed to be there a few minutes early to set up the presentation. Now it’s 10:21. Yo...

Opinion: Students should embrace a 4-day school week

Osama Ayyad

December 10, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

After months of discussion of possible schedule changes, Interim Provost David Borofsky has officially recommended that changes not be made. This means class times and weekly class structures remain the same, regular semesters will not be shortened and there will not be a January term. Here's why th...

Opinion: Enjoy being undecided on your major

Nick Reimann

December 10, 2017


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If you’re finishing out your first semester and still aren’t sure where you’re going with your college career – much less your future one – let me tell you: you’re in the right place. When I was at that point, I was undecided. I have no doubt that being in that posi...

Opinion: Let’s talk about our squirrels

Opinion: Let’s talk about our squirrels

Grant Dufrene

December 10, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

In September, local news agencies reported that the city of New Orleans “apprehended three squirrels” after reported attacks. U.S. News and World Report circulated the story, giving it national attention. If you're a student at Loyola, you've probably had an interaction with one of the furr...

Letter to the Editor: Pope Francis is my least favorite Pope

Letter to the Editor: Pope Francis is my least favorite Pope

Gage Counts

November 29, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Op/Ed, Showcase

By: Gage CountsFormer Loyola [email protected] is the only trigger warning that I will ever give. Does reading criticisms of the Pope make you question your Christian faith? Do you roll your eyes when someone mentions Cardinal Sarah? If you answered “yes” to any of these question...

Letter to the Editor: The Maroon staff needs to check themselves before they wreck themselves

November 29, 2017


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By: Samantha ReichMarketing Junior [email protected] edition of the Maroon published on Oct. 20, 2017 featured a front-page headline reading “Changes to semester, class length proposed for next year,” as well as an editorial titled “When are we going to talk about schedule change...

Letter to the Editor: Response to “Stop asking for opinion pieces”

Letter to the Editor: Response to “Stop asking for opinion pieces”

November 10, 2017


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By: Osama AyyadMass communication and political science [email protected] my responsibilities and commitments, I chose to resist my desire to contribute The Maroon this semester, but a recent letter to the editor motivated me to rethink my choice.My dear colleagues, despite what ...

Editorial: Jesuit values mean opposing mass incarceration

Editorial: Jesuit values mean opposing mass incarceration

November 10, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed

The fact that Louisiana is the state with the nation’s highest incarceration rate is often stated in conversations about the topic.But no matter how often we hear this, it doesn't become less daunting. Until recently, little has been done legislatively to keep people out of prisons like the Louis...

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


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

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...

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