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Column: How to do Mardi Gras the right way

Column: How to do Mardi Gras the right way

Grant Dufrene

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Leisure, Life & Times, Showcase

Mardi Gras is upon us, so let’s make the most of it before Lent begins calling the festivities to a close. Here are some tips to make the most of your celebration: Find your designated bathroom early. The parade has come to a halt. The frenzy of beads being pelted in your direction has...

Editorial: Long live the week off for Mardi Gras

Editorial: Long live the week off for Mardi Gras

February 2, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed

You’ve heard the cliché: Everywhere else, it’s just another Tuesday. But even in New Orleans, that glorious Fat Tuesday is just that — Fat Tuesday. The rest of the week means just another Wednesday, just another Thursday, just another Friday. Not at Loyola. Here, we elevate Mardi Gras...

Ask the Pack: Invent a class

Ask the Pack: Invent a class

Katelyn Fecteau

January 30, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

Ask the Pack is a weekly question posed to the Loyola community. This week, we asked students: If you could invent a class to take at Loyola, what would it be? Raven Evans, senior music industries studies "Do a class on adulting. There are certain aspects of adulting that I don't understand, and I need to be taught about that." Laura Koessler, sophomo...

Opinion: Students should try to make New Year’s anti-resolutions

January 30, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

Jorrie Tays Mass communication freshman [email protected] It’s no secret that each new year after the next, all around the globe everyone’s new mantra is “new year, new me!” This mantra is often accompanied by intentions of losing a certain amount of weight, earning some sort of work...

Opinion: It’s never too early to learn philosophy

Opinion: It’s never too early to learn philosophy

January 29, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

Catherine Grace Rice Philosophy Senior [email protected] Every Monday or Tuesday afternoon, a group of Loyola students, led by either Dr. Constance Mui or Dr. Joel MacClellan, can be found pondering some tough questions with a group of eager third graders. Welcome to Philosopher Kids, a community...

Editorial: Loyola goes on ice break

Editorial: Loyola goes on ice break

January 26, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed

Last week, there was no print edition of The Maroon. You might have noticed. Even if you only wanted to pick up a copy to cover your head from freezing rain, our newsstands were noticeably empty — along with the rest of campus. And if you live in the dorms and decided to walk around last Wednesday...

Ask the Pack: Textbooks

Ask the Pack: Textbooks

Elizabeth Thomson

January 23, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

Ask the Pack is a weekly question posed to the Loyola community. This week, we asked students: What would you rather have spent your textbook money on? Cecilia Spinella, Psychology Senior "I would have spent it on food...any kind of food." Sophie Duffy, Accounting Sophomore "I would spend it on plane tickets for Spring Break, I would probabl...

Editorial: Class registration must prioritize seniors over freshmen

Editorial: Class registration must prioritize seniors over freshmen

January 21, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

College is meant to be challenging. Everything from writing papers the size of small elephants to managing extracurriculars to make-or-break final projects is meant to be part of the college experience that pushes you. Signing up for classes isn’t. Yet, for many, this has become as much, if...

Opinion: Crassness aside, the president is right

Opinion: Crassness aside, the president is right

January 18, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

Dear Editor, Another week another crazy chaotic happening at the White House. This time President Trump, our president, not your president or my president but OUR president questioned why we should accept immigrants from s***hole countries such as Haiti, El Salvador, and various unnamed African countries....

Opinion: Without Haiti, there would be no Louisiana Purchase

Opinion: Without Haiti, there would be no Louisiana Purchase

January 18, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

Dear Editor, It’s hard to believe that in the 21st century, our current president, who claims to be “genius” and “stable” uses racist, vile and undiplomatic language vehemently to describe a nation in which he’s deemed a ‘sh*thole’ country. This is the same nation that helped doubled...

Editorial: Professors shouldn’t run classes over time

December 12, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed

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...

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