The Maroon

Editorial: Houston helped New Orleans once. Time to return the favor

September 1, 2017


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With the effects of Hurricane Harvey on New Orleans being underwhelming and barely noticeable besides a few showers, it can be easy to forget the devastation those in Houston are facing right now and will face as a result of losing family members and their homes. New Orleans should know the feeling. When...

Opinion: Cutting philosophy threatens Loyola’s Jesuit identity

Opinion: Cutting philosophy threatens Loyola’s Jesuit identity

August 23, 2017


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BY OAHN NGUYENPHILOSOPHY/PSYCHOLOGY JUNIORDuring my freshman year, I was lucky to be able to take the course “Philosophy of the Human Person.” In the course, we talked about many topics, including the meaning of life, mind-body dualism and God. This pushed me to think outside the box and wond...

Response to Dr. Block’s “Biology, not free enterprise, at fault for pay gap”

Response to Dr. Block’s “Biology, not free enterprise, at fault for pay gap”

August 21, 2017


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BY NAOMI YAVNEH KLOS, PH. D. DIRECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM First, I’d like to applaud the editors of The Maroon for publishing Professor Walter Block’s editorial. Publishing such a controversial and “politically incorrect” piece at a time of tension and pain over systemic inequity...

Editorial: No matter your opinion of him, Wildes is a true Loyola legend

Editorial: No matter your opinion of him, Wildes is a true Loyola legend

August 18, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

Regardless of how you feel about our departing president, it is hard to deny that his 14 years here were eventful. The Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., led Loyola through some important years, not only for our univeristy, but also for the city of New Orleans. A little over a year after Wildes became the university’s...

Opinion: Looking back on Wildes’ time at Loyola

Opinion: Looking back on Wildes’ time at Loyola

BY FR. TED DZIAK

August 16, 2017


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BY FR. TED DZIAK VICE PRESIDENT FOR MISSION AND MINISTRY When you first walk into Loyola President Kevin Wildes’ office on the second floor of Marquette, you see many framed photos on his shelves and walls. They’re pictures of Father Wildes with students or families or friends — weddings,...

Opinion: Biology, not free enterprise, at fault for pay gap

August 16, 2017


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BY WALTER E. BLOCK Here is a headline that recently appeared in the news: “More than 60 women consider suing Google, claiming sexism and a pay gap.” Sexism in labor economics consists of discriminating against one gender or the other (virtually always the distaff side). The free enterprise...

Loyola: You’ve got them, now it’s your job to keep them

Loyola: You’ve got them, now it’s your job to keep them

May 10, 2017


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For the first time since 2013, Loyola’s enrollment numbers aren’t looking so bleak. An email sent by the Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J., on Wednesday, May 3, stated that the university has received 757 deposits for the fall 2017 freshman class. This is a sizable increase from this time last year, when only ...

Can the social justice movement use violence?

Can the social justice movement use violence?

Leonard Kahn

May 6, 2017


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions

The social justice movement is broader, deeper and stronger today than it has been in decades. But the assault on members of the movement by racist goons in Berkeley, California this month raises an urgent question: under what conditions, if any, can members of the movement employ violence? The answer...

Loyola professors: take the time to correct your syllabus

Seán Brennan

May 3, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed

The college syllabus: the holiest of university doctrines in the world of academia. As the universal how-to manual for school, every student at Loyola learns from their first week that, “when in doubt, check the syllabus.” Need to know when that final paper is due? Check the syllabus. Need...

Loyola students need to tune into their school’s issues

Loyola students need to tune into their school’s issues

Seán Brennan

April 24, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

There’s some good news for the Loyola student body coming out of the recent Student Government Association elections: a voter turnout almost triple that of 2016. This year, 739 students voted in this year’s elections, making up roughly 22 percent of eligible voters. This is up from the 273 votes...

Opinion: Sports Complex renovations were poorly executed

April 10, 2017


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For long-time patrons and students of the Loyola Sports Complex, it had been a long pondered pipe-dream: A remodel of Loyola’s weight room located on the 5th floor of the Sports Complex.Always very homey, if not roomy, our weight room had an old school charm like something out of a Rocky movie. No glam &#...

Opinion: Horror movies represent real social fear, progress

April 8, 2017


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If you look through the history of horror movies, you will see each generation has unique, different films that clearly represent them.From the fears of the Cold War to the introduction of torture films, the horror genre has been a means for progressive commentary on trending fears, and while scary mo...

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