The Maroon

Film festival looks to bring Palestinian culture to campus

Film festival looks to bring Palestinian culture to campus

Catie Sanders

November 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Film, Life & Times, Showcase

A Loyola sophomore is looking to bring the culture of Palestine all the way to Uptown New Orleans. On Nov. 9, the Palestinian Film Festival will be held in Bobet Hall and aims to educate students on the movement for freedom in Palestine. Marco Saah, popular and commercial music sophomore, worked...

Loyola community gathers for Tree of Life Vigil

Loyola community gathers for Tree of Life Vigil

Christian Willbern

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

  Although Shabbat in the Jewish community is a time for love and community, Margaux Schexnider, political science sophomore, found herself isolated and filled with terror on Oct. 27. "I felt like I couldn't breathe. I was just told that eleven of my people were murdered," Schexnider sai...

Vice president for finance and administration resigns

Vice president for finance and administration resigns

Emma Ruby

November 7, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

Leon Mathes, vice president for finance and administration, has announced his resignation from the university which will go into effect Nov. 30, according to a Nov. 7 email from Tania Tetlow, university president, to faculty and staff. Mathes received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information...

Intruder stopped by officers for lurking back onto campus

Intruder stopped by officers for lurking back onto campus

Tyler Wann

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Last week, Loyola student’s Tuesday afternoon was interrupted when police were called to the Music and Communications building to remove a man who had repeatedly banned from stepping foot on campus. According to university police, the man, who they identified as Robert Neville, has been banned from b...

Marooners share the one film they think everyone must watch

Marooners share the one film they think everyone must watch

Catie Sanders

November 6, 2018


Filed under Film, Life & Times, Showcase

In honor of Autumn being the season for film festivals, the Maroon staff shared the one film they think everyone should see at one point in their life. Andres Fuentes, Editor in Chief The Dark Knight Andrew Lang, Sports Editor Memento Catie Sanders, Life & Times Editor Rocky Horror Picture Show Cristo D...

Loyola announces 2019 May term classes

Loyola announces 2019 May term classes

Cody Downey

November 6, 2018


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

Crash courses in topics ranging from the Quran to making beer are available once the ink on final exams dry come May.The May term was implemented last year, and it allows students to gain course credit for work done in two weeks during the month of may. This year's term offers a total of 17 undergrad...

Female filmmakers offer insight on the entertainment industry

Female filmmakers offer insight on the entertainment industry

Khayla Gaston

November 6, 2018


Filed under Film, Life & Times, Showcase

Future female filmmakers were left inspired and confident in their ability to be successful in a male-dominated industry thanks to the panel "Conversations with Women in Film."Hosted by the Women’s Resource Center, the panel featured Mridu Chandra, a film producer and mentor to short film-make...

Women in Louisiana politics share their stories

Women in Louisiana politics share their stories

Anum Siddiqui

November 5, 2018


Filed under Academic, News, Showcase

Just a few weeks away from midterm elections, women came together to talk openly about life as a woman in politics on Oct. 25, for an event hosted by the Women's Resource Center titled "Women Rising in the Political Arena."Loyola welcomed U.S. congressional candidate Tammy Savoie, councilwomen Cyndi Ngu...

The New Orleans Film Festival proves that anyone can be Don Quixote

The New Orleans Film Festival proves that anyone can be Don Quixote

Rose Wagner

November 5, 2018


Filed under Film, Life & Times, Showcase

At first glance, 15th-century Spain might not appear to have much in common with modern-day St. Bernard Parish, but one Louisiana filmmaker strongly disagrees.Chris Poché wrote and directed the Louisiana-based film "The True Don Quixote," which premiered at the New Orleans Film Festival on Oct. 20. The...

Column: Being a small program makes us great

Column: Being a small program makes us great

Andres Fuentes

November 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Showcase, Sports

I couldn’t tell you the exact morning, but I was listening to Mike & Mike, a morning ESPN Radio show, on my commute to campus one day. I was more in tuned that morning as Michael Smith, a Loyola alum and personal role model of mine, was on the show.The hosts Mike Golic, Mike Greenburg and Jemel...

Opinion: Finding light at the end of the tunnel

Opinion: Finding light at the end of the tunnel

Morgan Winstead

November 4, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

This month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is very meaningful to me for two reasons: my mom is a breast cancer survivor and it’s my birth month. If I’m being honest, cancer triggers me because I’ve seen what it can do to people. The thought of going through the process of being diagnosed, un...

Opinion: Understanding disabled bodies is easier than you think

Opinion: Understanding disabled bodies is easier than you think

Sophie Trist

November 4, 2018


Filed under Op/Ed, Opinions, Showcase

According to a year-long NPR investigation, people with disabilites suffer sexual assault at a rate four times higher than people without disabilities. For people with intellectual disabilities, the statistics are even worse; they are abused at seven times the rate of non-disabled people. People who...

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