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Chaos erupts as David Duke debates at Dillard

Chaos erupts as David Duke debates at Dillard

Nick Reimann

November 3, 2016


Filed under City, Politics, Showcase, Worldview

Protests boiled over into confrontations with police during the Louisiana Senate debate Wednesday night, Nov. 2, at Dillard University in New Orleans. Demonstrators were upset about the university allowing former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke to speak at the university, as well as the decision not...

Jesuits’ global meeting gets down to business

Jesuits’ global meeting gets down to business

Colleen Dulle

October 29, 2016


Filed under Christianity, Religion, Showcase

The Jesuits’ 36th General Congregation is now in full swing, with the group of delegates having elected a new global superior and now making some of the decisions that will lead the society for years to come.The General Congregation began Oct. 2 in Rome and, on Oct. 14, elected a new superior ...

Substance abuse on the rise, linked to mental health

Substance abuse on the rise, linked to mental health

Haley Pegg

October 29, 2016


Filed under National, Showcase, Worldview

A common misconception is that hard drugs such as heroin and cocaine are the most dangerous substances of all, as they kill thousands of people each year in the United States alone. However, other drugs, including prescription drugs, account for a much greater number of deaths than heroin and cocaine, a...

Editorial: Speak Now, Or Forever Hold Your Peace!

Editorial: Speak Now, Or Forever Hold Your Peace!

Ella Jacobs

October 29, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Op/Ed, Showcase

See The Maroon's guide to absentee ballot deadlines belowFor the vast majority of students on Loyola’s campus, this is our first time to exercise our right to vote, yet we barely feel as though this is some milestone to celebrate. We’ve gotten through the years of seeing our parents glued to t...

Gallery: Loyola jams under the oaks

Tasja Demel

October 28, 2016


Filed under Life & Times, Music, Showcase

Loyola’s Jazz Band gave music lovers something to dance to during the last Music Under the Oaks concert this year on Oct. 23. Under the direction of Gordon Towell and Nick Volz, more than 20 Loyola musicians and vocalists performed a mix of famous jazz and pop songs. Jackson Delany, a Loyola gradua...

Sexual assault: It could happen to you

Sexual assault: It could happen to you

Lester Duhe

October 28, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Worldview

Sexual assault could possibly happen to one in four people on college campuses. “Possibly” because experts struggle to pin down a precise number. “It is so hard to capture stats about sexual assaults because we really don’t know exactly what they are, because you can focus on ...

Voodoo fest 2016 expected to be biggest yet

Voodoo fest 2016 expected to be biggest yet

Grant Dufrene

October 28, 2016


Filed under City, Showcase, Worldview

w Orleans hosted its first ever inaugural Voodoo Music and Arts Experience at Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park. Back then, the in-advance tickets went for $19 and tickets at the gate sold for $23. It was a one-day affair that featured 20 headliners, including Wyclef Jean, The Roots and Moby. Voodoo saw signi...

Take Back the Night to support survivors and allies

Take Back the Night to support survivors and allies

Jessamyn Reichmann

October 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 63 percent of sexual assaults are not reported to police, only 12 percent of child sexual abuse is reported to authorities and out of every 1,000 rape cases, 994 perpetrators will walk free. With rape being the most under-reported crime in the Unite...

House of Shock celebrates two dozen Halloweens

House of Shock celebrates two dozen Halloweens

Tyler Wann

October 28, 2016


Filed under Life & Times, Nightlife, Showcase

The House of Shock is back for its 24th season to make terror topical in this already scary election season. Since 1993, Elmwood, Louisiana, has played host to one of the most notorious haunted houses in the country. Initiated by a group of friends in their backyard, including Phil Anselmo of heavy ...

Students pray for racial justice

Students pray for racial justice

Marisabel Rodriguez

October 28, 2016


Filed under Christianity, Religion, Showcase

On Oct. 23 at 9 p.m., while many were sleeping, studying or otherwise preparing for the next day, about 60 students were gathering in Bobet Hall’s Ignatius Chapel for a Mass dedicated to racial justice. The recent tragedies regarding race, ethnicity and religion have caused great grief inthe Loy...

Awakening retreat creates tight knit community

Awakening retreat creates tight knit community

October 28, 2016


Filed under Religion, Showcase

The weekend of Friday Oct. 21 to Sunday Oct. 23, students gathered at Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville for this semester’s Awakening retreat. The spiritual event is held once a semester and is an opportunity for students to reflect on their relationship with God through shared experiences. Laura Alexander...

Day Out Against Crime promotes crime prevention and awareness

Day Out Against Crime promotes crime prevention and awareness

Alena Cover

October 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Loyola’s Department of Student Involvement grilled food and played music as local police agencies chatted with students about crime at the university’s annual “Day Out Against Crime” Tuesday, Oct. 18. Held in the Peace Quad, the event aimed to raise awareness about how students ca...

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