The Maroon

Pancreatic cancer has big impacts at low rates

Tyler Wann

April 1, 2019

Approximately 1.6 percent of people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Game show host Alex Trebek recently announced that he is among that number, with a diagnosis that the cancer had already reached stage four. Though he said in...

Iggy’s Cupboard fights against food insecurity

Francesca Du Broca

March 29, 2019

For the Loyola community, one opportunity to donate to help fight food insecurity is with Iggy's Cupboard, which launched back in November of 2018, that was created by the Loyola Student Life and Ministry along with the Student Government Association. Heather Malveaux, university minister, would like...

Column: Brexit explained by an ‘American Idiot’

Column: Brexit explained by an ‘American Idiot’

JC Canicosa

March 28, 2019

Welcome to a new kind of tension. On Saturday March 24, over a million people took to the streets in central London in protest calling for any Brexit deal to be put up to another public vote. According to The Guardian, an online petition asking British government to revoke Article 50 and remain in...

Krispy Kreme is trading doughnuts for beads

Tyler Wann

March 26, 2019

Krispy Kreme is turning a closet full of Mardi Gras beads into both an opportunity for free donuts as well as an opportunity to give back. This Monday and Tuesday, the Krispy Kreme of Metairie is willing to trade donuts for Mardi Gras beads. Every 12 lbs of beads will get customers a free dozen...

‘Same God’ screening discusses faith intersectionality

‘Same God’ screening discusses faith intersectionality

Shamaria Bell

March 26, 2019

On Dec. 10, 2015, Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins made a controversial post that would end up contributing to the loss of her job.“I affirm the statement of faith. I affirm the statement of faith. I affirm the statement of faith.” These are the words that Hawkins repeated as sh...

Loyola to offer new food and femininity course

Loyola to offer new food and femininity course

Emma Noble

March 25, 2019

Food and femininity, a class with material centered around how modern women across many cultures often find themselves in a negative relationship with food, will take the format of an intense two-week session in the May term of the spring semester being offered for the first time. Jaita Talukdar,...

The ongoing border wall saga lacks resolution

The ongoing border wall saga lacks resolution

Jasper Roberson-Schulz

March 19, 2019

The government shutdown is over and life in the oval office proceeds without approval for wall funding, yet friction between the House of Representatives and President Trump is far from being over. Now, the conversation moves toward the likelihood of a wall being built and what would happen if it were. With...

Loyola hopes to shelf issue of food insecurity

Lacinea Mcbride

March 15, 2019

Many Loyola students cannot afford to feed themselves which may be affecting their academic success, an administrative survey reported. The university is now organizing to address the problem of food insecurity, according to Loyola's chief diversity officer Sybol Anderson.According to the survey, which And...

Loyola Students Get to NOLA

Loyola Students Get to NOLA

Shamaria Bell

February 26, 2019

A couple of blocks away from where Mardi Gras parades were rolling, a group of Loyola students went to Studio BE.The visit was a part of Loyola's Get to NOLA Excursion with this one being the first of the spring semester, according to Coordinator of Campus Recreation & Commuter Engagement Maddi Borison."...

Throw me something, Mister. Without plastic please

Throw me something, Mister. Without plastic please

Jade Myers

February 23, 2019

They come in different sizes, shades and colors. From green to purple, to black and gold. Some even light up and some clog drains. But the colorful plastic Mardi Gras beads are doing more harm to the environment than good, according to Bob Thomas, Loyola professor and director of the Environmental Communication...

Loyola to take part in Civil Rights road trip

Loyola to take part in Civil Rights road trip

Madison Mcloughlin

February 21, 2019

Suitcases and snacks will be packed on Mardi Gras day, just in time for the civil rights road trip. The civil rights road trip will drive through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee to stop at several sites important to civil rights history beginning on March 6. After several conversations...

Nonprofit finds old hotel taxes may be costing the city millions

Nonprofit finds old hotel taxes may be costing the city millions

Tyler Wann

February 19, 2019

What was originally meant to be a temporary move to ease the construction of the Superdome may still be costing the city an estimated $12 million dollars in 2019, according to a recent report. A recent report from the Bureau of Governmental Research noted that, despite having one of the highest tax...

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