Opinion Archives May 2019

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What are your plans for after graduation? Where will you be? Here is what 15 seniors will be up to post graduation.

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Five years ago, an eager high school senior rapidly applied to every college within 50 miles of her hometown. She was unsure of most everything in her life: where she wanted to live, what sports she enjoyed playing, her talents and even her educational interests. With careful consideration, …

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I entered LMU as a shy freshman who had a hard time finding my community. Leaving LMU four years later, I am sad to say goodbye to the multiple homes I have found on campus. However, I know that these homes will travel with me far beyond the Bluff as it is the people who truly make our Unive…

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Life is full of expectations and college is no different. There are expectations to be successful in your classes, to make the most meaningful friendships of your lifetime and to make lots of memories.

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I’ve thought a lot about what to put in this column. I have read a dozen or so of these columns and I soaked up every word. Right now, I’m wishing I could find the note I started on my phone freshman year. The Loyolan has been my home for four years and the idea that this column will be my l…

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 Writing a senior advice column on my time at LMU is something I’ve thought about since I first started working for the Loyolan in Spring 2016. I always wondered what advice I would give. What wisdom would I have to impart on the grateful underclassmen who would take my advice and use it to …

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College is often described as a life-changing experience that is supposed to provide you with your best friends, the freshman fifteen, lots of parties, secluded exposure to the “real world” and, oh yeah, an education.

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Looking back on my article about the value of honors, I feel now as though I’ve lost a lot of optimism in making my own expectations real at college.

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If you do a quick google search for “measles,” you will learn that it is an extremely rare disease and preventable by vaccines. You might then ask why there have been over 700 cases in the United States this year.

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