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As finals approach and the 2018-2019 academic year comes to a close, we at the Loyolan take this time to reflect on the past, as well as look toward the future. While we hope the summer is a time for continuing students to relax, we urge you all to take LMU with you wherever you go.

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On what was supposed to be one of the most joyful days in the Christian religion, terror struck those attending Easter services in Sri Lanka last week. As students at a Jesuit university that values acceptance, dialogue and social justice, we at the Loyolan denounce religious intolerance and…

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In light of the recent sentencing of four fraternity members for the death of Tim Piazza, we would like to express our support for the Piazza family in finding justice for Tim. We at the Loyolan find hazing absolutely unacceptable and do not condone any form of it on our campus. We hope this…

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For several members of the University community, the tragic death of Nipsey Hussle hit home. Not only did Hussle come to speak on campus in September 2018, but he was also shot in Hyde Park, which is about seven miles from LMU, as reported by the Loyolan. On top of that, Hussle was an inspir…

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The college admissions scandal has taken the news by storm for the past few weeks, and it seems far from over. The L.A. Times published an article on Sunday pondering a mystery $6.5 million bribe, and on Monday, Dr. Dre was called out for donating $70 million to USC before his daughter’s acc…

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The movement of teacher walkouts spread to over five states in 2018, continuing into 2019. The Loyolan is in solidarity with teachers fighting for better pay, smaller class sizes and more support staff at schools across the nation.

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The Los Angeles Loyolan has been the voice of our student body for nearly 100 years. Even as our new staff takes over this week, we aspire to continue delivering this voice with accuracy, relevancy and responsibility.

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In a frustrated criticism of their university, The Phoenix, Loyola University of Chicago’s (LUC) student-run publication, published a staff editorial likening their university’s media policy to that of President Donald Trump's. They claim that LUC’s Public Relations department has become inc…

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Ben Shapiro is coming to campus in April. The Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) club confirmed this event Jan.20. 

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February is a month of pink hearts, red valentines and most importantly, black history. As described by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), Black History Month was first initiated by Dr. Carter G. Woodson as “Negro History Week” in 1926, and later expa…

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With the president of the United States naming journalists as the “enemy of the people,” being a journalist at any level comes with its challenges. When the media is slandered by the most powerful figure in the nation, it can intimidate journalists and prevent us from doing our full job of i…

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The life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were celebrated nationally on Monday, Jan. 21 — which would have been less than a week after his 90th birthday if he were still alive. Our campus will be recognizing and celebrating his life with the Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Jan. 24.

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Last year, similar to most, had plenty of ups and downs. Our campus dealt with an active shooter situation (which turned out to be a hoax) and grappled with how the University keeps us safe. We saw a new brand initiative face significant community backlash when announced, yet still be grante…

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Finals are around the corner and that month of freedom—winter break—cannot come close enough. For many of us, the holiday season has already begun. This past Sunday, Dec. 2, was the first day of the Christian season of Advent and the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.

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