Opinion Archives February 2019

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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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On Feb. 20, celebrity Jussie Smollett was charged with a felony of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, according to CNBC. Soon afterwards the media, such as CNN, began publicly pondering how such an untrue story was able to attract the sympathy and attention of so many peopl…

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The Westboro Baptist Church will be picketing LMU on Monday, Feb. 25 at 9:30 a.m. Though their motivations are unknown, the organization will be in Los Angeles to picket the Academy Awards, according to their website. Students share their thoughts.

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LMU prides itself on its social justice mission, the service of faith and the promotion of justice. However, given the number of students with food insecurity on campus, I find it hard to believe that LMU is fully embodying its mission. The University does not have a long term solution set i…

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The left would have you believe that President Trump’s proposed border wall will be an ineffective and expensive waste of government spending. “I think it’s a waste of money. It just fans Trump’s illusions. No, I am not going to support $5 billion or money for a wall... if you want to do bor…

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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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Ben Shapiro will officially be lecturing at LMU on April 3, which has caused intense controversy on campus. Nina Maria Lozano, associate professor of communication studies has called for a protest against Shapiro’s appearance at LMU and subsequently received “hundreds of threatening tweets, …

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Don’t take your time at LMU for granted. Appreciate every moment, especially the little ones. Say yes, even when it’s scary. And, of course, don’t resist change. It’s life. Don’t miss it!

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Transferring during a pandemic isn’t easy. Here’s what I learned during my first — and last — year at LMU.

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