From the Editor's Desk

From the Editor’s Desk: Resolutions, Elections and Much More

Alanna Demetrius | The PhoenixThe crowd at Hadden's watch party celebrated as the alderwoman-elect took the stage.

Chicago’s municipal elections, a papal Rambler fan, a Venezuelan Loyola student, beer, queer art and much more. 

You might also notice Loyola President Jo Ann Rooney is quoted in two stories in this week’s paper. 

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that’s been a rare sight this year. 

While the school’s media policy still hasn’t been set in stone, the previous one has been replaced with an interim policy. 

Right now, I’m cautiously optimistic about the chances of real change. 

The School of Communication, the Loyola Administration and The Phoenix have put in hard work to find a conclusion to the past few weeks of heated back and forth. 

While I don’t expect the job of reporting on this school to be easy — I actually really like that this job is hard — it seems as if substantial changes to how communication with reporters is done at Loyola are happening.

I’m proud of how our editorials, and the work of many people behind the scenes, have had an impact on this school and our work as the voice of the student body. 

But now that the issue of the media policy is slowly being worked out, it’s time to get back to what we do best: informing the Loyola community. 

This week’s issue of The Phoenix — the last issue before we take a much needed Spring Break — is so full of interesting, important and incredible stories you can’t go wrong with any page you turn to. 

I was reflecting tonight on the amount of news we have packed into this issue and noticed a story that in literally any other week would’ve been on the front page, was on page four. 

The impact and importance of the municipal elections, with incumbent alderman Joe Moore getting ousted by challenger Maria Hadden, pushed an amazing story about a Loyola first-year fleeing Venezuela when he was 10 off the front page. 

The News section: Mary Norkol, Mary Chappell and Jane Miller had an incredibly stressful Tuesday night in the newsroom reporting on the elections and putting the finishing touches on the rest of their stories. 

Sports has the funny story about Loyola’s resident papal Rambler fan and an in-depth look at Loyola men’s basketball player Lucas Williamson in Closer Look. 

Arts and Entertainment has stories about video games, a new exhibit in Loyola’s Ralph Arnold Gallery, music, TV and films. 

Opinion has the editorial board’s look back at the #NotMyLoyola movement and the administration’s response. It also has a fun take from Opinion Editor, Reid Willis, who says schools should teach us more geography. 

We’ve got a packed issue for you this week, I hope you enjoy it and I hope you learn something. 

I’ll see you in two weeks.

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