Opinion

The Loyola Phoenix is committed to publishing opinion pieces that represent many diverse perspectives and viewpoints. If you have an interest in submitting a piece or writing for us, email   phoenixopinion@luc.edu. College basketball has …

Opinion

The war on drugs in the United States has been successful at doing two things: criminalizing Black communities and wasting taxpayer dollars. What it hasn’t done, however, is combat substance abuse problems across the country. The time to change that is now, and new drug reform legislation in Oregon indicates for the first time, states may be heading away from the ineffective, Nixon-era philosophies regarding drug law enforcement — and it’s a good thing.

Sports

No matter what LeBron James does, he’ll always be judged against the career and accomplishments of Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan. Despite the fact the two played different positions in different eras, the debate is …

Opinion

In a year defined by a divisive presidential election, racism and a global pandemic, never has there been a time where credible news was needed more. Despite this, there seems to be a lack of consensus on what the facts are that grip our country today.

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As social distancing has become the best way to slow the rapid expansion of COVID-19 — the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus — many people have had to self-quarantine. I became one of …

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On my final day in Rome, I absorbed my favorite parts of the city — visiting the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Cavour one last time. The streets were packed despite the overcast skies. …

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It’s no secret Chicago isn’t the industrial powerhouse it once was. While the city has sustained growth in its downtown, the rest of the city hasn’t recovered from the loss of middle-class jobs on the …

Opinion

Few opportunities in college, if any, are more impactful than studying abroad. With satellite campuses in Rome and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Loyola has a strong reputation for study abroad opportunities. Despite this, some …