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THE MAROON \ invCm\T iD \ r\ i i/\\-civ c r i C) 2 • "! () RA(iRKATI'fI i O Y O i A VOL 85, NO. 14 WWW.LOYOLAMAROON.COM FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2007 Holy Name restoration wraps up STEVE KASHISHIAN / THE MAROON Following a 10-month restoration, the Holy Name of Jesus Church will offically reopen on Sunday with a special mass. The church's roof sustained extensive damage from Hurricane Katrina, and the renovations include a new roof, new hardwood floors and lighting. The high price of knowledge By LIZZIE FORD-MADRID CONTRIBUTING WRITER Textbook costs have some students seeking nlternatives For some students, the beginning of each semester brings a decision: Cheese or textbooks. With the cost of textbooks — sometimes one alone — costing hundreds of dollars, there are some students and professors on campus looking at alternatives to the semiannual tradition of standing in line to shell out the money that will buy them all their required textbooks. "This is ridiculous," said Samantha McKinney, visual arts' senior, as she walked the aisles of the Loyola Bookstore. "I should just go without books like I did my sophomore semester." McKinney said she went her sophomore fall semester without buying any textbooks, but it didn't work out well. "My semester without books was awful, I didn't have any information and it caused me to be very behind," she said. "1 didn't have any money, and books are outrageously expensive; either I could eat lunch for two weeks or buy a math book," McKinney said. She said that her math book cost as much as the imported French cheese she liked to buy. McKinney wasn't the only one in the bookstore expressing sentiments of disgust and surprise. Nicholas Albanes, an international business sophomore taking 18 credit hours this semester pur- TOM MACOM / THE MAROON Matt Berger, third-year law student, looks for a used copy of one of his required books in the Loyola bookstore. New group makes the literary scene By KATHY MARTINEZ CONTRIBUTING WRITER First meeting of 1718 draws large crowd It wasn't happy hour at the Columns Hotel Tuesday night, but the college students who gathered there were still ready to relax and enjoy the evening. College students crowded into the St. Charles Avenue hotel to celebrate the new literary year with a new campus organization. The new group, named 1718, is a literary series created and directed by Loyola and Tulane University students or self-proclaimed "literary geeks." The group's debut event drew a larger crowd than anticipated as a result of its growing buzz in the New Orleans literary scene, organizers said. According to Kaitlyn Ketchum, 1718 co-director and Loyola English writing junior, the reading series is a "shot of youth* to the New Orleans literary scene. "New Orleans is a literary city with a strong scene but lacks a presence of young people. It always baffledRevamped London summer program offers students more By TARA TEPLETON SENIOR STAFF WRITER Updatedformat includes new trips, location, courses For the past 18 years, the London summer study abroad program remained untouched. This summer that will change. The program has been redesigned and has a new director, David Myers, professor of mass communication. Myers took over the program after STEVE KASHISHIAN / THE MAROON Loyola Study Abroad students take photos around the Tower Bridge in London on July 6, 2005. see BOOKS, page 2 see 1718, page 2 see LONDON .page 3 LIFE & TIMES Ejri HjHHKP What's the deal | with that cat? page 8 LOYOUUUnOON.COM MAROON DIRECTORY: CALENDAR, page 2 | LIFE k TIMES, page 4 | SPORTS, page 6 | EDITORIAL, page 10 | NEWS TIPS: 865-3535 CORRECTION: John Cornwell's postion at Rice University in Houston was misstated in last week's Maroon. His position will be Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness. We at The Maroon regret this mistake.
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