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THE MAROON A LOYOLA TRADITION SINCE 19 2 3 • "FOR A GREATER LOYOLA" Vol. 88, NO. 12 ONLINE EDITION AT LOYOLAMAROON.COM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010 Adderall use prevelant during finals By CRAIG MALVEAUX Staff Writer Prescription drugs abused Students use drugs to help stay alert During finals week, the recipe for academic success of some students no longer only consists of energy drinks and coffee. The ingredients now sometimes include a steady flow of prescription amphetamines. Amphetamines such as Adderall or Ritalin, commonly used to treat attention deficit disorder, are becoming a more common part of student's study diet. The prescription drugs increase alertness and focus while decreasing fatigue, according to Alicia Bourque, director of University Counseling and Health Services. They come in various shapes, sizes and colors based on the amount of milligrams packed inside. Students quoted in this article have asked that their real names not be used to protect their identity, due to discussing issues such as the use of prescription drugs. Natasha, a junior, relies on a form of these prescription drugs to concentrate more effectively on studying for her finals. She said the drug helps her cut down on procrastination, but notes that if she takes more than 10 milligrams at a time, the drug has harmful effects on her. "Sometimes I wonder if I even need it," said Natasha, who uses Adderall less than a handful of times during the year. "I'm a junior and I have a good GPA, so it's not like I don't know how to control my focus. But when it gets down to this time of the semester, I can't take any risks," she said. Photo Illustration by Wadner Pierre Sigma Alpha Kappa president asked to resign By NATALIA VERDINA Staff Writer After being the president of the Sigma Alpha Kappa fraternity since the spring 2010 semester, Andrew Poland, political science senior, will no longer serve in that capacity. Poland explained he never resigned, but was rather already removed by the Alumni Association in October 2010. "The Alumni Association felt it necessary that I be removed," Poland said. Poland was named president of SAK in spring of 2010, when all existing SAK members - excluding himself - were forced to disaffiliate from the fraternity. He was given one week to recruit, pledge and initiate new members into the chapter. "(The Alumni Association) could trust me and because I was always honest with them; they retained me," he said. "The shuffle was necessary for the frat to survive." Former SAK members, however, argue that this "shuffle" was never justified. "We received letters of termination just two weeks after initiation. They did not specify the reasons for this decision," said Chris Graugnard, former SAK member and economics sophomore. Graugnard and other inactive members said there are two possible reasons for the modifications SAK underwent. The inactive members said one possible reason was related to two of the members' inability to pay their dues. Instead of explaining the members' financial shortcomings, SAK decided to mask it. Graugnard said this made it seem as if they had paid, but they actually had not. "The frat had receipt records to prove this was false," Graugnard said. In an attempt to prevent further corruption, a new e-board was elected through a considerably nontraditional method: beer pong. Although the Alumni Association argued it was inappropriate, former SAK members reasoned it was the only way to ensure objectivity. The inactive members said the second possible reason was the initiation of a Tulane University student. Zach Nusloch, as an honorary member of SAK. Although he was a Tulane student, most members felt he was a deserving candidate. Library, residence halls offer resources By VANNIA ZELAYA Staff Writer The library expands resources for exams Loyola's Monroe Library and Residential Life will be offering students several resources to help ease the stress of final exams this semester. As in the past, the library will be open 24 hours a day so students can study whenever they choose. This semester, the 24-hour days started Dec. 5 and will end Dec. 17. Students will have to use their student IDs to enter at the computer lab entrance of the building after 9 p.m. The library will also be providing treats for Loyola students during these last two weeks. "Dec. 9 they're doing a hot cocoa, we're changing it from tea last year, and it'll be on the first floor," said Ria Newhouse, the LeCiming Commons coordinator. Newhouse also added that there will be Maroon offers new section By JULIA RUSSLER News Editor The world of religion will now have its own place in the Maroon. Garret Fontenot, history senior, was recently appointed the religion section editor. This section will cover issues and news pertinent to all faiths and denominations. "The section will only be one page, or a page and a half. It's there because Loyola is a hub of religious activity," said Alex Fournet, Maroon Editor-in-Chief and international business and religious studies senior. Fontenot is willing for anyone to contribute articles. He said he is most excited about the newfound opportunity for dialogue between all of the different faiths represented on campus. "We're a Jesuit university and we'd like to represent that by embracing the role faith has in all of our lives, whether or not we're Christian," Fournet said. Juia Russler can be reached at email@example.com see FINALS, page 4 see ADDERALL, page 12 see SAK, page 12 Check Maroon's new Religion section on page 5 MAROON DIRECTORY: CRIME WATCH, page I | RELIGION, page 5 | SPORTS, page 6 | LIFE & TIMES, page 8 | EDITORIAL, page 10 | NEWS TIPS: 865 3535 Correction: In the Dec. 3 article Cut the Music, The Maroon misreported the employment status of Professor Jerry Goolsby. Goolsby is the Hilton/Baldrige Eminent Scholar of Music Industry Studies and Professor of Marketing and will continue teaching at Loyola. The Maroon also misrepresented the employment status of George Howard, assistant professor in the College of Business. Howard's contract will not be renewed in 2011. The Maroon regrets these mistakes.
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