Bloggers

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    Theresa Amato

    A Rambler's Travels
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    Emily Carreno

    A First Generation Rambler
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    Lindsy Fagerstrom

    Admission Ramblings
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    Husna Afzal

    Seasonal Fun in Chicago
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    Christopher Lam

    Rambler's Pie: A Fresh Slice of Loyola
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    Jace Sheu

    Lake Shore Living
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    Meredith Simmons

    Life on The Other Coast
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    Laura Swanson

    Chicago Life and Loyola Love
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    Jessica Xi

    Laughing, Learning, Loyola
Sisterhood is Forever

Sisterhood is Forever

February 6th, 2016

by Jace Sheu

Sorority recruitment is like no other student experience in college, or, for that matter, in life. It’s like a mini-version of speed dating and interviewing, except without the guys. At Loyola, Official Panhellenic Recruitment is a 4-day event that begins on Thursday and concludes on Sunday. This semester, instead of going through recruitment as a […]

Unsure about your major? Talk it out.

Unsure about your major? Talk it out.

February 5th, 2016

by Theresa Amato

Freshman year can be full of fun and laughter but it’s also composed of a new realm in academics. You are now entering a place that is no longer preparing you for college but is preparing you for life. It may seem scary but it becomes less frightening if you discuss your concerns with other people. […]

Hello, hello!

Hello, hello!

February 2nd, 2016

by Jessica Xi

Hey there future Ramblers, current Ramblers, parents of either of those two categories, the uncategorizable, and my mother! My name’s Jessica Xi, and I’m a first-year student here at Loyola! The above picture is of my ‘roommates’ and I in front of the giant Christmas tree Damen Student Center has every winter, in the style […]

Chase Your Dream- Make it a Reality

Chase Your Dream- Make it a Reality

February 1st, 2016

by Christopher Lam

Everyone starts out with a major and/or minor in mind. They have an idea of what they want to be in the future and will try to work their way up to achieve that desired career. I have only one simple advice. Be open-minded and gain experiences. For most people, they will change their minds […]

The News That Brought Hope

The News That Brought Hope

February 1st, 2016

by Emily Carreno

Who knew paying for college could be so expensive! One thing I knew I had to do in order to pay for college was apply to scholarships, but I wasn’t sure where to start my search. The first thing I did was talked with my counselor. She told me that Loyola was offering 5 students […]

Times of Transition

Times of Transition

January 31st, 2016

by Meredith Simmons

Transition: Passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another. Throughout our lives we all undergo transitions, whether its slow like the changes of age over the years, or fast like moving from your childhood home to someplace completely new. The transition from high school to college I think falls somewhere in the middle. […]

Career Week 2016: Resumes in Review

Career Week 2016: Resumes in Review

January 30th, 2016

by Laura Swanson

Your ticket to the industry, a piece of paper listing your greatest accomplishments, or your rite of passage to adulthood. No matter what you call it, a resume is a vital part of entering “real life”. Something that, for me, is approaching more quickly than I’d like to admit. Considering the necessity of a good resume […]

From Ohio to the Windy City

From Ohio to the Windy City

January 30th, 2016

by Theresa Amato

Hello everyone and welcome to my new blog, A Rambler’s Travels. I created the title inspired by Jonathon Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels to play to the irony of college life here at Loyola. No, I will not be traveling to different dimensions or worlds but I hope to make your transition from home to campus life […]

Adjusting to Loyola as a Commuter

Adjusting to Loyola as a Commuter

January 27th, 2016

by Husna Afzal

Adjusting to the college life was a big challenge for myself. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but what kept me going through the semester was the idea of how I am one step closer to fulfilling my aspirations. Currently, I am a biology/pre-med major in hopes of becoming a Pediatrician. One of […]

Life and Relationships in the Digital Age

Life and Relationships in the Digital Age

January 26th, 2016

by Jace Sheu

Every college student with a smartphone and a potential romantic life knows how quickly the phone, a seemingly innocent communication device, can become a toxic incubator for second-guessing and unnecessary stress. You think you’re a reasonable person, but then you find yourself obsessing over a message marked “read,” wondering why you haven’t received a reply. […]