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Archive for April, 2013


ANZAC Day 2013

ANZAC Day 2013

April 29th, 2013

April 25th, or ANZAC Day (Australian New Zealand Army Corps), is a day of big celebration here in Australia. It is a day to remember the group of armed forces from both Australia and New Zealand who served during WWI. Australian culture is particularly proud of this day– school is cancelled, businesses close early, and all […]


Damen Ball

Damen Ball

April 28th, 2013

On Friday, Loyola concluded its Weekend of Excellence with the annual Damen Ball, a dinner and dance that celebrates the accomplishments of students and faculty over the year.  This year, the event was held downtown at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium. The excitement for this year’s Damen Ball seemed to be at an all time high.  Tickets […]


Political Science Lecture Series

Political Science Lecture Series

April 28th, 2013

One of the greatest parts of attending a university like Loyola is the many academic opportunities offered to students.  Over the past weeks, the Political Science Department has been hosting a series of lectures on various international issues.  On Friday afternoon, I attended one of the lectures.  Bethany Barratt, a research scholar and professor from […]


New Favorite Restaurant: Cantina Laredo

New Favorite Restaurant: Cantina Laredo

April 25th, 2013

The other day, I met my friend from my hometown, who also lives in Chicago (she teaches at a Chicago Public school) at Cantina Laredo.  We had both never been there, but I suggested it because I have heard good things.  Also, I’ve passed it a few times (its right on State Street), and the […]


Cousins in Chicago

Cousins in Chicago

April 25th, 2013

Last weekend, my older cousin and her best friend visited me in Chicago!  They were my first visitors of the semester, so I was really excited to show them around the city.  They have only been here for dance competitions and other work related things (they’re dance teachers), so they were in for a big […]


Preparing For Finals

April 23rd, 2013

This week is the last week of classes before finals.  For many students, this week is just as difficult, if not more difficult, than finals themselves.  As the semester comes to a close, the last couple of weeks are almost always packed with lengthy term papers and final projects. One of the most daunting assignments […]


The Megabus

April 22nd, 2013

When you are a student from out of state, it can be expensive to go home for school breaks or weekend visits.  Plane tickets can cost hundreds of dollars, and it is not always easy having a car in the big city.  Thankfully, there are other, less expensive options for those students needing a trip […]


Loyola Joins The Missouri Valley Conference: UPDATE

Loyola Joins The Missouri Valley Conference: UPDATE

April 19th, 2013

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Loyola. We opened our awesome new Damen Student Center and started construction to revamp our on student gym, Halas. But perhaps the busiest office on campus was the Athletics. They did two majors things over the past week. First, they hired a new women’s basketball coach, Sheryl […]


Good News!

April 18th, 2013

I’ve had a couple days off from Urinetown, but there’s no break in the life of a theatre major! Monday I auditioned for next year’s first Mainstage production, Lost in Yonkers, a play by Neil Simon about Jay Kurnitz, a 15-year-ol d boy who is left with his brother at his strict German grandmother’s house […]


Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

April 17th, 2013

Break part two! Sydney was probably number one on my list of places to visit while studying abroad in Australia. Calling it beautiful is an understatement. When I stepped out of the airport and got my first views of the city, I was instantly reminded of Chicago, which was really comforting to me. The crowds, […]