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Archive for November, 2016


Christmas at LUC

Christmas at LUC

November 30th, 2016

There are endless ways to enjoy the holidays on campus and around Chicago! Grabs your coats, scarves and gloves and join us the Loyola alumni, staff, and students in some holiday fun! Damen Student Center tree lighting Dec. 1, 5 p.m. Start the Christmas season at Loyola with the annual tree lighting celebration in the […]


The Finish Line is Within Sight

The Finish Line is Within Sight

November 30th, 2016

It was only a couple of days ago that I was able to enjoy my Thanksgiving break and not have to worry so much about schoolwork. Once I came back to school, I realized that finals were closer than I had expected. At this point in the semester, there are only two full weeks of […]


Staying Cool and Collected: A How-To Guide for Finals Week

Staying Cool and Collected: A How-To Guide for Finals Week

November 29th, 2016

Finals are right around the corner, and with that a number of papers, presentations, and other course work are coming up out of nowhere. If this is your first semester at college, or if you’re just looking for some activities to keep yourself from going crazy with all the studying and work, there’s plenty of […]


Loyola’s Celebrities: Sister Jean and Tivo

Loyola’s Celebrities: Sister Jean and Tivo

November 29th, 2016

When you ask a Loyola student of what is iconic of our campus, many students will respond with Sister Jean or Tivo. Both are friendly, approachable, and know how to make your day so much better! During my freshman year, I was introduced to both of them. And, like so many other students, I felt […]


Where’d the Semester Go?

Where’d the Semester Go?

November 22nd, 2016

  Thanksgiving break already? This semester seems like it’s breezed on by, with only a couple weeks left in the semester. (And a couple papers that I still haven’t started.) Realizing how quickly everything has flashed before my eyes gives me a great chance to finally reflect on this past semester. As a sophomore, I […]


With the Swipe of a Ventra Card

With the Swipe of a Ventra Card

November 22nd, 2016

Chicago is often seen as a city of diverse and unique neighborhoods, this is an understatement. Each of these neighborhoods are homes to different cultures, identities, and backgrounds that all make Chicago the city it is. One of the greatest perks of being a Loyola student is the Ventra card. This blue card, that is […]


Ramblers Tie With Harvard for Top Mark in the Nation at 99%!

Ramblers Tie With Harvard for Top Mark in the Nation at 99%!

November 16th, 2016

  What an honor that Loyola University Chicago was one of only two NCAA Division I institutions to have a 99% Graduation Success Rate (GSR) according to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)! The 99% GSR tied with Harvard University for being highest in the country.   Nine of Loyola’s 11 programs recorded a perfect score […]


Hotspots Around Loyola

Hotspots Around Loyola

November 16th, 2016

  As this blog is primarily directed toward new, perspective students, it is possible that some of you have not visited our Lakeshore Campus yet or are not familiar with the area yet. Even if you took a tour of our campus, there are some things not mentioned on the tour regarding popular spots. Loyola’s […]


Chicago Eats: Portillo’s

Chicago Eats: Portillo’s

November 16th, 2016

Whether you enjoy Italian beef, hot dogs, or burgers; Chicago’s famousĀ Portillo’sĀ is the fast food restaurant for you. The restaurant is the prime example of Chicago culture from the presentation of the food to the ambience of the restaurant. Here are a few tips on what to order (and look like a local while doing so): […]


Want a Break From Classes? Time to Get in the Christmas Spirit!

Want a Break From Classes? Time to Get in the Christmas Spirit!

November 15th, 2016

If you’re anything like me and you’re stressing about class registration and exams, you’re looking for a break to not think about classes at all. Chicago has that fix for everyone before–and after–Thanksgiving Break: Christkindlmarket! Running every day from this weekend, November 18th, to December 24th. The Christkindlmarket has been a Chicago tradition since 1996, […]