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Archive for November, 2018


Christmas Markets in Winter

Christmas Markets in Winter

November 30th, 2018

After Thanksgiving, one of the most exciting things to look forward to is Christmas time. Although I personally do not celebrate Christmas, the atmosphere that Chicago brings during this holiday season is amazing and you should definitely take advantage of the many fun things to do in the city, especially the Christkindlmarket! This year will […]


Winter Festivities at Loyola

Winter Festivities at Loyola

November 29th, 2018

Loyola loves a good celebration. And we also love winter! So that’s why, every year, we set up a big ol’ holiday tree in the middle of our Damen student center. Yes, we are a religious school in name, so it’s called a Christmas tree and it gets blessed, but it’s mostly there for the […]


Campus Culture: What are the clubs like?

Campus Culture: What are the clubs like?

November 29th, 2018

Loyola’s students can be described as highly-involved, passionate people who are always doing something! Well, to be honest, some students aren’t about that life. Some people have their core group of friends they stuck with since high school, or from freshman year, and they go to classes, and that’s it. Not being engaged with the […]


Such a ‘Bler: Early Festivities

Such a ‘Bler: Early Festivities

November 29th, 2018

Looks like Christmas is already rolling in at Loyola. I was already smiling when on-campus cafes like Center Stage and Nina’s introduced new holiday drinks and the lampposts around campus were decorated like Christmas trees. But I walked into the Theatre Scenic Shop in Mundelein for my scenic construction class today and saw that my […]


Such a ‘Bler: Study Break?

Such a ‘Bler: Study Break?

November 28th, 2018

What do I love about studying at a university right near downtown Chicago? It only takes a quick hop on the L to get my head out of a creative block and/or (haha) fatigue. With my 3 areas of study (Communication Studies, Theatre & English), I always end up moving into Loyola’s Art studios/shops towards […]


Such a ‘Bler: My Hiding Spot

Such a ‘Bler: My Hiding Spot

November 28th, 2018

The last of my Thanksgiving break actually ended today when my boyfriend waved see you later on O’haire International Airport. I’ll see him in a few weeks for winter break, but for now, it’s full force finals fun. Here’s one of my secrets to treating oneself whilst treating oneself. The 8th floor of Loyola University […]


Such a ‘Bler: Giving Thanks

Such a ‘Bler: Giving Thanks

November 28th, 2018

Last thanksgiving, my boyfriend Jacob visited, and we were invited over by a lovely family-friend Vietnamese couple for lunch. They made us a whole spread of Vietnamese delights and it felt like we were back home for a few hours. He visited again this year, tagging his roommate Kent along as well, and we had […]


A Series of Firsts: My First Camping Trip

A Series of Firsts: My First Camping Trip

November 26th, 2018

I had just gotten back to campus after leading my first 360 retreat (the one on my previous blog post) when I got an email from Ramble Outdoors, a sub-department here at Loyola which is in charge of all-things-outdoors here on campus. The email was a reminder to register for their Fall Break Camp Out, […]


Chicago and the Holiday Season

Chicago and the Holiday Season

November 22nd, 2018

Love to get a little festive, get jingly with it? Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, there’s a thousand and one ways to light up the dark nights here in Chicago and feel the cheer and good vibes of the holiday season. My favorite? The Holiday Train! That’s ride, for the price of one ride […]


A Series of Firsts: My First Thanksgiving in the U.S.

November 22nd, 2018

After a couple of months of being away from home, having passed my first midterms season (successfully, thankfully), and wearing many, MANY layers to keep warm in the cold Chicago weather, my homesickness levels had hit an all-time high. I couldn’t concentrate in my school work, as I kept thinking in how much I missed […]