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Antoinette Isama

Loyola Through My Eyes

My name is Antoinette Isama and I'm a senior at Loyola. I was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, and I am also a first-generation Nigerian. I'm majoring in journalism with minors in international studies and anthropology. This year I am winding down my time at Loyola and exploring the resources available to help me reach my next step after undergrad! Being involved on campus and exploring the Chicago were (and are!) full of great experiences that has made my time at Loyola worth while.

Dancing Machines

Dancing Machines

January 23rd, 2014

One aspect of my Loyola experience that will be very hard for me to say good-bye to is my African dance team, AfroDescent. From the spring semester of 2011, we have been working hard to educate the Loyola community about African culture through dance. Check out one of our performances from the fall! In this […]

The Countdown Begins

January 23rd, 2014

It is near the end of the second week of my last semester at Loyola University Chicago. As I get up every morning to start my day, I always ask myself, Where has the time gone? Four years truly flies by at a blink of an eye. Along with finishing up what is required of […]

An Opportunity of a Lifetime

October 5th, 2013

In the fall of my junior year, I took a plunge and applied to a new program offered at Loyola University Chicago. To my surprise, I was accepted and my Loyola experience took a turn I was not expecting. The McNair Scholars Program was named after the academic achievements of Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a […]

The Beginning of the End

September 4th, 2013

It is my senior year at Loyola University Chicago. Typing the sentence itself for my last first post as an undergraduate student is still surreal. This year I am looking forward to begin the steps needed to embark on the next chapter in my life. I will be enrolled in graduate school, hopefully in the […]

Ebony Ball: Our Shades of Beauty

Ebony Ball: Our Shades of Beauty

February 25th, 2013

One of the last events for Loyola University Chicago‘s Black History Month celebrations was Ebony Ball. On Friday, Feb. 22, the Black Cultural Center hosted this formal for the first time at Regents Hall in the Lewis Towers on our campus downtown. As vice president, I had to oversee the planning and facilitate tasks to […]

A Busy, Yet Fulfilling Junior Year

February 14th, 2013 I am already getting close to finishing off my fifth week in the spring semester! Where has the year gone? With the organizations that I have been a part of, we have done a lot of work on Loyola University Chicago’s campus and off. In the video above, my African dance team, AfroDescent, performed […]

My First News Video Package

October 19th, 2012

Check out my first video news package! This semester has been quite a whirlwind! From classes to work and to participating in extracurriculars, I have hardly been able to take a breather; but I know that what I have been experiencing as a junior at Loyola University Chicago will be all worth while. This semester […]

An Addition to My Junior Year

September 14th, 2012

This semester I am taking a total of 15 credit hours at Loyola University Chicago. The scheduling also worked out very well so I could have the option to find a campus job to earn in between my classes. I was able to get the opportunity to be a student worker with Undergraduate Admissions! Working […]

My New Home for the Year

My New Home for the Year

September 11th, 2012

This year I will be living in Baumhart Hall, which is located at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower campus. It is my first time living in this residence hall, so I am excited to see how different the dynamic will be from living on the Lake Shore campus for two years. Baumhart Hall is apartment […]

A Great Year Ahead

September 7th, 2012

I am excited to be back at Loyola University Chicago and blogging my experiences once again! I cannot believe that I am a junior. The past two year have flown by so fast! My summer was definitely a busy one. I had the opportunity to intern at a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. called Words […]