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Jessica Xi

Wanderer; Rambler; Senior

Hi there! My name is Jessica Xi and I'm third-year student at Loyola studying International Studies and History as my majors and Chinese and Leadership Studies as my minors. I am from Minnesota and have been involved in many, many activities at Loyola, from the Karate Club to Welcome Week to my sorority, to name a few. I went abroad to Loyola's Rome and Beijing campuses for the 2017-2018 academic year as a member of the Ricci Scholars Program, which granted me an opportunity to do a cross-cultural study. My project is on self-initiated English-speaking expatriates from Western countries. I'm very passionate about Leonardo da Vinci, my Chinese heritage, spy films and history facts, so feel free to ask me about them!

Local Fave Restaurant: Yeowoosai

Local Fave Restaurant: Yeowoosai

December 7th, 2018

Oh yes, I’m back with another Asian restaurant recommendation! It’s entirely because I mostly just go out to eat at Asian restaurants, since that’s a cuisine I can’t really cook at home (yet). Yeowoosai is a student favorite because it’s really family-style, it’s not too expensive, and it’s a short Lyft ride away! Sometimes, it’s […]


Organization Highlight: Alpha Psi Lambda

Organization Highlight: Alpha Psi Lambda

December 6th, 2018

Yes, yes, I know – there’s been an awful lot of posts about the holidays at Loyola. We can’t help it! You know what they say, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! So, I wanted to talk a bit about one of my favorite organizations on campus, Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. They’re […]


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 […]


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 […]


Friendsgiving Season

Friendsgiving Season

November 20th, 2018

Students are heading home for the holidays, but before we do that, many of us indulge in a little trend called Friendsgiving! If you’ve never heard of it, it’s basically Thanksgiving – but with your friends, instead of your family. Although in a lot of cases your friends ARE your family, some people go home […]


Helping Global Neighbors

Helping Global Neighbors

November 16th, 2018

Last week I went to the Kristallnacht memorial, but this week Loyola was hosting a presentation about something a little more recent. The Yemeni civil war is on its fourth year, but the American government has a chance to do something about the destruction it is creating. Loyola’s Peace Studies and International Studies program hosted […]


Local Fave Restaurant: Nha Hong Vietnam

Local Fave Restaurant: Nha Hong Vietnam

November 15th, 2018

You know how I’m always thinking about food? Well, I’ve got another restaurant recommendation for you all! This one is not so local, but it’s near and dear to my heart. Nha Hong Vietnam is a local restaurant in the Argyle neighborhood of Chicago – only about 15 minutes by the L – and about […]


Life’s a Beach!

Life’s a Beach!

November 14th, 2018

Even if you’re from Chicago, when you think of the city, you might not think about beaches much – or at all. I always find I surprise people when I mention that there’s a beach at the end of my street. It’s a real beach, no exaggeration – sandy shores, a pier, a lifeguard chair […]


Supporting the Arts!

Supporting the Arts!

November 13th, 2018

Although some of our most populated majors at Loyola are science-based, like nursing or biology, and we have a very good business school, Loyola is still a liberal arts school seeking to educate and allow a space for the creative arts. That’s why we have a Fine Arts Program, and that Fine Arts Program puts […]