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Nicholas Herrmann

LUCky Life

My name is Nic Herrmann, and I hail from the great city of St. Louis, Missouri. I’m a communication major at Loyola, and in my free time I enjoy Frisbee, running, skiing, reading, and watching hockey. I hope you enjoy my blog!

Top 5 Covers

April 15th, 2012

As I sat on the bus en route to St. Louis (otherwise known as home), I scrolled down to my “chill” playlist on my iPod in hopes of catching some sleep.  On my “chill” playlist is an abundance of songs, mostly originals with a few of my favorite cover songs mixed in.  “Chill” is the […]

Loyola’s Oil Refinery

Loyola’s Oil Refinery

April 3rd, 2012

Located at 6317 N Broadway is a white door.  Inside that white door is a small room with four white vats.  Inside those four white vats is a product that the Loyola  biodiesel lab uses to power the Loyola Free Enterprise shuttle buses. A few weeks ago Zach Waickman of Loyola’s bio diesel lab stopped […]

The Golden Nugget

The Golden Nugget

March 17th, 2012

In a never-ending attempt to bring awareness to good eateries around the Chicago area, I have found a local diner that creates pancake perfection. The Golden Nugget, located off the Lawrence Red Line stop, sits at the humble corner of W Diversey Avenue and N Western Avenue.  Boasting its name with a large golden sign (and […]

Gala di San Valentino

Gala di San Valentino

February 25th, 2012

At 7:30 PM on Friday February 24th, over 500 Loyolans entered the elegant ballroom of the downtown Drake Hotel.  Donning dazzling dresses and spiffy suits, Ramblers danced the night away in an evening to remember. One of the perks of being a student at Loyola is having over 200 student-run clubs to get involved with. […]

A Day at Doug’s

A Day at Doug’s

February 12th, 2012

As a sophomore rapidly approaching the halfway point in college, I still forget that I am a resident of one of the most unique and diverse cities in the world.  That being said, I feel like I need to do a better job at appreciating the city and all it has to offer.  And so, […]

Hear the Silence

Hear the Silence

January 23rd, 2012

As I mentioned in my last blog posting, my Christmas break ended earlier than most.   The reason for an early departure was because I was partaking in one of Loyola’s many retreats.  Like every Loyola retreat, the campus in Woodstock, IL was the location for the retreat.  However, unlike any other Loyola retreat, this one […]


January 22nd, 2012

While my Christmas break did not officially begin until December the 16th, I fell victim to an early check out.  My sister, who is a freshman at Creighton University in Omaha, came to visit on the 14th and 15th.  So, instead of burrowing myself inside the IC to review months of anthropology (and thus 10 […]



December 12th, 2011

So, as a “Congratulations Nic, you made it through your New Media and Communications class” some classmates and I celebrated our success at a nearby restuarant called Soupbox.  Tucked away on N. Broadway, this urban hotspot serves the finest soup in town.  Though a little on the pricey side (around $9 for a bread bowl), […]

Chirstmas Around Loyola

December 10th, 2011

As the Christmas Season takes hold of Loyola, it is important to keep straight the various Christmas-themed programs Loyola puts on for the students and staff.  Here is a run down of some of the more popular events around this time of year hear at Loyola: December 3rd: Christmas on Campus and the St. Xavier […]

Movies to see

December 5th, 2011

Chicago has many movie theathers around, in fact, there is one located only a few blocks north of the campus.  During this stressful time of examines and papers, I find movies relaxing because they force me to take my mind off of the work at hand.  Linked here is a review to some of the […]