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    Theresa Amato

    A Rambler's Travels
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    Emily Carreno

    A First Generation Rambler
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    Lindsy Fagerstrom

    Admission Ramblings
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    Husna Afzal

    Seasonal Fun in Chicago
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    Christopher Lam

    Rambler's Pie: A Fresh Slice of Loyola
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    Jace Sheu

    Lake Shore Living
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    Meredith Simmons

    Life on The Other Coast
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    Laura Swanson

    Chicago Life and Loyola Love
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    Jessica Xi

    Laughing, Learning, Loyola

Archive for the ‘Chicago Livin’’ Category


The Million-Dollar Question: Food At Loyola

The Million-Dollar Question: Food At Loyola

February 9th, 2016

Believe you me, I toured a lot of colleges when I was in high school. Being led around by the tour guides like some sort of wayward puppy, I’ve asked a lot of different questions. You know, the important ones – and the not-so important ones. “Why did you pick this college?” “What’s there to […]


Why Lakeside is Best Year Round

Why Lakeside is Best Year Round

February 6th, 2016

For me, the noise and busyness of the city can be overwhelming at times. I find myself needing to find a place where I can just breathe; away from the cars and buses, not bumping into people on the sidewalk, or surrounded by skyscrapers. In any other city finding a spot that brings me a […]


Chase Your Dream- Make it a Reality

Chase Your Dream- Make it a Reality

February 1st, 2016

Everyone starts out with a major and/or minor in mind. They have an idea of what they want to be in the future and will try to work their way up to achieve that desired career. I have only one simple advice. Be open-minded and gain experiences. For most people, they will change their minds […]


Chicago and Unpredictable, Crazy Weather

Chicago and Unpredictable, Crazy Weather

January 25th, 2016

If you are a native Chicagoan, this post heading should not be any surprise to you. Chicago weather, not matter what the news say (even if it’s Tom Skilling), the weather will not be exactly what you expect it to be. The winter season, especially, has been very funky lately. We haven’t had a white […]


Year in Review: 2015

Year in Review: 2015

January 21st, 2016

Another year has started and the “new year, new me” comments have come in once again. No doubt people will attempt to be a more updated version of themselves- even I. The entire year of 2015 was a life-changing year- for good and bad (but let’s focus on the ‘good’ portion!). 1) I play the […]


Getting in the Christmas Spirit with Lincoln Park Zoo Lights

Getting in the Christmas Spirit with Lincoln Park Zoo Lights

December 6th, 2015

I love this time of year. And especially all the traditions that come with it. Visiting family, exchanging gifts, and baking way too many Christmas cookies, then come the Chicago traditions: ice skating at Millennium Park, visiting the Christkindlmarket, and heading to the Lincoln Park Zoo for the ZooLights. On Saturday night, a group of […]


You are very Fortunate…

You are very Fortunate…

November 23rd, 2015

I cannot express how fortunate I am to be able to live life the way I do. I may not live a luxurious and stress-free lifestyle, but I have the basic necessities and more that many others cannot afford to have. Especially at Loyola where students come from fairly stable families, people such as myself […]


Full-time Everything, All the Time

Full-time Everything, All the Time

November 6th, 2015

Growing up as millennials, we were taught that hard work is the only way to achieve our goals and get ahead. The pressure to fight for what we want is all we know. For us, there is no other option besides giving 110 percent to be The Best. So, every semester, I, like so many […]


Lab Work at Rush University Medical Center

Lab Work at Rush University Medical Center

November 2nd, 2015

Starting┬ásummer of this year, I became a lab assistant (volunteer) at Rush University Medical Center in the Pediatrics Department. I wanted to gain more experience in the hospital setting (different from patient care areas), learn more medical terminology, familiarize myself with scientific laboratory equipment, and get more connections to doctors, researchers, nurses, and more. Since […]


The Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait ’til Junior Year to Visit the Art Institute

The Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait ’til Junior Year to Visit the Art Institute

October 29th, 2015

Why did I wait until my junior year at Loyola to visit the Art Institute of Chicago? I’ve been wondering the same thing. It’s not that I dislike art, because I absolutely love it. It’s not that I hate museums, because I find them so interesting. It’s not that I live too far away, because […]