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Study Abroad and More!

Study Abroad and More!

February 12th, 2019

  A lot of people ask me what it’s like to study abroad, but have you ever wondered… what it’s like, coming back from studying abroad? I know, I know, I didn’t either. I was like: heck yeah! I’ll come back (I guess, if I have to… I’d rather just have stayed… But…) There’s certainly ups […]


What’s the Story – of Emmett Till?

What’s the Story – of Emmett Till?

February 10th, 2019

Reading this blog sometimes, it may come across as if Loyola is just constantly hosting events about sad things in the world – I mean, I went to the Kristallnacht memorial, the session about the war in Yemen, and last week I went to an event called “Let the People See: The Story of Emmett […]


Such a ‘Bler: My Second Lunar New Year in Chicago

Such a ‘Bler: My Second Lunar New Year in Chicago

February 9th, 2019

It was a day in my Vietnamese áo dài (our traditional costume), Vietnamese food and non-Vietnamese friends! I am an international student. I was born and raised in Vietnam and have been in Chicago for almost two years for university. In Vietnam, we celebrate Lunar New Year, which tends to come around early to mid-February […]


Such a ‘Bler: Greetings Polar Vortex, and We at Loyola Stayed Warm

Such a ‘Bler: Greetings Polar Vortex, and We at Loyola Stayed Warm

February 9th, 2019

And so, Chicago welcomed the almighty Polar Vortex. Temperatures drops to scary levels and (blessing us all) Loyola along with other academic institutions cancelled school for two days. It was genuinely unsafe to go outside. Frankly, I did not do much, but the “break” really helped put my work flow back on track (but more […]


Cold Weather Hits Chicago

Cold Weather Hits Chicago

January 28th, 2019

As many of you may know, Loyola never cancels classes. At least for the 4 years I have been here, not once did any amount of snow or low temperature stop Loyola from holding classes. However, one of the coldest air masses will hit the Midwest this week. The temperature in Chicago is predicted to […]


Starbucks or Dunkin Coffee?

Starbucks or Dunkin Coffee?

January 28th, 2019

  Just writing this makes me so stressed because I ask myself everyday, do I like Starbucks coffee more or Dunkin Donuts? First off, what do I even order to make that judgement, right? Well, I am basing this off of pure black coffee y’all. Before I get into which one is ‘better’, lets explain […]


Target comes to Loyola

Target comes to Loyola

January 23rd, 2019

Good news has arrived that a new Target store should be opening in the Spring of 2019 just off of Sheridan Road, across from the Loyola Bookstore.  The development, called the Concord at Sheridan, is a seven-story mixed use and mixed-income housing and commercial unit that will also include 111 one and two bedroom apartments, […]


Such a ‘Bler: Sophomore Fall Reflection

Such a ‘Bler: Sophomore Fall Reflection

January 14th, 2019

Look alive ramblers, SPRING 2019 IS UPON US. With a new year and 14-week adventure beginning, here are a few things this sophomore has taken away from a rollercoaster of a semester: Don’t trust your bi-weekly planning routine. There’s a reason the syllabus is prewritten and read through for specific queries on the first day […]


Finals Breakfast 2018!

Finals Breakfast 2018!

December 6th, 2018

Finals are approaching faster than it may seem, and as nerve wracking that sounds, the bright side is that winter break is almost here! You should be preparing for finals because you’re going to have a lot of reviewing to do, depending on how many exams you have, whether they’re cumulative or not, and the […]


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 […]