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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 […]


Such a ‘Bler: Learning Community Reconnections

Such a ‘Bler: Learning Community Reconnections

December 6th, 2018

Freshman year, I was accepted into Loyola’s Leadership for Social Change Learning Community last year (here’s a picture of some of us at the Learning Community 360 Retreat last Fall semester). This year, I returned as an LC alumnus to talk to some new LC Ramblers about my LSCLC experience and my Loyola experience as […]


Such a ‘Bler: Diminuendo Fall 2018 Release Event

Such a ‘Bler: Diminuendo Fall 2018 Release Event

December 6th, 2018

Last Friday was an extra special day for us creatives of Diminuendo Literary & Arts Magazine because we it was our Fall 2018 Issue release party! Diminuendo is Loyola’s student-run literary and arts magazine and every semester we publish an issue of original student art! Submissions are received from ramblers and are reviewed anonymously and […]


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 […]


Girls and Weight Training?

Girls and Weight Training?

November 29th, 2018

A lot of times, there is a stigma placed on women who lift weights– associating them with ‘manly’ characteristics. This misconception that women should not lift weights and put on muscle mass is still largely existent today and is completely wrong. There are a lot of long term benefits to doing so, and solely doing […]


Such a ‘Bler: Early Festivities

Such a ‘Bler: Early Festivities

November 29th, 2018

Looks like Christmas is already rolling in at Loyola. I was already smiling when on-campus cafes like Center Stage and Nina’s introduced new holiday drinks and the lampposts around campus were decorated like Christmas trees. But I walked into the Theatre Scenic Shop in Mundelein for my scenic construction class today and saw that my […]


Such a ‘Bler: Study Break?

Such a ‘Bler: Study Break?

November 28th, 2018

What do I love about studying at a university right near downtown Chicago? It only takes a quick hop on the L to get my head out of a creative block and/or (haha) fatigue. With my 3 areas of study (Communication Studies, Theatre & English), I always end up moving into Loyola’s Art studios/shops towards […]


Such a ‘Bler: My Hiding Spot

Such a ‘Bler: My Hiding Spot

November 28th, 2018

The last of my Thanksgiving break actually ended today when my boyfriend waved see you later on O’haire International Airport. I’ll see him in a few weeks for winter break, but for now, it’s full force finals fun. Here’s one of my secrets to treating oneself whilst treating oneself. The 8th floor of Loyola University […]


Such a ‘Bler: Giving Thanks

Such a ‘Bler: Giving Thanks

November 28th, 2018

Last thanksgiving, my boyfriend Jacob visited, and we were invited over by a lovely family-friend Vietnamese couple for lunch. They made us a whole spread of Vietnamese delights and it felt like we were back home for a few hours. He visited again this year, tagging his roommate Kent along as well, and we had […]


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 […]