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Archive for the ‘Service Work’ Category


ABI: Joppa Farm

ABI: Joppa Farm

March 22nd, 2016

I am back to Chicago after an amazing week at Joppa Farm, Tennessee. Let me tell you, it was not easy adjusting at first because we had no concept of time, and that was something I am not used to. We also didn’t have access to our cell phones, so no way of connecting with […]


What Loyola’s Doing Over Spring Break

What Loyola’s Doing Over Spring Break

March 4th, 2016

As usual, I’m going to be honest with you folks – Mexican Beach Parties made of hordes of college kids like you see in movies like 22 Jump Street do happen. Some of my friends who go to other schools around the country are part of groups that flock by the hundreds, and they take […]


Joppa Farm Here I Come!

Joppa Farm Here I Come!

March 1st, 2016

Spring break is only a few days away!!! I am really excited because I will be spending my spring break at Joppa Farm, located in Tennessee. I never have been to Tennessee so this will be a wonderful experience! How did I end up choosing to spend my spring break in Tennessee? Loyola’s Alternative Break […]


Commitment to Service is More Than A Tagline

Commitment to Service is More Than A Tagline

February 23rd, 2016

Let me be honest with you: sometimes things are not what they seem. (A shock, I know.) Sometimes things are advertised or labelled without actually being true. Sometimes people say or write things that aren’t necessarily accurate in the hopes of catching your interest and hoping you’ll focus on other things instead of their tricks. […]


LUC Fun Run

LUC Fun Run

April 12th, 2015

Saturday, April 11, marked the fourth annual LUC Fun Run, which aims to establish a campus event that is ad majorem Dei gloriam and generates school pride at Loyola, while simultaneously reminding us that, when we refer to “our neighbors,” the meaning should encompass not just those near to us and like ourselves, but also […]


Our Own Garden in the City

Our Own Garden in the City

March 31st, 2015

On Saturday, I volunteered for Loyola’s Urban Agriculture Program at the greenhouse in the Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES). The program promotes developing sustainable local food systems. It aims to educate Loyola students and faculty, supply products for the various local food-related programs and organizations, as well as engage community members in the urban agriculture […]


My First ABI Trip

My First ABI Trip

March 12th, 2015

  Over spring break, I joined ten students and two graduate student leaders on an Alternative Break Immersion (ABI) trip to small town Mount Vernon, Kentucky. We filled two vans and traveled side by side for eight hours, driving south, past the Mason Dixie line. The program I attended was set up in collaboration with […]


Making the Pope Proud: Panini Distribution at the Vatican

February 13th, 2015

Every Friday night at 8pm in the lobby of the John Felice Rome Center a group of about 20 students meet Student Life Assistant Pedro for panini distribution. We head over to Vatican City and distribute food to the homeless. For the last two weeks I’ve tagged along and have loved participating in this JFRC […]


Extra, Extra, Read All About It

January 23rd, 2015

It is always fantastic to stay active within your community by doing extracurricular activities. They keep your day productive and you get to have many amazing experiences within the club (activities and events) and be able to meet new people. At Loyola, I am part of two clubs/groups: AMSA (American Medical Student Association) and VASA […]


Service to the Community

Service to the Community

January 19th, 2015

To some, community service may be something not done very often; to others, it has become a big part of their life to help others.  For me, I love to volunteer my time at my local hospital, Swedish Covenant. Since freshman year of high school, I have dedicated my summer, days off of school (full and half-days), […]