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Being an Out-of-State Student at LUC

Being an Out-of-State Student at LUC

April 12th, 2016

In looking at colleges, you might have considered a public school what with reciprocal or in-state tuition, compared to a private school like Loyola. That was definitely the pull for me away from Loyola, but all the other things brought me back! I’m from Minnesota. But here at Loyola, I have friends from California, Pennsylvania, […]


What Does “Commuting” Actually Mean?

What Does “Commuting” Actually Mean?

October 22nd, 2015

The first words that pop in my mind when hearing the word “commuting” are: independence, public, tiring, and home sweet home. For the commuting students, things can get a little more exhausting compared to the life of a student who dorms. Distance: Depending on where you live, you may have get up early and organize […]


Sweet Home CHICAGO

June 16th, 2015

  There is no better place on earth than Chicago and let me tell  you why… Explore: Get to know the city through the CTA (Chicago’s public trains and buses). Students get U-Passes which provide unlimited access and serves as your passport to the city. This is a great way to explore different neighborhoods all over the city. […]


Update on My Commuter Life

Update on My Commuter Life

December 11th, 2014

The first semester has almost come to a close and with that, I have learned how to adjust to commuting well (Note: this is the first time I am using public transportation to get to school). There have been some interesting moments I have encountered along the way via the CTA. You meet people of […]


To & From Loyola

To & From Loyola

November 8th, 2014

This has been my first year commuting and so far, I have to say that I have a lot of respect for all of those commuters out there!  Not only is it work, but it is a commitment.  We all want to get to school on time, but driving to the city, let alone taking […]


All That’s Left of Summer Is Some Blogs

September 6th, 2013

We’re back in session for the 2013/2014 school year! Who’s excited? Even if you’re not, I hope you aren’t too upset that summer is over. Summer was nice, but my favorite season is Fall so I’m happy that school has started up again. There will be plenty of time ahead to blog about this semester, […]


High Life on the CTA

High Life on the CTA

January 29th, 2013

New train cars have been added to the CTA. While this may just seem minute to most people I was quite thrilled to see the change. Coming from Southern California I came to Chicago with very little previous knowledge of how public transportation works. I was much more acquainted with the traffic jammed free ways […]


Choosing the Right City

Choosing the Right City

November 1st, 2012

Throughout the travel season, I’ve noticed that quite a few students are applying to a wide array of schools. Applying to many schools can be a good way to keep your options open, but it can also be quite time consuming. I would recommend narrowing the list to save your self some time (and money if […]


1,794 Miles

September 25th, 2012

As I’ve mentioned before, fall means travel season for Admission Counselors! So far I’ve spent a total of 9 days on the road and I’ve driven a total of 1,794 miles throughout Indiana! That’s an average of 199 miles per day, woah. While I love fall travel and the opportunity to meet with so many […]


An Unexpected Visit From My Cousin

January 27th, 2012

Sometimes being in Chicago has great benefits. One that I just recently realized (it has always been true, I just did not quite see the value of it until recently) was that because it is such a popular travel destination, you are more likely to be visited by friends and family. That was certainly the […]