Tag: Campus Organizations

Latin American Student Organization

Latin American Student Organization


Did you know that Hispanics are the largest minority at Loyola University Chicago?  Among Loyola’s diverse campus, the student body consists of so many cultures that you’d be surprised!  Freshman year, I was lucky enough to live in the international floor (by luck), and I met so many students from all over the world.  This encouraged me to search for more people of my culture, and so I decided to become part of an organization that reminded me a little bit more of home.

I joined the Latin American Student Organization (a.k.a. LASO) my freshman year.  It was very relieving to joke around and listen to some music that made me feel more at home.  My absolute favorite activity was and continues to be the Poetry Jam!  It’s a great atmosphere and people from Northwestern, UIC, and other universities and colleges come to recite their poems.  Also, I love how on certain occasions we would take trips to nearby Mexican Restaurants and order a bunch of tacos…yum!

I can ramble (no pun intended) about LASO FOREVER!  However, actions speak louder than words, so you just have to check it out for yourself.  Again, I owe LASO a lot for allowing me to meet some of my closest friends.   If you’re of Hispanic decent, and even if you’re not, you have to check out this organization!  If you’re interested check out the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/lasoluc.

They just had the annual Latin Ball which was SO much fun! For more pictures, click on the link above.


Mr. Rambler Pageant

Mr. Rambler Pageant

Monday is the second annual Mr. Rambler Pageant!

Mr. Rambler is a pageant that is hosted by Loyola’s chapter of UNICEF in order to raise money for UNICEF’s Tap Project. All of the money raised this week goes to UNICEF’s efforts to bring clean water to communities that currently lack it.

Loyola’s chapter is contributing by hosting the Mr. Rambler Pageant. The pageant contestants come from different organizations on campus including sports teams, greek life, and other clubs. It is a great opportunity to see friends and peers in a different light than we normally see them. For example, last year I was able to see my friend on the cross country team get up in front of about 200 people and sing! It was awesome!

Mr. Rambler consists of categories such as: formal wear, beach wear, talents, and an interview section. I can not wait to see what surprising talents the contestants will have this year!