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Get up & Go to Halas!

Get up & Go to Halas!

Yes, it is Winter Wonderland, but that does not mean that you shouldn’t be hitting the gym.  Remember your New Year’s Resolution?  Let’s go people.  The hardest part is getting off the couch.  Seriously, though.  Halas is right around the corner, so why not?  One hour of working out is only 4% of your day.  What is your excuse?  Am I being annoying, yet?  Am I getting to your head?  Good!  Hate me today, but love me tomorrow. (Autumn Calabrese always says that, google her; she’s awesome).

I know the Superbowl is tonight, but there is always tomorrow!  Go burn those pizza calories from today.  You know what burns almost 1,000 calories, right?  You guessed it!  Turbo Kick.  Tomorrow at 5:45 in HRC1, be there!  You’ll end up burning off the pizza, wings, and pop calories PLUS some more.  So, why not?  What is stopping you besides yourself?

This is just a little post, a little something, to keep you motivated.  Everyone needs a little motivation once in a while.  You have worked so hard to lift a little heavier, to be a little healthier, to run a little longer, to jump a little higher.  Do not quit!  Remember why you started.  However, most importantly do not forget that ABS ARE MADE IN THE KITCHEN.  It’s ok, pig out today, but not every day.

My healthy, workout rant is over (phew).  Now, go indulge and sweat it out later!

Loyola: Guinness World Records

Loyola: Guinness World Records

We already know that we are super awesome, but how exciting is it that we made the 2015 Guinness World Records?  Have you heard of it?  If not, let me tell you that Loyola University Medical Center holds record for care of world’s smallest baby!

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According to some sources, Loyola has maintained its record for over 20 years (sine 1989)!  In 2004, a baby weighted 9.2 ounces and survived; this is what got is in the Guinness World Records.  Do you want to know Loyola’s premature babies survival rate?  An astounding 98%!  These are great news considering the critical care that these babies need.  Loyola obtains some of the most advanced technology required for sick and premature infants.

The Loyola Phoenix quoted that: “The doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists are all taking care of babies. One reason Loyola has been successful is because of everybody working together.”  Working on a Nursing/Rehabilitation home, I have to agree that teamwork is the main ingredient to make anything work, especially in this type of setting.  It does not come to any surprise that Dr. Jonathan K. Muraskas, head of the NICU, acknowledges this.

If you did not have enough things to brag about Loyola already, here is another one!  Honestly, it is a blessing to me that I am a part of this community.  Achievements like these make me appreciate my education at Loyola University Chicago so much!


2015 Bear Tie Ball – Let’s Eliminate Pediatric Cancer!

2015 Bear Tie Ball – Let’s Eliminate Pediatric Cancer!

I had to wait until this week to tell you all about the biggest event for Bear Necessities Pediatric Foundation 2015!  Every year, Bear Necessities hosts an event called 2015 Bear Tie Ball.  This year the theme is Latin Nights, to take place on Saturday February 28th at 6pm in Union Station.  I am looking forward to this event for I have heard great things about it.  If you didn’t know, Bear Necessities is “[a] Chicago based national organization dedicated to eliminating pediatric cancer & to providing hope and support to those who are touched by it.”   

I want to share with you this great opportunity in which your attendance will demonstrate support on eliminating pediatric cancer.  I feel so blessed to be an intern for this organization, and I cannot wait for this event!  I am so excited to meet so many people and this event’s Emcee will be a Former Chicago Bear, Anthony Adams! So, save the date.  I will be posting more information and details as we approach the date!

Meanwhile, we will be in charge of making sure everything goes as planned!  I have seen the time and dedication that these people put into this organization, and I know that it will be anything less than perfect.  🙂

Thank you to all of the sponsors who continue to donate money for a great cause.  This event is for all and you can purchase the tickets on the link below!

Click the link for more information.




It’s my last year, but I’m lacking motivation.  Graduation is so close, yet so far away.

Senioritis is inevitable.  It happens to all of us; whether it is only on one assignment and/or an entire class, know that it exists.  Let’s be real, though…we are all nerds at heart.  This is why our senioritis doesn’t compare; it’s not a typical senioritis deal.

We may wait till the last minute to write a paper, read 3 chapters, or study for tomorrow’s exam, but we get it done.  I’ve met so many people who have mastered the arts of the senioritis’ symptoms.  They can wait until the last minute and do things efficiently.  Everyone always thinks that senioritis is something bad…it’s not.  It’s only bad if you let it take over.

Urban dictionary describes its symptoms as:

“…laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts… [t]he only known cure is a phenomenon known as Graduation.”

(This may, or may not be me right now)

This describes Loyola’s students to the T.  As long as you’re not the other half of the definition, “…the  lack of studying, repeated absences, and dismissive attitude…”, senioritis is only normal. *shrugs*

PS- If you were too lazy to read all of this blog post, you are a great candidate for senioritis.


CLASS 2015: we….are….almost….there.