Tag: Spirit Week

Weekend Lovin’ and Rambler Pride

Weekend Lovin’ and Rambler Pride

Hey there readers! We’re coming to the close of a great weekend here on campus. I’m grateful that I don’t have too much homework to do this Sunday evening after a tough first week of classes, but I still wish I had another day left before the start of this coming week.

There was a pretty big snowfall on campus on Friday night— it was beautiful!

This was the view from my apartment in Baumhart Hall on Loyola’s Water Tower Campus on Friday during the snowstorm. You can see the School of Communications building across the street, and a few pedestrians all bundled up trying to hide from the wind!

Because of a few big sports games on campus, this past week was dubbed Spirit Week— my friends and I cheered on the Loyola Ramblers on Friday night as the men’s volleyball team played Penn State, and then again on Saturday afternoon as Loyola played Indiana’s Butler University in men’s basketball. Both were great games to watch!

Men’s basketball game— Loyola Ramblers vs. Butler Bulldogs; Saturday, January 21st. It was a full house!

After the basketball game, we headed over to the New 400 Theater just north of the Lakeshore Campus to see Mark Wahlberg’s new movie Contraband. It was so great! I am a huge Marky Mark fan; if you like him and you liked The Italian Job, I definitely recommend Contraband.

After the movie we made our way back to campus to the Centennial Forum Student Union to the “Stuff-a-Wolf” event that was part of Spirit Week. Instead of the traditional Build-a-Bear, Loyola’s Department of Programming ((dop)) sponsored “Stuff-a-Wolf”, and had adorable wolf stuffed animals for us to make in honor of Loyola’s mascot, Lu Wolf.

A photo of all of us girls and our new stuffed Ramblers!

Later, with our wolves in hand, we took the Red Line back downtown to our residence hall on the Water Tower Campus and had a relaxing evening with some chick flicks and hot tea. (Another movie I saw for the first time this weekend— Crazy, Stupid, Love. So great!) All in all, it was a pretty fun-filled weekend. Definitely setting the semester off right, and now I’m very much looking forward to what the rest of the semester’s weekends have in store!

There’s A She-Wolf In CFSU

There’s A She-Wolf In CFSU

This past week was spirit week at Loyola and there’s no better way to finish up the first week of classes than by petting a live wolf!

On Saturday, Loyola brought in two wolves to CFSU, the student union, and students had the opportunity to pet them. They had two, Shenoah and Zeus, and they were amazing!

We also heard about the animal shelter that they came from where they house nine pure bred wolves. The wildlife expert who brought them told us all about how wolves are a highly misunderstood animal. He explained that they never attack humans unless they are provoked and that the fear most of us have of them is based on legends, such as Little Red Riding Hood.

It was an awesome experience and an great opportunity to learn more about our beloved mascot!

Shenoah, the female wolf that I was able to pet in CFSU!