TKE event spreads holiday cheer to St. Jude’s patients

Tau Kappa Epsilon's Cards for Kids event created special holiday messages for children being treated at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Photo from TKE Facebook.

Tau Kappa Epsilon’s Cards for Kids event created special holiday messages for children being treated at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Photo from TKE Facebook.

By Gabriela Richardson

Tau Kappa Epsilon hosted their 2nd annual Crafts for Kids at the Damen Student Center earlier this month to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The event on Nov. 14 consisted of making holiday cards for the patients at St. Jude’s, and also raised awareness of the fight against cancer and other diseases.

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VIDEO: Magnificent Mile Light Festival brings holiday spirit to Water Tower Campus

By Abby McDowell

Chicago held its 23rd annual Magnificent Mile Light Festival Saturday, presented by BMO Harris Bank. The event showcased millions of lights strung in trees along the Magnificent Mile and surrounding areas.

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Students taking advantage of discounted $0.25 laundry in dorms

By Ayrealle Beavers

Laundry for the past week has cost only $0.25 in every dorm on campus. Usually laundry is $1.25 to wash and $1.25 to dry, or $2.50 to complete one load of laundry, and students are taking advantage of the discounted rates.

“The last time I did my laundry in Fordham I spent $5.25 on one load,” said student Christian Thomas. “This is simply because the dryers are awful! To fully dry one load you have to dry them about two times. It’s ridiculous.”

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Person hurt in battery near Lake Shore Campus

By Gabriela Richardson

Three individuals unaffiliated with Loyola University were involved in a aggravated battery incident on a CTA bus near the Lake Shore Campus last week.

The incident happened Thursday evening in the 6400 block of North Sheridan Road, according to an email from Campus Safety.

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Sororities lend a hand at Girls on the Run 5K

Photo from Phi Sigma Sigma Facebook page.

Photo from Phi Sigma Sigma Facebook page.

By Kathleen Luka

Last Saturday, the Girls on the Run Foundation hosted their annual Chicago 5k run in Montrose Harbor. Girls on the Run works to inspire confidence and physical activity in young girls and teens.

Saturday’s run started bright and early with the help of two Loyola sororities, Alpha Sigma Alpha and Phi Sigma Sigma. Alpha Sigma Alpha coordinated the happy hair painting station, tiara making station, and held signs to cheer on the runners.

“Girls on the run builds self confidence in young women, their goal is to work with girls second to fourth grade,” said sophomore Alpha Sigma Alpha member Cate Frech. Alpha Sigma Alpha adopted Girls on the Run as a philanthropy two years ago in 2012 and Phi Sigma Sigma adopted it this year.

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Loyolans sound off on Derrick Rose’s controversial comments

By Matt Schultz

Anyone who is an NBA fan, or more specifically a Bulls fan, know the trials and tribulations that surround Derrick Rose’s $20 million-dollar knees. Rose sat out for nearly two seasons due to a torn ACL in his left knee and a torn medial meniscus in his right.

After having a healthy and productive thus far, Rose chose to sit out a few games because he was concerned about the long-term effects of a grueling NBA season on his body. These comments sparked a reaction throughout the sports world last week and even garnered a few negative comments from perpetually opinionated Charles Barkley, according to

When asked about the issue, Loyola sports fans provided mixed opinions. Alejandro Lechuga, a junior and marketing major, thought that Rose’s decision was a bad one. “It’s selfish,” said Lechuga. “He is a great player and the team really needs him, even if he is not 100 percent.”

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