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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Men’s basketball guard Milton Doyle plays despite injury

new-athletics-logo[1]By Nader Issa

Loyola University Chicago sophomore guard Milton Doyle started in Friday’s season-opener against Rockhurst University.

Doyle, expected to miss an extended period of time with a torn labrum, scored 13 points and recorded five assists in the Ramblers’ 71-58 victory.

Head Coach Porter Moser had set a six-week recovery timetable for Doyle, after which he would be reevaluated and possibly recommended to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery that would keep him out of team activities for seven to nine months.

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LUC celebrates oustanding students at President’s Ball

Students danced the night away at President's Ball, held this year at Navy Pier.  Creative Commons photo from Flickr user Bart Heird.

Students danced the night away at President’s Ball, held this year at Navy Pier. Creative Commons photo from Flickr user Bart Heird.

By Sydney Cross

On Friday, in honor of the President’s Medallion Winners, Loyola held its annual President’s Ball inside Navy Pier’s Historic Grand Ballroom. From 8-10 p.m., the room was packed with students enjoying mini hot dogs, a chocolate fountain and a multitude of other mouthwatering treats while the DJ entertained the crowd with throwbacks like “Fergalicious” and “Cyclone.”

The President’s Medallion is awarded to individuals at Loyola who excel in both the real world and academics. Three words — leadership, scholarship, and service — are engraved on the medal, describing the recipients’ winning attributes. The medallion is presented to one student in each different school, duly recognized for their outstanding dedication to the world around them.

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Missing Loyola student found, ‘doing well’

Chan Williams. Photo from Campus Safety.

Chan Williams. Photo from Campus Safety.

By Madie Scott

Loyola student Chan Williams, who was reported missing by his father last week, has now been found.

The 20-year-old had stopped attending classes and responding to emails and phone calls, according to an email from Campus Safety to students last Wednesday.

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CTA bus fire affecting Loyola campus shuttle service

By Alexa Ristich

At 5:45 a.m. a CTA bus caught fire driving southbound on Lake Shore Drive near Division Street. This created significant delays for Loyola intercampus shuttle commuters heading to the Water Tower Campus.

These delays are expected to be relieved by late morning, but until then the southbound campus shuttles will be taking an alternative route to Water Tower Campus.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take the CTA Red Line to get between campuses until the delays have been alleviated.