ESL students wow the crowd at International Week talent show

By Madeline Kenney

International Week came to a close Friday night in the Galvin Auditorium with a grand finale – the English as a Second Language program’s talent show.

The dynamic crowd supported every performer loudly and proudly. Sophomore biology major Monica Narsolis said she’s never been in an audience quite like this one.

“We need an audience like this at Loyola’s basketball games!” Narsolis joked. “The crowd was full of enthusiasm and actively participating in every act. They were just overall really supportive of each other and it was a lot of fun to be a part of.”

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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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