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.”
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.
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.”
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.