Student veterans share their experiences during Loyola panel

Image from LUC Libraries blog.

Image from LUC Libraries blog.

By Molly Morrison

On November 11th, Loyola celebrated Veterans Day with “The Loyola Veterans Experience: A Student Panel.” The panel included three men who recently served in the military. Each one is now a Loyola student, and spoke to Loyola students and faculty about their transition from military life to being a college student.

Jonathan Sarone, a physics major, said he always wanted to find a job that allowed him to combine his love for science with his passion for helping others. Sarone formerly did scientific research for the United States Air Force, and continues to explore his passion for science in the classroom.

Robert Hernandez served as a part of the United States Marine Corps, working in airports all over the country to manage technology and security. Hernandez is currently studying biology. Hernandez said when joined the military as a high school dropout, he unsure of what he wanted to do with his life.

“It gave me a real sense of perspective, one that allows me to appreciate every facet of life,” Hernandez said about his military experience.

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LUMA hosts talk with collector behind holiday crèche exhibit

LUMA's exhibition includes more than 500 crechès from all over the world. LUMA file photo.

LUMA’s exhibition includes more than 500 crechès from all over the world. LUMA file photo.

By Chloe Croom

An intimate group gathered in the Loyola University Museum of Art, on Saturday afternoon to meet James Govan, the collector of this year’s exhibition of Art and Faith of the Crèche.

This is the seventh year for the museum’s annual holiday exhibition. The collection this year comes from James Govan and his late wife Emilia. They began collecting crèches, a model depicting the scene of Jesus Christ’s birth, in the 1970s. Since then he has amassed more than 500 crèches from more than 100 countries and cultures ranging from Armenia to Zimbabwe.

On Saturday morning, museum guests had the opportunity to walk through the exhibit with Govan as he told stories of particular crèches. He spoke about personal correspondences with the artists and called attention to small details in certain pieces.

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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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