Loyola University student reported missing

Chan Williams. Photo from Campus Safety.

Chan Williams. Photo from Campus Safety.

By Sarah Harrington

A Loyola University Chicago student has been reported missing, Campus Safety said in an email sent to students and staff on Wednesday. Officials are seeking assistance to help find the student.

Chan Williams, 20, has been reported missing by his father, the email said. Concern was raised when he stopped answering phone calls, emails and attending his classes. He was last seen Friday at 8 p.m. as he entered the Board of Trade building located at 500 S. LaSalle, Campus Safety said.

He is described as a male African-American about 6 feet tall and approximately 200 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes, Campus Safety said. Chan was last seen wearing a black fleece jacket, black shirt, dark grey athletic shorts, black socks and grey Puma-brand athletic shoes.

A missing person report has also been filed with the Chicago Police Department, the email said.

Loyola is urging any students with information on Chan’s whereabouts to call Campus Safety at (773) 508-6039 or contact Chicago Police Department via 911.

Campus shuttle pickup changing; airport express available for Thanksgiving Break travel

File photo from Loyola University Chicago.

File photo from Loyola University Chicago.

By Alexa Ristich

Since winter weather and Thanksgiving break are quickly approaching, Campus Transportation has taken the time to update some of their transportation options.

The intercampus shuttle pick-up and drop-off location at the Lake Shore Campus has been changed to provide warmer shelter while waiting for the shuttle.

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Hunger Week screening explores food insecurity in America

  By Chloe Croom

Students gathered in the Damen Cinema last week for the screening of “A Place at The Table” as part of Loyola’s 2014 Hunger Week.

The March 2013 film directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examines hunger in America through profiles of people in different regions in the country struggling with food insecurity. The film also features famed hunger advocates such as actor Jeff Bridges and celebrity chef Tom Colicchio.

Following the screening, Loyola students in attendance held a discussion about what struck them in the film. Many students cited the complex, entangled relationship between the Department of Agriculture and the National School Lunch Program as being concerning as well as struggle for some American’s to obtain food stamps.

Loyola’s Hunger Week has existed for 40 years. Hunger Week 2014 is taking place from Nov. 3 to the Nov. 9 with beneficiaries including A Just Harvest, the Society of St. Andrew, and The Hunger Project.

You can visit Loyola’s website here for ways to donate and participate in Hunger Week 2014.

Loyola women’s basketball season underway

Simone Law  scored a game-high 18 points in Loyola's win over John Carroll. Photo from Loyola Athletics.

Simone Law scored a game-high 18 points in Loyola’s win over John Carroll. Photo from Loyola Athletics.

By Ayrealle Beavers

The Loyola women’s basketball team is preparing for its home opener. Over the first week of November the  team has played two exhibition games, one against Lewis University and the second against John Carroll University.

Through these games the Lady Ramblers were able to show off their returning players: Tiana Karopulos, Taylor Johnson, and Simone Law.

“Injury is often times looked upon as a set back, but I see it as motivation for this upcoming season to prove people wrong,” said returning small forward Simone Law. Missing last season due to surgery, Simone Law is prepared to help lead the Ramblers to a victorious season.

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‘Hogwarts Professor’ talks Harry Potter fandom at Loyola lecture

Photo by Flickr user Scott Smith, used under the Creative Commons license.

Photo by Flickr user Scott Smith, used under the Creative Commons license.

By Sarah Harrington

An avid Harry Potter scholar proved that the story is deeper then witchcraft and wizardry Wednesday night in Damen Student Center.

John Granger came to speak at Loyola University on “The Seven Keys to Harry Potter”, hosted by the club Alliance for Awesome. He studied Classics in school and loves English literature. He also identifies himself as a Christian and a member of the Episcopal Church.

Granger’s story is unique. He was urged by many friends to read the first Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone”. However, he was put off by the title and expected it to be about things he did not believe in, namely sorcery. Once Granger read the book he realized he was terribly mistaken. He told the crowd that reading the book brought him to tears and the comparisons to Christianity are unmistakable.

“I realized by the end of the book that she was a Christian,” Granger said. “She chose to entrench the books with Christian symbolism like Narnia.”

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Loyola Darkwing hitting the road for Ultimate tournament

Photo from Darkwing Ultimate on Facebook.

Photo from Darkwing Ultimate on Facebook.

By Nikhil Sequeira

Loyola’s men’s Ultimate Frisbee team, Loyola Darkwing, move closer to earning a top spot in the sectionals tournament held in early April next year.

This upcoming weekend sees the team’s last tournament this fall at the Missouri Loves Company Tournament, one of the biggest Ultimate tournaments in the Midwest

Their goal is clear: earn a top spot in sectionals, which would see them with a top bid in the regional competition. The team has never won the regional in their club history, but finishing in the top two would see them to the National Championship.

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