Fans, athletes bond at Rambler Rowdies game night

File photo from Loyola University Chicago.

File photo from Loyola University Chicago

By Sarah Harrington

Loyola athletes and students bonded Wednesday at a meet-and-greet and game night  a friendly competition that included tossing around a simple roll of toilet paper.

The club Rambler Rowdies hosted the event, and teams in attendance included men’s soccer, women’s volleyball and women’s basketball. The students and teams came together to nurture friendships and create unity on campus.

“I hope it builds a sense of family through new friends you can share something in common with and a build community,” said Erin Yurko, president of Rambler Rowdies.

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Loyola student missing since Monday

By Mariah Evely

Missing Loyola student Lucas Fleisher

Missing Loyola student Lucas Fleisher

Lucas Fleisher, a Loyola University Chicago student has been reported missing by his friends. Fleisher was last seen on Monday April 21, at a Walgreen’s, located at Sheridan and Irving Park, at 7:19 p.m. Campus Safety is currently seeking any information that would them locate him and ascertain his well being.

If you have any information on Fleisher’s whereabouts please call Campus Safety at 773.508.6039.

Loyola to Host 3rd Annual Health, Hope & Heroes 5K Run/Walk and Children’s Hero Hustle

 by Mariah Evely


The Loyola University Chicago will host its Third Annual Health, Hope and Heroes 5K Run/Walk and Children’s Hero Hustle on Sunday, June 8 at 9 a.m. on the shared campus of the Loyola University Medical Center and Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital at 2160 S. First Ave. in Maywood, Ill. rmch_3spot_2_07

After the race will by the Children’s Hero Hustle at 10:30 a.m. Mascots from the area will be available to entertain kids as they race. Children ages 4 and younger will run a 50-yard dash; children ages 5 and older will run a 100-yard dash. Kids’ activities will also be held at the finish line area from 9-11:30 a.m.

For more information about the race, the heroes and to donate click here.

Nacho Average Ping Pong Tournament raises awareness about Domestic Violence

by Mariah Evely

The Alpha Chi Omega Iota Rho chapter will host its second annual Nacho Average Ping Pong Tournament and events throughout the week of March 17-21. All proceeds benefit Between Friends, a nonprofit agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and building a community free of abuse.

Alpha Chi Omega will have tables in Damen Student Center where students can learn more about domestic violence awareness and sign up teams from 11 a.m. -4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of this week. The Ping Pong Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 22 from 3 p.m. to 6p.m. in Lake Shore Dining and will have a nacho bar.

For more information follow Alpha Chi Omega on Twitter @AXOLUC or like them on Facebook. Students can find the event page here. To sign up a team e-mail Briana Vivacqua at


Loyola to host Third Annual ‘Fun Run’


Flyer for the event. From the Fun Run website.

By Mariah Evely

Loyola University Chicago will host its third annual ‘Fun Run’ on Saturday, April 12. This event aims to raise awareness and funding for Kids Caring 4 Kids, a charity with the goal to improve the lives of children across Africa through the efforts of children in America.

The Fun Run route begins at Mundelein Center, at the Lake Shore Campus, at 9 a.m. and ends at the Terry Student Center at the Water Tower Campus, a total distance of 7.8 miles. The suggested cost of the event is $15 per contestant. To register to participate, or for more information click here.

Stritch Student Receives Leadership Award from AAMC

by Mariah Evely

Ray Mendez. Photo from

Ray Mendez. Photo from

Ray Mendez, a third-year medical student at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, was named a 2013 Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship recipient. The Nickens awards are administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The five scholarships, amounting to $5,000, are given to students entering their third year of medical school who have shown leadership in efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care and have demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. To read more about how Mendez received the award click here.

Loyola hosts Jesuit Jam 2014

by Mariah Evely


The Loyola University Chicago Jesuit Community’s annual Jesuit Jam will be held on February 6, 2014. The Loyola Ramblers will face the Bradley Braves at 7 p.m. at the Gentile Arena. The first 500 students to arrive at the game will receive free Jesuit Jam 2014 t-shirts.

Free pizza and a chance to meet members of the Jesuit community will be held on the second floor of Norville after the game.

Video uploaded on YouTube by Martin Ngo