• BREAKING: Sexual assault reported in Mertz

    A female Loyola student reported she was sexually assaulted by a male student in Mertz Hall on Saturday, April 12. According to a Campus Safety report, the attacker was the female student’s acquaintance. Neither person has been publicly identified. The Chicago Police Department of News Affairs has no record of the incident and said Loyola’s Department of Campus Safety handles [...]

    BREAKING: Sexual assault reported in Mertz
  • When in Rome: Poste Vecie

    My first trip to Venice was marked by a substandard meal. Regardless of what I ate, I had a great time partying during Carnevale. So I went again. I still wanted to get a good Venetian meal during my time there. When I was dancing at a rave in the fish market, I bumped into this place called Poste Vecie. [...]

    When in Rome: Poste Vecie
  • Chicago Shooting Report: April 5 to April 12

    The Chicago Shooting Report is a weekly list of shootings around the Chicago area compiled by The PHOENIX. There are two important things to keep in mind. First, this list is not necessarily complete; some shootings may not have been reported or picked up by the media. Second, there will occasionally be overlap between weekly reports due to delays in [...]

    Chicago Shooting Report: April 5 to April 12
  • BREAKING: Two shootings reported near Lake Shore Campus

    Two shootings were reported last night both on and near Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Campus Safety issued a report of a shooting around 1 a.m. Friday at the corner of Albion Rd. and Sheridan Ave. “The offender was driving a dark pickup truck and fired several shots from the vehicle striking a victim once,” the email alert said. “The offender [...]

    BREAKING: Two shootings reported near Lake Shore Campus
  • The quest for vitamin D

    Wouldn’t it be convenient if we could just eat sunshine? If we ever forget our packed lunch, or we’re too broke to go grocery shopping, how lovely would it be to just go outside in the park, open wide and swallow mouthfuls of sunrays and then feel full? Well, although that isn’t exactly how it works, sunshine is still important [...]

    The quest for vitamin D
  • Health care in need of bilingual professionals

    Going to the doctor is a mundane activity for a majority of the population. You go for a yearly checkup, get antibiotics if you’re not feeling well and visit the hospital if something serious happens. But for patients who have to worry about whether or not they will be able to communicate with their doctor, the situation can be much [...]

    The PHOENIX/Emma Cook
  • Left in the dark: Students, community should demand more transparency

    “Will you promise to respond to any student-led petition addressed to you or your administration with more than 1,500 signatures within 30 days, in a manner that is comprehensive and available to the entire Loyola community?” This was the request made of Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., last Tuesday, April 1, in a meeting with Peter Kobak, 22, who graduated [...]

    The PHOENIX/ Mary Byrne: Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., giving the 2014 State of the University speech in January.
  • Remembering the Rwandan genocide

    At the same time the world is recalling the mass killings that devastated Rwanda in 1994, a group of Loyola students is dedicating an entire week to educating others about genocide. “By raising awareness on campus about one genocide, it’ll hopefully promote people to look into other genocides as well,” said Katelyn Coghlan, 20, a junior international studies and environmental [...]

    Remembering the Rwandan genocide
  • Racial bias still main cause of hate crime

    On Feb. 10, a middle school student  the northwest suburb Crystal Lake was reportedly called “Persian” by a fellow student before being savagely beaten. The attack left him with two broken collar bones. During the week of Feb. 19, dozens of houses of worship in the far north suburbs of Waukegan and Gurnee were vandalized with painted red hateful messages. [...]

    Racial bias still main cause of hate crime
  • Students vote to end sale of plastic bags on campus

    The student votes are in — Ramblers support banning plastic bags on campus and replacing them with compostable ones, but the administration has the final vote. In October 2013, Gabriella Baldassari, 22, a senior environmental studies major, proposed her compostable bag initiative to the Unified Student Government Association (USGA) as the first step in her campaign. In addition to proposing [...]

    Taber Andrew Bain/Flickr Creative Commons
Chicagoans use an estimated 3.7 million plastic bags daily, according to Ald. Proco Joe Moreno.

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BREAKING: Sexual assault reported in Mertz

BREAKING: Sexual assault reported in Mertz

April 15, 2014 at 9:10 pm

A female Loyola student reported she was sexually assaulted by a male student in Mertz Hall on Saturday, April 12. According to a Campus Safety report, the attacker was the...

Sports »

Alison Szykowny has been able to break all of her records even without the help of proper training facilities. The runners practice at Sean Earl Field on campus as well as in Norville Athletic Center. However, because of the nature of her events, she must practice off-campus early in the morning to ensure that people are not hit by the flying objects.

Shots fired: Szykowny rebreaks record

April 15, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Alison Szykowny has been able to break all of her records even without the help of proper training facilities. The runners practice at Sean Earl Field on campus as well as...

Closer Look »

The quest for vitamin D

The quest for vitamin D

April 10, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Wouldn’t it be convenient if we could just eat sunshine? If we ever forget our packed lunch, or we’re too broke to go grocery shopping, how lovely would it be to just...

  • Tired of taxis?
    Tired of taxis?

    Living in a big city as a poor college student means you probably don’t have a car, which can make getting around...

    April 1, 2014 at 9:57 pm
  • Internship Advice
    Internship Advice

    If you are one of the lucky few who have earned a spot at an internship, congratulations – you are setting yourself...

    March 26, 2014 at 10:04 am
  • For love or money?
    For love or money?

    Her dad wanted her to be a doctor, but Avery Waklatsi had a different plan. “You have to be honest with yourself...

    March 19, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Diversions »

When in Rome: Poste Vecie

When in Rome: Poste Vecie

April 14, 2014 at 11:43 am

My first trip to Venice was marked by a substandard meal. Regardless of what I ate, I had a great time partying during Carnevale. So I went again. I still wanted to get...

  • Gary Numan takes the stage at Metro 3/29
    Gary Numan takes the stage at Metro 3/29

    All photos by: Daniel Locke / PR Photos The singer of hit song “Cars” from the ‘80s packed the Metro on March...

    April 12, 2014 at 1:35 pm
  • Sound Advice: Desert Noises
    Sound Advice: Desert Noises

    Before Desert Noises became a full-fledged, touring rock group a little more than three years ago, Kyle Henderson,...

    April 9, 2014 at 11:57 am
  • When in Rome: Pizzeria da Michele
    When in Rome: Pizzeria da Michele

    Before I left for Italy, my Dad asked his Sicilian co-worker about things I should do during my travels. Besides...

    April 9, 2014 at 11:00 am

Discourse »

Courtesy of ATP: Robert H. Richards IV

Wealth should not exclude one from fair punishment

April 11, 2014 at 1:56 pm

As recently released court documents show, in 2009, the heir of the American chemical company DuPont was tried and convicted for the rape of his 3-year-old daughter, but he...