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Coronavirus redefines home for immigrant

By Luis Mejia Ahrens To most, home is a physical place, a place you go when trouble arises. When dark times loom, home is where...

Pushing for Census Participation at Centro Romero

Self-help pamphlets in Spanish cover the tables dividing a row of seats leaning against the reception area wall. A payphone stands on one corner...

Coronavirus forces Loyola students to return from Rome

Loyola University Chicago's John Felice Rome Center.     By Luis Ahrens Concerns about the potential spread of the Coronavirus has cut short the semester for students studying...

Loyola Grad Students Create App For CTA Elevators

Two Loyola University Chicago graduate students—with the help of the Rogers Park community—have developed an app letting CTA riders know if elevators are out...

The Heartland Always Wanted to Be More Than a Restaurant

(With construction ready to start on the land once occupied by the Heartland Cafe, Loyola University Chicago student Luis Mejia Ahrens looks back at...

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Local Artist, Sara Zainab Akhtar, Shares Insight On Her Art During COVID-19 

By: Ehmed Nauman, Loyola Junior Rogers Park is known to be home to bustling art culture. In jazz clubs or street festivals, local artists make...

Sullivan High School Students Reflect on Reopening

By: Sullivan High School Students CPS schools are open for in-person learning after nearly 18-months of quarantine. Sullivan students shared their feelings about going back...

Importance of Diversity: One Latina’s Journey Towards Representation

By: Dafne Valdez (Loyola Junior) The lack of representation of BIPOC in United States academia has gone under closer scrutiny over the past several years....

Loyola’s Next Generation of Business Leaders: An Interview with Inigo Communications Agency 

By: Donna Kang (Loyola Junior) Internships are a gateway to getting a job, but internships aren’t easy to obtain without prior work experience. While classes...

Balancing Fame and Going to School: An Interview with a Tik Tok Star

By: Priya Patel, Loyola Senior Hours and hours of screen time is spent by millions of users swiping and liking these 15-second videos. Now imagine...