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Bidens first month in office: policy, executive orders, and bipartisan politics

Biden’s first month in office: policy, executive orders, and bipartisan politics

Samantha Viel February 19, 2021

In office for under a month, Joe Biden has spent his time signing executive orders— more than  40 in total. In his first day of office alone, the President repealed many of his predecessor's actions,...

On returning to campus

On returning to campus

Samantha Viel January 5, 2021

After a completely virtual fall semester, Loyola remains persistent on opening campus to students in the spring. The University’s stricter course of action as compared to its previous reopening plan...

Reflecting on my vote in an historic election

Reflecting on my vote in an historic election

Samantha Viel November 11, 2020

Although former Vice President Joe Biden was declared as the President-elect by media outlets this Saturday—to which many Americans celebrated—the nation remains skeptical that the election is truly...

An unprecedented midterm season

An unprecedented midterm season

Samantha Viel October 26, 2020

Rather than the usual week of exams, this midterm season has felt like a full month with the transformation to online testing. Personally, my Zoom fatigue peaked during the last few weeks. I barely got...

Antiracist summer book club: Loyolas steps in engaging in conversations about racism

Antiracist summer book club: Loyola’s steps in engaging in conversations about racism

Samantha Viel September 29, 2020

Throughout August, Loyola offered an “Anti-Racist Summer Reading Group” centered around the book “How to be an Antiracist,” an autobiography by Ibram X. Kendi. This book examines a unique perspective...

Student Reaction to University Closing

Student Reaction to University Closing

Samantha Viel March 29, 2020

As the entirety of the Loyola community is well aware, the administration suspended face-to-face instruction and began online courses in light of the rapid spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Online...

Kobe Bryants Legacy

Kobe Bryant’s Legacy

Samantha Viel February 10, 2020

With the tributes honoring Kobe Bryant still growing in number around the world, I would like to take look at the legacy he left behind.  As I’m sure everyone across campus is aware, retired...

Getting off Campus within Budget

Getting off Campus within Budget

Samantha Viel January 26, 2020

Who doesn’t like free transportation? Fortunately for us Loyola students, the university offers a variety of shuttle services, both on and off campus. Nonetheless, the student body has been aching for...

Netflix film fails to inspire emotional engagement

Netflix film fails to inspire emotional engagement

Samantha Viel December 7, 2019

I spent my Thanksgiving break cozying up to watch “Let It Snow,” a Netflix original romance filled with holiday cheer. Based on the novel by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson, “Let...

Joker sheds light on Americas sensitivity

“Joker” sheds light on America’s sensitivity

Samantha Viel November 4, 2019

It seems like every year there is a movie, performance, or book that the American public completely pounces on and blows out of proportion. Currently, the spotlight is on Todd Phillips’ “Joker.” ...

Greyhound Alerts needs to be more effective

Greyhound Alerts needs to be more effective

Samantha Viel October 29, 2019

This academic year, Loyola has been working to improve the Greyhound Alerts system, which is overseen by the Department of Public Safety. All current students, faculty, and administrators that have a...

Precious time during the third democratic debate spent unwisely

Precious time during the third democratic debate spent unwisely

Samantha Viel September 25, 2019

On Thursday, September 12, 11 Democratic candidates took the stage in Houston, Texas. Sharing one stage for the first time, top tier candidates were forced to thrash out over controversial policy reform.   While...

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