Rosca's Ramblings

I’m getting myself settled to write with a strawberry cream cheese bagel next to me, and the first thing I see when I look up from my laptop is my new Hitchcock-esque “Search Party” poster …

Rosca's Ramblings

Where to begin. These past months, with COVID-19 and all, have been subpar by anyone’s standards, but something good has come of them — a brief, screeching halt.   After years, lifetimes even, of putting things …

Rosca's Ramblings

When I first started college, I said to my parents I wanted to move out of Chicago the moment I graduated. They told me I shouldn’t speak too soon. Four years later, I can say …

Arts & Entertainment

It seems COVID-19 is forcing us all to “take breaks” from normal life. It’s not much of a break though, considering anxiety is high and the mundane activities we all took for granted up until …

Arts & Entertainment

In the midst of a continuously developing coronavirus pandemic that has uprooted students worldwide from their daily routines, Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) decided to restrict students’ studio access and cancel or …

Rosca's Ramblings

I never thought I would say or write this, but I like college basketball.  “Free throws are free” is the mindset I’ve acquired this past weekend, and I blame it all on The Phoenix’s sports …

Arch Madness

Following this weekend’s pattern of upsets, Valparaiso University clinched its spot in the Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball tournament championship game, beating Missouri State University 89-82 Saturday night. The Crusaders are the first No. 7 …

Arch Madness

In a neck-and-neck second half game Thursday night, No. 7-seeded Valparaiso University slipped past University of Evansville 58-55, advancing to the quarterfinals against No. 2-seeded Loyola Friday night. After Valparaiso took a small lead into …