We made it, folks. It’s the end of the semester, the last issue of The Phoenix of the decade and finals are coming up. It’s a lot ending, but there’s one very specific end I …

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It took me a while to grow into my red hair. Long before I developed an adult personality, my mane had a personality of its own. I grew up labeled a hothead, with old ladies …

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Look, I know it’s not a hot take to like dogs. But I would be wasting a few inches of weekly print space if I didn’t take advantage of it to tell stories about my …

This week, I’ll admit, I seem to have run out of ideas for my column. I started writing something earlier this week, but by the time I looked at it again in the newsroom, I …

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They say the best way to remember someone who has died is to do things they loved — to honor their memory by living life the way they did. In the case of my Uncle …

From the Editor's Desk

Last week, as our beloved Student Media Manager Ralph Braseth was talking to a group of exhausted editors huddled around the long center table in The Phoenix’s newsroom, I noticed something. Ralph, I promise I …

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In my three years at Loyola, I’ve grown familiar with the telltale signs of the mid-semester blues.  Everyone is sick, punctuating their sentences with coughs and sniffles. Bank accounts are running low, and questions such …

This past weekend, I drove from Chicago to Marquette, Michigan for my cousin’s wedding. No surprise, it was a blast. And even less of a surprise, my body still hurts from dancing for hours in …