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A Thank You Note

Your old pal Brooke reports to write the monthly blog for the very last time. Brooke surprised the office with the post and took this very last blog opportunity to "express her gratitude for the Messina office, the opportunities that working here for the past three years has afforded her, and the beautiful and kind souls that work therein." Our staff will miss Brooke rolling in on her Heelys and the ways she made Messina come to life for others!

The Second Semester, but Make It Our First

Who would’ve known what this pandemic lifestyle had in store for students at college? First-year student, Sabrina Gurung reflects on the semester of virtual learning as well as what it was like to move to Baltimore and transition to on-campus life.

The Days That Will Come

Senior, Brooke Amodei, reflects back on things students miss from a pre-COVID Loyola world and all the things that current first-year students have to look forward to in their future years at Loyola.

Trusting the Process

Brooke Amodei, ’21, reflects on her experience as an Evergreen and encourages fellow students to apply to be one as well.

There’s No Place Like Loyola For the Holidays

Each year, as students push on through finals and on to the break, traditions on campus remind them that there’s something extra-special about getting to celebrate the holiday season here at Loyola.

You Can’t Go Home Again

Junior, Brooke Amodei reflects on several scenarios, including her own, in which students might not be able to "go home" for the holidays. Under these circumstances, Loyola is often that constant that begins to feel like home.

Last First Day

Loyola Senior, Caroline Hermance reflects back on her first day of school as a first-year at all the way through to her last first day of school in her final year.

The Destruction of Appalachia

An event reflection by Kassidy Mcvey, class of 2019, featuring human rights photographer and President of Keeper of the Mountains Foundation: Paul Corbit Brown.

Spring Time in Baltimore

With the plants starting to bloom Loyola’s campus is a beautiful place to be this time of year, and together Loyola and the Baltimore community have a lot to offer students in the area. Check out a list of spring events and things to do on Loyola’s campus and Baltimore’s community below.

A.E. Stallings and Europe's Refugee Crisis

Widely admired for her wit and mastery form that connects the classical world with contemporary life, A.E. Stallings addressed Europe’s refugee crisis while reading from her poetic work.

Language Through Expression and Art

An artist talk and performance event by Breai Mason-Campbell and the Guardian Baltimore Dance Company. This performance reflects on the world as a place faced with contradiction in gender and race.

A New Year in Baltimore

A guide to keep students up to date on what fun things will be happening on Loyola’s campus and the surrounding Baltimore area in the beginning of 2019.

Christmas in Baltimore

In case you missed any of this year’s festive events in Baltimore, check out the highlight video!

Winter Wonderland in Baltimore

Getting excited for the holiday/winter season on campus? Check out this list of fun activities to do at Loyola and around Baltimore!

2018 Baltimore Book Festival

A busy weekend for Baltimore--the Orioles played their last home games, the convention center was crowded with Comic-Con enthusiasts, and the Baltimore Book Festival took over the Inner Harbor. Encouraging students to explore all that Baltimore has to offer, Messina ran a shuttle on a continuous loop from the library to the Inner Harbor for the Baltimore Book Festival.

Making the Black Panther Costumes Come to Life

Ruth Carter, the costume designer for Black Panther, spoke on Loyola’s campus as a part of her college lecture tour. Taking the film and television industry by storm, the experienced costume designer has worked on over 40 films in her career, including Malcolm X and Selma, and has been the first African American woman nominated for an Academy Award.

Welcoming All New Hounds

Most of you have probably already begun to adjust to the Evergreen Campus, but in case if there are still some things that you are trying to figure out, here are some tips and tricks on maneuvering through Loyola’s beautiful campus.

Coming Full-Circle: From First-Year Student to GRC

GRC, Marin reflects on how Messina helped to support her in her and challenge her in positive ways during her first year. Marin followed through with that focus on student development and now serves as a Graduate Resident Coordinator as she completes her Master's in Teaching.

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Advising and Support

7 ways Loyola helps ease the transition to college

A student shares seven ways her first-year experience was enhanced by the people and programs at Loyola.

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