Taco Night in the City!

By Marisol Ledezma

After a long week of studying, note taking and working retail I needed a break! I also needed a meal since it was 8pm and my stomach was rumbling. After looking at a few reviews on Yelp, I came across Taco Joint and decided to give it a try with my boyfriend.


(Photo Credit: Marisol L.)



Museum Spotlight – Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti at the Field Museum

By Emily Wagner

Hey friends! As you may or may not know, I am a history nerd. I love all things past tense, and I really enjoy discovering new subjects under the vast historical umbrella. On March 14, I had a great opportunity to go to the Field Museum to see one of their speciality exhibits all about the the history of the Vodou religion in Haiti. It featured many different artifacts from a private collection, ranging from handmade dolls called Lwa, which represent different spirits, to special items used in rituals.

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Lwa (Photo Credit: Emily Bajzek)


How to Party like a Leprechaun in Chicago

By Colleen Laughlin.

St. Patrick’s Day is Tuesday, March 17.

If you’re familiar with Chicago, you probably know that St. Patrick’s day is a big deal. There’s no shortage of things to do over St. Patrick’s day weekend in Chicago.


The Perks of Being “Basic”

By Jordan Kunkel

Photo Credit: Jordan Kunkel

Photo Credit: Jordan Kunkel

When you live in Chicago, it becomes easy to write off many activities and events as “tourist.” Months can go by without visiting the bean or stepping foot in a museum. But those places are a part of Chicago for a reason—they add art and culture to a beautiful city, even if popular tourist attractions (and they make for great Snapchat stories).



Hi there!

We’re Living the Chi Life, and we’re so excited to start this blog and to explore Chicago with you guys!

Living the Chi Life is the blog of: Colleen, Emily, Jordan, Marisol, and Rena, Five Loyola University Chicago students. To learn more about each blogger, you can visit our about page to read our bios!

This blog is a part of our Communications and New Media class. We’ll be exploring Chicago through a student’s perspective and sharing our favorite places with you! Whether it’s food, entertainment, special events, or student discounts we’ll be sure to explore it all and share it with you.

Follow us for the best Chicago has to offer college students, and get ready to explore!

-Living the Chi Life

Blog Launch

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Please pardon our appearance while we prepare for our launch.

Check back on February 26th when we go live


Colleen, Emily, Jordan, Marisol, and Rena