Hunger Week is going on this week! Check out some of the buzz around campus about the week’s events and peoples’ thoughts on world hunger/poverty as a significant cause.
Storify Compiled By Kim De Guzman/Editor-in-Chief
By Kim De Guzman Editor-in-Chief According to the Hunger Project, 925 million people do not have enough to eat and every five seconds, a child dies from hunger related diseases. Over 9 million people have died from hunger in 2012 and more than 22,000 people die each day of hunger related causes. And that’s barely scratching the surface. Every year, a group of students come together to create a series of events to raise awareness and acknowledge the importance about world hunger. In fact, they dedicate a whole week to their cause: Hunger Week. more »
By Jill Kreider Chameleon Staff Writer Our Chameleon staff writer Jill Kreider sits down with two Muslim Loyola students and uncovers the religious and cultural significance of wearing hijabs. Q: Why type of veil do you wear? Naila: I wear the Hijab, which is a headscarf, and also the jilbab, or burqa, which is the long, dress-like garment that covers the entire body. It is meant to hide the form of the body. Sairah: It’s a regular scarf called the Hijab. Q: Does it change for different situations? Naila: Well, I have to wear more »
By Nicholas Moutvic Chameleon Staff Writer Mertz hurts, we all know it. Don’t bother hurting it back, it’s not worth the wasted energy. Instead go out and find yourself that lucky boy or girl you will think is God’s gift to the world for the next three beautifully blissful weeks unaware of the absolute ignorance that plagues them and the absence of even a glimmer of self awareness that seems to radiate from that empty skull. Using my foolproof checklist, you will find the ideal, lack luster comrade with a list a mile long of hidden traits more »
By Chloe Doherty Chameleon Staff Writer On Thursday, September 27, at 6 a.m., members of UNICEF at Loyola participated in “Believe in Zero.” Led by the president of Loyola’s UNICEF, Iliana Alvarenga, each member helped build a large zero out of 600 white flags behind Cudahy Library at Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Each flag represented 33 children that die every day from preventable diseases. For the rest of the day, various UNICEF members stood by the zero, passing out flyers and explaining UNICEF’s mission to passing Loyola students. UNICEF, or the United Nations Children’s Fund, more »
Chen Shenjie is a foreign exchange student from the University of International Business and Economics. She sits down with Kim De Guzman to talk about her American adventures, her life in China, and well…chocolate. Kim De Guzman (KD): Why did you want to visit America? Chen Shenjie (CS): I’d like to go to America for my graduate studies, and so this exchange student program is an opportunity for me to travel here and see which US city suits me the best. This experience is also a test, because I want to see how well I can adapt to more »