10 things to do instead of talking about the cold weather

10 things to do instead of talking about the cold weather
It’s cold. Anyone who has glanced at their thermometer, smart phone, or (god forbid) stepped outside in the last twelve hours is well aware of the “polar vortex” that has whipped its way down from the glaciers at the top of the earth to our winter-weary lower 48. So instead of restating the obvious on... Read more »

When I No Longer Feel Safe on My Street: Harassment in Chicago

When I No Longer Feel Safe on My Street: Harassment in Chicago
“Americans like to boast that we’re the freest country on Earth, yet half the population doesn’t even feel free enough to go on a walk at night.” -Jackson Katz I came to Chicago for college four years ago from a suburb of the Twin Cities where the crime rate is essentially non-existent. Once here, even... Read more »

In Defense of the Bandwagon Fan

In Defense of the Bandwagon Fan
If you asked me in March how the Blackhawks were doing, I would have replied “Good…right? They’re usually good… I think.” Ask me how the Blackhawks are doing now, I could give you Corey Crawford’s stats, who scored the winning goal and which player has been injured in the last two series. Yes, I’m the... Read more »
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Father's Day After Your Father Dies

Father's Day After Your Father Dies
This year will be the second year I face Father’s Day without a key ingredient: a dad. To be completely honest, I had forgotten that Father’s Day was approaching until a friend asked how I was doing during “this time of year”. My family will tell you that I have never been good with these... Read more »

Best Graduation Advice: Class of 2013

Best Graduation Advice: Class of 2013
It is a tough world out there, class of 2013 graduates. The job market is tough for most majors, and even if you have a job, you may be part of the two-thirds of college students saddled with debt and/or the 39 percent of 18-34 year olds who live with their parents. Despite the scary... Read more »

Commuting in Chicago: The Loyola Perspective

Commuting in Chicago: The Loyola Perspective
When I tell someone I’m a commuter, most of the time they say something like, “Oh… I’m sorry.” I’m a freshman at Loyola University Chicago, and commute a half hour each way from home (with my parents) to school. Commuting from home was financially much more practical than living in a dorm and, coming from a... Read more »
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The Best Enclaves In The City

The Best Enclaves In The City
As Chicago college students, we all know what it is like to lead a busy city life. You know the moments: when your constant commute from school to work to errands makes the ‘el’ feels more like your home than your apartment, when you get stuck walking behind a gaggle of tourists on Michigan Avenue... Read more »

Working Out On A College Schedule (And Budget)

Working Out On A College Schedule (And Budget)
I am a student, and that occupation can often seem more frustrating than rewarding. To begin, students are generally busy- between schoolwork, actual work and extracurricular activities, cramming a social life, downtime and working out into a 24/7 week gets to be a little stressful. In addition, there are a lot of expenses that come... Read more »

Best of ChiU 2012

Best of ChiU 2012
In 12 hours, 2012 will be pre-teen history, and we’ll be ringing in 2013. This year certainly was memorable. From a viral “Kony” video to the election and everything in between, 2012 was a roller coaster we won’t forget soon. Here are the best ChiU posts in 2012. But the blog doesn’t end here. Tell... Read more »
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An Ode to Finals Week

An Ode to Finals Week
The hustle of finals is now upon us. Evidently, this is nothing new to us — but it never hurts to try out a few common study tips to help us cruise through the utterly infamous reality we call finals week. 1) Stay on top of your health. Dehydration leads to a loss in concentration and... Read more »