Posts in category "College in General"

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 »

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 »

Megabus Vacation

Megabus Vacation
To most college students, the ideal college vacation consists of sipping Pina Coladas on a white-sand beach followed by private surf lessons taught by a local bronzed god. Unfortunately, an A-list vacation comes with a price tag that no college student can afford, especially with a measly minimum wage job or even worse… an unpaid... Read more »
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Student Loan Debt For Senior Citizens And Second Graders?

Student Loan Debt For Senior Citizens And Second Graders?
Recent college graduates dealing with student loan debt: think you got it bad? Wait until you’re 60. Or the parent of an elementary school student. In an article posted today, the Washington Post reports that Americans over the age of 60 account for $36 billion of the current total loan balance and 10 percent of... Read more »

Resolutions Every College Student Should Have: 2012 Edition

Resolutions Every College Student Should Have: 2012 Edition
2012 is here, and it’s gearing up to be a big year.  Supposedly the world is supposed to end in December (which would be unfortunate) but this can be spun into a positive: if the world is ending, why not make this the best year yet? Regardless of your opinion on the ancient Mayans, college... Read more »

Weekly News Crunch, Wk. 8

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The Weekly News Crunch is a video published weekly by ChiU Contributor, Michelle Kingston, who brings forth one international story, one national, one Chicago story, one college story, and one story she found personally interesting within the week. Like what you see? Then follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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Weekly News Crunch, Wk. 6

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The Weekly News Crunch is a video published weekly by ChiU Contributor, Michelle Kingston, who brings forth one international story, one national, one Chicago story, one college story, and one story she found personally interesting within the week. Like what you see? Then follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Freshman Guide to the University of Chicago

Freshman Guide to the University of Chicago
Being a freshman is a pretty intimidating experience. Not only are you forced to move to a new environment with few friends and no family, you usually live with a stranger and move to a place you have never lived before. But don’t worry- you’ll survive. Plus, ChiU is here to make that process a... Read more »

Freshman Guide to Columbia College Chicago

Freshman Guide to Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago is the largest arts and media school in the country, and it shows. With over 12,000 students and an extensive campus spread out in the heart of downtown Chicago, it can be hard for one person to get around and find somewhere to fit. Columbia is a school for self-starters; unlike many... Read more »
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Summer Internship: The Intern Diaries

Summer Internship: The Intern Diaries
  by Karis Hustad, Laura Kujava and Annie Gudorf Somehow, we are only four days away from July. What?!  During the summer it is easy to let the days slip by without notice.  You get into the rhythm of going from job to internship to friends and suddenly a third of the summer has passed... Read more »