Posts in category "Education"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

What Keeps Us Going

What Keeps Us Going
Hello my fellow Chicagoans! I’m Ashley, a Marketing & Management major at the University of Illinois at Chicago. As a new addition to the ChiU team, I’d like to take a second to dedicate my first post to tell you a little bit about myself and what I look forward to sharing with you all.... Read more »

Election 2012: The Chicago College Student Perspective

Election 2012: The Chicago College Student Perspective
On November 6, 2012 Barack Obama was re-elected as the president of the United States. For college students in Chicago, this re-election wasn’t just national news—it was happening within a 30 minutes train ride from most campuses. The focus of most students was on voting, finishing class to watch the results and, for some, watching... Read more »
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Write for ChiU!

Write for ChiU!
So… You’re a college student in Chicago. You’re passionate about this city. You love the college experience. You enjoy putting some of those thoughts into word/photo/video form. Why not write for ChiU? ChiU is looking for writers, photographers and/or videographers for the Fall 2012 semester. We were the first (and only) Chicago college student focused... Read more »

Pride Parade 2012: Chicago Colleges + Photo Slideshow

Pride Parade 2012: Chicago Colleges + Photo Slideshow
Chicago higher education wasn’t left out of the fun when 850,000 people descended on Lakeview East to enjoy the 2012 Pride Parade. University of Illinois- Chicago (UIC), Roosevelt University, Elmhurst College, Columbia College, Northeastern Illinois University and the Harrington College of Design each had representatives walk in the parade.  UIC’s alumni group also walked in... Read more »

Hijab For A Day

Hijab For A Day
On Wednesday, March 15, one of the warmest days of the year thus far (75 degree and sunny), I was covered up head to toe.  Literally.  I wore leather knee-high boots, black jeans, a knee-length skirt, a long-sleeve shirt and a headscarf that covered my hair, neck and chest. Though it may seem like an... 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 »