Posts in category "Nightlife"

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 »

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 »

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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Lollapalooza: Cheap Ways To Enjoy The Concert

Lollapalooza: Cheap Ways To Enjoy The Concert
Some time between March 27th when three day passes went on sale, and May 29th when Lollapalooza tickets sold out, you shelled out anywhere between $95 and $230 to gain access to the largest music festival of the summer. That’s a lot of cash. Of course with headliners like Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers... Read more »

5 Ways To Survive The 5th of July

5 Ways To Survive The 5th of July
If July 4th is America’s favorite day of the year, July 5th is likely its least favorite. As the country returns to work/school/real life after a day of beer, BBQs, fireworks and other patriotic things, a collective groan of regret and hungover headaches is sweeping from sea to shining sea. Likely, you also have the... Read more »

Safety On The CTA

Safety On The CTA
Recent Chicago Tribune articles focused on crime and the CTA have put the potential dangers of public transportation into the headlines. But what struck us here at ChiU, wasn’t just the crime statistics or anecdotes. It was that college students, and college-aged Chicagoans, seem to be frequent victims. Perhaps it is that some students are... Read more »
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Tuning In With Mapmaker

Tuning In With Mapmaker
by Rebecca Diaz If Mapmaker were a show mannequin, it would wear a sweet fedora but it would also have a fresh pair of Nikes. Thankfully, Mapmaker is not a mannequin; they are instead, a talented Chicago-based band. As a musical group, these dudes have managed to mix Funky old-timey tunes of jazz with a... Read more »

Birthday Presents On A College Budget

Birthday Presents On A College Budget
In college, money takes on a whole new meaning. Every quarter means another load of laundry, every dollar means staying caffeinated for the rest of the day and things you always took for granted seem to cost the price of a Lamborghini. Case in point: Birthdays.  Birthdays circa 2nd grade meant awesome themes, gift bags... Read more »

Freshman Guide To Loyola University

Freshman Guide To Loyola University
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 »
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Chicago Latino Film Festival

    Sick of just doing and seeing everyday things? Well, starting this Friday, you will have the opportunity to experience something completely different. Chicago prides itself on its diversity, but how much of that diversity do we actually experience? Do we actually ever take the many opportunities presented to us to experience a new... Read more »