Posts in category "Social Media"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

KONY 2012: The Video, The Background, The Critics

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I have posted about Kony 2012 twice before: once pointing out the posters that have adorned my Loyola University campus since last fall, and once as a news story people should consider following this year. On March 5, the culmination of guerrilla advertising efforts went viral with the 30 minute feature film on the Kony... Read more »

PC To Mac: An Ideological Journey

PC To Mac: An Ideological Journey
A black screen of computer death greeted me on Sunday morning, marked with the epitaph so many PC owners have inevitably been faced with: RESTART/COMPUTER MALFUNCTION/PRESS ENTER TO REBOOT. And though I desperately hit the enter key repeatedly, praying the last few months of reduced-to-zero-minutes battery life, sporadic inexplicable shutdowns, constant overheating hard drive and... Read more »
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Online Campus: Six Links That Will Make You Think

Online Campus: Six Links That Will Make You Think
This week, the internet has been buzzing over college.  Check out these links and get the conversation going: NPR reports that college costs are going up, according to a College Board report released on Tuesday This OpEd from WaPo says that NCAA athletes should be allowed to major in “sports” According to the WSJ, 90′s... Read more »

Steve Jobs Stanford University Commencement Speech 2005

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On Wednesday, October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs passed away from pancreatic cancer. Many people, especially millenials,  found out about his death on devices of his own creation- MacBooks, iPhones, iPads.  This is not only a testimonial to the presence he created in our daily lives, but also that he revolutionized the way that we disseminate... Read more »

Write For ChiU!

  Dear Current and Future Chicago College Students, Do you love Chicago?  Do you love College?  Do you love when these two wonderful worlds come together?  Then you would probably be the perfect candidate to write for ChiU. Here is what we are looking for: Social media mavens Photographers Writers Chicago enthusiasts Here are (just)... Read more »
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Summer Internship: The End

Summer Internship: The End
By Laura Kujava, Annie Gudorf and Karis Hustad August signals the end of summer, and the beginning of a new school year.  For us, as well as many of our readers, this means the end of a summer internship. At the end of any experience it is incredibly important to reflect on what you have... Read more »