Posts in category "UChicago Happenings"

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 »

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 »

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 »
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NATO For The Foreign Policy Novice

NATO For The Foreign Policy Novice
(Photo: Flickr/isafmedia) It is going to screw up your commute, interfere with weekend plans in the Loop and be covered 24-hours a day by the media. It will also potentially determine the future course of foreign policy for 28 countries. NATO is landing in Chicago this weekend, officially running from Sunday, May 20- Monday, May... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Campus Question: How will you survive the rest of winter?

Campus Question: How will you survive the rest of winter?
  By Karis Hustad (with photo/interview contributions from Adilla Menayang, Annie Gudorf, Laura Kujava and Katie Paul) Before this week’s Campus Question, I want to give a HUGE thank you shout-out to Loyola sophomore Vis. Comm. major Elli Ouradnik for creating our new banner! Hey guess what Chicago?  Youre totally not going to believe this,... Read more »
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Campus Question: Resolutions for the New Semester

Campus Question: Resolutions for the New Semester
By Karis Hustad, Sophomore, Loyola University Chicago (photo and interview contributions also by Annie Gudorf, Adilla Menayang, Laura Kujava, Lauren Tate Snyder and Katie Paul) The beginning of the semester/quarter can be a wonderful, yet terrible time in any college student’s life.  On one hand, it means a fresh beginning: new classes, new schedule, new... Read more »