Posts tagged "College"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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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Food Inspiration From Summer

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It may be descending into the cold of winter here in Chicago, but don’t let the frost get in the way of your tastebuds. ChiU writer/videographer Adilla Menayang made a video of his summer food explorations around the Windy City, and we decided to post it now to give all you Chicago students a little... 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 »

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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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 »