Archive for 2012

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 »

An Ode to Finals Week

An Ode to Finals Week
The hustle of finals is now upon us. Evidently, this is nothing new to us — but it never hurts to try out a few common study tips to help us cruise through the utterly infamous reality we call finals week. 1) Stay on top of your health. Dehydration leads to a loss in concentration and... 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 »
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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 »

Happy Election Day #ChiUVote

Happy Election Day #ChiUVote
Whether you are Republican, Democrat, Green, Independent or something in between, politics will rule your agenda today. And we want to hear what you think. Tell us your thoughts on the voting process, the candidates, the issues, the ballots, the headlines, the tweets and whatever other political thoughts are running through your mind. So let... Read more »
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Politics 101

Hi everyone! I’m Isabella Walker, a senior and Political Science/International Studies/Journalism student at Loyola University Chicago. I’m really excited to be joining the team at ChiU as a political writer, particularly focusing on the upcoming election. As any good politician would, I figured I should give just a bit of background about myself (no need... Read more »

Senior Year Bucket List

Senior Year Bucket List
The sand is almost completely emptied from the hourglass that is college. What once seemed like enough sand to lay out and tan on, now seems like just enough to unwelcomely lay on the bottom of your shoe. With time closing in, internships seem to be the trending topic of every fellow senior, and nervous... Read more »

North Coast Survival Guide

North Coast Survival Guide
North Coast Music Festival invades Chicago today, bringing with it its own incredible brand of weird. Here’s a little history, and some facts that will help you survive The North Coast Music Festival, which is a brainchild of several Chicago promoters, is in its third year. Its  remarkably eclectic mix of artists has entertained over... 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 »