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this semester, i live in a palace

this semester, i live in a palace
HELLO CHICAGONOW WORLD. I’m back! After a refreshing five weeks of winter break in Hinsdale, I’m in Champaign once more. It’s a new semester, which means new classes, a new job, and a new dorm room.  That’s right, I’m officially living in the lap of luxury: Newman Hall! This was never my original plan, but... Read more »

county market: a story of deception

county market: a story of deception
In desperate need of some fruits and veggies, I made the trek to the County Market just before dinnertime last night. However, I ended up leaving the store with much more than my usual groceries. It happened in the condiments aisle. I was traipsing past the different types of salad dressing when something caught my... Read more »

a stress-free semiformal

a stress-free semiformal
When I realized that Chi Omega’s semiformal was quickly approaching, I started to worry. The word “semiformal” caused my high school dance memories to come flooding back to me: finding a dress, realizing you hate the dress the day of the dance, doing your hair and screwing it up, organizing what you and your friends... Read more »
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frozen butts

frozen butts
I’m back in Champaign (or DA PAIGN, as many of my Facebook friends are now calling it) and it’s freaking cold. Now, don’t get me wrong, I adore cold weather. Low temps remind me of Christmastime and anything reminiscent of the holidays makes me happy. But I don’t adore cold weather when I’m here, at... Read more »

home vs. school: the food diaries

home vs. school: the food diaries
So it’s officially Turkey Break and I couldn’t be happier to be home. Certainly, I’m excited to hang out with my family and friends. But I’m even more excited to eat Hinsdale food once more. At U of I, a typical day of eating looks like this: Fiber One bar and stale coffee for breakfast.... Read more »

daddy dearest ventures to champaign

daddy dearest ventures to champaign
This past weekend my little brother and my dad came down to U of I for Dad’s Weekend, and it was craziness. And by that I mean: 1. Every single restaurant was MOBBED. For lunch on Saturday, a group of us went to Murphy’s Pub. We literally had to prowl around the venue for a... Read more »
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room 204 is ready for the holidays

room 204 is ready for the holidays
The holiday season is officially here, just ask our front door. And that’s not the only thing in our dorm room that’s Christmas-ified: our mini tree is up, complete with sparkly ornaments and lights. There’s garland along the edge of my desk with Santa Claus ornaments hanging from it. Oh, and we took down our... Read more »

nachos worthy of a mouthgasm

nachos worthy of a mouthgasm
Two of my best friends, Maggie and Eric, came to visit this weekend. And in a desperate attempt to convince them that U of I is the best school in the whole entire world, we took them to Murphy’s Pub. Now, let me tell you, this isn’t just any bar food. Murphy’s Pub is known... Read more »

my collegiate halloween

my collegiate halloween
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect yesterday. “Do you think people will wear their costumes to class?” I asked my roomie when I awoke in the morning. “Uhh, I don’t know. Probably not,” she replied groggily. “Okay. Well, I’ll just put my cow mask thingy in my backpack. Just in case.” The cow hat... Read more »
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a cow and a baby go on an adventure

a cow and a baby go on an adventure
Yesterday was Chi Omega’s annual spaghetti fundraiser, aptly titled “Spookghetti.” It was a blast – All of us 15’s dressed up in ridiculous costumes and spent the evening smuggling pieces of broken cookies from the food table. (Well, that was what I did, at least.) But the funniest part of the night happened before the... Read more »