Tag: Chicago

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 »

Olympics: 5 ways you know you're obsessed

Olympics: 5 ways you know you're obsessed
Even though Chicago was not chosen to host the Olympics, the city continues to obsess over the games. Every Twitter feed, Facebook page and phone app is dedicated to divulging any and all Olympic details. Is this mania just simple country pride, or is it something more? Here are 5 surefire ways to know if... Read more »

Lollapalooza: Cheap Ways To Enjoy The Concert

Lollapalooza: Cheap Ways To Enjoy The Concert
Some time between March 27th when three day passes went on sale, and May 29th when Lollapalooza tickets sold out, you shelled out anywhere between $95 and $230 to gain access to the largest music festival of the summer. That’s a lot of cash. Of course with headliners like Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers... 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 »

Safety On The CTA

Safety On The CTA
Recent Chicago Tribune articles focused on crime and the CTA have put the potential dangers of public transportation into the headlines. But what struck us here at ChiU, wasn’t just the crime statistics or anecdotes. It was that college students, and college-aged Chicagoans, seem to be frequent victims. Perhaps it is that some students are... Read more »

Pride Parade 2012: Chicago Colleges + Photo Slideshow

Pride Parade 2012: Chicago Colleges + Photo Slideshow
Chicago higher education wasn’t left out of the fun when 850,000 people descended on Lakeview East to enjoy the 2012 Pride Parade. University of Illinois- Chicago (UIC), Roosevelt University, Elmhurst College, Columbia College, Northeastern Illinois University and the Harrington College of Design each had representatives walk in the parade.  UIC’s alumni group also walked in... 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 »

Dalai Lama Visits Loyola

Dalai Lama Visits Loyola
On a cool spring day at Loyola’s Lake Shore campus, lines of people waiting to get into Gentile Arena wrapped around the quad and down Sheridan Road, students side stepped security to get to class and monks held a service in Madonna Della Strada chapel. This was not an ordinary day.  On April 26, His... Read more »

How The River Is Dyed Green

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Like the rest of Chicago, I ventured downtown on St. Patrick’s Day to marvel at the Chicago River dyed a vibrant shade of green in honor of the Irish (ChIrish?) holiday.  Though the Chicago River is normally a sewage-green color anyway, something about that shamrock-green hue seems less “I’m polluted” and more “I’m festive”! Not... Read more »
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Resolutions Every College Student Should Have: 2012 Edition

Resolutions Every College Student Should Have: 2012 Edition
2012 is here, and it’s gearing up to be a big year.  Supposedly the world is supposed to end in December (which would be unfortunate) but this can be spun into a positive: if the world is ending, why not make this the best year yet? Regardless of your opinion on the ancient Mayans, college... Read more »