New Grads: This is what really matters

With graduation sweeping the nation, a monstrous wave of 20-somethings will struggle to find their identity post college. For the past two decades, the ‘student’ label has defined who they are and overnight, that will change. At 26-years-old, I’m far from having it figured out but I can say I’ve been there and point you to... Read more »

'Feliz Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe' and Why Chicago Should Care

Feliz dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe! Today marks the 481th year since Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to the peasant, Juan Diego. Even if you are unfamiliar with Catholic Mexican symbols, you might easily recognize the Mexican icon. In stereotypical fashion, her image is used among the Latino community as a car decal, tattoo or... Read more »

President Barack Obama...Then and Now

Like everyone else, I remember exactly where I was on the night of the 2008 presidential elections…at my Chicago apartment envious of everyone down at Grant Park. You see, it was my first ever election. In 2004 I had just become a U.S. citizen, but I was too young to vote by just three months.... Read more »

A Chicago Bucket List: 25 Things to Do In Chicago Beyond the Touristy Stuff

Happy birthday Chicago! You’re 175! To celebrate, here’s a list of the 25 ultimate things to do that are ‘so Chicago’ (25 because I couldn’t think of  175. Deal with it). I’m also not talking about the lame touristy ‘have deep dish pizza, ride the ferris wheel at Navy Pier, go to the top of... Read more »