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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Formal Recruitment

Whether you believe in sisterhood, or dismiss greek life entirely, few campuses around the country are exempt from the craziness of formal recruitment. After hearing all the rumors my first year, I decided to bite the bullet and go through formal recruitment last fall. Although at times overwhelming and not at all what I expected,… Continue reading 6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Formal Recruitment

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You Can Sleep When You’re Dead: How To Hack Your Sleep Cycle

Sure, the recommended amount of sleep for college students is 8 hours per night, but if we’re honest with ourselves that’s a fantasy. Now that summer (and the beautiful sleep schedule that it brought with it) is coming to a close, this is your guide to surviving on less than 6 hours of sleep a… Continue reading You Can Sleep When You’re Dead: How To Hack Your Sleep Cycle

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Eat Your Way Through Pilsen (Gentrification Free)

Over the last few months I finally got to experience summer in Chicago without snow and dreary weather! And it was incredible! Since I've been working in Pilsen, a neighborhood on Chicago's southwest side, I fell in love with it so here is my guide to the best of Pilsen. From food to culture, Pilsen… Continue reading Eat Your Way Through Pilsen (Gentrification Free)

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7 Books to Read Before Summer Ends

With a commute like mine, I’ve been reading about a book a week. From poetry to nonfiction to an office survival guide, I’ve gotten my hands on tons of books this summer. There are only a few weeks left before an endless barrage of Foucault, Rousseau, and Marx take hold of my free time so these… Continue reading 7 Books to Read Before Summer Ends

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Summer in the City: Chicago

Summer has finally arrived, and it will be my first working in Chicago. So, free from school and only working 50 hours a week, I am making it my mission to experience the city (hopefully without spending my whole stipend). This is my comprehensive list of things to do this summer in Chicago. I reached… Continue reading Summer in the City: Chicago

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Healthy Self Criticism

This year, I've spent a bunch of time and effort trying different ways to maximize my awesomeness: everything from starting to time track to running a half marathon. These projects came out of the initial set of goals I created for this school year. With only 5 weeks until the end of this school year (the… Continue reading Healthy Self Criticism

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Mapping My College Friendship Network

I've seen a lot of articles discussing sociologist Janice McCabe's novel Connecting in College: How Friendship Networks Matter for Academic and Social Success. McCabe divides people into three types of networks, so I decided to chart my own network. This is what I learned about my friendship network and how I structure my relationships. McCabe's Conclusions McCabe asked… Continue reading Mapping My College Friendship Network

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Beginner’s Guide to Calligraphy and Hand Lettering

Since I started Bullet Journaling, I've seen hand lettering and calligraphy everywhere on Instagram and Pinterest. My handwriting isn't a work of art by any stretch of the imagination, so I figured I'd leave that part of Bullet Journaling to the professionals. However, for Christmas my mom got me a calligraphy set for me to… Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Calligraphy and Hand Lettering

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Leuchtturm 1917 Notebook Review

Over the last 6 (!) months of bullet journaling, I've heard the whole "you just need a notebook and a pen" story a thousand times. It still seemed like everybody was using the same notebook, the Leuchtturm 1917 in A5. Even the Official Bullet Journal notebook is made by Leuchtturm, so I figured there must be… Continue reading Leuchtturm 1917 Notebook Review

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Time Tracking in my Bullet Journal

As we move into midterm season at my school, there isn't a ton of time to waste, but somehow I've found the day getting away from me. Since this seems to be a running theme for me every quarter, I've been looking for ways to improve my time management skills. Inspired by Kara from Boho… Continue reading Time Tracking in my Bullet Journal