Life

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

25th Hour

5 Tips to Help You Survive Finals When All You Want is Summer

I've mentioned a few times that I go to a school on the quarter system, which is really great until the end of May. The worst part about being on the quarter system is that while all your friends at other schools are off enjoying the weather and reveling in the endless joy of summer,… Continue reading 5 Tips to Help You Survive Finals When All You Want is Summer

Wellness

I Ran A Half-Marathon! How Race Training Changed My Life

After months of hard work, I did it! I made running a half marathon my goal, stuck to my exercise plan, learned how to eat healthy, and finally made it to the race day. This was my experience figuring out how to make this goal a reality and how it felt to finally run 13.1 miles. Deciding… Continue reading I Ran A Half-Marathon! How Race Training Changed My Life

Wellness

Cooking Without a Kitchen: One Girl + One Microwave + One Meal Plan

As you know, I have been attempting to meal plan! I've been struggling with it, so this week, I asked my friend Katie to share her experience with meal prep. Working in Washington, DC for her spring semester, she's had to learn how to live on her own and tackle everything from commuting to work to… Continue reading Cooking Without a Kitchen: One Girl + One Microwave + One Meal Plan

Life

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