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Reflection on J-Term Travel to Jamaica

Everyone asks: How was Jamaica?! And I haven’t known how to respond. Why? Because I really couldn’t find a way to process what I had experienced. I could think about it in terms of the academics, what I learned about the culture, overcoming challenges, and so on and so on. …read more

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Future Scene Painter of America

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As Spring Term and this chilly month of February starts, I’d like to take a step back and reflect on the recently concluded J-Term. For those who may not know, J-Term is an opportunity to take an intensive course during the month of January, and many courses that are offered …read more

Source: It’s history. It’s poetry.

Techniques for Nursing Content

In nursing school, there is a heavy-load of readings. Nursing students have to know new terms, best practice, and case studies! This semester I will be more efficient with my readings by implementing these techniques on reading a textbook.

  1. Gaze over the chapter title, headings, and subheadings to get a general …read more

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Food Recovery Network

I will never forget the experience of our biggest recovery yet: It was the Friday afternoon when everyone was leaving for break. The campus would be closed for two weeks, meaning no cafeteria operations, meaning there was going to be food left over. I had planned to make a recovery …read more

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Educational Experiences in Jamaica

After a crazy journey of being hospitalized and missing the first part to my study abroad trip, I have made it to Jamaica. I have reached the half way point in my journey, and I now have very positive experiences I can write about and share with you. Let me …read more

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New Year, New and Continued Resolutions

I do not wait for a new year to start new resolutions. However, I will take the opportunity of a new semester to begin some new commitments and healthy habits. Here are a few of my resolutions, whether continued or new:

  1. Remain monogamous in my relationship. I am in a committed …read more

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5 Reasons I’m Moving to Campus!

It is my Senior Year, the last semester of my Senior Year to be exact. I am going on 22 years old, and as you may have read, have previously lived on my own before. Despite these factors, I am SO EXCITED TO MOVE TO CAMPUS!!! Seriously, this has been …read more

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Graduation…WHY?

Bluejays,

As my time as an EC student comes to a close, I want to share some thoughts. graduation is scary. Don’t do it. Just stay forever. I know that’s not possible, but you’ll hate leaving…at least I do. Getting ready to end my collegiate experience feels heart shredding. When I …read more

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Jamie at the Plaza

I ventured to SoCal, Southern California, or the OC, Orange County this month for the Active Minds National Conference. Instead of staying just for the conference, I decided I wanted to make a vacation out of it. It’s a long story… but I had a flight to Vegas I wasn’t …read more

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Thank you, Elmhurst College

Although I plan to write an official thank you letter to the college when I graduate, here are a few things I took a moment to reflect on during the holiday break.

  1. I am thankful I found the non-profit organization, Active Minds, for several reasons. 1) I am able to continue …read more

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The Great Snowball Fight of 2015

Friday night marked the first snowfall of the year. And did it snow! Behemoth snowflakes suffocated campus in thick packing snow, and sometime around 11:30 PM, I got a text from one of my friends: “Head outside in 3 mins for a lightsaber duel. We at the mall.” Already warm …read more

Source: It’s history. It’s poetry.

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Milling About

As I have mentioned in the past, I have found my “home,” so to speak, at Elmhurst College’s Mill Theatre. I am a student worker at the costume shop and many of my friends are theatre majors. This season has been so much fun so far, let me give you …read more

Source: It’s history. It’s poetry.

The Realities of a Student Leader

GoOoOoOd Morning Bluejays!

As I’m sitting here anxiously awaiting the end of my Thursday so I can lay back in my bed, I want to share with you some realities of being THAT student. Involved, academically strong, socially active… all the attributes one would expect of an involved leader on …read more

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Halloween Night In

Dilemma solved! I did not have to come up with any clever costumes, nor did I have to spend anymore money that I do not have. I had plans to go to a costume contest up in Libertyville… but that is over an hour drive. I cancelled that plan because …read more

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Halloween Dress-up Dilemma

Halloween costumes have become a BIG DEAL. Low on budget? Not a problem. DIY costumes are the biggest hit right now. What’s even better? Think of a very clever, obviously made-on-a-budget customer like the white t-shirt that says “Error 404: Custom not found.” I try not to buy my costume …read more

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