October 28, 2014|Deep Thoughts, Student Life & Activities
The newest social media trend on campus: Yik Yak
One night after Poms practice, I was sitting in the library with a few of my friends attempting to get some homework done, when everyone starts talking about this new app called Yik Yak. Immediately I was interested because everyone was hysterically laughing at their phones and I was missing out on all of the fun. Unfortunately, I didn’t really get much homework finished that night because this new Yik Yak app had pretty much preoccupied the rest of the night…. Read More from Dancing Through Life
October 27, 2014|Student Life & Activities
Being a student at a small liberal arts college allows you to interact more easily with people in high positions. Having met with the then-president Alan Ray in his office hours, being a student representative in the Board of Trustees (BOT) Investment (2013) and Student Life (present) committees – I overcame the nervous feeling of talking to people with higher profiles… Read More from In the Shoes of Ralph De La Cruz
October 18, 2014|Academics, Deep Thoughts
It is currently 12:55am on “Friday night”, technically speaking Saturday morning. My friends think I am completely insane that I have decided to stay in the last three Friday nights to work on homework. Right after I get off at work at 2:00pm, I head right over to the Elmhurst Pubic Library to start at least SOME of the homework I have due next week. Then, I come back to my room… Read More from Dancing Through Life
October 17, 2014|Campus Living, Student Life & Activities
Happy homecoming 2014!
I am so excited! We had such awesome fun stuff going on this week. The theme is “Bluejays Gone Wild” and there were exotic animals in the Frick Center!
Including this guy! She was super heavy but it was really awesome holding her. … Read More from A Compilation of Contemplations
October 16, 2014|Uncategorized
It’s been a busy couple of weeks! The dance team performed their first number on Saturday and it went great! The video was too large to upload but I can put up some pictures!
I’m so glad to work with these girls on the team, and I love the atmosphere the team has! We are all just getting to know each other but dancing in the freezing cold wind and rain with one layer of pants and a tank-top-like costume, brings people together like you would not believe. … Read More from A Compilation of Contemplations
October 1, 2014|Out & About Off-Campus, Student Life & Activities
Up until this last weekend, I never really took advantage of the fact that Elmhurst is actually very close to downtown Chicago. This might be surprising, considering that I am now a sophomore and I had an entire freshman year to visit Chicago, but I guess I never really had much of a need to leave Elmhurst. There is always something I find to do on the weekends, even if it is just hanging out in the dorms with some friends or taking a walk to downtown Elmhurst… Read More from Dancing Through Life
September 30, 2014|Academics, Deep Thoughts, Student Life & Activities
Hello everyone! For my English class, we did a song analysis paper where we critiqued the rhetorical devices and imagery used in a song and music video. The Used, my favorite band, has an amazing song called “All That I’ve Got,” one of my favorite songs. Today, September 29th is the ten year anniversary of this album, “In Love and Death’s release! Here is my analysis paper for anyone who is interested!… Read More from A Compilation of Contemplations
September 24, 2014|Campus Living, Deep Thoughts, Student Life & Activities
What an exciting, nerve wrecking, and great experience. Yesterday night I experienced my first bid day as a sorority member. Last year, I was the one rushing to be a part of the sorority, but this year was quite different because I was the one welcoming them into out sisterhood.
For Greek life, bid day is like Christmas; it is the most important and exciting day of the school year for sororities. If you don’t already know, on bid day you learn which girls decided to pledge into your sorority… Read More from Dancing Through Life
September 18, 2014|Academics, Campus Living, Deep Thoughts, Student Life & Activities
The first exams of the semester are quickly approaching. So far I have had one lab practical, one organic quiz, and two exams next week. How are you all feeling on your exams?
Here is a picture of “simple columnar epithelium tissue” found in your intestines which was on the practical today. Pretty cool, right? … Read More from A Compilation of Contemplations
September 17, 2014|Academics, Deep Thoughts, Professional Preparation
During my first year at Elmhurst, I was staunchly an English major. I did well in my English classes and I’m a pretty big fan of the written word. But this summer I did some soul searching and realized that an English major would not be entirely practical for my career aspirations. DON’T GET ME WRONG, AN ENGLISH MAJOR IS INCREDIBLY USEFUL AND VERSATILE AND YOU STUDY ENGLISH IF THAT IS WHAT YOUR HEART DESIRES. This is in all-caps and bolded because it is very important and I would hate to discourage anyone from pursuing a course of study that they are passionate about. I want to be a special collections librarian or an archivist and I realized that a history major would make more sense and better prepare me for that career path. … Read More from It’s history. It’s poetry.
September 16, 2014|Campus Living, Student Life & Activities
Hey hey hey!
It’s that time of year again blue jays! RECRUITMENT…or as we used to call it RUSH WEEKEND. It’s a super hectic time filled with stress and a wee bit of competition but it’s pretty cool to meet a large part of the population on campus all at once. I’ve been super busy preparing and practicing and what not so I’ve been neglecting my blog just a bit…but NO WORRIES. I’m here to spill all the tea (that means tell all the gossip if you’re not into millennial metaphors). … Read More from A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Frick Center
September 11, 2014|Out & About Off-Campus, Student Life & Activities
I was delighted to represent Elmhurst College along with 40 people at first ever Steve Harvey University! It’s an episode dedicated for college students that focused on college life, dating, and success. The set was designed like a town hall for discussions. Other universities that were in attendance were Purdue University, Loyola University Chicago, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Chicago, and Chicago State University.
We arrived at 8:30 but Steve didn’t get on stage until 10:45 am! This gave us more time with the warm-up guy, James, and pumped us up with music and prizes. With other schools using their sporting event chants, “EC! EC! EC!” was the collective cry of the Elmhurst Bluejays. … Read More from In The Shoes of Ralph De La Cruz
September 7, 2014|Academics, Deep Thoughts
I think I am still in denial that summer is over! So many things are different compared to when I started my first day here at Elmhurst as a freshman. As a freshman, there was orientation for a week and so many exciting things I had to look forward to like meeting ALL new people, getting involved in new activities around campus, and learning more about the Elmhurst community. And this year, it is just way different. For sophomores, juniors, and seniors, you kind of just jump into the school year again. You move in the day before school starts and the next day, it is back to reality. There are definitely things that I am still excited about this year though – for example I am starting a new season on the Poms team, beginning to observe in schools for my special education classes, and I am able to see everyone who I haven’t seen all summer- but I didn’t realize how different it is coming back as a sophomore. I really think that everyone who isn’t a freshman has to agree with me that our experience starting the school year again is definitely different compared to when we were freshman; it just isn’t new anymore, … read more from Dancing Through Life
September 4, 2014|Academics, Deep Thoughts, Professional Preparation, Student Life & Activities
Hello there future and or current bluejays! Let’s talk about…. JUNIOR YEAR. So, I feel old. real old. I’m an OSL (Orientation Student Leader…guiding those lovely freshmen through their “first” week at Elmhurst in Orientation) and it’s my second year doing it this past summer. HOW OLD DO I FEEL remembering all the things I did freshmen year orientation? Oh my gosh it’s so weird.
TIME LITERALLY FLIES. …read more from: A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Frick Center
September 2, 2014|Out & About Off-Campus, Student Life & Activities
Hello everyone! Hope the summer was fun. Mine definitely was, but way too short if you ask me. So over the summer, I did many things, some of which boring, some of which amazing. Some highlights are, in no particular order:
- Wisconsin State Fair with my family. Ate lots of deep friend things, saw my cousins,also saw an Albino kangaroo!
- Went to Dave and Busters and played Mini-golf with my friend, won a Pikachu, played games.
- Went to Indiana to my Uncle’s house and tubed to the point where I was thrown off and accidentally punched myself in the face, so From: A Compilation of Contemplations