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Showcase Season!

Sorry I haven’t updated in forever, I have been so busy with school and dance I have like no time anymore!


A few quick updates:

  • I am taking Organic Chemistry part 2, Anatomy and Physiology part 2, Microbiology, and Digital Imaging Independent Study this semester.
  • Classes are kicking me in the face with all the homework I have
  • 4 labs!!! … Read More from A Compilation of Contemplations

5 Unusual Reasons to Love a Small Class-Size

You have probably heard the benefits of having a small class size…. things like great one-on-one time with your teacher, getting to know your peers, and having more meaningful class discussion on different topics. But over the past 3 years of having small class sizes (at my school I transferred from as well) I have come to realize that I absolutely love small class sizes for the following reasons:… Read More from The Wild and Wonky Write Ups of Jamie Mahoney .

Perfect Timing

I anxiously awaited my blogger login to begin telling the world all about my AMAZING adventures at Elmhurst College. Today could not be a more perfect day to blog about. Yesterday I just returned home from the Habitat for Humanity Alternative Spring Break Trip to Charlotte, North Carolina. It was truly an unforgettable experience. I have volunteered with Habitat before at my last college and fell absolutely in love with home construction. However, nothing could compare to the construction I did last week. …Read More from The Wild and Wonky Write Ups of Jamie Mahoney

My Nursing Experience

My nursing experience is ongoing. On Thursday, March 5th the Diecke Center for Nursing and Health Sciences welcomed, me and the nursing class of 2017, in a ceremony. The class of 2017 was dressed spectacularly while the classes of 2015 and 2016 sat in the rows behind. As effective as the ceremony was, this is just one aspect of my early experiences my nursing education. I am pleased with the simulation lab located in the lower level of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital…. Read More from In the Shoes of Ralph De La Cruz

What’s Your Take?

Helloooo current and future bluejays!


Of course this is a post about the Oscars. Why not? I only saw bits and pieces of it due to homework, but what were you surprised by? (Looking at you, Gaga) what didn’t surprise you? (Hello John Legend)… Read More from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Frick Center

Leadership 101

hello lovelies!


So, if you have been following the bloggers you may notice that leadership is a “thing” on campus; One wouldn’t be shocked to find out that every other student has multiple leadership roles on campus. From greek life, to honor societies, cultural organizations and everything in between. Why is leading in organization or on campus important?… Read More from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Frick Center

My Elmhurst Experience

hey there!


So I realize I talk about my experiences at Elmhurst but not my Elmhurst Experience. Yes they are different :) As my time here is coming to a close (in 9 months OH MY) I reflect on how grateful I am for an environment that challenges me to question my world view, what I stand for, and who I want to be… Read More from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Frick Center

Tips on out of state friendships!

Hey there lovelies,


So if you’re like me, you have wondered how you will keep your out-of-state friendships strong while at school. Don’t fret, I have some tips to keep those connections as strong as they have ever been! :-)Read More from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Frick Center

El Salvador: Habitat for Humanity

I think everyone in college should have an abroad experience because it’s just time. If you’ve ever considered how to develop as adult, having a study away experience is one way to explore the rest of the world. I wanted to look back in my college years and feel like I have gone somewhere else, abroad, other than work-and-study…. Read More from In the Shoes of Ralph De la Cruz


Okay, it’s called J-Term. :) I’ve been gone awhile getting my life together and working on BIO 100 (yay…) but I am back! I think last time I was here we talked about me graduating early? I think..? Well I’m still deathly afraid, but I’ll get over it I suppose. This is my last J-Term and it’s bittersweet; especially since it wasn’t really anticipated…. Read More from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Frick Center

Checking in …. Break!

Hey there cuties,


This post isn’t super fancy or filled with fab advice (let’s be real…you totes take my advice, I know!) just a simple check in. It’s break until J-term…grades are looking good…and I’m in SWEET HOME ATLANTA! I know, I know I always give advice about what to do when away from home and I never talk about being home. I promise, I do have a home :)… Read More from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Frick Center

AP Courses Saves!

What would have happened if I had taken all AP courses available to me in high school? I would have more flexibility in my college studies!


Holidays when you’re away

Are you currently attending EC and live out of state? Are you a future bluejay living outside of the Elmhurst area and worried you’ll be alone for the holidays? NO WORRIES!

Holidays without immediate family can be a little weird at first, but you can make your own little family while away :) here are some ways to cope with being away from home on holidays like Thanksgiving: …Read more from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Frick Center

Stress is in the AIR



Turkey day is around the corner and it’s also FINALS SEASON OH MY GOD SOMEONE PLEASE HELP. This is the best and arguably the worst time of the year. Fortunately, I only have 2 cumulative finals and 1 paper, while the rest are just tests that count as finals. I think I am finally coming to terms with graduating early because it means FEWER FINALS FOR ME. It’s easy to get stressed out but if you’re reading this and you’re a future or a current bluejay I have some pretty decent tips for you: … Read more from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Frick Center.


An Adult!?

In 10 days I will no longer be a teenager. That is INSANE!


My birthday, November 28th, Black Friday, the day I no longer have a 1 at the start of my age. That is so scary, don’t you think?


Anyways, I have been SUPER busy with classes so here are some quick updates: … Read More from A Compilation of Contemplations