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September Goals

Hello everyone!


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

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Majorly Important

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.

Sorority Life …. PART TROIS

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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

Steve Harvey University

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


The Sophomore Transition

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




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


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Welcome back!

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 …read moreFrom: A Compilation of Contemplations
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First Leap

The first week of summer I participated in a program the college and the Center for Professional Excellence sponsors called the First Leap program.

It is a great chance for job shadowing and networking opportunities. Because I am Pre-Pharmacy I was able to shadow a Convalescent Center and Walgreens retail pharmacy. It was really fun!

At the Center I was able to help refill prescriptions and label new ones for the in patients. I also got to fill up a big machine that packs pills in long strips for patients who take pills daily. I did paperwork that the regular …read more

From: A Compilation of Contemplations

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Goodbye until next year! SUMMER

Well, I am officially a sophomore. It’s crazy to think how fast this year flashed right before my eyes. It seems like just yesterday that I was moving into Niebuhr hall, trying out for the Poms team, and meeting a bunch of new people at freshman orientation.

It’s actually pretty depressing to think about how fast everything went by this year. I don’t know if anything will be able to top my freshman year experience, or at east nothing will be similar to it. This year was the year to test out the waters – figure out what Elmhurst is all …read more

From: Dancing Through Life

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Summer is here!

Finals are done, I’m all packed up to go home, and today is the last day on campus until the fall. I cannot wait!
On Monday I cut off 14 inches of my hair to donate to locks of love, so that was exciting! One of my best friends from grammar and high school who is a stylist cut my hair and it looks so fabulous.
This last week has been what the “stereotypical” college idea is thought to be. After my first two finals on Tuesday, my day had consisted of a lot of lounging on the Mall in the …read moreFrom: A Compilation of Contemplations

Ways To Be More Happy :)

I was going to write how to deal with stress but I figured everyone becomes stressed but not everyone becomes happy. The last chapter covered in my Introduction to Psychology course was emotion, stress, and health. Our emotions, stress, and health can have an impact on our everyday lives and our relationships with other people.

How do we become happier? Well, happiness is a choice. What you decide to do will have an impact on your emotions. Love what you do and do what you love! You should not consider that your end goal would bring you the happiness you expect, …read more

From: In the Shoes of Ralph Dela Cruz

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Thinking about the Future…Maybe OVERthinking

How am I going to be a teacher if I am always so nervous for presentations? This is my biggest dilemma lately. I am only a freshman, but I am completely positive that education is the major for me. Right now I’m in special education, which I am not completely sure about, but I know that I am going down the right path. I can’t imagine going into any other profession other than education.

But lately I’ve been noticing how nervous I get during class when I need to participate and present projects, especially this last semester. I didn’t really notice …read more

From: Dancing Through Life

Last Day of Classes!


Finally, the end of the semester has come! ….Almost. At least classes are over. Too many tests and too many hours wasted calculating what I need to get on the final to get A’s for the rest of the semester.

I have about 7 hours of bio lecture to re-listen to. And an art project to finish. And chemistry and stats to study for. Dear lord.

Unfortunately, that means I don’t have a lot of time for a long blog today.

Another thing that is new, I got an award for being a good First Year Chemistry Student or …read more

From: A Compilation of Contemplations

WOW. It’s almost OVER

Greetings! I’ve been MIA for awhile, my loves. Sorry for that. The year is winding down, finals week has begun (for music majors, that is) and we have a week and half left of school. As you can see, spilling the tea about EC life has had to be shelved so I can manage the plethora of projects and papers. This time of year is so hectic but not. You don’t have A TON going on, but then again you do. AND MOVING OUT IS THE WORST. If I could point out the single most nerve …read more

From: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Frick Center

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Beautiful Day!

The sun was shining! The breeze was blowing! I even wore a dress today!

I just wanted to have a quick update on today.

It was sooo fun. I have friends now! Amazzzinnggg!

Today I went to Juggling Club while hanging out with a few of my close friends on the Mall. The Mall is such a great place to be when it’s really nice outside. I can’t wait for summer! So we juggled outside while doing dance lifts on the mall. We did cartwheels and choreographed to dances too! We also had a great time just talking and hanging …read more

From: A Compilation of Contemplations