Category: Academics


I’ve been excited to recently start working at Elmhurst College’s A.C. Buehler Library. I was hired as a Reference and Circulation Desk Librarian Student Worker. Although I have just begun my new position, I’d like to pass on some words of advice to help you navigate the library a little …read more

Source: It’s history. It’s poetry.

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Future Scene Painter of America


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.

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 …read more

Source: 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 …read more

Source: In the Shoes of Ralph Dela Cruz

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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. …read more

Source: 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!

Had I taken AP U.S. History, I would not have to worry about fulfilling the history requirement in college, that would costs me more money …read more

Source: In the Shoes of Ralph Dela Cruz

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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. …read more

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

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OMGGGG. I realized I graduate …. EARLY. Oh no! This was so fast. So soon. Upon finding out I will be departing my dear Elmhurst a semester earlier than planned, I panicked! Then of course my parents said there was nothing to panic about. Every student has the relief …read more

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

Friday = Monday

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 …read more

Source: Dancing Through Life

All That I’ve Got

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 …read more

Source: A Compilation of Contemplations

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 …read more

Source: It’s history. It’s poetry.

Organic Chemistry and DBE

Hi everyone! I hope classes are treating everyone well.

So far, my favorite class is Organic Chemistry. I know, weird. Dr. Losey, the main chemistry professor here at Elmhurst is one of the best teachers ever! He is so funny and a great teacher, I am really excited for this …read more

Source: A Compilation of Contemplations

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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 …read more

Source: 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 …read more

Source: A Compilation of Contemplations

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WOW. It’s almost OVER


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 …read more

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

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