Category: Deep Thoughts

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

Source: The Wild and Wonky Write Ups of Jamie Mahoney

2015 Student Laureate

BLUEJAYS!

I really truly do not like bragging and boasting and do like to take my awards in silence, but I’m learning to accept compliments and be a little more proud, versus “ashamed”. I’d like to share that I am the 2015 Elmhurst College Student Laureate. The Student Laureate is …read more

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

First day of Clinical Rotations!

On my first day of clinical rotation I was on the fifth floor of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. If you could imagine me, I was a nursing student with a fresh view of the clinical setting, saying hello to everyone – patient care technicians, nurses, medical doctors, transporters, radiologist, and speech …read more

Source: In the Shoes of Ralph Dela Cruz

SENIOR YEAR!

Hello there bluejays!

Sorry for the hiatus! It’s senior year already? Can you believe I was a SOPHOMORE when I started blogging? Fun, fun ride. It’s bittersweet as I come closer to graduating in December, and becoming a real adult. I’ve had some amazing memories and learning moments here at …read more

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

A New Perspective

It’s my third year in Elmhurst College and I have reminded myself to view every semester with new challenges, friendships, and opportunities.

A few more seasons and my college career will become a memory. In a small campus, some activities become repeats of last year like career and travel abroad fairs. …read more

Source: In the Shoes of Ralph Dela Cruz

10 Interesting Commuter Challenges

Commuters share a very special bond at Elmhurst College. Sure, we can always complain about getting stuck by the train, walking from the tennis courts, or stalking people for their parking spot… but I am going to guess that we have even more challenges in common than you may think. …read more

Source: The Wild and Wonky Write Ups of Jamie Mahoney

Year Three

I am in my third year of college, which is a big year for nursing! This is the time nursing students hone skills to care for awaiting patients in clinical settings. This semester I am placed in Elmhurst Memorial Hospital – a magnet hospital! The course, both lecture and lab …read more

Source: In the Shoes of Ralph Dela Cruz

Life Changes

Wow. Pretty much the only thing that has remained constant during my life this year has been Elmhurst! Well… Elmhurst and my therapist I suppose. Just last week, I decided to totally change where my life was at and I could not be any happier.

Let’s back track for a …read more

Source: The Wild and Wonky Write Ups of Jamie Mahoney

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 …read more

Source: 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!

•Understand how your friendship works. Accept it. – Not all …read more

Source: 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 well worth your 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 …read more

Source: In the Shoes of Ralph Dela Cruz

An Adult!?

I am 10 days away from being 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 …read more

Source: A Compilation of Contemplations

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 …read more

Source: Dancing Through Life

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 …read more

Source: Dancing Through Life

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 …read more

Source: In the Shoes of Ralph Dela Cruz

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