Feeding the Future

Feeding the Future

I visited a local organic dairy farm and apiculture site recently. There was a similarity between the two places that really struck a chord in my heart, the connection to culture and children. Anna’s passion resonated with the words she spoke about her work on the...
Lending a Helping Hand

Lending a Helping Hand

A few weeks ago, I hiked eight miles up the coast of Barcelona. (Check out what we did in my YouTube video!) Growing up, I traveled many times with my parents and siblings. The one common theme in our vacations besides our love for the sun, sand, and sea was that my...
Whatever Happens, Happens..

Whatever Happens, Happens..

Being in a new city with many intricate alleyways, it is easy to get lost. Getting lost in Barcelona was a perfect stepping stone for me to grow as individual because every path I choose to go down is a risk I have to take.   Taking risks is not something I normally...
Tell Me a Story…

Tell Me a Story…

Chicago and Barcelona are tourist magnet cities. There is a sea of tourists snapping pictures at significant attractions with the selfie sticks on a warm sunny day. However, Chicago and Barcelona’s famous landmarks tell a different story. As I was taking selfies...
What did the grape say when it was crushed?

What did the grape say when it was crushed?

ANSWER: Nothing, it just let a little wine! Our first excursion was to a local vineyard and olive oil mill in the Penedes region located just an hour outside of Barcelona. This was the first time I have seen how the goods are made in person. Our tour guide, Albert,...
Time Travelling to the Past..

Time Travelling to the Past..

For the past week, I have wandered through the streets of the beautiful city, Barcelona. I traveled 2,000 years back in time of kings and queens, religious martyrs, civil war, and the golden years of Barcelona on our tour with Dan in the Gothic Quarter, the center of...
Team Work Makes the Dream Work

Team Work Makes the Dream Work

This past Wednesday, we visited the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. As a group, we participated in various activities that would help us develop qualitative research skills by analyzing while appreciating the history of the Catalonia the art tells. We...
Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine

The “Windy City” is known for the food, art, and sports. However, some may say Chicago is known for their vacillating weather. We could have snow, rain, and sunshine with temperatures reaching 65 degrees in a span of one week! Before we embark on our...
Eat Bad or Go Broke

Eat Bad or Go Broke

Partners: Tiffany B., Kasia M., Felix L., Suma M. Being a college student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, staying on a budget is important especially regarding food options in Student Center East. Although eating healthy is recommended, most healthier...