Just Breathe

Just Breathe

It’s easy to get lost in the noise of the city. Many go about their day from going to point A to point B without realizing the beautiful city they are part of.  It wasn’t until last semester that I realized the beauty within UIC. While walking around...
Reflection of Home

Reflection of Home

As I walked through campus today, I found myself reflecting on the fast paced life style I am so accustomed to during the school semester. I enjoyed that I wasn’t running off to my next class or mentally tallying my exhaustive to-do list, rather revisited the...
Automatic Decisions

Automatic Decisions

Everyone knows that in American culture, we must be actively aware of our eating and exercise habits in order to be healthy. UIC is an excellent example of the many health decisions we may or may not make. There are so many places on UIC’s campus where we must...
Our Own Community

Our Own Community

If I could think of one phrase to describe University of Illinois at Chicago it would be “diverse community”. UIC is one of the most diverse universities in the nation and it’s something that we are very proud of. It is also one of the reasons I transferred here....
Helping Health with the Heritage Gardens

Helping Health with the Heritage Gardens

The Heritage Gardens at UIC supplies the students and staff with a diverse outlook on different kinds of vegetation. There are eight gardens dispersed over east campus, each displaying different kinds of fruits, vegetables, flowers, etc. The planters’ goals are...
A Commuter’s Choice

A Commuter’s Choice

About 90% of the student community live in or around Chicagoland area. If people live in the suburbs, they usually end up commuting all the way to the city just to go to school. The total commute time would be around two to three hours round trip. Some people give in...
No Car? No Problem.

No Car? No Problem.

Walking, using public transportation, and driving are popular modes of transportation throughout the urban setting, and this is no exception in Chicago. When I first moved to Chicago and started school at University of Illinois at Chicago I had never utilized any mode...
South West to North East Across Campus

South West to North East Across Campus

I prefer to take the train to UIC and walk across campus, I get exercise and experience the fresh cut grass in the morning. I love to be among the first to breathe in and smell mowed grass after the rain the night before.  Late spring on campus is inspiring. It feels...
View from the Grass

View from the Grass

The first day I visited UIC, there was snow absolutely everywhere! I was already nervous about starting college and having to walk on ice the whole time made things worse. Now that the weather is finally getting nicer, I decided to take a walk around campus and think...
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