The Commute to Success

The Commute to Success

My origins began at Elgin Community College, an institution close to home. After a 2 years of accomplishments and growth, I transferred to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). A large population of UIC students make the decision of commuting rather than...
Garden in the City

Garden in the City

Entering into my senior year at UIC I have seen it grow and change so much since the beginning of my freshman year. UIC has become more sustainable as a campus and recently become a smoke-free one as well. Many people think that since UIC is in Chicago there aren’t...
UIC VS. Chicago

UIC VS. Chicago

In the three years that I have been studying at the University of Illinois at Chicago, I have seen substantial change in the importance of being “green” at this University. We have recently become a smoke free campus and have won awards for the amount of trees we have...

UIC Greening for Wellbeing

My first visit on campus was November 1997. They were different times on and around East Campus.  Shadows, darkness and angst seemed to be the normal way of things then. Today, 18 1/2 years on the campus has changed. The campus has been beautified with fresh planting...
Hola! Me llamo Arin y voy a España

Hola! Me llamo Arin y voy a España

I woke up this morning to a voice-mail from my bank: “Hello, this message is for Arin, we have your Euros ready and you can pick them up are your earliest convenience.” It has hit me, “Whoa… I leave for Spain in less than 7 days.” I think...
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