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Illustration of travel with passports, globe, and atlas

January 14, 2017

Returning from abroad

In late December I returned from my semester in Europe as the post-abroad student cliché I used to detest. When people asked me how my semester was I couldn’t help but give out the most generic responses; “It was amazing!” or “Absolutely life-changing!” However, no matter how annoying I must have sounded, the words I […]

cookies baking holiday blog

December 6, 2016

A challenge for the holidays

Do something whimsical for strangers, family

sip coffee blog

November 8, 2016

Farooq’s coffee adventures: Sip Coffee House

My favorite coffee shop in Chicago

sawada coffee blog

November 1, 2016

Farooq’s coffee adventures: Sawada Coffee

Best latte art in the city

Kishi Bashi

October 21, 2016

Kishi Bashi supports young musicians at Chicago concert

Unique musician performs with high school students at Vic Theatre


October 18, 2016

Farooq’s coffee adventures

Close to campus, Bow Truss is my go-to spot

haunted blog

October 10, 2016

Halloween hauntings

Scary sightings on 13th Floor

EDEN music blog. Photo: Pearl Shin

October 6, 2016

EDEN mesmerizes sold-out crowd

Music distinguishable by dreamy synths, unlikely blend of instruments

DJ Battle

September 30, 2016

Don’t miss DJ Battle

UIC Radio event highlights campus talent

travel blog Netherlands

September 27, 2016

Planes, trains and automobiles

Tips on traveling abroad