Celia Hernandez

Giving Thanks

As the year comes to a close, I have started to reflect on the time I've had at Illinois State. I remember being a scared freshman heading home on my first Thanksgiving break, ready to relax, see my family and get some much needed rest. However, his Thanksgiving break...

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Caffeine Addiction

Like many college students, I've developed an addiction, addiction to caffeine. Before college, I would just consume the sugary Dunkin coffee that was served to me when I ordered a vanilla iced coffee but since starting college, I have developed a full-fledged coffee...

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#ImFirst

Being a first gen student is such a unique and terrifying experience. It's one that's filled with uncertainty and worry but also with pride and self-confidence. Being first gen for me is being able to take pride in my work at school in terms of both academics, social...

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Crunch Time

As finals week approaches it also brings the end of my Junior year. It has been such a surreal experience considering my first two years were heavily affected by the global pandemic that this year has felt like the first "normal" college year. This year I've been able...

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Reflection on Spring Break

As I mentioned in an earlier post, for spring break I went to Memphis, Tennessee with the honors program on an Alternative Spring Break trip, and I wanted to talk about the amazing experiences that I got to go on! The bus ride there was perfect. I was able to get some...

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Break Time, Work Time

For spring break this year I will be headed to Memphis, Tennesse where I am going to be working with many different organizations that focus on community redevelopment, felon reentry programs, and the beautification of communal spaces! I am going with the Alternative...

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Love is in the Air

As a junior at ISU, I have had lots of time to find out what places on campus are my favorite and what places are my not-so-favorite. In terms of food, I've fallen in love with La Bamba, a sushi/Mexican fusion restaurant that genuinely has some of the best sushi I...

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Resolutions

The start of a new semester means the revival of sleepless nights and triple shot espresso drinks. But, hopefully, this year I will actually keep my resolution to myself and have a more stress-free semester. This semester I have a fully packed schedule with more hours...

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Wait there’s more?

For most Winter Break is filled with relaxation and spending time with family members. For me it’s been spent researching School Psychology programs, requirements, types of degrees, GRE tutoring/testing sites and internship opportunities for the summer. This can all...

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Homecoming

This year for break I will be very thankful to head home and spend time with my family and just take some time to relax. I get to go home and see my brothers who I haven't seen for a while and I get to see some hometown friends who are also back in town from college....

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