Senioritis? No thank you. (Well, maybe a little)

My spring semester in high school was very exciting because I was finally going to move on to the next chapter in my life. I had been accepted into the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) as an undergraduate student, an honors college student, a recipient of the...

Joining Clubs

When I first started college, I tried to join clubs and organizations around topics that I have a general interest in. However, it was hard for me to really commit since I prioritized my school work. And on top of that, I also spent a lot of time working since I need...

Financial Aid Forms

Financial aid can be scary to navigate, especially as a first-year, first-generation college student. My first experience with financial aid was filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as a senior in high school. Fortunately, there were...

Taking Advantage of Your Breaks

Now that winter break is over, I’m actually very excited to get back into the school routine. In past winter (and summer) breaks I still tried to get things done even though I didn’t need to. I would try to do my own studying or research on material that I knew would...

Navigating Finals

As the semester comes to an end, it is very easy to feel stressed about final projects and exams. I know that I usually start to feel the pressure a couple of weeks before finals but it is honestly manageable if you have been doing your work throughout the semester...