Returning to Normal?

The past month has been filled with a number of uncertainties for me personally. With class registration coming up there are a lot of unanswered questions about what returning to in-person class is going to look like in the coming fall. I know Illinois State’s...

Doing Too Much

I am a victim to the too much gene when it comes to work! The immigrant mentality that many of us first generation children face is that we need to work extra hard to survive. To prove to everyone else that we are worthy of being there, we have to be the best. I was...

March Madness-College Spring Break Edition

I was lucky enough to be going to one of the few schools that actually had a spring break this semester. Because of the pandemic and some schools having a late start to the semester, a lot of my friends from different colleges did not even have a spring break and were...

Budgeting in College

For this month, I am going to share my tips for budgeting and saving money in college. As we all know, college is extremely expensive. The early years of your adult life are the best time to engrain savings and good money habits into your life. Budgeting can be...

Minority groups are mainly affected by COVID

I am from the Southside of Chicago. To be more specific, I grew up in Mckinley Park, which is 5 minutes away from Back of the Yards, 10 minutes away from Pilsen, and 10 minutes away from Little Village. I grew up in a Mexican household, and my parents are immigrants....