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Virtually Explore The World From Home

With the current circumstances, many of us find ourselves at home and away from friends, but with the advancement of technology, there are several different options we have to stay connected and explore new things. Here are some virtual experiences you can have from from the comfort of home. Tour Exhibits: Google Arts & Culture…

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Exploring Chicago: Spring Break in Chicago & on a Budget

With over 50 million yearly visitors, Chicago is one of the top 10 cities to visit in the United States. As Roosevelt students we’re lucky to be located in the center of the city! If you’re stuck in the city for spring break, I put together an itinerary to make sure your week is far…

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Who is ALAS?

The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) mimics a family atmosphere whose desire is to learn and understand more about Latinx culture while empowering and supporting each other as students/individuals.   What Does ALAS do? ALAS promotes Latinx awareness and culture richness through social and educational activities in efforts of strengthening diversity within RU.  …

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Exploring Chicago: Free Indoor Fun This February

Chicago has an abundance of places to visit, but visiting museums on free admission days is always the best! Here’s a list of what’s free this February: Adler Planetarium February: 4-6, 11-13, 17-20 (Illinois Residents Only)     The Field Museum February: 1-29 (Illinois Residents Only)     Art Institute of Chicago: Free museum admission Monday…

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A Procrastinator’s Guide to a Successful Semester

According to American Psychological Association, 80-95 percent of students procrastinate when it comes to their academic studies. It’s a habit that if we can’t quit, we have to learn to deal with. Here are a few tips I’ve picked up through my college years that will hopefully help you: Look at Your Schedule: Take a…

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Christmas Gift Guide for the Broke College Student:

The holidays can be hard when you aren’t financially stable, especially when the bill for next semester pops up on your account- yikes!  To get the most out of your limited budget, here’s a guide to help your Christmas shopping. Parents: A cheap present parent’s will cherish forever is a framed picture of yourself or…

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Exploring Chicago: 7 Free Things To Do Before October Ends

October is almost over. Here’s list of things you can do to make the last few days of October a little more exciting. Let’s try to enjoy the weather before we are ankle-deep in snow slush. 1. Watch Humans Play with Fire During the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade: On Saturday, October 19, State…

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Exploring Chicago: West Loop

Located just west of the Chicago River, the West Loop neighborhood is where the infamous Chicago Fire of 1871 started. Legend says a cow kicked over a lantern and started the fire, but the true origin has never been confirmed. The fire caused about $200 million in damages and left Chicago devastated. West Loop is…

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Exploring Chicago: Andersonville

Located right off the CTA Red line, Andersonville dates back to the 19th century when Swedish immigrants, who could not afford housing within the city limits after The Great Chicago Fire, began moving into the area. Over a century later, the Swedish roots of the community remain, as well as many of the buildings that…

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Exploring Chicago: The Loop

Welcome or welcome back, Lakers! Located in the heart of Chicago, Roosevelt University gives us the opportunity to take advantage of the area. Here are some of my favorite spots near campus that are budget-friendly and perfect photo ops! Design Museum Of Chicago: Location: 108 N State St. This museum and gallery inside Block 37 is…

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Roosevelt University Then and Now

After the Board of Directors at Chicago’s YMCA College asked their president, Edward J. Sparling, to submit demographics of the student population, Sparling resigned. Several days later, so did over 60 faculty members. Sparling believed that the data collected would be used to impose quotas for students based on gender, race and religion- limiting the…

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How to Get a Job on Campus

Roosevelt University’s Office of Career Development is a great on-campus resource for students who need guidance in their job search journey. They offer help with resumes, interviews, and more. If you want one-on-one help from Career Development click here for contact information. Their office is located on the third floor of the Wabash Building, room…

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