Ocean views? Patios in the woods? Have a drink (and a bit of space) in one of these local open-air destinations.
As many Californians prepare to venture out of their homes this summer with rising vaccination rates and eased COVID-19 restrictions, beer gardens, breweries and outdoor bars are great spots to beat the heat (while also maintaining a bit of Covid cautious spacing).
There are many go-to spots to visit up and down the Peninsula, whether as a well-deserved reprieve after a hike, a place to gather with friends you haven’t seen since before the pandemic or just an open…
I’ve wanted to live in New York City since I was a wee babe.
I remember one of my first visits, with my eighth grade teacher and a ton of classmates, walking through Times Square and just being *astonished* that this place could really exist.
With time I realized that Times Square really isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…but New York still held my heart.
In January, I was fortunate enough to visit for the first time in years, by taking a mini-vacation to see an old friend (she’s in her 80s — jokes)…
On June 23, I officially graduated from my one-year master’s program in journalism at Northwestern University.
On June 24, I started driving away from Chicago.
To what, exactly? Well, that’s just it — I don’t know.
You see, this year of graduate school has been incredibly difficult — I’ve written a fair number of articles on the matter that you can look back at and understand a *wee bit* more about my year at Medill here, here and here. In this spring quarter, for further clarification, I started applying to jobs — and kept applying, applying, applying.
This article was tough to write, but I feel it was (and is) still very necessary to put out there. I hope you enjoy and learn from my story and my progress.
Last night, I finished a six-week, 11-hours-per-week outpatient therapy group for binge eating disorder.
If you know me, whether that be a close friendship or a passing “hi” in the hallway type of relationship, this news may be a little bit jarring.
“Binge eating? How can that be? You’re so healthy!”
And, truthfully, that’s why I hadn’t done much to remedy…
This past Thursday, March 15, I produced an audio segment for air at my internship regarding graduate student mental health.
My boss, Niala Boodhoo of the radio show “The 21st,” interviewed Dr. Teresa Evans and Dr. Nathan Vanderford (alongside Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler from Northwestern University) regarding their recently released study focusing on mental health for graduate students.
The segment was approximately 15 minutes, and was a great deal of fun (if that’s even the right word) to research, but I was also…
First off, Happy New Year to all of the readers here who follow the Gregorian calendar, societal notions of time and renewing oneself. But, for me personally, I’m going into 2018 spitting out the following “wisdom”:
Time is an illusion, drink your whiskey, and take a knee.
Rather than make resolutions for each coming year, I usually label what have been deemed “resolutions” as “goals” or “hopes” or “something that may be broken within two weeks.”
This year, I already broke one of my so-called “goals” for 2018: doing Veganuary, a trend across Facebook at the moment of adhering…
This story was initially meant for a class I told in Fall Quarter for my graduate program in journalism at The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Because I feel that it is an important topic and wanted to get more word out on Mrs. Lino, I chose to share it here with you all. Please feel free to reach out with any further questions or comments you may have — thank you for reading!
Chicago has a long history of providing sanctuary to immigrants, since it was initially classified as a sanctuary city by Mayor Harold Washington in…
This story was part of a class assignment for my graduate program in journalism, but I enjoyed reviewing the film and writing about this topic too much not to share. Hope you all enjoy!
In her 11 years in the film industry, Greta Gerwig has grown as a force of nature for female representation. In her solo directorial debut “Lady Bird,” released Nov. 3, that growth translates into a semi-autobiographical piece about just how special and necessary women’s stories are, as shown through the eyes of a 17-year-old girl in Sacramento.
The film follows the titular character of Lady Bird…
For those who know me, they know I LOVE Halloween.
Sure, other holidays can be fun and entertaining and enjoyable, but there’s always been something about Halloween that just grinds my gears in ways no other holidays do.
Every year, I attempt (emphasis on attempt) to have a great costume, have a fun party, or make some delicious Halloween-themed treats. Unfortunately, more often that not, my aims fall short — because of money, time, my eternal state of procrastination, et cetera. At least I’m not alone in my failure!
When I was in college, I was always fairly ready to get the f**k out of dodge.
Sure, I made some amazing friendships, had some amazing professors, and explored the amazing surrounding city, but the gloom from the near constant gray and the associated Seattle Freeze made it difficult to fully enjoy living there.
It wasn’t until I was approaching graduation that I began to realize that Seattle was actually pretty amazing as a whole (it was just my university that wasn’t so hot). So…
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