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Written By: Anonymous FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) It’s Okay to Not be Okay Before I get started, know this post isn’t inspired by the Korean drama “It’s okay not to be okay”, it does however talk about the themes related to the drama. But not just in...
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Ever wonder why people talk about gaining the “freshman fifteen” in college? It can certainly be a real thing, especially when you’re adapting to college life with rushing to class, stress and anxiety, meal plan access, and the convenience of snacks at the student center and vending machines. If you want to get ahead of...
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Written by: Mariana Perez, Junior at Harold Washington College – City College of Chicago, FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) I remember in high school we had guest speakers who would talk about their careers and how they got there. They would tell us what school they went to,...
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The semester may be winding down for most colleges, but the pandemic is still part of our daily lives no matter where you live. Unfortunately, COVID-19 will continue into the new year as well and its effects are being felt in every possible way. College students have been impacted in many different ways and only...
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Written by: Tayyaba Hanif, Senior at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), FLI Program Participant The Fall 2020 semester has been the most hectic semester in my entire college career. Not only are we in the middle of a global pandemic, but students are expected to create quality work remotely. This can be both a...
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It’s safe to say that many people are getting sick and tired of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. This is called “pandemic fatigue” and it’s a real phenomenon. The abrupt and seemingly endless changes that the pandemic has brought about is like other “kinds of health-related behavior changes — including increasing physical activity, eating healthy, and decreasing...
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After an unsettling spring and a strange start to summer in 2020, there are many unknowns about the fall semester for both incoming and existing college students. Depending on what college looks like for you in the upcoming months, I have some advice on how to cope with and navigate the coronavirus pandemic. There are...
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