#DoubleDemonStatus: Class of 2013

284 days filled with night classes, endless papers, and lengthy readings boiled down to the anticipation and excitement of walking those steps up to the stage at DePaul University’s 115th Commencement Ceremony for the College of Communication…

What’s in YOUR DePaul Course Cart?

Finally, the smell of Chicago spring greets its residents in their daily morning rituals whether it be going on that morning run or getting ready for the day’s work schedule. I have finished up week one of DePaul’s spring quarter and attended my last “day ones” filled with introductions and syllabi formalities of my Organizational and Multicultural master’s program—I could not be more excited to wrap this puppy up, figuratively of course…

Winter Quarter Started, So Why Is Chicago Warm?

This winter temperatures have reached 50 degrees in Chicago! As I return to classes after a month and a half month off, my mind and body are not only reluctant to get back in the swing of things, but they are also slightly confused at the unusually mild winter Chicago has been experiencing.

Turkey Afterthoughts: Wrapping Up Autumn Quarter

It is a little after six in the evening but the darkness I see looking out the Metra window on the commute back home makes it feel more like 8 p.m. Seeing as I am not too particularly fond of driving, public transportation all of a sudden seems like a GREAT [and sustainable] alternative. Now that I have finished my autumn quarter, I am so looking forward to the month and a half of a less hectic schedule. Time to start on my 2012 Winter Break Bucketlist!

Bells Will Be Ringing!

First full week of grad student status with a full work week is in full swing. Oh and not to mention wedding celebrations, yes, "celebrations" as in plural. This will make for a very exciting fall season and even more thrilling September month! Welcome to my so-called life.

First Day of School: Double Demon

The American holiday Labor Day has marked the official end of summer and beginning of classes for the DePaul quarter system. You thought I graduated and even saw pictures of me in my cap and gown--well yes, you are correct. However, I'm working towards "Double Demon status"...

Life Post DePaul

Hello My Friends, I bid you all good day once again! It has been quite some time since I last posted anticipating my Parisian rendezvous.

Paris, Take 3

A little over a month into my new job and am loving the kind of work I am doing and the people I'm meeting. Hearing French coming from offices or just a couple cubicles down has been a such a tease! BUT Daisy is returning to the 3rd Motherland: Paris. For seven days, I will be once again immersed in French culture. This time not with the eyes of a student, but a college graduate re-visiting the place where she created many memories.

Interning, Interning, Getting Paid

Yes, although I may be a college graduate, intern positions can still be the way to go before finding that full-time, 9-5, FOREVER...I'm one footstep from entering the "real world" and come September I'll once again be a student: Graduate Student...

I Am a DePaul Graduate...

"I am a DePaul Graduate..." those were the words our President of DePaul University echoed through my commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 10th...

The Magic 10

DePaul's Week 10 has commenced with a lazy summery start: Memorial Day weekend. So, not only is 10 my favorite number, but it is also the final installment of the countdown to graduation. I officially graduate in less than two weeks...scary

Cords, Cords, Cords, Everybody!

After four years of being a member of the Honors Program, I get to adorn my cap and gown outfit with some lovely cords. Another step towards finalizing my Blue Demon graduation wardrobe.

DePaul Perk: Location

It's great to know that a visit to the fams is only a train ride or car ride away...

My Success is Your Success

And Senior Status just settled in a bit more. My days as a DePaul undergrad are winding down...When things start getting real: #AlumStatus

Going Grad, a Full-Time Gig

June 10th will mark my last "official" day as an undergraduate student; however, May 4th will also be another stepping stone for my DD status: Double Demon. I will officially be enrolling as a full time graduate student on May 4th but in the meanwhile maybe this video will help me with the task at hand...Enjoy Class 2012! hahahaha

And the Search Begins: Job Search 101

At the start of week five AND #SeniorStatus means only one thing: Job Search Galore...

Easter: 40 Day Dream

Giving up something either a habit or a favorite food is difficult to do--let alone doing it for 40 days. Easter has passed meaning one thing: the abstinence is over! Granted...I didn't quite "give up" something as many Catholics are encouraged to do...But I cheered and supported those who did. As I like to think, it's not simply about giving up, but taking on!

Between Freshman and Senior Year

It is funny how one's college experience starts before they have even set foot in a university classroom. As a "top dawg" in highschool, one chooses where the next years of their life will unfold...The end of one chapter is only the beginning of another!

Spring Quarter: The Final 3

The final 3 courses in my young Blue Demon undegraduate career will unfold during these next 10 weeks...so far I've been to one of the three and am digging the courseload. Spring quarter let's see what you got!--Time to spring forward...

The Final Winter Haul

Chicago has had a mild winter but DePaul students are about to feel the heat even more! Our brains are'a'churning and keep the coffee coming!

Persistence, It's Hard Work

DePaul not only offers intriguing public relations courses, but the professors also know how to use Chicago's resources and their own connections. One thing I have learned is that if one wishes to gain self-satisfaction and succeed in any facet of life: persistence is an important key player.

Centennial: Room 507, Best View in Town

Very soon, Freshmen will be deciding whether they will be living on-campus or venturing "off-campus"---for me it's a two block "commute"--Freshies are probably in the midst of discussing roommate "situations as we speak...

G Phi O Christmas

Christmas doesn't only happen in February. Let's just say Gamma Phi Omega's Public Ceremony is almost as good as: waking up Christmas morning and running downstairs in your onesie to bust open the presents under the Christmas tree...

Happy Feet...

Taking advantage of the once again warm-ish Chicago winter weather by skating at the well-known Millennium Park Skating Rink...and the "open-late" bakery gems in the city...

Miss Black & Gold

The 2012 Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant is an event organized by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. that celebrates well-rounded young women in college and awards the winner with an academic scholarship.

MLK Service a la Swan Style

This weekend Chicago hosted a service day dedicated to one of American history's most prominent civil rights leader: Martin Luther King Jr. An estimate of 3,000 volunteers gathered at Union Station, one of Chicago's suburban bound train stations, to hold an opening ceremony and perform community service throughout the City of Chicago

Shorts in January? The Unpredictable Chicago Weather

I once read: Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening...

2012: Starting Full Throttle

The new year brings about a new quarter at DePaul which not only means a new course load but also a fresh lineup of events...

Lincoln Park Zoolights It Is!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful. But, the fire is so delightful. And since we've no place to go...hh wait...yes, we do. The Lincoln Park Zoo it is!

Intersession: 3 is the New 10

I took advantage of this Thanksgiving holiday by waking up with no alarm clock and staying in my jammies until late in the afternoon…yes, I know…that doesn’t sound like I took much advantage at all…in fact one could say that is exactly the opposite…but sometimes less is more my friends…