The first week back at school after any break is always challenging, but after you have been away for three quarters, the adjustment is even harder. Each day is a different schedule, in a different type of specialty, with different preceptors. While adjusting to a new schedule can be tiresome and difficult, adjusting to the city is much easier. Since being back, we have foregone the diet for a week and have been enjoying the Chicago food scene. The first meal back was the fam
With the first quarter in the books, it is now time to move on to the second. There’s a little over a week-long break before we dive into quarter number two of optometry school. This allows for everyone to either go back home, or for those like me, spend the entire time exploring. One of the things I wanted to see was what the state of Illinois had to offer in regards to hikes and the outdoors. There happens to be a beautiful state park that isn’t too far away from the city.
After finals and clinic, ICO second years are practically begging for a break. Our summer break is only one week long, but it’s still a rare break that doesn’t have classes, labs, or even clinic. How does one soak up some fun in the sun in the middle of May? You go to Florida and visit Universal Studios with fellow students, of course! After a year of difficult exams, practicals, and working with our own patients, it was a well deserved treat before jumping into third year. T
We resumed classes this week following a two-week winter break. Whenever winter break comes around, one of my best friends and I always meet up to do something seasonal. Nine times out of ten, that wintery activity is ice skating followed by lunch and maybe a side of shopping. This year, we made plans to check out Maggie Daley Park, just east of Millennium Park. Maggie Daley Park opened on Dec. 13 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It was named in honor of the late wife of Chica
View out my front door at Lake Chataqua… ice-covered of course. Another quarter over and alas, we get our ever-so-coveted break week. The one week where the only thing that matters is getting 15 hours of sleep per day, and trying in vain to re-grow all the hair that was accidentally pulled out while studying for finals. After a few days of well-needed rest I have successfully replenished my sleep… the hair not so much. This break I decided to head back and visit my parents fo