Nine years ago, Barack Obama returned to Hyde Park for a visit after being elected president of the United States. A lot has changed since then, but one thing remains constant: the change-makers Obama surrounds himself with.
On November 1, I was blessed to have the opportunity to spend an evening with both Barack and Michelle Obama, Chance the Rapper, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Nas, Gloria Estefan, and many more inspiring artists and social leaders to celebrate the kickoff of the Obama Foundation in Hyde Park. The opportunity to see a president and former first lady show so much love and passion for Hyde Park, and to see the incredible individuals who are working to shape the future of Chicago, inspired me to take a night off from midterms and recruiting to refocus on why I am here.
Continue reading Take a Break from Midterms, Get Inspired by Barack Obama and Chance the Rapper, and Know Why You are Here
On the morning of Friday the 22nd of September at 8 AM, I walked into C72 a seminar room at Harper Center, our primary classroom building—with about 4 hours of sleep and a pretty solid headache. For a bit of history, Thursday evenings are typically eventful nights for the Booth community and the recruiting schedule/weekend travel plans usually dissuade students from taking classes on Fridays.
Continue reading Why I Took a Friday Morning 11-Person Lab Course
Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, was always my favorite festival growing up. My family would celebrate by lighting diyas (tealights) around the house and along the perimeter of our driveway. Diwali always consisted of dressing up in new clothes, spending time with family and friends, and celebrating the bright start of a new year.
Continue reading A “Boothie” Festival of Lights: Diwali Cruise
As the weather starts to get cold here in Chicago and recruiting season is in full swing, let’s take a look back on a time a few months ago when we were all just getting to know each other and our worries were less so on midterms and more so on remembering all your new classmates’ names. Thanks to all who participated in this year’s Random Walks. You appeared to have had amazing experiences to share and have instilled a healthy amount of FOMO in those who were not lucky enough to be on your trip. Below are some of our favorites pics in no particular order (alphabetical actually). Feel free to click on the photos to explore the accounts to find more great shots from each of the trips!
Continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Random Walk
Logan Square Auditorium was jumping full of familiar bodies hidden behind unfamiliar appearances. Plenty of Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, and Leffe was flying around, some even through the air, but the bountiful cornucopia of candy, chocolate, Jimmy John’s sandwiches, potato chips, and cookies was what had most of my attention. I wasn’t sure if that was my natural inclination or just me fully embracing my Food Network star Guy Fieri character…
Continue reading Belgian Halloween Party: Murder on the Dance Floor