Star Trek TOS: Race-ing toward the 23rd century

I am a Trekkie. I think it’s genetic. My parents watched all the science fiction when I was a kid, and now I pass that tradition down to my dog, who I force to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey with me on repeat. Star Trek is probably my favorite science fiction media, with TOS and Next GenContinue reading “Star Trek TOS: Race-ing toward the 23rd century”

Walking on top of thousands of unmarked graves in Lincoln Park

It’s one of my favorite Chicago trivia facts to tell people: Lincoln Park (the actual park itself, that the neighborhood is named after) is actually built on top of thousands of unmarked graves. Yes, you read that correctly. While strolling through the park, visiting the zoo or a farmer’s market, nobody knows whose grave yourContinue reading “Walking on top of thousands of unmarked graves in Lincoln Park”

Comparison of Chicago Neighborhoods

1. Introduction The huge city of Chicago has almost 1,200,000 people within its invisible walls. Unfortunately, there are these “walls” not only surrounding the city, but surrounding various ethnic neighborhoods. There are 77 communities within Chicago’s borders. Being the large, diverse city that Chicago is, it is still surprising to see such vast spacial boundariesContinue reading “Comparison of Chicago Neighborhoods”

First Look review: Crowded, wild and rainy, Lollapalooza succeeds again thanks to the music

this article was written for The Real Chicago magazine: http://therealchicago.com/2014/08/06/first-look-review-crowded-wild-and-rainy-lollapalooza-succeeds-again-thanks-to-the-music/ Quick thoughts: This was my third visit to Lollapalooza, and I was thankful I had some previous experience and knew what to expect. I knew to bring my own baby wipes and napkins for when the toilet paper ran out and the hand sanitizer machines were broken.Continue reading “First Look review: Crowded, wild and rainy, Lollapalooza succeeds again thanks to the music”

Profile: The love expert looking for love

Gabriella MikiewiczJOUR 278Marla KrauseFebruary 12, 2014Word count: 1026 The Love Expert Looking For Love “No one wants to date a relationship expert,” says Anita Chlipala, a relationship coachand therapist. “It’s a little rough on the love life.” The 33-year-old sips her NorthernLights Raspberry Latte in a downtown Caribou Coffee cafe. She’s wearing a greycardigan overContinue reading “Profile: The love expert looking for love”

Article: Marriage can wait for many Emirati women (The National)

This article was written as part of a summer internship at The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi. It was published online here and in print. ABU DHABI // Many Emirati women are now choosing to postpone marriage and starting a family in order to get an education and extra job qualifications, according to recent research.Continue reading “Article: Marriage can wait for many Emirati women (The National)”