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Catherine O'Brien

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Hi! I’m Cat O’Brien, and I’m a sophomore here at Loyola. Originally from Richland, Michigan, I’m thrilled to be living in the exciting city of Chicago. I’m majoring in English/secondary education with a minor in ESL studies. In my spare time I nanny for an awesome family in Rogers Park and I am involved with UNICEF, Loyola 4 Chicago, and Christmas on Campus. Welcome to my blog!

The Art Institute Of Chicago

April 11th, 2013

Today I took a trip downtown to the Art Institute of Chicago.  Taking advantage of yet another perk of being a Loyola student, I was able to get in for free with my student ID card. The featured exhibit right now is a collection by Pablo Picasso.  Unfortunately, the line was very long and I […]


Preparing For The LSAT

Preparing For The LSAT

April 11th, 2013

As graduation quickly approaches, I find myself and my fellow upper-classmen in the process of making plans for the future.  Typically, education majors apply to graduate school in their specific areas of study.  While the plans for my education career still seem in the fairly distant future, one of my roommates has already begun to […]


St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

March 19th, 2013

St. Patrick’s day in Chicago is the best! At home, St. Patrick’s day comes and goes with an article of green clothing and maybe some green eggs. But in Chicago, it’s a whole different story. We celebrated it on Saturday instead of Sunday. My day started when I woke up at 7:30 am to start […]


Spring Break

Spring Break

March 15th, 2013

We may still have Winter weather but last week was our Spring Break. Unfortunately, I did not get away from the cold as many of my college peers did. It was okay though because I went back home to Michigan and got to see my family and my dog. I had a very relaxed break […]


College Q&A

February 22nd, 2013

This week I had my first day at a clinical site for my secondary education classes. This semester the School of Education requires me to have a total of 80 hours in a classroom. This is broken down between 35 hours for English Methods, 30 hours for two English as a Second Language (ESL) classes […]


College Hobbies

February 15th, 2013

College is such a busy time it’s easy to forget that you need to set aside time to relax and de-stress. Many of the students I know have hobbies for this exact reason. In the past, the only hobby I’ve had to help me de-stress was running. It is one of the best ways to […]


Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

February 4th, 2013

One of the things I miss most in college is my dog. Naturally, I jump at every opportunity I am presented with to play with or watch dogs, and on Friday night I had such an opportunity. I went over to my friends apartment to eat dinner and was pleasantly surprised at the door by […]


Globe Med Benefit Dinner

Globe Med Benefit Dinner

February 3rd, 2013

Globe Med is a student-run organization that is a non-profit global medical relief program. They raise money and make trips to third world countries and offer free medical services to people who would not otherwise have the opportunity to receive health care. On Saturday night they held a benefit dinner that a group of my […]


Summer Plans

Summer Plans

January 26th, 2013

January seems a little early to be making summer plans doesn’t it? I thought so too, until I decided to study abroad in Ghana this summer! In fact, I began looking into studying abroad in October! I guess that’s what happens when you are as excited about future plans as I am. I was able […]


Belated Update

Belated Update

January 23rd, 2013

Hello blogging world! This is my first blog in the new semester so, although it is a little late, I want to update you about my winter break! Break was a lovely four weeks in which I slept a lot, ate a lot and hung out with friends. It was awesome. The one week of break […]