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Ellen Gordon

Sleep is for the Weak (or the Weekends)

Shalom! My name is Ellen Gordon. I’m currently a sophomore BSN (nursing) major who hails from Palatine, Ilinois. My life is presently a journey in evading sleep, finding time for my semblance of a social life, and keeping up with one of the most rigorous majors here at Loyola.

In Which I Have A Lot of Feelings, Mostly About the Olympics

In Which I Have A Lot of Feelings, Mostly About the Olympics

February 19th, 2014

Winter has always been my favorite season. I love the scarfs and the snow and the boots and the skiing and the twinkling Christmas lights. Unfortunately, having a broken foot has definitely put a bit of a damper on my mood this year. Luckily, I’ve been able to distract myself with my favorite quadrennial activity… […]


Senior Citizen

Senior Citizen

February 4th, 2014

Oh, the pun. Such an under appreciated form of word play. But why am I talking about puns, you ask? Well… 1. It should go without saying that I am a senior in college. The off-off campus housing, not-always-so-consistent blogs (*coughsenioritiscough*), constant nostalgia, and very regular crisis-ing about my future career and ability to maintain […]


Survival of the Fittest

Survival of the Fittest

September 18th, 2013

As previously mentioned in my last blog post, I now have my own apartment. Pretty soon after moving in, I discovered that there were a lot of things I would now have to learn how to do for myself. I would no longer have my mom or my roommates or my roommates’ boyfriends to kill […]


So Say We All

So Say We All

September 10th, 2013

As y’all may have noticed, I disappeared last semester. When they say that your spring semester of junior year is the hardest in the nursing program here, they aren’t kidding. Luckily, I was able to have such a relaxing summer that I feel rejuvenated and ready for my senior year! So, what did I do […]


The Three Parts

The Three Parts

January 16th, 2013

When The Prestige first came out on DVD during my sophomore year in high school, I happened to be flying back from a trip to Israel. Because of this coincidence, it playing on its own channel during my 12 hour flight from Jerusalem to New York. The movie is just over two hours, and they […]


Big Things

Big Things

November 10th, 2012

Some pretty exciting things have been going on in my life lately, and I’m feeling pretty pumped about everything, so I thought I’d share two of my favorites with you guys before I disappear into my pharmacology textbook for the rest of the weekend. 1. Alpha Sigma Nu Initiation Last spring, I found out that I had been […]


Busy Bee!

Busy Bee!

October 25th, 2012

Hey guys! Sorry my blogging has been seriously lacking in the past month. Remember when I said that things were going kind of slow? Since then, my life has been CrAzY! (Yes, it has been so crazy that letters of the word crazy need to be alternated between capital and lowercase to emphasize this.) Immediately […]


The Cupcake Crawl

The Cupcake Crawl

October 10th, 2012

Confession time. I have a problem. Or, more accurately, an addiction. An addiction to only the most delicious dessert and food item in the history of the world: CUPCAKES. One of my favorite parts about Chicago is the plethora of places where you can pick up some of these delicious treats. In fact, last year, […]


Hey Jude

Hey Jude

September 20th, 2012

If this blog seems a little out of place, I apologize. There’s someone who something that I wanted to blog about in July, but I got so busy with my birthday, work and getting ready for school that I didn’t have time to do so. Luckily, I’ve found that time now. So excuse me as […]


Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

September 20th, 2012

I have to be honest with you. Sometimes, Chicago weather can make me grumpy. It can be windy, cold, a little bit dreary and often results in me being blown into light poles and unsuspecting pedestrians. And I think that’s what most people think of when they think about the Windy City (the cold and […]