Marginalia, Graduate Blog

New Year, New Resolutions

It’s that time of year!

With the holiday season behind us, the New Year brings the time for re-evaluating the past year and coming up with resolutions.

New Year, New Resolutions

With the holiday season behind us, the New Year brings the time for re-evaluating the past year and coming up with resolutions.

Journalism, MA Elaine Rojas-Castillo, erojascastillo@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

We Are Chicago

Seeing the city from another perspective

Seeing the city from another perspective

When I first applied to Columbia’s Journalism, MA program, the first question I asked myself was, “Why now?”

We Are Chicago

When I first applied to Columbia’s Journalism, MA program, the first question I asked myself was, “Why now?”

Journalism, MA Elaine Rojas-Castillo, erojascastillo@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

It’s The Most Stressful Time Of The Year

The leaves have all finally fallen, the air is crisp and the sounds of jingle bells are ringing through the air.

With all that loveliness swirling around, is it time to relax?

In a word…

Yeah.

Yeah.

It’s The Most Stressful Time Of The Year

The leaves have all finally fallen, the air is crisp and the sounds of jingle bells are ringing through the air. With all that loveliness swirling around, is it time …

Journalism, MA Elaine Rojas-Castillo, erojascastillo@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Why I’m Thankful

Reaching my first break since beginning the Journalism, MA program back in August, I finally had some time to de-stress and regroup. With the final stretch of the semester fast approaching, Thanksgiving couldn’t have come at a better time.

An Eric Carle Thanksgiving

An Eric Carle Thanksgiving

Why I’m Thankful

Reaching my first break since beginning the Journalism, MA program back in August, I finally had some time to de-stress and regroup. With the final stretch of the semester fast …

Journalism, MA Elaine Rojas-Castillo, erojascastillo@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

So, No One Told You Life Was Gonna Be This Way?

More than halfway through the semester and I’m already feeling it.

Was I ready for it? In a word…

Not even close.

What am I feeling, you ask?

So, No One Told You Life Was Gonna Be This Way?

More than halfway through the semester and I’m already feeling it. Was I ready for it? In a word… What am I feeling, you ask?

Journalism, MA Elaine Rojas-Castillo, erojascastillo@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Learning From The Pros

 

First Day on Campus!

First Day on Campus!

Whoa. I can’t believe I’ve already been at Columbia for a month. My first month of graduate school. That’s right, ladies and gents, I’ve officially begun this crazy ride known as graduate education.

Now, the biggest question I’ve gotten in the last 30 days is, “How’s it going?”

Well, I’ll tell you how it’s going…

Learning From The Pros

  Whoa. I can’t believe I’ve already been at Columbia for a month. My first month of graduate school. That’s right, ladies and gents, I’ve officially begun this crazy ride known …

Journalism, MA Elaine Rojas-Castillo, erojascastillo@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Three Lessons I Learned in My Second Semester at Columbia

View of the Journalism Building at 33 E Congress Prkwy.

View of the Journalism Building at 33 E Congress Prkwy.

As my cohort and I come to the end of our second semester as graduate students, but also make it two-thirds of the way through our program, we begin to realize the things that we have learned throughout the program that have helped us the most.

Three Lessons I Learned in My Second Semester at Columbia

As my cohort and I come to the end of our second semester as graduate students, but also make it two-thirds of the way through our program, we begin to …

Journalism MA Devon Marti, devon.marti@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The Most Important Thing I Learned This Semester…. Do The Things That Scare You

Journalism Graduate Student in the Field

Journalism Graduate Students Devon Marti and Saiyna Bashir get ready to go interview some of Chicago’s homeless population.

It might sound cliché and in a way it is, but the thing that I have learned the most not just this semester but during my entire time in this program, is to do the things that scare you. This semester alone, I can assure you I have run into this situation a few times.

The Most Important Thing I Learned This Semester…. Do The Things That Scare You

It might sound cliché and in a way it is, but the thing that I have learned the most not just this semester but during my entire time in this …

Journalism MA Devon Marti, devon.marti@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

What To Know Before Coming to Columbia

While out looking for sources for a story about homeless voting, Journalism MA students Saiyna Bashir and Devon Marti help feed the homeless with Caroly Boyd, CEO of Humble Hearts Organization.

While out looking for sources for a story about homeless voting, Journalism MA students Saiyna Bashir and Devon Marti help feed the homeless with Caroly Boyd, CEO of Humble Hearts Organization.

Yesterday was Admitted Student Day at Columbia College Chicago for our admitted journalism graduate class of 2016. Before today, I sat down and tried to think about everything I wished I were told before coming to Columbia—the financial aide process, what I needed to know before starting class, what I should prepare with, etc.

What To Know Before Coming to Columbia

Yesterday was Admitted Student Day at Columbia College Chicago for our admitted journalism graduate class of 2016. Before today, I sat down and tried to think about everything I wished …

Journalism MA Devon Marti, devon.marti@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605