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January 21, 2022Karaoke 

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Turn on the instrumentals to your favorite songs and play karaoke at home with your friends!

November 19, 2021The Holidays

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What are some of your favorite things about the holidays?

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November 12, 2021Apple Orchards 

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A fun activity for you and your friends this and any fall is going to an apple orchard! Check out one close to the Chicagoland area.

https://www.timeout.com/chicago/kids/activities/apple-picking-spots-near-chicago

November 5, 2021Have A Great Weekend! 

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We’re at the end of the week. Hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!

 

October 28, 2021Origami

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Since it’s getting colder, some activities will have to be done inside. Here is an activity that you can do that doesn’t require going out!

https://m.youtube.com · PPOWeb resultsHow To Make an Easy Origami Butterfly (in 3 MINUTES!) – YouTube

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October 22, 2021Fall and Winter Activities in Chicago

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*image from choosechicago.com

What are some fun fall/winter activities to do in Chicago? Let us know below!

October 15, 2021Haunted Houses 

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It’s getting closer to Halloween. Here are 10 haunted houses that are near the Chicagoland area. https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-haunted-houses-chicago-2021-20211014-tnrxuqvscfht3l3ncwmezhv2yu-story.html

October 8, 2021Pumpkin Patches 

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If you’re willing to make the drive, check on these pumpkin patches!

https://www.chicagoparent.com/things-to-do/outdoors/pumpkin-patches-chicago/

October 1, 2021UNO!

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Uno is a card game enjoyed by many, but played differently. Whether you play stacks, normal or any other way, what are your rules to playing uno?

September 24, 2021Art Institute 

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Take a trip to the Art Institute! There are also opportunities to go for free, click this link to see if you qualify!

https://www.artic.edu/visit/free-admission-opportunities

 

September 17, 2021Fun Night In 

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If you’re on campus and enjoy being inside, here are some fun things you can do in your dorm!

https://www.collegexpress.com/articles-and-advice/student-life/blog/15-ideas-fun-night-without-having-leave-your-dorm/

September 10, 2021Fun Around the City 

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What do you guys like to do for fun on the weekend in the city? Let us know down below!

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September 3, 2021“Tracing Our Roots” 

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Tomorrow the DuSable Museum is hosting “Tracing Our Roots”, a concert by the Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra.

https://www.dusablemuseum.org/events/

August 27, 2021Fall 2021 Involvement Fair 

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The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) Fall 2021 Involvement Fair is taking place August 31- September 3! Read more info here:

https://fsl.uic.edu/resources-events/upcoming-eventscalendar/#:~:text=The%20Center%20for%20Student%20Involvement,members%20connecting%20with%20you%20directly.

#Chicago #UIC #UIC25 #friday #campuslife #college #involvement

August 20, 2021SCI Fall 2021 Involvement Fair 

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The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) Fall 2021 Involvement Fair is taking place August 31- September 3! Read more info here:

https://fsl.uic.edu/resources-events/upcoming-eventscalendar/#:~:text=The%20Center%20for%20Student%20Involvement,members%20connecting%20with%20you%20directly.

August 6, 2021Bronzeville Children’s Museum

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If you’re looking for family fun, check out the Bronzeville Children’s Museum, bringing african and african-american history to kids.

http://www.bronzevillechildrensmuseum.com/?r

#UIC #UIC25 #Chicago #blackculture #museum

July 30, 2021Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center 

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Go explore the Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center in Kenwood, providing opportunities in “arts, culture, and entrepreneurship.”

https://www.blackpearl.org/

#UIC #UIC25 #Chicago #blackculture #arts

July 23, 2o21Stony Island Arts Bank

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Visit the Stony Island Arts Bank, a former bank that has been transformed into an arts center.

https://rebuild-foundation.org/

#UIC #UIC25 #Chicago #blackculture  #arts

July 16, 2021The Gallery Guichard

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The Gallery Guichard showcases art from the African Diaspora.

https://www.galleryguichard.com/

#UIC #UIC25 #Chicago #blackculture  #arts

July 9, 2021Some Like It Black Creative Arts Bar

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For artists or anyone looking to express their creativity, check out Some Like It Black Creative Arts Bar!

#UIC #UIC25 #Chicago #arts

https://www.somelikeitblack.com/about

July 2, 2021South Side Community Art Center

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One fun place to visit in Chicago is the South Side Community Art Center!

#Chicago #UIC #UIC25 #art

Visit their website here:

 

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June 25, 2021DuJazz Summer Series

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The DuSable Museum is hosting the DuJazz Summer Series in June and July. Next show is June 30 at 6PM.

#UIC #UIC25 #chicago #DuSable #Jazz

Read more and purchase tickets here: https://www.dusablemuseum.org/event/du-summer-events-2021/

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June 18, 2021AACC Juneteenth Celebration

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Our Juneteenth Celebration is tomorrow! Join us for a screening of “Black-ish: Juneteenth” at 1!

#UIC #UIC25 #chicago juneteenth #volunteer #cookout

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June 11, 2021Black Sitcoms

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What are some of your favorite Black sitcoms and why? This article talks about the importance of them. https://untnabj.com/2020/10/02/the-importance-of-black-sitcoms/

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June 4, 2021DJ Submissions 

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Today is our last day for DJ submissions for our Juneteenth celebration!

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May 28, 2021Chicago Summer Activities 

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What are some fun activities or places to go to in Chicago during the summer? Let us know down below. #Chicago #Summer

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May 21, 2021Black Plant Influencers and Garden Experts 

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For those who are considering owning a plant or own one, here is a list of Black plant influencers and garden experts to check out!

https://www.latimes.com/lifestyle/story/2020-07-01/black-plantfluencers-plant-stylists-garden-experts-instagram

May 14, 2021Summer Plans 

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What is something fun you plan to do this summer? Let us know down below!

May 7, 2021Have a Great Summer! 

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You’ve made it to the end of the semester! Congratulations and have a great summer!

 

April 30, 2021Last Day of Classes!

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The last week is complete. Good Luck on your finals!

April 23, 2021Movie Night 

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Have a movie night with friends!! What are some of your favorite movies…let us know down below!

April 16, 2021Game Night

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Happy Friday! Take some time today to have a game night! What are some of your favorite games?

April 9, 2021DIY Paint Night 

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Have a DIY paint night by yourself or with friends. Show us your paintings down below!

April 2, 2021April Fool’s

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Yesterday was April Fools! Did you pull any fun (and lighthearted) pranks yesterday? Let us know down below!

March 26,2021Tell us about your week!

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What were some of your favorite things you did this week? It can be anything! Let us know down below.

March 19, 2021It’s Spring Break! 

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It’s the end of the week! Have a safe and fun spring break. Take some time to rest, enjoy the hobbies you love, and catch up with friends and loved ones.

March 12, 2021Shows 

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What shows have you been into these days? Let us know down below.

 

March 5, 2021DIY Vase 

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This Friday we have a craft for you to try. DIY Vase. Here’s a tiktok for more instructions https://pin.it/5TAHP35

February 26, 2021DIY Vase 

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This Friday we have a craft for you to try. DIY Vase. Here’s a tiktok for more instructions https://pin.it/5TAHP35

 

February 19, 2021Virtual Fashion Show 

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Miss going out or styling outfits for a special occasion. Have a virtual fashion show with friends or family. Share your photos with us!

February 12, 2021Judas and the Black Messiah 

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Judas and the Black Messiah is out today. Are you excited to watch it? What do you look forward to?

https://youtu.be/sSjtGqRXQ9Y

February 5, 2021…”Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgement” 

In preparation for our Nikki Giovanni event, we want to suggest some of her books! The first one is “Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgement”. You can read a description on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Feeling-Talk-Nikki-Giovanni/dp/068825294X

January 29, 2021Karaoke 

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Cheers to  the weekend! To start the weekend off right, have a karaoke night virtually with friends or family.

Here is a song to start you off https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st-yPBxRVPM.

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January 22, 2021Movies For the Weekend

#FunFriday Are you looking for movies to watch this weekend? We suggest watching Soul or Sylvie’s Love?

January 15, 2021…#FunFriday

You’ve made it through the first week! This weekend, take some time to relax and watch recent Netflix additions. #FunFriday

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/netflix-december-2020-new-releases-movies-tv