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Your Spring Break Bucket List (on the Cheap)

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 6, 2017 8:45:58 AM


Looking for something exciting to do for spring break, but not sure you have the budget?

You don't have to spend a lot in order to have fun this year! Below, we've put together the ultimate bucket list for your time off (on a budget that won't break the bank). 

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Tags: Just for Fun

Top 5 JJC Outings for Couples (or BFFs)

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 6, 2017 7:59:36 AM

Whether you're searching for a fun way to spend Valentines Day this year with your date, or you're just looking for something interesting to do with your friends on the weekend - have you ever considered JJC as an entertainment venue?

Yes, you heard us right: you can come to school for your next date night! (And trust us, it's not as nerdy as it sounds.)

Below we've listed the top five places you can go on campus with your date or BFF.

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC

6 Ways Emojis Sum Up Life at JJC

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 17, 2017 7:58:53 AM

Emojis have taken the world by storm! Did you know that in 2015, the Oxford Dictionary even chose an emoji (😂 ) instead of a word for their annual Word of the Year designation?

With emojis getting a lot of attention lately because of their ability to describe feelings (😃 or ☹️ ) or let's be honest - basically anything (like🍕 or 🏈 ) - we wanted to share the top six emojis that best describe life at JJC.


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Tags: Just for Fun

9 Relaxing Things to Do During Your Winter Break

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 19, 2016 8:09:33 AM

Winter break is finally here! And after all the hard work that went into this past semester, you deserve this time away from textbooks, exams and homework assignments. Even though winter break can be busy with holiday gatherings, family and work, we hope you'll have time to do a few things for yourself. We want you to feel refreshed before spring semester begins!

(Check out spring classes hereAnd if you haven’t registered, there’s still time. Click here for registration information)

Here are 9 relaxing things you can do during winter break:

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Tags: Just for Fun

Best Gift Ideas for Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 12, 2016 7:59:16 AM

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, the gift giving season is upon us. Not sure what you want this year? Maybe you don't know what to buy/make your friends or significant other - or you're a parent struggling to come up with gift ideas for your son or daughter in college.

From just-for-fun to practical gifts and DIYs, here are a few ideas to get you in the gift giving spirit!

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Tags: Just for Fun, Holidays

What Are You Thankful For?

Posted by Sam Ritz on Nov 21, 2016 7:53:36 AM

Thanksgiving is right around the corner (how did that happen?!), and a lot of our students are reflecting on the things they are most grateful for this holiday season. And why not be thankful for the things that we have? Studies have shown that gratitude improves happiness.

Are any of the things you're most thankful for the same as what our students have mentioned below?

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Tags: Just for Fun, Holidays

13 Things You Didn't Know About Your JJC Professors

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 17, 2016 8:56:24 AM

Do you really know your professors at Joliet Junior College? Although you may see them on campus MWF, many of them have talents and interests outside of the classroom, too. 

Which professor had a recording contract in the 1990s? Who has been to six continents? One professor has 14 brothers and sisters - can you guess who? 

Discover these little-known facts about thirteen of your favorite JJC professors below.

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Tags: Just for Fun, About JJC

Seven Memes That Describe Life Around Midterms

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 10, 2016 7:52:34 AM

With midterms right around the corner, we know you're starting to feel a little overwhelmed. It can be stressful, especially if you're taking multiple classes at once. 

So, as you skim through the notes you've been taking all semester and schedule study sessions with your friends, we thought we'd put together something fun to make light of the tests everyone dreads.

Do these seven memes describe your midterm experience accurately?

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Tags: Just for Fun

Gotta Catch 'Em All (at JJC)!

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 29, 2016 12:26:42 PM

In case you haven’t heard… Pokémon characters are taking over the halls of JJC! 

From Jigglypuffs to Pikachus, JJC is full of these miniature “pocket monsters” from the 1990s TV show, Pokémon – and JJC is considered a Pokémon Hub in the popular mobile app game, Pokémon Go.

If you haven’t heard about the game, it’s simple: the objective is to catch as many Pokémon characters as you can (when you walk around you’ll spot the Pokémon characters on your phone). Using Pokéballs, you’ll catch the characters, and the more that you catch, the more experience you'll get, leading to a higher level. You can also collect Pokémon by finding and hatching eggs.

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Tags: Just for Fun

15 Rites of Passage for JJC Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 22, 2016 3:04:07 PM

Congratulations to all our new students this semester! We bet you're excited (and maybe even a little nervous) to be on campus for the first time. Now that you're finally a student here, there is so much you have to look forward to - and we've put together the ultimate guide! 

Here are 15 rites of passage you can expect to take part in during your time as a JJC student:

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Tags: For New Students, Just for Fun