Voices of ACES

September 29, 2020
By Anneli Cers
Around the world, many people live with the burden of not knowing from where their next meal will come. I grew up in Chicago, and although I did not realize it at the time, food insecurity was a very real struggle for many of my peers. In 2014, 338,000 students in the Chicago Public Schools system qualified for free or reduced school lunches. This was enough for the school district to begin offering free breakfast and lunch to all of its students.

August 31, 2020
By Carolina Garibay
When I became a writer for the College of ACES, I didn’t exactly know what to expect. Being a journalism major and someone who tries to avoid any type of science classes at all costs, applying for a job in ACES was very out of my comfort zone.

August 27, 2020
By Paulina Cylwik
As we head into a new school year full of change, uncertainty and new opportunity, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on a summer full of personal and professional development. A summer that has taught me to embrace all of what life has to offer: Unpredictability and Unknowns.

May 27, 2020
By Katrina Cotten
As a natural resources and environmental sciences major with a concentration in fish, wildlife, and conservation biology, I’m very interested in working with wildlife in the future.

May 19, 2020
By John Searl
As an aspiring corn breeder, a topic I am aware of from both an academic and private business perspective is that of genetic diversity in corn.

May 11, 2020
By Stephanie Henry
Before classes wrapped up, Dawn Bohn, a food science and human nutrition teaching assistant professor had a food safety week in her FSHN 101 class. With students being at home, and for extra credit, Bohn challenged her students to submit photos of themselves engaged in good food safety behaviors.

May 6, 2020
By Alyssa Ramir
The year 2050 is the start of a new phoenix cycle. Our civilization will reinvent itself, much like it has done in previous phoenix cycles like the downfall of the Roman Empire or the renaissance and reformation.

April 29, 2020
By Rachel McGreal
So, online school and quarantine is the “new normal?” Nothing about this situation is normal.

April 22, 2020
By Gregory French
For the entire campus community, the unprecedented and rapid rise of a global COVID-19 outbreak required sweeping adjustments and instantaneous shifts to a new normal. In this time of challenge, uncertainty, and unpredictability, students who were studying abroad over the spring 2020 semester have to display resilience and adaptability on multiple levels. 

April 22, 2020
By Hannah You
Humans have been breeding plants since before recorded human history and have domesticated many of the plants that we rely on in our daily lives today.