It’s 3 a.m. and homework time: this is my college life


Holly Brenza blogs for “I am UIC.”

Holly Brenza, a junior in English, is the newest campus blogger, sharing her experiences each week about what it’s like to be a UIC student. Read a new update every weekday from our “I Am UIC” bloggers.

By Holly Brenza

It’s 3 a.m. I’m sprawled out on the floor of my room, surrounded by my work, pretzels and Nutella.

I can’t remember the last time I’ve slept for more than a three-hour interval and I’m seriously considering buying toothpicks to prop my eyelids up.

Despite the insanity, this is my college life, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

My name is Holly. I am a junior majoring in English and minoring in communication and management. I am also a resident assistant and the assistant director for recognition for the National Residence Hall Honorary, an organization that takes pride in being the top 1 percent of leaders in campus housing.

It has been amazing to be able to call UIC my home away from home for the past two years, and I continue to take advantage of all of the opportunities this school gives me.

I absolutely love sports, reading, chocolate and all things girly.

One of my absolute favorite things to do is exploring this incredible city where we are lucky enough to go to school. When I’m not busy with homework or my leadership positions, I enjoy heading out and sightseeing.

I love campus housing and UIC as a whole and am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my UIC experience with you.


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