ICO Blog http://blog.ico.edu The Illinois College of Optometry student blog covers everything about ICO living, from Chicago restaurants to Commencement. Thu, 26 May 2016 17:18:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Alohomora: Unlocking Harry Potter Fun before Third Year http://blog.ico.edu/alohomora-unlocking-harry-potter-fun-before-third-year/ Thu, 26 May 2016 17:17:27 +0000 http://blog.ico.edu/?p=7388 After finals and clinic, ICO second years are practically begging for a break. Our summer break is only one week long, but it’s still a rare…]]> Commencement 2016 http://blog.ico.edu/commencement-2016/ Tue, 24 May 2016 17:07:31 +0000 http://blog.ico.edu/?p=7359 For years, I have dreamed of the day when I would say farewell to my academic career and hello to my professional one. I dreamed of…]]> How the class of 2019 is spending their summer off http://blog.ico.edu/how-the-class-of-2019-is-spending-their-summer-off/ Mon, 23 May 2016 19:50:52 +0000 http://blog.ico.edu/?p=7380 As many of you know, at ICO, we get the summer after our first year off. What we do with this time is entirely up to…]]> Go for It: Do MORE with your Optometry Degree! http://blog.ico.edu/go-for-it-do-more-with-your-optometry-degree/ Wed, 18 May 2016 19:36:59 +0000 http://blog.ico.edu/?p=7310 When I was in high school, I learned a lot about myself. I learned how to meet new people, how to make it to class exactly…]]> all the 3rd year feels http://blog.ico.edu/all-the-3rd-year-feels/ Mon, 16 May 2016 21:15:42 +0000 http://blog.ico.edu/?p=7327 And just like that, everything that’s supposed to happen 3rd year… happened. …boards studying happened …last Eyeball happened …my bestie getting married happened …turning 25 happened…]]> History of Al Capone: In our backyard http://blog.ico.edu/history-of-al-capone-in-our-backyard/ http://blog.ico.edu/history-of-al-capone-in-our-backyard/#respond Thu, 12 May 2016 21:01:40 +0000 http://blog.ico.edu/?p=5675 Alphonse “Al” Capone, a.k.a. Scarface, was a 1920’s mob boss of the Chicago Outfit during Prohibition. He was known for bringing bootlegged alcohol in through underground tunnels as…]]> http://blog.ico.edu/history-of-al-capone-in-our-backyard/feed/ 0 EYE Scream for Ice Cream! http://blog.ico.edu/eye-scream-for-ice-cream/ Wed, 11 May 2016 20:01:47 +0000 http://blog.ico.edu/?p=7160 In my family, we always have two food necessities: ice cream and cereal. Of course, everyone has these two in the house, but we have an entire cupboard dedicated to…]]> 10 Things about ICO 3rd Year You’d Like to Know http://blog.ico.edu/10-things-about-ico-3rd-year-youd-like-to-know/ Mon, 09 May 2016 20:27:06 +0000 http://blog.ico.edu/?p=7261 Call me ICO’s resident list girl. As I say goodbye to my third year and venture on to fourth year externships, I wanted to share my…]]> In the Blink of An Eye http://blog.ico.edu/in-the-blink-of-an-eye/ Fri, 06 May 2016 19:01:02 +0000 http://blog.ico.edu/?p=7219 I thought this day would never come. With the end of first year near, it’s always interesting to look back at where you started. This year…]]> Dating at ICO http://blog.ico.edu/dating-at-ico/ Thu, 05 May 2016 18:18:10 +0000 http://blog.ico.edu/?p=7158 In the last ICO Matters magazine, the cover article put the spotlight on couples who met during their time at ICO. During orientation, there were multiple times…]]>