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A Relaxing Way to Find Serenity and Peace by Lake Michigan

Like every college student, I have experienced stress and anxiety when it comes to homework, midterms, long papers, finals–you name it–at some point or another throughout the semesters and my college career. There’s a bike path close to my apartment building, and some days when I have free time, especially on the weekend, I love to walk down the trail by Lake Michigan and relax on the steps of the pier. The quietness that surrounds me and the calmness of the water creates a soothing atmosphere, and it makes me forget about everything and the problems of the world. The scenery is breathtaking, the swaying motion of the water is gentle and peaceful. It’s even more beautiful if you’re able to catch the sun setting on the lake’s horizon!

Jackson is a senior magazine journalism major at Columbia College Chicago, class of 2011. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Jackson transferred to Columbia during his sophomore year and considers Chicago to be second home. In addition to being a Campus Correspondent for Her Campus Columbia, Jackson also works as the copy chief for The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia's student-run newspaper, and at Echo, Columbia's student-run magazine, as the fact checking/copy chief and online editor. Jackson especially loves writing about the LGBTQ community and hopes to make it one of his specialities sometime in the future. While being a big believer in karma, Jackson always tries to surround himself with positive energy and positive people. A few of Jackson's favorite things: RuPaul's Drag Race, Family Guy, lemon-flavored Arizona iced tea and Chipotle.
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