The best study snacks within 10 minutes of Chapman

Everyone’s had that moment where they’ve been sitting in the library for too long attempting to study, but failing because we can’t focus anymore. That moment is the perfect time to close your textbooks, power down your laptop, and refuel with a study snack! Here are five places within ten minutes of campus where you can grab some tasty treats between finals, featuring some of Developing Human Brain’s top 12 brain foods.

Blue Bowl and Growl Juice Pub

Fruits such as apples and blueberries have been proven to improve cognitive performance and memory, and nuts are filled with nutrients, fats, and carbs that we need to thrive. So, why not combine the two into a delicious acai bowl? Both Blue Bowl and Growl Juice pub offer different combinations of fruit blends and toppings that are combined into a filling, refreshing meal.

Photo by Anna Wilson


Photo by Anna Wilson

Click here for Blue Bowl’s menu.

Click here for Growl’s menu.


Blue Bowl’s Address and Hours:

417 S Main St

7am-7pm Monday-Saturday (closed Sundays)

Growl’s Address and Hours:

Photo by Anna Wilson

152-A N Glassell St. 

Monday-Friday: 8am-7:30pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-7:30pm

TIP: If you’re planning on going to Blue Bowl, allow ample time as the line often extends out the door anytime throughout the day, and be sure to park in the neighborhood across the street as the parking lot is very small. If you’re looking for more of a quick bite in between finals, Growl is the way to go.


Mead’s Green Door Cafe


Vegetables are another key food that can help your brain in the midst of the most stressful time of the semester. Mead’s can satisfy your veggie fix with items such as their homemade vegetable and hummus appetizer, the Green Power kale salad, and the Veggie Dee-Luxe pizza.

Photo by Anna Wilson

Click here for Mead’s Green Door Cafe’s menu.


Address and Hours:

642 W Chapman Ave

Monday-Friday: 6am-8pm, Saturday: 8am-8pm, Sunday: 8am-3pm

TIP: If you’re looking to get some fresh air, have a seat on their outdoor patio and enjoy the quirky art installations that give Mead’s its distinguishable charm.

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Thai Towne Eatery


Craving something flavorful and beneficial? Try a curry from Thai Towne Eatery. Turmeric, which is a key ingredient in most curries, is a powerful antioxidant that has been recognized to help just about anything, including fatigue from late night study sessions.

Photo by Anna Wilson


Click here for Thai Towne Eatery’s menu.


Address and Hours:

152 N Glassell St.

Monday-Saturday: 11am-3pm, 4-9pm (closed Sundays)


TIP: Along with your curry, order a Thai Tea for a sweet burst of caffeine.


Brot Coffee Coffee


The dreaded Starbucks line seems to grow even longer during finals, and every coffee shop in the circle seems to have no open space. But caffeine is almost a necessity in order to survive finals. Brot Coffee is just far enough from campus that you won’t face the long lines or crowds, but doesn’t require students to drive all the way across town for a decent cup of Joe.

Photo by Anna Wilson

Photo by Anna Wilson

Click here for Brot’s menu.


Address and Hours:

316 S Main St.

Monday-Friday: 6am-7pm, Saturday: 7am-7pm, Sunday: 8am-6pm


TIP: Not only does Brot serve delicious coffee, but they also have an entire menu dedicated to gourmet toast! There are a total of 16 unique toppings including Irish butter, Plum butter, and of course, the beloved avocado.


Green Tomato Grill


One of the most essential vitamins for energy is B12, and a great source of this vitamin is found in eggs, as well as minerals and fats, according to Developing Human Brain’s list. Green Tomato Grill offers two different egg scramble bowls with ingredients such as bacon, black beans, bell peppers, spinach, and cheese, as well as several different breakfast burritos, chilaquiles, and breakfast tacos all featuring eggs. If you have a morning final, consider stopping in for one of these savory breakfast items to help keep you energized.


Photo by Anna Wilson

Click here for Green Tomato Grill’s menu.


Address and Hours:

1419 N Tustin St.

Monday- Sunday: 8am-9pm

TIP: The breakfast menu is only served until 11am, so if you want one of these delicious egg dishes, be sure to stop in early.

Top Movies You Should Be Seeing This Summer!

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In just a few short weeks, Chapman students will be free for the summer! One thing to do while you don’t have to stress about schoolwork is to catch some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters of the year. Here are just a few of the many movies that are sure to give you some bang for your buck (or MoviePass) this summer.

*Spoiler Alert!*
Everything’s a sequel…

Avengers: Infinity War
Release Date: April 27

The long-awaited third installation of the franchise became the highest grossing film of all time by making $257 million within three days of its release, beating Star Wars: The Force Awakens by $10 million. Avengers: Infinity War features an all-star cast of Hollywood’s biggest names such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth (just to name a few). The stakes have never been higher in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy unite to stop the evil Thanos from finding all six Infinity Stones and destroying the universe.

Watch the Avengers: Infinity War trailer here.
To purchase tickets, click here.

Deadpool 2
Release Date: May 18

Following the success of its first installment, Deadpool 2 tells the story of the crude and raunchy superhero Deadpool created by Marvel Comics as he forms his own team of mutant heroes called the X-Force to save a young mutant Russell from the time-travelling villain, Cable.

Watch the trailer for Deadpool 2 here!
To purchase tickets, click here.

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Release Date: May 25

Only five months after the release of The Last Jedi, Disney and Lucasfilm present the origin story of one of the most beloved characters in the series, Han Solo, in the latest installment of the mighty Star Wars franchise. Through a series of dangerous adventures, Han Solo (played by Alden Ehrenreich) meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and confronts the notorious gambler and smuggler Lando Calrissian (played by musician and actor Donald Glover).

Watch the trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story here.
To purchase tickets, click here.

Ocean’s 8
Release Date: June 8

This all-female addition to the Ocean’s franchise features eight incredible actresses, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna. Follow these ladies as master criminal Debbie Ocean recruits seven other thieves to pull off the heist of the century at the annual Met Gala. Their goal? To steal a diamond necklace that’s worth more than $150 million.

Watch the trailer for Ocean’s 8 here.
To purchase tickets, click here.

Incredibles 2
Release Date: June 15

A family-friendly superhero film brought to you by Disney’s Pixar Studios, Incredibles 2 picks up where the original film ended 14 years ago. In this film, Elastagirl starts a new job to campaign for the return of the “supers”, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet: staying home to supervise Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack. In addition, the superhero family joins their ally Frozone to fight a new villain: the Screenslaver.

Watch the trailer for Incredibles 2 here.
To purchase tickets, click here.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Release Date: June 22

A little under two months after Avengers hits theaters, Chris Pratt returns to the big screen for his second movie of the summer to lead the second installation of the new Jurassic Park series. After the failed experiment of creating a dinosaur-themed theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that’s about to erupt. On their journey, they come in contact with terrifying new breeds of dinosaurs while discovering a conspiracy that threatens life as they know it.

Watch the trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom here.
To purchase tickets, click here.

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Release Date: July 6

Paul Rudd returns as the iconic size-shifting superhero and teams up with the Wasp, played by Evangeline Lilly. Set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, Scott Lang tries to balance his home life with his duties as Ant-Man as he is presented with a new mission to uncover secrets from the past.

Watch the trailer for Ant Man and the Wasp here.
To purchase tickets, click here.

For even more awesome movies coming out this summer, click here.

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Chapman Students Take on Summer Internships

About 42% of graduating seniors leave college with an internship under their belt, according to an annual survey of 311 ranked colleges by U.S. News.

No wonder internships are so popular: they look great on resumes while giving students a chance to gain hands-on experience in real world jobs, sometimes even leading to a full-time job offer. (Extra bonus if it’s a paid internship!)

Some Panthers pack their internship experience into the summer months, working full-time while others are recuperating from the past academic year and recharging for the next one. Read on to see how four students are making use of summer 2018 with internships!

Jacob Chobanian

Internship: Legal Intern at California Resources Corporation

Year: Junior

Major: Political Science

Courtesy of Jacob Chobanian

Where are you interning this summer?

I will be interning for the second year in a row at California Resources Corporation (CRC), which is a publically traded oil and natural gas exploration and production company, as well as the largest oil and natural gas producer in California. I will be a paid legal intern, working mostly in the realm of regulatory related issues under the head attorneys.

How did you find out about this internship?

A family friend of ours works in this field.

What made you want to intern there?

Aside from the appeal of this position being my first “grown up” title in an office, I wanted to get a head start on what my career will hopefully be in the future.

What was the hiring process like?

Before this job, I worked at Six Flags, where I was accustomed to the more lax hiring process, but this was not the case when applying for this position. This internship required a few more forms as well as two additional interviews before my acceptance offer was sent out.

Do you have any advice for people looking for internships?

My advice is to remain proactive in the recruiting and hiring process. What I mean is to continue to reach out to companies by showing your interest and eagerness in waiting to hold a position in their company. Also, utilize “LinkedIn” as it can help companies sort through applicants quicker.

Madeline Chew

Internship: Lab Intern at Oregon Health and Science University

Year: Junior

Major: Biological Sciences

Courtesy of Madeline Chew

Where are you interning this summer?

I am working in a molecular genetics cancer research laboratory as a paid intern at the Oregon Health and Science University. I will be working with other lab members to run the lab’s ongoing clinical trials. This includes: screening eligible patients for the studies, consenting patients to the studies, phlebotomy certification to collect blood samples, and processing of blood samples and isolating DNA.

How did you find out about the internship?

The principle investigator of the lab lives in my neighborhood, so I contacted him directly asking if he had any positions available for undergraduate students.

What made you want to intern there?

Not only was the research lab relevant to my area of study at Chapman, but this particular molecular genetics lab is one of the most renowned labs in the field of cancer research.

What was the hiring process like?

After emailing the principle investigator, I went to his office for a one-on-one interview. For the first few weeks working in the lab, I shadowed different people working on different projects. Then, I had to go through intensive in-person and online training since I would be working with human patients.

Do you have any advice for people looking for internships?

Put yourself out there. Don’t be afraid to contact people advocating for your interest in an internship. Go for it, you have nothing to lose!

Madison Hanley

Internship: Marketing and Design Intern at Hedon Beer Brewing

Year: Sophomore

Major: Business Administration, Emphasis in Marketing and Graphic Design Minor

Courtesy of Madison Hanley

Where are you interning this summer?

Hedon Beer Brewing in Lake Balaton, Hungary. As a marketing and design intern, I will be responsible for a variety of tasks that target semester abroad students and American and British tourists. My duties will range from revamping their website, social media and merchandise while also planning special events.

How did you find out about the internship?

While studying abroad in Prague, I went on a weekend trip to Budapest where we met up with a family friend of one of my travel buddies. He and his business partner took us out to dinner and we got to talking about the grand opening of his tap room nearby. They expressed their need for graphic designers and I asked if they had an internship program.

What made you want to intern there?

I wanted to intern at Hedon Brewing because of the wide range of intern control and unique learning environment. I am grateful and excited to continue exploring the world all while strengthening my professional business skills.

What was the hiring process like?

After our dinner, I had an informal interview the next day and presented my resume. He offered me the job on the spot!

Do you have any advice for people looking for internships?

My best advice is to be adventurous! Until you put yourself out there and start up a conversation, you may never discover relationships that could land you a new friend, or even a job later down the line.

Amy Lam

Internship: Science Undergraduate Laboratory Intern at SLAC National Laboratory

Year: Junior

Major: Physics

Courtesy of Amy Lam

Where are you interning this summer?

I’ll be a SULI (Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships) intern at SLAC national laboratory operated by Stanford University. I’ll be working with a mentor doing research in Lithium-Sulfur batteries.

How did you find out about this internship?

I’ve known about the SULI program for a while. I also learned about it through the newsletters from APS (American Physical Society).

What made you want to intern there?

I’m thinking about applying to chemistry graduate programs after Chapman, so I wanted to explore the opportunities at SLAC. I want to get a sense of the different kinds of projects I could do in the physical chemistry field. Also, the physics research at Chapman leans more towards theoretical physics. I’m hoping to engage in more experimental methods, which is why I wanted to look for opportunities outside of Chapman.

What was the hiring process like?

The application for SULI was online. I answered a series of essay questions that highlighted my research experience and extracurriculars. Recommendations were also required by professors knowledgeable about my academic capabilities and work ethic.

Do you have any advice for people looking for internships?

Apply to many places. Programs are getting more competitive and impacted. Also, don’t get discouraged by rejection. The first year I was at Chapman and applied to summer programs, none of them accepted me, but now I have the opportunity to do research with scientists at a national laboratory! Use the time that you would have spent doing the internship expanding your portfolio or curriculum.

The Five Stages of Registration

It’s that time of the semester! The list of Fall 2018 classes is up, your MyChapman shopping cart is open, and you’re ready to put together a new schedule for next year. But, even when you’re genuinely interested in seeing what classes you can take next semester, there are often some complications that come along with coordinating them to best fit your needs. These five stages sum up almost all of our experiences with course registration.


There are so many classes to choose from! You feel a little dorky to admit it, but some of your required classes for your major (along with some of your GEs that you’ve put off) sound really cool. Into the shopping cart they go!


So, you may have gone a little crazy adding classes to your shopping cart, and now you’re realizing it’s impossible to fit all these classes into your schedule. Some are at the same time, some are back to back and you wouldn’t have time to eat, or (the worst of them all) they’re at night… Alright, time to reassess the situation.


You’ve now spent so much time rearranging your classes to fit a convenient schedule but also to fill your requirements that the excitement from Stage 1 is completely gone. You don’t even care about your classes anymore; you just want something tolerable.


Alright, you register in a few days and you’re feeling good, so you decide to go onto MyChapman to check the status of your desired classes. What you find is half of your classes with the dreaded yellow “waitlist” triangle next to them. WHAT?!?! You spent all this time crafting your perfect schedule, and now you may not even be able to get into the classes you want? UGH.


The day has come. You registered for all your classes, even the ones with those terrible triangles. At this point, you’re just ready to be done with it. You accept what’s happened, and reassure yourself that you’ll probably move up the waitlist once it gets closer to the start of the semester. And, if worse comes to worst, you can always change things around once the semester starts!


Gifs courtesy of Giphy. Featured photo courtesy of Shutterstock. 

Seven Signs You Can’t Wait to Move Out of the Dorms

The end of the year is approaching, which means it’s almost time to move out of the dorms! Here are seven things you’ll experience over the next couple months that will make you thankful to be in your own space for the summer!

1) You’re getting sick of finding someone else’s leftover laundry mixed in with yours every time you take your clothes out of the washing machine

Whether it’s a T-shirt or a pair of underwear, it’s uncomfortable either way.

2) You never get over it when your roommate invites a ton of people over and doesn’t bother to tell you

You thought you sorted this out during the first month of school, but apparently not.

3) You dread going to the caf because you know you’re just going to eat the same mediocre food as yesterday

Pasta for the fourth night in a row anyone?

4) You miss staying up as late as you want without disturbing your roommates

Seriously, how dare they go to bed before 11 p.m.? It’s college, no one does that.

5) You keep wanting to light a good smelling candle, but YOU CAN’T

Who doesn’t love a comforting scent while they’re trying (and failing) to study in their room?

6) You can’t stand looking at your roommates’ messes every time you walk into the room

Your room is small enough, now it seems even smaller with clothes, books, and God knows what else all over the floor!

7) All you want is to cuddle with your pet after the long school days

After dealing with roommates, school, and all your other responsibilities, you deserve it.


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10 Signs That You’re Ready for Spring Break

Photo by Daniel Ramirez


Weve reached that time in the semester. Its midterm season, house-hunting season, and finding a summer job/internship season. But, theres one thing that seems to push all these responsibilities aside in our minds, and thats Spring Break! Whether you have a fun vacation planned with friends or family, or youre planning on being fully committed to your bed, here are some things that youre probably experiencing at this very moment as Spring Break draws nearer.

You have a countdown app on your phone to keep you motivated

And you find yourself checking it a little too much So close, yet so far away.

You’ve fallen asleep in the library studying… or in AF… or anywhere else on campus


At this point, who really cares anymore?

You’ve created a perfect itinerary of all the fun things you’re going to do


Because if youre not going to study, might as well do something else thats productive! (and more fun)

Or you’ve planned what shows you’re going to binge watch


You know you wont have the time once you get back to school, so might as well watch it all in one week!

You’ve already embraced the fact that any schoolwork you might have over Spring Break won’t get done


Who assigns work over Spring Break anyways? Thats just cruel.

The thing that excites you the most is how much you’re going to sleep


With all the nights youve spent up slaving away for midterms, you deserve it.

The only thing that you and your friends talk about is how excited you are


Either that or talking about how tired you are

You’re trying so hard to study for midterms, but always seem to end up in the depths of YouTube


Because who doesnt love watching a 30-minute Vine compilation to procrastinate?

You’ve stopped paying attention in all your classes, because what’s the point?


Youre not going to be here next week anyways

The day finally comes, and you feel the happiest that you have all semester


You made it! Time to travel, sleep, eat, party, etc. Enjoy your week off!

10 Instagram accounts you should be following

Take a look at these 10 Instagram accounts created for Chapman students to give insight to what’s going on around campus, make student life easier or simply provide a good laugh.

1.  Dogs of Chapman University (@dogsofchapman)


If you’re missing your furry friend back home, or if you’re just a dog lover, be sure to check out this account that features the adorable dogs of Chapman!


2.  Spoon University (@spoon_chapman)


This account highlights different restaurants throughout Orange County and Los Angeles to give students inspiration for new places to go out to eat. It features anything from local spots such as Mead’s Green Door Café to hipster joints in Santa Monica.


3.  Chapman University Family (@chapmanufamily)


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HI FAM!!! HAPPY MONDAY! 🐾 I'm Kati Simpson and I'm STOKED to be showing y'all #MyLifeAtCU this week! I'm a double major in Dance and Communication, with a Leadership minor. I've kind of been around the block, and have had the opportunity to do a travel course, study abroad, present my research in NYC, work on campus, take a semester off in Seattle, tutor high school kiddos, co-found two clubs, serve with Global Water Brigades in Honduras, volunteer with an Alternative Spring Break in the Grand Canyon, serve as an Orientation Leader, a Student Ambassador, be a member of a sorority, and serve on the Panhellenic Executive Council. It's been a whirlwind, but I wouldn't have it any other way! On a more *important note*… Y'ALL – this is the last week of classes, and the ~LAST WEEK~ of my undergraduate career (Fall 2017 graduate 🎓). I'm SO ready to knock my Chapman time out with a bang. 👊🏼 – Kati Simpson '17 ❣️

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Every week, a different Chapman student or alumni takes over this account to talk about their most positive experiences at Chapman and how those experiences have impacted them.


4.  Overheard Chapman (@overheardchapman)


Based off the popular Overheard LA account, Overheard Chapman highlights some of the funniest, weirdest and most questionable things said by Chapman students. 


5.  Chaptown Co. (@chaptown_co)


This account features a brand run by Chapman students who sell stickers, bags and apparel on Redbubble. If you’re looking for some new Chapman gear, this is the account to follow!


6.  University Program Board (@chapmanupb)



Whether you’re a freshman or a second-semester senior, you know that the University Program Board is the ultimate event-planning organization on campus. Give their Instagram a follow to keep up with all the fun things happening on campus!


7.  Humans of Chapman (@humansofchapman)


Just like the wildly popular Humans of New York page, this account highlights individuals’ stories, but is localized to Chapman.


8.  Chapman Banana Eaters (@chapmanbananaeaters)


Nothing too earth-shattering here, this account showcases your fellow Panthers eating bananas. That’s all.  


9.  Chapman Sports (@chapmansports)


Stay up to date on your local athletics folks!  This is one of the most active of the Chapman accounts and it is sure to give you the athletic feed you need.


10.  Chapman Daddies (@daddiesofcu)


Last but not least, the infamous Chapman Daddies account highlights the men of Chapman in all their glory. Follow this account for amusement, or to find a potential date your choice.