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Final Reflections from Spring 2020 Bloggers

We loved our Spring 2020 Chicago Semester students. They handled unexpected changes with grace and we are thankful to have worked with such incredible students this semester. Here are a few final reflections from some of of our semester bloggers.   I can’t emphasize enough how grateful I am for my time in Chicago, however…
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Reflections from Mariah: A CS Communications Student

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” My mom has instilled this quote in me for as long as I can remember. Never in my wildest thoughts would I have imagined being sent home from Chicago because of a global pandemic, but here we are. That saying has been with me from the…
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Reflections from Brittney: A CS BSW Student

Hello Everyone, Sorry for the delay in posting, but as many of you have heard, much has changed since the last time I sat down to write. The biggest being that, due to the coronavirus, Chicago Semester has officially been moved online. Not only have our classes been moved to an online format, but this…
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Reflections from Kira: A CS Nursing Student

Well this is not the cheery, end of March update we were all hoping for. In the past few weeks lives across the country have been completely uprooted. In the midst of the COVID-19 tragedy Chicago Semester students were sent home to finish up their year online. Originally, nursing students were supposed to stay and…
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Reflections from Mariah: A CS Communications Student

Life as a Communication Studies Student For as long as I can remember I have aspired to live a bold, unusual and purposeful lifestyle. I dream of attending award shows, working with brilliant companies, and creating larger-than life moments. Sans the award shows, the past few weeks at Indirap and Chicago have been just that….
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Reflections from Debola: A CS Public Relations Student

Hello everyone, Before I get into events and happenings, I hope you’re all washing your hands – 20 seconds plus okay? deal. So, I’ve been a thinking about this poem recently. It’s by the poet, legend and genius Wendell Berry. It goes:   How quietly I begin again   from this moment looking at the…
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Reflections from Sarah: A CS Student Teacher

Oh hey there! Thanks for stopping by to catch up! I cannot believe that this semester is half over already. I know I said this last time, but the time really is just flying by. I’ve had to remind myself to slow down and take in the *debatably* fresh Chicago air! Last week, all student…
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Reflections from Kira: A CS Nursing Student

It is finally March! As much as global warming is a total bummer, I am not mad at the 50-60 degree weather we have had the past few days. The sun is out and that changes everyone’s mood for the better. Unfortunately, since I have started working night shift and every weekend I have not…
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Reflections from Brittney: A CS BSW Student

Happy March everyone! These last couple weeks have produced a lot of sunshine, warmth and wishful hopes of spring. Believe it or not, we’ve had a few days recently of 50º weather! I made sure to take advantage of them and found myself admiring the reflection of the sun off of the towering buildings, running…
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Reflections from Kira: A CS Nursing Student

It has officially been a month and a half since we came to Chicago. We are really in the thick of it here, finally finding our rhythm and routine. I have finally begun my hospital internship and have become acquainted with the unit I will be working on. Like all new things, the past few…
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