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Reflections from Annie: A CS Nursing Student

Oh my stars have the last several weeks flown by with both joys of the happy and bittersweet kinds. Adventures have included exploration of the Chicago Natural History Museum, ’80 & ’90s-themed milkshake bars, the “World’s Best Fried Chicken”, the creamiest of ice creams, the Art Institute, green rivers, the Cheesecake Factory Experience, nostalgia of…
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Reflections from Anna: A CS Student Teacher

These past few weeks have been less adventurous than the first. The busyness of full take over in my 4th grade classroom in Chinatown has been an adventure in and of itself. It has been such a joy to spend time with them and read the work that they create. There have been brief moments…
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Reflections From Vanessa: A CS BSW Student

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw   Living in the heart of the city has made me grow personally and professionally. If I thought being a college student living alone on campus shaped me to be become an adult, then living in the city alone goes above and…
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Reflections from Anna: A CS Student Teacher

Time has been flying on the wings of the windy city. Since my last post, I have switched placements and submitted my edTPA. Both come with a level of anxiety and stress. The anxiety of entering in to a new place was mixed with the sadness at leaving the old behind. Each of my students…
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Reflections from Vanessa: A CS BSW Student

I am about two months into Chicago Semester I have been able to learn so much and still a lot left to explore. I have found living in the city feels at times like it moves much quicker than it does. I am constantly  busy between my internship, classes, cooking, shopping, wandering around and more….
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Reflections from Matt: A CS Marketing Student

This past month has been filled with new challenges, familiar faces, new faces becoming familiar faces, self-discovery, good food, and some unforgettable experiences. Now that I’m almost two months into my time in Chicago (When did that happen?!) I feel like I’ve really established a firm foothold in the city. I know where I like…
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Reflections from Annie: A CS Nursing Student

Hello from the Windy City!   Week 1 A week into moving to Chicago, I was already absolutely in love with all of the experiences that Chicago has to offer.  Most of the first weekend was filled with orientation sessions that help us understand how to live in the city, but I also began to…
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Reflections from Anna: A CS Student Teacher

A few weeks in to my life in the big city, I can confidently say that I am so glad I decided to take a leap into the unknown Sophomore year when I signed up to do Chicago Semester. It has been quite an eye opening adventure to find and spread my, albeit temporary, new…
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Reflections from Vanessa: A CS BSW Student

The Love for Adventure   Chicago, The Windy City, the home of curious, adventurous souls. The city is like layers and layers of clothes on a winter night, you just can’t get enough of. Moving into the city from a small, private college has changed my whole mindset of reality. There is life and movement…
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Reflections from Matthew: A CS Business and Communication Student

Windy City Welcome I can only think of a few instances in my life where I arrived somewhere and instantly knew I belonged. The first of these came when I stepped on Hope College’s campus for first time during a junior visit day a few years ago, and the second of these came a few…
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