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Reflections from Mikaela: A CS Business and Communications Student

Welcome to the final tea party! I know, bonkers right? Not to be dramatic, but this is my final chance to give you all the Chicago Semester wisdom I can before I leave you to your own discoveries! For anyone interested in doing Chicago Semester, I encourage you to read some of our blogs to…
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Reflections from Mikaela: A CS Business and Communications Student

Blog Post Number 4: BOO! Hello! I didn’t mean to jump out at you, but it’s spooky season what did you expect? October in Chicago has proven to be quite fun. I have been spending quite a bit of time preparing for Halloween, including a Halloween Town marathon with some friends from Chicago Semester. We…
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Reflections from Mikaela: A CS Business and Communications Student

Blog #3 Well Hello My beaTEAful blog pals! On this Autumn day in Chicago, I found myself walking to go grab coffee (classic Mikaela) and admiring the colors on the trees while the sun beamed down on the crisp air by the lake. It is moments like these that I pause and take in every…
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Reflections from Mikaela: A CS Business and Communications Student

Welcome back to the tea party! There has been quite a lot going on in the past couple of weeks, I consumed four cups of coffee in one sitting (stay tuned to hear more on that one), I went to a rad art exhibit called “Womanish”, and I thrifted the day away in Wicker Park…
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Reflections from Mikaela: A CS Business and Communications Student

Hello and greetings from my cozy Canterbury Court Apartments! Here’s my five second introduction. Don’t worry I made sure it was five seconds. I am Mikaela and I am a senior studying Business and Communication at Dordt University (4.73 seconds to be exact). Today I find myself looking out to the beautiful city lights of…
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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 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 Mariah: A CS Communications Student

Aloha! My name is Mariah Kooyman. I am a senior Communication Studies Major at Central College in Pella, Iowa, which also happens to be my hometown. Pella is known for its hospitality, Dutch Letters, and Tulip Time, of course! My favorite quote has always been, “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough”,…
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Reflections from Debola: A CS Public Relations Student

Hey guys, Hope everyone had a good couple of days. I know you’ve all been refreshing the Chicago Semester page for the last 10? days waiting on this blog post. Haha, I kid. Anyway, the last few weeks have been kind of eventful on my end. As my last blog post was a sort of…
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