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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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Reflections from Debola: a CS Public Relations Student

Hello all. My name is Debola Adeyemo, I am a senior public relations major and it is my honor to say you are all stuck reading my words for the next couple months. No worries, I will try to make my life sound interesting. I just have to think of a good story opener first….
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Reflections from Audrey: A CS Sociology Student

Happy Thursday, Blog! I can hardly believe how close we are to the end of Chicago Semester Fall 2019!! As much as I’m trying to reminisce and make the most of every day here, things are flying by SO quickly. Between deadlines for work, classes and thinking ahead to Thanksgiving Break, I’ve had a hard…
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Reflections from Audrey: A CS Sociology Student

Hey again!   This week has been a slower week in terms of a schedule, but ironically quite a bit more hectic in terms of “big life moments.” To give some context, it’s good to know that in the city things can get really overwhelming all of a sudden if you don’t keep them in…
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Reflections from Audrey: A CS Sociology Student

Hello again!   You know that feeling of thinking you’ve gone without being sick for just a little too long? It almost seems like you’re just waiting to wake up with a mysterious illness? This week I think the adrenaline of being in the city and constantly doing things finally wore off and the germs…
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