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Reflections from Andrew: A CS Biology/Health Major

Easter Greetings from the Gold Coast! Temperatures continue to fluctuate, but for the most part we are making steady progress towards warmer temps and the city feels like it is coming back to life! More people are out and about, and it seems that there is more to do! I have truly enjoyed getting to…
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Reflections from Andrew: A CS Biology/Health Major

Greetings from the sunny Gold Coast and happy late St. Patrick’s Day! Being in Chicago for this time of year has been quite the experience! Last weekend, the St. Patty’s Day fun began with celebrations all over the city. Businesses, restaurants, and people were decked out with all shades of green and live music was…
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Reflections from Andrew: A CS Biology/Health Major

Greetings from the not-as-snowy-thank-goodness Gold Coast! As crazy as it sounds, my semester in Chicago is about halfway done! It continues to amaze me how quickly time flies, but, as they say, time flies when you’re having fun! My internship at Innovative Express Care is continuing to teach me all sorts of new things! I…
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Reflections from Andrew: A CS Biology Health Major

Blog #2 Greetings from the even snowier Gold Coast! This past weekend we were absolutely buried, receiving just about a foot of snow! It has certainly made for an interesting commute to work each morning, but also for some cozy evenings indoors. The last couple of weeks have been packed with work and learning but…
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Reflections from Andrew: A CS Biology Health Major

Greetings from the snowy Gold Coast! My name is Andrew Phelps and this is my blog “The Word on the Street”. I am a senior biology health major, originally from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan. My goal is to become a pediatric DO and to help me get there I am completing an…
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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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