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Reflections from Audrey: A CS Sociology Student

Hey vlog! And yes, I know this isn’t a video blog or a misspelling of blog, but that was a shout out to a few good Hope friends (you know who you are) :). Fall has officially hit in Chicago and I could not be happier about it! If you know one thing about me,…
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Reflections from Audrey: A CS Sociology Student

Hi everyone! My name is Audrey Revercomb and I study Sociology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. I’m a senior there and this semester in Chicago is actually my last as a student. As bitter-sweet as that is, it makes everything I experience in Chicago mean a little bit more. Something I have always admired…
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Final CS Reflections- Spring 2019

Our Spring 2019 Semester wrapped up last week. We are so proud of everything that our CS’ers accomplished while in Chicago! Below are some final reflections and memories from a couple of our semester bloggers. Thanks for following along this semester!   Anna Vanderwall Chicago semester has given me the opportunity to explore the world…
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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 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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Reflections from Daryn: A CS English Student

I cannot believe my time in Chicago has come to an end! It has been the most unforgettable experience and one that has undoubtedly been foundational for the course of the rest of my life. As far as my vocation goes, I’ve gained invaluable knowledge about life as a professional and more clarity on what…
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Reflections from Janelle: A CS English Student

Endings and Beginnings Even in my last few days in Chicago, I was still making new discoveries. My gingerbread team made a fantastic replica of the John Hancock building at the CS Christmas party, for one. But yesterday, I discovered for the first time that Canterbury Apartments has a back alley. I also discovered that…
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Reflections from Janelle: A CS English Student

The Final Countdown T-minus two weeks until the last day of my internship. T-minus two and a half weeks until finals are done. It’s safe to say things are heating up, even as the weather’s cooling down. Now, I don’t have a motto, but one of my go-to phrases is, “Set your expectations low and…
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Reflections from Daryn: A CS English Student

Today marks exactly one month left in Chicago…what?! I really can’t believe it. I think I’ve said this a hundred times in the past couple of weeks, but I don’t understand how I can be increasingly ready to be back at Ouachita with all my best friends while increasingly wishing I could just stay here…
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Reflections from Janelle: A CS English Student

Sometimes, the people make the place Chicago has started to feel like a small town. I no longer need to pull out my phone every time I want to go somewhere. My mental map of handy landmarks is constantly expanding, and I have my usual lunch hour circuits to walk. But I was really hit…
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