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Reflections from Mean: A CS Social Work Student

It’s finally April! Yesterday the weather got into the 70s which is the warmest it’s ever been. This is ironic because I’m from California where any 70s temperature would feel cool or even a bit chilly. But it was the perfect weather for this weekend. This weekend my friends and I explored Argyle street which…
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Reflections from Mean: A CS Social Work Student

One of the highlights of these past weeks has been the Van Gogh Museum. This was the first time we were able to go to an event in person, so it was an amazing experience to see everyone from class! Safety precautions were implemented such as mandatory mask wearing, social distancing, and hand sanitation that…
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Reflections from Mean: A CS Social Work Student

It’s finally starting to feel like spring! We aren’t fully out of the woods yet with the coldness, but it’s warm enough to start shedding a few clothing layers. With this change in weather, I find myself wanting to be outside more so that I can bask in the nice warm sunlight. I think many…
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Reflections from Mean: A CS Social Work Student

It’s been 4 weeks since I first began my internship and so many things have happened already! To give a little background, I work with the homeless population at Chicago Lights Social Services. We provide things like food, toiletries, coats, warm clothing, and assistance like obtaining/filing important documents. Every morning I help with our curbside…
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Reflections from Mean: A CS Social Work Student

Mean Zanderveen: Senior Social Work Student from Calvin University Hello beautiful people! I am currently reporting from my Canterbury Court Apartment room. My room is on the 12th floor and is quite large. My general living space contains a twin bed, a kitchen, a massive closet, and a bathroom. My room is also next to…
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Reflections from Bethanie: A CS BSW Student

Blog #4: Hello everyone, Welcome Back! You know the drill, grab some coffee, tea, hot chocolate, get comfy, because this week has only begun. There is not a whole lot to update you guys on. With the weather getting colder, I honestly debate with myself on whether this year will be the year I try…
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Reflections from Bethanie: A CS BSW Student

Blog #3: First off, thank you so much for continuing to follow my journey here in Chicago. Grab some coffee or tea, sit somewhere comfortable, and just enjoy.  The New Thing: I found myself walking around the city more and more as the leaves change colors and I can finally pull out my favorite hoodie…
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Reflections from Bethanie: A CS BSW Student

First off, thank you so much for joining my journey herein Chicago, make yourself comfortable. Grab some coffee or tea, sit somewhere comfortable, and just enjoy. Let me tell you, this week has really flown by. My internship is going well, things are picking up. I am so grateful to be able to get out…
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Reflections from Bethanie: A CS BSW Student

Blog #1: First off, thank you so much for joining my journey here in Chicago, make your self comfortable. Grab some coffee or tea, sit somewhere comfortable, and just enjoy. My name is Bethanie Blackann. I am a senior at Kuyper College getting my Bachelor in Social Work with a specialization. The reason I am…
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Reflections from Brittney: A CS BSW Student

Hello Everyone, Sorry for the delay in posting, but as many of you have heard, much has changed since the last time I sat down to write. The biggest being that, due to the coronavirus, Chicago Semester has officially been moved online. Not only have our classes been moved to an online format, but this…
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