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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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Reflections from Brittney: A CS BSW Student

Happy March everyone! These last couple weeks have produced a lot of sunshine, warmth and wishful hopes of spring. Believe it or not, we’ve had a few days recently of 50º weather! I made sure to take advantage of them and found myself admiring the reflection of the sun off of the towering buildings, running…
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Reflections from Brittney: A CS Social Work Student

Hello again everyone! I’m writing to you with only one week left in February, and I can’t believe it––time is flying! The days seem to go by so much quicker with a break mid-week for classes. Now being this far in, I can confidently say that I’ve settled into a routine, and for those of…
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Reflections from Brittney: A CS Social Work Student

A maze of concrete with walls embracing the sky; once unfamiliar, has now begun to recede into a landscape of home.   Hello everyone! My name is Brittney Statema, and I’m a senior studying Social Work and Spanish at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Last year, I took a leap of faith and signed…
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Reflections From Vanessa: A CS BSW Student

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw   Living in the heart of the city has made me grow personally and professionally. If I thought being a college student living alone on campus shaped me to be become an adult, then living in the city alone goes above and…
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Reflections from Vanessa: A CS BSW Student

I am about two months into Chicago Semester I have been able to learn so much and still a lot left to explore. I have found living in the city feels at times like it moves much quicker than it does. I am constantly  busy between my internship, classes, cooking, shopping, wandering around and more….
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Reflections from Vanessa: A CS BSW Student

The Love for Adventure   Chicago, The Windy City, the home of curious, adventurous souls. The city is like layers and layers of clothes on a winter night, you just can’t get enough of. Moving into the city from a small, private college has changed my whole mindset of reality. There is life and movement…
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Reflections from Bailey and Allison: CS BSW Students

We asked BSW student bloggers Allison Gartman ‘18 (Trinity) and Bailey Burkart ‘18 (Hope) to answer these questions as they completed their internships and final classes through Chicago Semester. We are so proud of their hard work and wish them the best in their next endeavors! Q: As you near the end of your time…
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Reflections from Allison: A CS BSW Student

When a friend told me today that Thanksgiving is only eleven days away, I thought they were joking…how can it already be the holiday season?! We just moved to the city! But the Christmas lights are beginning to be put on the trees, the holiday displays are set up in store fronts, and Mariah Carey…
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Reflections from Bailey: A CS BSW Student

I’ve officially been in Chicago for over 2 months now, and let me tell you, it feels great. I’ve navigated the city commuting, found the best food deals, and am now quickly trying to fit in all of the things I haven’t done yet into the last month and a half of my semester. Here…
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