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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 Rebekah: A CS Student Teacher

Welcome To The End Wow, I feel so weird writing this blog post because I am about to go into my last few weeks of full-time teaching. With Veterans Day, parent-teacher conferences, and Thanksgiving Break, I only have 10 days left of full-time teaching. This cannot be real! I’m trying to soak up as much…
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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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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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Reflections from Rebekah: A CS Student Teacher

Fall Festivities It is week 8 for us over here at the Chicago Semester Program and let me tell you… the time has FLOWN by! Last week I completed midterm evaluations with my cooperating teacher and my professor. Midterm. Evaluations. I made this joke last week during seminar, but I’m nervous it is truer than…
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Reflections from Daryn: A CS English Student

Hello again! I’ve just reached the end of my seventh week here in Chicago, which means after just one more week, it’ll be halfway through the semester, which is crazy!! I haven’t been able to decide yet if it feels like I’ve been here longer or shorter than seven weeks. It seems like forever ago…
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Reflections from Allison: A CS BSW Student

A Type 7 in the City If you have spent time around or consider yourself a millennial or “gen Z-er,” you most likely have heard of the Enneagram or been asked “what number are you?!” as an exuberant individual looks at you with anticipation. This personality test has become the topic of numerous conversations and…
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Reflections from Rebekah: A CS Student Teacher

Midpoint Madness Lesson plans, assignments, edTPA, OH MY! I’m about to start full time teaching for six weeks and it feels SO crazy. It seems like just yesterday I was meeting my teacher and getting to know my students for the first time. We are just now reaching our mid-point of the semester. This week…
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Reflections from Bailey: A CS BSW Student

Hi there! My name is Bailey and I’m a senior at Hope College. I am here completing my social work internship in Chicago! Since moving to Chicago I have loved my time learning how to navigate this big city and get the most out of my short time here. Going to school in Holland, MI…
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Reflections from Rebekah: A CS Student Teacher

At All Times The assistant principal at Cleveland Elementary School gives the morning announcements at 8:10 am every school day. Over the loudspeaker, we hear him lead the students in the Pledge of Allegiance, the School Pledge, and the singing of The Star-Spangled Banner. As I go into my fifth week of student teaching, I…
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