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Reflections from Briana: A CS Student Teacher

  Hello! Last night I was able to see the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit with Manna, Grace, Daniel, and Mean. We walked in not knowing what was going to happen. It was truly wonderful. After waiting in some lines, we walked into a large expansive space that had several different rooms of varying sizes. On…
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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 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 Briana: A CS Student Teacher

Greetings and salutations! Exciting news came in yesterday! Chicago Semester has been hosting a scavenger hunt for us students in the month of February and my team has won! We were the student teaching group, appropriately named “Shaping Minds, Changing Lives,” and we totally won. I am still in shock, and so are Kieran and…
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Reflections from Maria: A CS Nursing Student

Chicago is starting to open up! This past week I was able to visit the Shedd Aquarium with some of my fellow nursing students. This trip was on the top of my list of must-see things in Chicago. Animals make me happy, so this trip was a great break from my homework and internship. To…
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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 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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Chicago Semester's Film Premiere

  Today we presented the premiere of A Chicago Semester Film Featuring Students’ Stories of Hope! We hope our students’ stories inspired you. If you missed the film, you can still watch: click here. (Closed captions are available on this recording. To enable, click the CC button in the bottom right hand corner of the video window.) Chicago…
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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 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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