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Reflections from Bernadette: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

HELLO! My name is Bernadette Arthur, and I am a spring 2017 Chicago Semester student. Transitioning from a smaller city like Grand Rapids (where my college Calvin College is) to a larger city like Chicago has been a refreshing experience for me. I grew up in the city of Accra, Ghana, West Africa, and so […]

Reflections from Kailey: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

ENERGY, DIVERSITY, LIFE. The early morning walk to the Clark and Division Red Line isn’t as bad, when I notice the rest of Chicago seems to be awake, rising and shining for the day ahead. I am part of something special. I am part of a community. I catch the train, sit down and look […]

Reflections from Sami: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

THE PEOPLE OF CHICAGO “Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.” Frank Lloyd Wright said this of the city he helped shape with his amazing architecture. Millions of people come to admire Chicago every year for its art, food, parks, sports and amazing skyline. However, what brings […]

Reflections from Elise: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

SARDINES The streets in the Gold Coast are filled with a never-ending flow of people. In the morning, fast walkers swiftly navigate around the more relaxed movers- people walking their dogs, cleaning the sidewalk, perhaps those still trying to become fully awake. There is streamlined movement towards the redline stop at Clark and Division, and […]

Reflections from Katie: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

A TWO-SIDED STORY The media does a pretty wonderful job of reporting every horrific crime that occurs in Chicago, and I am not here to say that is wrong. It is important for people to be knowledgeable of the events occurring in this city and to be aware of what is going on. I feel […]

Reflections from Kristen: A CS BSW Student

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 in Social Work Student Blogs, Student Blog

THE SELFIE STICK MADE IT TO CHICAGO Moving to Chicago was one of the bigger changes that I have experienced. I was SO nervous about what life would be like in a big city and if I could handle the drastic differences from my small-town life in Byron Center, MI. Little did I know that […]