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My Schools

by Jeni Crone

A month into the semester is a month closer to student teaching, and after some time management Tetris, I’ll get my schedule under control in a way that allows me …

My Schools

A month into the semester is a month closer to student teaching, and after some time management Tetris, I’ll get my schedule under control in a way that allows me …

Education - Visual Arts MAT Jeni Crone, jennifer.crone@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Student Spotlight: James Eidson

by Daniel Scott Parker

In a class of 11 poets, we get close. But not always close enough. With the maelstrom of putting together a thesis, teaching, and working, getting time to hang out …

Student Spotlight: James Eidson

In a class of 11 poets, we get close. But not always close enough. With the maelstrom of putting together a thesis, teaching, and working, getting time to hang out …

Daniel Scott Parker MFA Poetry Daniel Scott Parker, danielsparker@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

My Cohort & Me

by Jeni Crone

The truth is that I decided that I was ready for grad school sometime over the course of watching the first season of HBO’s Girls. I mean, it could have …

My Cohort & Me

The truth is that I decided that I was ready for grad school sometime over the course of watching the first season of HBO’s Girls. I mean, it could have …

Education - Visual Arts MAT Jeni Crone, jennifer.crone@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Dealing with Thesis Year Anxiety

by Justin Botz

When I first moved to Chicago from Southern California I just wanted to go on an adventure. I didn’t have much money.  I didn’t have a job lined up. I …

Dealing with Thesis Year Anxiety

When I first moved to Chicago from Southern California I just wanted to go on an adventure. I didn’t have much money.  I didn’t have a job lined up. I …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Miss Independent

by Danielle Dwyer

Miss Independent…Miss Self-sufficient…Miss Keep-your-distance. Miss Unafraid…Miss Outta-my-way… …Miss On-her-own… This is my theme song – Miss Independent by Kelly Clarkson.

Miss Independent

Miss Independent…Miss Self-sufficient…Miss Keep-your-distance. Miss Unafraid…Miss Outta-my-way… …Miss On-her-own… This is my theme song – Miss Independent by Kelly Clarkson.

Journalism MA Danielle Dwyer, danielledwyer14@yahoo.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Why Columbia?

by Steph Jurusz

You may remember my previous two posts where I discussed why I decided to pursue graduate studies and my grad school application process. Today, I’ll discuss why I picked Columbia …

Why Columbia?

You may remember my previous two posts where I discussed why I decided to pursue graduate studies and my grad school application process. Today, I’ll discuss why I picked Columbia …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Steph Jurusz, stephanie.jurusz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

I Must “Admit” It’s a Great Experience

by Danielle Dwyer

The biggest question in any part of your life is going to be, “Is this right for me?” or “Is this where I should be?” I remember having those questions …

I Must “Admit” It’s a Great Experience

The biggest question in any part of your life is going to be, “Is this right for me?” or “Is this where I should be?” I remember having those questions …

Journalism MA Danielle Dwyer, danielledwyer14@yahoo.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Presidential Pardon

by Bubba Murray

…yours truly was not afraid to go back for seconds.

Presidential Pardon

…yours truly was not afraid to go back for seconds.

Film & Video - Cinema Directing MFA Bubba Murray, james.murray2@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

“Perks” of the Profession

by Danielle Dwyer

As a journalist focusing in sports casting and reporting, I have definitely kept up with the 2014 Winter Olympic media coverage. While I have enjoyed seeing everything from USA slopestyle …

“Perks” of the Profession

As a journalist focusing in sports casting and reporting, I have definitely kept up with the 2014 Winter Olympic media coverage. While I have enjoyed seeing everything from USA slopestyle …

Journalism MA Danielle Dwyer, danielledwyer14@yahoo.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Those Who Can, Teach

by Bubba Murray

It’s not always about being behind the camera. Sometimes we need to be in front of the classroom.

Those Who Can, Teach

It’s not always about being behind the camera. Sometimes we need to be in front of the classroom.

Film & Video - Cinema Directing MFA Bubba Murray, james.murray2@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

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