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Esperanza Means Hope

by Jeni Crone

My junior year of high school I read The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. It was a novella that read like poetry, with subtle heartbreak and the building …

Esperanza Means Hope

My junior year of high school I read The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. It was a novella that read like poetry, with subtle heartbreak and the building …

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

by Jeni Crone

Having officially completed our degree requirements, Columbia’s MAT class of 2015 is on the job search—a few are already hired. I registered my teaching license last week, hours before news …

The Job Search

Having officially completed our degree requirements, Columbia’s MAT class of 2015 is on the job search—a few are already hired. I registered my teaching license last week, hours before news …

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

by Jeni Crone

Last Weekend Cohort 22 graduated…symbolically. Our families came into town, we put on caps and gowns and walked across a stage, but we still have a little bit more work …

From Commencement to Capstone

Last Weekend Cohort 22 graduated…symbolically. Our families came into town, we put on caps and gowns and walked across a stage, but we still have a little bit more work …

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

by Justin Grogan

When asked what it is like to teach at Columbia College Chicago, I tell people I cannot imagine teaching anywhere else. I am constantly surprised and impressed by the students …

Teaching Incredible Students

When asked what it is like to teach at Columbia College Chicago, I tell people I cannot imagine teaching anywhere else. I am constantly surprised and impressed by the students …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Justin Grogan, jgrogan@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
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Soon-Soon Monsoon

by Justin Grogan

I was recently speaking with my thesis advisor, Michael Robins, when he mentioned that it is common for manuscripts to end where the next book picks up. I hadn’t really …

Soon-Soon Monsoon

I was recently speaking with my thesis advisor, Michael Robins, when he mentioned that it is common for manuscripts to end where the next book picks up. I hadn’t really …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Justin Grogan, jgrogan@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
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And So I Started Drinking Coffee

by Jeni Crone

By time this post goes live I will be into my fourth week of Student Teaching. I am the most tired I have ever been (ever), but I am also …

And So I Started Drinking Coffee

By time this post goes live I will be into my fourth week of Student Teaching. I am the most tired I have ever been (ever), but I am also …

Education - Visual Arts MAT Jeni Crone, jennifer.crone@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
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Greetings From Warm and Sunny Orlando, Florida!

by Steph Jurusz

Just a year and a half ago I was writing about leaving Florida, and now I’m back down south to spend the holidays with my family. Every time I post …

Greetings From Warm and Sunny Orlando, Florida!

Just a year and a half ago I was writing about leaving Florida, and now I’m back down south to spend the holidays with my family. Every time I post …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Steph Jurusz, stephanie.jurusz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
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2014 In Review

by Jeni Crone

I know a few people who write for various media sites and publications. As I’ve read their ‘Best of 2014’ lists I’ve been all the more anxious to be the …

2014 In Review

I know a few people who write for various media sites and publications. As I’ve read their ‘Best of 2014’ lists I’ve been all the more anxious to be the …

Education - Visual Arts MAT Jeni Crone, jennifer.crone@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
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Last Days of the Penultimate Semester

by Justin Grogan

I remember watching the poetry cohort before me hit the last semester of their MFA Poetry lives, and I hadn’t yet comprehended the emotions that would come. Now, in the …

Last Days of the Penultimate Semester

I remember watching the poetry cohort before me hit the last semester of their MFA Poetry lives, and I hadn’t yet comprehended the emotions that would come. Now, in the …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Justin Grogan, jgrogan@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
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ChuhChuhChuhChanges

by Cherie Tymkiw

Well, August has come back around, and this year, instead of prepping for another full time graduate student schedule, I’m prepping for my new career. I have been hired as …

ChuhChuhChuhChanges

Well, August has come back around, and this year, instead of prepping for another full time graduate student schedule, I’m prepping for my new career. I have been hired as …

Art Education (K-12) MAT Cherie Tymkiw, cherie.tymkiw@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605