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Durm ’11 Used Football to Talk Leadership

Nick Durm ’11 – This afternoon was a good day of teaching. It was a perfect subject for a Wabash man. I broke the ice with the students with discussions about leadership. I told them that on the Wabash football … Continue reading

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Singfield ’11 Sees Best of College Prep School

D.J. Singfield ’11 - For some, it’s an outstanding college prep school; for others, it’s a leader in technology; still for others, it’s a caring, nurturing and safe environment for students to learn and grow. During the course of 50 years, … Continue reading

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Miracle ’11 Worries About CPS Future

Josh Miracle ’11 – “Single file line, everyone must pass through the metal detector, get your IDs out, take off your hats.” Upon walking into Kenwood Academy, one is graciously greeted by one of many fine security guards. At first I was … Continue reading

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Mambourg ’11 Teaches First Class in Chicago

Tommy Mambourg ’11 – We are passed the halfway point, and this week has been exciting to say the least. However, Tuesday was one of the more interesting days thus far. Forgot I left my CTA pass in the pair of pants … Continue reading

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Beedie ’11 Embracing Hispanic Experience

Chris Beedie ’11 – Considered by my host teacher to be “the best kept secret in the Chicago Public School system,” Benito Juarez Community Academy is a school with a level of cultural identity I have never experienced before. Far from … Continue reading

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Stipes ’11 Learning Lessons on Community Diversity

Cody Stipes ’11 – I have had a great experience in Chicago. I have been observing at Whitney Young High School, the Alma Matter of First Lady Michele Obama. As you enter the school, you can tell that W.Y.H.S. is a step … Continue reading

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Turner ’11 Finding Differences and Similarities

Jake Turner ’11 – They call Chicago “The Windy City.” Well, today the appropriate moniker would have been “The Rainy City.” While the weather was not perfect today, my experience so far at Whitney Young High School has been flawless. WYHS is a … Continue reading

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