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Pilgrimage to Ferguson, MO

Journal Entry from Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 6 pm

“Just saw where Michael Brown was murdered. Definitely a lot running through my mind. I felt embarrassed. I felt ashamed. I felt privileged, out of place, ignorant, and white. I was fearful and worried. I did not want these residents to think …read more

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Tips, Tricks, and Things I Always Forget When Travelling

Tip #1: Going to a restaurant? Find out about a rewards program/app. That usually means free food or first-time discounts.

Geocache! Always gives you something to do and you never know what you may find.

Remember these:

  1. Shower shoes if a community shower.
  2. Pump hand soap. I hate those bars.
  3. A mirror. Small or big.
  4. Slippers. …read more

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Spring, Sprang, Sprung

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Spring has arrived here on the Elmhurst College campus! The weather has been pretty erratic, but it’s finally starting to feel like spring. For a while I started to hear the joke that Chicago/the Chicago area is called the Four Seasons, because we experience all four seasons in one day. …read more

Source: It’s history. It’s poetry.

Pediatrics

Oh boy, learning so much in pediatrics. First exam is days away!

Meanwhile some things I learned in clinical rotation is that I should approach the parent more than the patient, who is a child. Children become frightened when they are told medical jargon or when told the time of their …read more

Source: In the Shoes of Ralph Dela Cruz

Elmhurst Moves to Fight Food Waste and Feed People

Sustainability has become an increasingly central focus at Elmhurst College. This year, with the creation of the my Sustainability Internship, Chartwells has become a leader in the efforts on campus. We have conducted a waste audit, encouraged proper portion size, increased knowledge of correct recycling, and our biggest initiative yet …read more

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Alternative Spring Break 2.0

Overall, this trip is one million times better than last year, for one million and one reasons. No one has gotten on my nerves, everyone has worked together, the site leaders and advisers are so giving and flexible, and there has been zero drama. I also have heard no complaints, …read more

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The Making of the Zen Den

When I came to campus, I knew I wanted to create a space I felt comfortable, relaxed, and rejuvenated in, that was open to my friends. I heard the term “Zen Den” from another school at a conference I was at, and I knew I needed to make one …read more

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Buehler…Buehler…

I’ve been excited to recently start working at Elmhurst College’s A.C. Buehler Library. I was hired as a Reference and Circulation Desk Librarian Student Worker. Although I have just begun my new position, I’d like to pass on some words of advice to help you navigate the library a little …read more

Source: It’s history. It’s poetry.

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FriDate

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On Friday, the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art and the Elmhurst Art Museum are free to the public. They are located across the street from campus (may be mistaken as part of the college). My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time visiting these institutions.

After lunch at PieFive, we checked …read more

Source: In the Shoes of Ralph Dela Cruz

Clinical Day Simulation

This semester, each clinical group are to have a simulation on one of the clinical days and my clinical group was the first to have a simulation in the simulation center. Deep vein thrombosis vs. pulmonary embolism and stroke vs. hypoglycemia were covered in the topics for that day. Each …read more

Source: In the Shoes of Ralph Dela Cruz

Reflection on J-Term Travel to Jamaica

Everyone asks: How was Jamaica?! And I haven’t known how to respond. Why? Because I really couldn’t find a way to process what I had experienced. I could think about it in terms of the academics, what I learned about the culture, overcoming challenges, and so on and so on. …read more

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Future Scene Painter of America

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As Spring Term and this chilly month of February starts, I’d like to take a step back and reflect on the recently concluded J-Term. For those who may not know, J-Term is an opportunity to take an intensive course during the month of January, and many courses that are offered …read more

Source: It’s history. It’s poetry.

Techniques for Nursing Content

In nursing school, there is a heavy-load of readings. Nursing students have to know new terms, best practice, and case studies! This semester I will be more efficient with my readings by implementing these techniques on reading a textbook.

  1. Gaze over the chapter title, headings, and subheadings to get a general …read more

    Source: In the Shoes of Ralph Dela Cruz

Food Recovery Network

I will never forget the experience of our biggest recovery yet: It was the Friday afternoon when everyone was leaving for break. The campus would be closed for two weeks, meaning no cafeteria operations, meaning there was going to be food left over. I had planned to make a recovery …read more

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Educational Experiences in Jamaica

After a crazy journey of being hospitalized and missing the first part to my study abroad trip, I have made it to Jamaica. I have reached the half way point in my journey, and I now have very positive experiences I can write about and share with you. Let me …read more

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