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What is it like to be a CHC student? Learn by reading their writing: in this blog students reflect on their research, their service work, their travel and more.

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Immigration

Students' research & reflections on U.S. immigration polices, worker status, and immigrants' lives.

Food

A deep dive into research about the stuff we grow and eat.

Student Experiences

Reflections on being a student who travels, learns and does service .

Other

Advice and inspiration from Griffins.

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Front of Gothic revival church next to row houses

When Dr. McCarthy informed us that for our English class, we would do a service trip, I was one of the few that was relatively calm about it.

By Ariana Guillen
May 8, 2018
Ceiling of Broad Street Ministry. Ornamental windmills and origami birds are hung as decoration

It was a beautiful building with huge stain glass windows. Music was playing, and the bright open room that we were in was full of energy. It was packed with over a hundred different people, seated at tables and ready to be served a warm meal. 

By Oren Allen
April 30, 2018
Chart implying that reduced beef consumption will benefit environment

CHC kicked off 'Earth Week' with a very important day: Meatless Monday. During lunch and dinner in the Fournier Cafeteria, there was no meat served at the hot food bar. Instead, options of pasta, vegetable, and tofu dishes were offered to students and faculty. 

By Sarah Jo Tucker
April 24, 2018
Bowl of soup getting handed out

I knew food was a touchy subject. I didn’t realize it could be touchy for me.

By Alexis Stoner
April 12, 2018
Chart implying that childhood obesity works on a negative feedback loop

I was always a husky child growing up. It never bothered me and getting seconds or thirds of dinner never seemed like an abnormal thing to do. It wasn’t until the summer between 8th and 9th grade that I realized I was overweight for a child my age and height.

By Jamal Copeland-Harris
April 5, 2018
Disgusting School Food

A curse.

It's definitely a curse.

By Ariana Guillen
March 25, 2018
Food is a Human Right

We’re all taught as tiny Kindergarteners (and often younger) about the basic needs of humans. To live we need food, water, and shelter, it’s common sense. Nobody can deny the fact that every human being needs food to live, so obviously we can consider food a human right. That's common knowledge, right, at least that's what I’ve always assumed, but in the midst of research for a paper I am writing, I got a reality check

By Oren Allen
March 23, 2018
Protesters holding sign saying 'Defend DACA. Defend DREAMers.'

Immigration is confusing. The terms and concepts are complex. What is a green card? What is asylum? Who exactly is a DREAMer? When referred to in the news, these terms rarely come attached with an in-depth definition.

By Alexis Stoner
March 22, 2018
Peeled apple slices on a yellow plate

My trip today to McDonalds would not be my first. I’ve worked behind the McDonalds counter, taking orders and bagging food for smiling customers expecting quick yet quality service. I’ve ordered food multiple times from in front of the counter and in the drive thru.

By Nahijee Cross
March 21, 2018
A McDonalds restaurant in 1955 with bright lights and 50's era cars

"The hamburgers were juicy and the fries were gold and crispy. If one were to look inside a McDonalds restaurant in 1955, they would see barrels of Coca-Cola and root beer. They would see hamburger patties cooking on grills and freshly cut potatoes being prepped to be fried.

By Nahijee Cross
March 15, 2018
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