Coffee with Emily (refill)

Checking out Minneapolis.

A few months ago, when Coffee with Chloe started, I interviewed Emily. We talked about her natural empathy and inherent desire to help others learn to help themselves. Now, settled into Josiah’s Coffeehouse, Café & Bakery with dark roast coffees and chocolate chip cookies, we’re continuing the conversation. In 2015, Emily graduated from the University […]

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Twitter Coverage

As part of Janet’s multimedia class, I was required to live tweet at two events. These events provided a look at Burst of Sign. Click on the links to read my coverage! Silent Supper: March 7, 2018. Augustana Deaf Awareness hosted a pizza night in the American Sign Language lab. The first 10 minutes were […]

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Coffee with Sophie

Sioux Falls airport selfie.

“I’m just a narcissist,” Sophie said when I thanked her for doing an interview. She’s wrong. Last fall, Sophie and I were delivering yearbooks and I dropped mine on the pavement, smashing the edge. I was disappointed, but Sophie immediately offered to switch with me. This was a kind gesture from a woman whose name […]

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Coffee with Anna

Rooftop supper in Dallas

I wasn’t sure what to think of Anna Stritecky. A few weeks before Welcome Week 2016, I received an email from one of my Viking Guides: Anna. At the time, I thought Viking Guides would be at least 40 years old, so I thought the terms Anna used in her first email were sorry attempts […]

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Coffee with Camden

Holding my giggling nephew.

“Whatcha drinkin’, Chloe?” Camden asked. He watched me sip coffee from a straw. “Coffee,” I said, setting my cup out of his reach. “I don’t drink that, but when I’m bigger I’ll like it,” Camden told me. He resumed playing with his blocks. About a year later, Camden likes drinking “hot chocolate coffee” (which is […]

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Coffee with Caleb

Brother and sister throwback picture

I held a beautifully wrapped package with a card resting on top. Excitement grew inside me as I stared at my birthday present from Luke and Caleb. I unsealed the card’s envelope and scanned the card. The card said, “Happy Anniversary Birthday, Chole!” I stared at my brothers. “Are you kidding me?” I tossed the […]

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Coffee with Naomi M.

During interim, I took American Sign Language (ASL) 110 with Carmen Steen and started learning an intricate language. When spring semester began and I started multimedia storytelling, I decided to further my work with the interpreting program by featuring Augustana Deaf Awareness (ADA) and its annual Burst of Sign event. This led me to an […]

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Coffee with Adventure

Beautiful picture in California.

This week, I’m living vicariously through my friends’ Snapchat and Instagram stories. Looking at these, I started reminiscing about trips I’ve taken in the last few years. Today, Coffee with Chloe is a throwback to four memorable trips. Welcome to a few pieces of my past. December 2013: California  In December 2013, my sister moved […]

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Coffee with Lea

Photo by the AU sign.

Lea buys chocolate ice cream, I buy coffee ice cream. She’s a redhead, I’m blonde. She drives a Chevy, I stick to Ford. Her creamer-to-coffee ratio is 5:1, mine is 1:5. She’s Froiland, I’m Humanities. Sixteen years ago, our friendship began. Our friendship grew stronger during high school as we searched for our passions. Lea […]

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Coffee with Emily

Checking out Minneapolis.

“Emily, will you play dollhouse with me?” I looked up at my best friend with my bottom lip puckered slightly, hoping for an innocent puppy face. My 13-year-old sister didn’t hesitate. “Of course!” “Emily, can I interview you for my blog?” I asked (sans puppy dog face). My 25-year-old sister didn’t hesitate. “Of course!” So […]

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