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A journal of social practice & professional engagement for the Antioch community

Antioch College students spend up to a 1/3rd of their undergraduate experience in the real world— testing concepts and applying theory from the classroom while reflecting on what it means to lead an impactful life.

Antioch students bring new ideas & vitality to our co-op partners, powering programs and special projects through directed full-time work and research across 15 key industries & communities of practice.

Psychology, Mindfulness, & Wellness

This third co-op was a combination of website work, preparation for my 4th Spanish co-op, and a lot of reflection on my part. For starters, I had two separate jobs. One

Greetings from the Dayton Quest Center in Dayton, Ohio! My name is Kyna Burke, and this quarter marks the beginning of my third Co-op term and my third year at

Above, is a photo taken by my friend Holger Bartles, a long time Buddhist practitioner and professional photographer. Holger was happy to take my photo when I asked him, his

Imagine the cold wind on your face as you fly down the mountain, waist deep in snow with a beautiful blue sky over head. Everywhere you look is covered in

I am a second-year undergraduate student in Antioch College. I am currently doing my second internship for an organization called the Crotched Mountain Foundation. This is a non-profit organization which

Above is a picture from the path to my tent. It’s a short walk to the main campus from the campsite. Steam was rising from the mountaintops in the distance

Dear Readers, For my final Co-Op experience as a fourth-year Antiochian I traveled to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Here I am working for Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts, where very skilled

For my first co-op I’ve been working at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center. More specifically, I’ve been working at the Crotched Mountain School, which strives to support students with disabilities through

Policy, Advocacy, & Law

My name is Lanique Dawson, I'm a third-year student and I'm on my second co-op as an educator at the Paraclete Center and environmental policy intern at Save the Harbor/Save

I am working as an Executive Intern for Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and engagement of African American and black immigrant communities

My third co-op was a mixture of immersing myself in place, connecting with my roots, and searching for clues to my future. It was emotionally challenging, but immensely rewarding because

For my first co-op term, I chose to do a self-designed co-op at the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. The focus of NGLCC is to

This co-op I had the opportunity to stay with and work for Antioch alumni in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I stayed with Joan Stockton, ‘65 and worked for Roger Ashodian, and spent

For her second co-op, Rachel Isaacson worked for Columbus, Ohio city council member Michael Stinziano, and also served as a constituent liaison for Ohio state representative Brigid Kelly. In these positions,

My boss, Phillip [Phil] Brigham ’97, is a solo practitioner operating in downtown Chicago. The Law Office of Phillip Brigham, LLC handles a variety of cases, but most day to

Kim Landsbergen, Biology and Environmental Science professor, is headed to the March for Science in Washington, D.C. this weekend, April 22nd. Kim is a dedicated advocate for environmental justice, and

Arts & Performance

I knew only two things upon entering my second co-op: I wanted to focus on creating art, and I wanted to be somewhere unknown to me. I hadn't had the

The Youth Theater Project is an after school program that brings the youth of San Francisco together to create their own one act plays

Your Time To Shine is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 by Matthew J. Oestreicher and Joseph Gray, two incredibly talented musicians dedicated to providing music and arts programs for

Antioch College often boasts a lack of a football team, but this Fall, an art class revitalized Antioch's famed baseball team, the Antioch Nine, and brought together sports, collaborative art,

I remember the first day I walked into 20 cooper square. I was worried that I was going to be late; I wanted to make a good impression on my first

With the support of the Arts Alumni of Antioch College (AAAC), current Antioch students have had the opportunity to co-op at The Kitchen Contemporary Art Center in New York City.

My role at Artex Fine Art Services was to provide organizational structures toward current and past projects, as well as to give input on promotional materials of its services for clients and

With the support of the Arts Alumni of Antioch College (AAAC), current Antioch students Hannah Priscilla Craig '17 and Odette Chavez-Mayo '18 have had the opportunity to expand the artistic

Media Arts & Communication

On the first day of my co-op I was not entirely sure what to expect. After traveling over 300 miles and finally arriving in Santa Monica. I was there for

In the summer of 2011, between my sophomore and junior years of high school, I went on a mini-road trip with my family, along the West Coast. This was primarily

For my final co-op, I wanted to work directly with the community I've come to know and love during my past three years at Antioch College. With this idea in

For the past four years, I have been volunteering at our local NPR affiliate radio station, WYSO. I have worked closely with Juliet Fromholt on her show Kaleidoscope, and gone

Antioch College professors work to create a singular classroom experience for students, but they are also producers of cutting edge work in their fields. Whether it be through research, activism,

Hello all, I come to you from Denver, Colorado on a lazy Monday afternoon sitting among 11 felines in a "cat cafe".  Working at Denver Open media this co-op term, I

At the start of the Fall 2016 quarter, Javis Heberling '18 joined the Cooperative Education Program as a Media Production Miller Fellow. Bringing to the role great technical knowledge in media

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Media Arts Kelly Gallagher, winner of the Ivan Kaljević Award for unconventional approach from the Alternative Film/Video Festival Belgrade for her newest film More Dangerous Than

Food Systems, Sustainable Agriculture, & Culinary Arts

Reskilling and Resilience One of the consequences of increasing specialization and monetization of the economy is that skills that were once common among the general population are now shared by few.

For my second co-op experience I am working at a Circle K in Lima Ohio. Circle K states that ambition is to become the world's preferred destination for convenience and

"I want to spend the summer outdoors." -Me, to Cooperative Education faculty Beth Bridgeman, circa June 2017. I got my wish. For my final co-op at Antioch College, I am working

I'm writing from the Antioch College Farm. I have spent all spring tending to our beloved kale--and more! I have immersed myself in the growing experience here at Antioch, digging around in

My second co-op has been spent at an organization by the name of Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa. Seed Savers Exchange is an organization dedicated to conserving and promoting

This March, co-op faculty member Beth Bridgeman facilitated a visit to campus from Kim Nace, the executive director of the Rich Earth Insitute. The Rich Earth Institute is an organization that

Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers, now a wide spread health food chain, was founded by Margaret and Phillip Isely in 1955.  They were inspired to start this company by Margaret’s own

For the past three years, Ruth Lane '17, a humanities major, has been a dedicated member of the Antioch farm crew. In that time, Ruth has expanded her knowledge of

Education & Youth Empowerment

Newtowne school is a Reggio Emilia inspired parent cooperative preschool in Cambridge, MA. Reggio Emilia is a philosophy that originated in post war Italy, and quickly spread around the world.

The Youth Theater Project is an after school program that brings the youth of San Francisco together to create their own one act plays

What do we value most in education today? What does it mean to be smart? A lot of children might respond that what's important are the answers. They might suggest

   Buen Dia Family School is a two-story brown building with green stairs. It sits right off the corner of Guerrero and 18th, caddy corner to Tartine bakery, the French

My name is Lanique Dawson, I'm a third-year student and I'm on my second co-op as an educator at the Paraclete Center and environmental policy intern at Save the Harbor/Save

Your Time To Shine is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 by Matthew J. Oestreicher and Joseph Gray, two incredibly talented musicians dedicated to providing music and arts programs for

This Fall, I am co-oping at Antioch College. My intention when I set out on this co-op was to organize and strengthen the outdoor-focused community here at Antioch College. So

Greetings from the Dayton Quest Center in Dayton, Ohio! My name is Kyna Burke, and this quarter marks the beginning of my third Co-op term and my third year at

Legend holds that an Antiochian can be parachuted anywhere, and they’ll find a job, a place to live (and some friends) within three days. Being nimble in the world requires agency and innovation, traits developed through experience at Antioch College…