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Where to eat: Duluth

by / May 22nd, 2019 / No Comments »
Famous Dave's BBQ. Even though "famous" is part of the name, the restaurant is indeed famous--and for good reason. It has won multiple awards for its grilled food and barbecue, but the service is excellent, and they offer outstanding discounts that vary depending on what day of the week it is. We ate there on a day in which they happened to have a 50% off from all starters, and we feasted with delicious food for a very reasonable price. One last tip: don't let yourself be fooled by the name "starter". Two starters can comfortably feed two people!

Packing tips

by / May 21st, 2019 / No Comments »
Even if you are the most spartan individual when it comes to personal possessions, you will find that crap inevitably accumulates in your dorm. Therefore, I've written out the two tips I think are most useful when it comes to moving in and out of the dorms. Read the rest of this entry »

Bye-bye Duluth

by / May 17th, 2019 / No Comments »
It is bittersweet to leave Duluth in the summer. On one hand, I am happy to be done with exams and the semester, and I’m eager to move on to the next chapter. On the other, I am told summer is a beautiful time in Duluth, and I’ve never had the opportunity to experience that. They claim Duluth is a four-season city, but don’t let yourself be fooled: while four seasons do exist, spring and fall last less than a month each, and winter takes up about 7 months of the year (October through April). You still have a significant portion of summer, to be sure, but unfortunately I’ve never experienced it so I can’t vouch for it. Perhaps next year! 

Packing up!

by / May 15th, 2019 / No Comments »
One of the most shocking things I’ve experienced in the US as an international student is how quickly they kick you out of the dorms after you finish finals. This is the third time I experience it, and I still don’t get used to it. The worst part is that it seems to be common practice, and the fact that they charge you significantly to stay additional nights is only more aggravating.  Read the rest of this entry »

Graduation

by / May 14th, 2019 / No Comments »
As the year comes to a close, it becomes time to say goodbye to people. Most I will see next fall, but some are graduating, and who knows when I’ll see those again? I appreciate the close community St Scholastica continuously forges among its students, but I wonder whether such cohesion is strong enough for students to stay in touch after graduation. It is not until you have to say goodbye to some people that you realize how close you’ve gotten, so it will be interesting to see who stays in touch and who doesn’t. I suppose I will find out soon enough (I’m graduating in a semester), but until then, congrats to the graduated!