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Moving Out

by / April 22nd, 2019 / No Comments »
As school comes closer to an end, I have decided to get started on getting rid of some items I no longer need. Despite the fact that I did donate some clothing last semester, it seems that there is still a lot to give away. I have started selecting the items I want to donate and separating them from what I what to sell and what I want to keep. So far I was trying to sell some of my books, my tv, and my minifridge. Fortunately, the appliances were sold in less than a day, I am yet to sell my books, which even though I have significantly enjoyed them moving them around would be somewhat of a hassle.

Happiness in cultural artifacts

by / April 22nd, 2019 / No Comments »
One of the classes I am currently taking involves working on a semester-long portfolio. This portfolio is made up of different components including 20 cultural artifacts. These artifacts were to be related to the pursuit of happiness. As I read some of my non-school related books, watched movies and listened to podcasts I tried to remember to take note of these artifacts. As I am now working on putting it together, it now seems that I am yet to find some additional ones in order to have the 20 I need. So far I have started to lean on making usage of some poets' quotes, we will see how concluding this portfolio continues going.

On Campus Events

by / April 22nd, 2019 / No Comments »
For one of my on-campus jobs, we are to plan events that are meant to help built community at CSS. A couple of my fellow coworkers had a Game of Thrones season premiere watching party and it turned out to be a success. Having seen this I decided to partner up with them and host an episode 3 watching party. Besides getting to watch the show we will be also giving out free pizza. Make sure to stop by Scanlon's 1st lounge at 745pm this upcoming Sunday.

“What is that green stuff?”

by / April 22nd, 2019 / No Comments »
Last week, while walking to class I ficticiously joked with my family (back in Spain) that Minnesotans are going crazy at the sight of a seemingly radioactive material that has been found laying beneath the (Minnesotan) floor’ (i.e. snow). Naturally, the joke is in that as far as I’m concerned, Minnesota knows only one season: Snow (I haven’t spent any Summers here in Minnesota, although I hear last summer it happened on a Wednesday). However, upon making this joke I realized that something had changed inside of me: as I was telling my family, I noticed that despite the 0 degree Celsius weather, I was wearing a short-sleeve shirt—and upon introspecting deeper, I discerned that part of the reason I was telling that joke was because I felt joyous about the nice weather. Now, there is a difference between 0 degree Celsius weather before and after winter, but I think the fact that you can consider this to be nice weather after the winter, speaks volumes to how adaptable humans are! And all of this because of a patch of grass... 

Easter Break Adventure

by / April 22nd, 2019 / No Comments »
One of the perks of going to a Catholic school, is that you get an outstandingly long Easter break! This year, taking advantage of the warm weather, we went on a little camping adventure by one of Minnesota’s thousand (and something) lakes. I packed all my gear (including the tent I recently bought from Outdoor Pursuit in their last gear sale), and headed to the country side. We took the public bus, and then hiked to our camp site; it is quite convenient to have free public transportation in the Duluth area (courtesy of CSS)—we were able to just hike to our campsite from the end of the line!  Read the rest of this entry »