Archive for the ‘Life in Duluth’ Category

Better Weather

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Since coming home on Sunday, Duluth’s weather has gotten better and better. By better I mean warmer, but it’s basically the same thing. Since today is finally Friday, some of my roommates and friends are going on a walk outdoors for a couple of hours after class. I think we are planning on going to Park Point or some other park in Duluth and just exploring. This kind of weather, in the 30’s is so much more tolerable than what it has been like recently, around -15. I used to think that the 30’s were cold but now it actually feels warm comparatively. The weekend is also pretty promising in terms of temperatures, so I hope everyone gets a chance to get outside if they want to. I also heard there is a big snow storm coming so get your errands done before that happens!!!

Vikings Spirit

Friday, January 19th, 2018

The upcoming Vikings game has brought a few changes on campus! First, Campus Ministry has changed the Sunday Mass time from 6:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.!! Moreover, instead of regular CSS apparel (traditionally worn on Fridays), faculty, staff, and students are being encouraged to wear Vikings apparel and parade their purple today! Looking forward to watching the game and how the weekend goes, given a winter storm is headed our way!

International Students: Winter Grocery Shopping

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

In the dead of winter and without a car or easy means to get to the mall or Kenwood Shopping Centre, international students often struggle to get groceries. Luckily, the Office of International Programs  (OIP)organizes trips each week for students to carpool and get their groceries without worrying about transportation. The dates usually vary and recently OIP sent out a survey to find out what times are ore convenient for those who need to get groceries. On campus, there is a Food Shelf that all students can make use of in case they need to refill their food supply or for other reasons.

Wednesdays are for bowling

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Ever wonder what to do every Wednesdays in Duluth? Many students from colleges nearby go bowling at skyline lanes. Usually speaking, the first Wednesday of the semester is packed with students bowling. Throughout the year, skyline lanes offer discounts to students on Wednesday with food, games, and drinks. It is a great place to spend a night with friends and meet new people.

Catching Up With Friends

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

If I had a dollar for each time I was asked about my break today, I would afford a bagel or two at Einstein Bros! Being the first day of the semester, today I met with many of my friends for the first time this year and as you can expect, there was a LOT of catching up to do! Many traveled outside Duluth, went abroad to visit places or home, and others, like me, stayed tucked in warm around Minnesota. We talked about what we did and most importantly, what we did not do, given most of us set off with ambitious winter break plans after a brief encounter with Finals Week last semester! Hopefully, there will be more time to discuss and plan fun get togethers for the rest of the semester!