Posts Tagged ‘fun’

SUPerior Paddle Boarding

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

My girlfriend got me the coolest birthday gift last week. She got us set up with SUPerior Paddle Boarding to participate in their Sunrise Solstice Paddle at Brighton Beach. The event was affordable and an experience I will never forget. The lake is a major part what makes Duluth what it is and I thought this was a neat idea to have a little adventure that incorporated Lake Superior. Not to mention it was on the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, also known as my birthday!

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The Fable: Student Newspaper Gone Satire

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Happy Fable Friday!!! The Fable is the satire edition of our student newspaper, The Cable, and it only comes out once per year. It’s filled with great head-lines such as “Marketing Department Considers Adding a New Benedictine Value” and funny articles like “President Geary Still Using Google Maps to Find Campus.” Even the monastery gets in on the fun featuring an article by Sister Edith Bogue on the Monstarys consideration of growing marijuana. These headlines and articles are all in good fun, poking at school stereotypes, mishaps that occurred throughout the year, and current events. Each Fable includes a segment on the editorial board and graduating seniors of The Cable. This year, “Where will Cable Staff Be in Ten Years” suggested that I will be squatting in Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World, dodging the guards and fulfilling my dream to be a real Disney princess. For our senior send-off, the theme was “Hire the Cable Seniors” in which it listed my qualifications as “Organized AF.” The Fable is a lot of fun and definitely our most popular edition of the year. Head over to TheCableNews.com to read past Fable articles and current student works. 

World of Warcraft, John Keats, and my last paper

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

What does the popular MMORPG World of Warcraft have to do with 19th century romantic poet John Keats? Well, for one thing, they are both featured in my final paper for British Literature II, the last paper I need to write before I graduate! For this paper we were challenged with the task of selecting a written work we studied this semester and finding a modern artifact that clearly drew inspiration from or critiques it. And YES, World of Warcraft writers were inspired by Keats. In the third installment of the game there are hundreds of references to John Keats Poetry as well as several other well-known authors such as T.S. Eliot and William Wordsworth. Where are these references found? In the armor. John Keats “viewless wings of poesy” become WoWs Viewless Wings item level 359, +18 Agility, +27 Stamina, +12 Critical Strike, +12 Haste, usable by druids, hunters, rogues, Shaman, and Monks. I won’t get into the analysis here, but the point is, pay attention to where your academics come into play in every day life and get creative with your essay topics!

Duluth Spring Weekend

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

This weekend was filled with a lot of adventure and activity. The weather was absolutely beautiful for all kinds of outdoor plans. Below are a few pictures that I captured this weekend as I enjoyed the outdoors in Duluth with my friends and girlfriend. With such great spring weather I am excited for summer to get here…we might have to wait a few weeks. The weather outlook is showing 3-5 inches of snow on Thursday. Crazy how you can get a sunburn one day in Duluth and a couple days later you have to put your snow boots back on!

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Last Night of Swing Dancing

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

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