Posts Tagged ‘mn’

CSS and Election Day

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Election Day has come and gone. I am not going to talk about my political views, but I am going to talk about how Saint Scholastica made it easy for students to participate on that day. I am 18 years old so this year was my first election! I had to go through the registration process to become an official voter in the state of Minnesota. In early October Saint Scholastica set up computers in designated areas where students could register to vote! It was simple, easy, and very convenient! While being able to register online is awesome, many students are still without laptops during the day, so being able to stop at one of these areas was awesome! Then November 8th came around and Saint Scholastica did something awesome again: the Dean of Students, was shuttling students in a 15 person van, to the voting poll! Any student that didn’t have a car on campus (like myself) or didn’t have a ride, or that simply just wanted a free ride, could get one! I was honestly very worried about being able to vote because I didn’t know how I would get there; but Scholastica made it easy for me to take action in the election and be apart of the big percentage that makes up the voting population. I am so incredibly thankful to Saint Scholastica and the poll site for all of their hard work!

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The Bus Adventure

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

This past Saturday I had to take a trip to the mall and my roommate decided she would come with me. I was excited for this! I’m not from a big enough town for us to have had city buses so this is a new experience for me! The only thing that is a little confusing is that there are 3 different bus routes in Duluth, and two of those routes come to CSS. I was so sure that I had figured out the buses and we were on the right bus; but sadly we were not. My roommate and I had gotten on the wrong bus and the bus took us a mile off of campus and told us it was the last stop; the mall is not one mile away from campus. Thankfully we were able to find friends to bring us to the mall and it worked out. But moral of the story is: I need to go on more bus adventures.

London Prep

Friday, September 9th, 2016

My favorite band in the world [Bastille] released an album today, and I could not be more excited about it. They are based in and from London, which means I will be arriving in London just in time to catch all the post album release fun. They are hosting some events and playing some shows in the area following the release to support the album’s success. While I am looking forward to all that is to come, I must also continue my London prep. I fly out tomorrow evening [eeeeeek!]. I packed all of my things yesterday morning, and I finally feel ready. All that remains is a few visits to family in Minnesota to say ‘see you later’ and some last minute prep. Bastille and London, I am coming for you.

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Opening Night

Monday, September 5th, 2016

The Human Expression is a project that is very dear to my heart, and I am honored to finally share it with my peers. The exhibit opening was last night and went better than I ever could have expected. I received a tremendous amount of help and support from my parents throughout the day, preparing and hanging my work; I would not have been able to pull it all off without them. In the evening, my closest friends and family were all there to support me at my opening reception, and I was very grateful. Now, my work will grace the walls of the Storm’s Atrium beyond my travels to London, and I only hope I can begin to inspire others to believe in themselves, honor the individuality of humankind, and appreciate their own being for what it is. We are all beautiful in our own ways, and it is time that we begin to honor that.

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[ S O A R ]

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

My last Student Outdoor Adventure Retreat [SOAR] trip was one for the books. I cannot begin to express in words how much the experiences of these trips have meant to me. Becoming a sea kayaking guide and being able to share the joys of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore [AINL] with others has made me feel so entirely whole. Our group of freshman were incredible this year; they were all so willing to try new things, push themselves, and open up to one another. Five out of my twelve participants expressed interest in becoming a guide for Outdoor Pursuit [OP!] after we returned, and I was ecstatic. I cannot wait to hear how the rest of their college journey’s progress, and I also am looking forward to seeing how my co-guides continue to grow as kayaking guides. Cheers to the many years of learning, outdoors, and passion I have experienced as being a part of the SOAR program at The College of St. Scholastica.

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