Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Snow in Glenwood VS. Snow in Duluth

Monday, November 20th, 2017

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Mardi Gras! 

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Had fun celebrating Fat Tuesday with a Mardi Gras party at the Newman house near campus. There was tons of free food, party favors, and a Polaroid photo booth. The Newman house is dedicated to providing a space for college students to worship and to volunteer their time and energy to help the community. While they are a Catholic group, they welcome students of all denominations and are very friendly to new visitors. I have only attended a few events and services but have always had a good time despite not coming from a very religious background. 

Fresh Coat of Snow

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

There’s a fresh coat of snow over campus today! As lovely as it’s been to have the warm weather, that’s also meant a lot of mud and slush. All this fluffy, white stuff however is just the stuff we need for skiing, snowman building, and angel making. In addition to all the fun activities, it sure makes the giant pines on campus look beautiful. Last time we had this good of a snow I built a 7ft tall snowman with some friends. Maybe this weekend we will go for 8ft! 

Trail Running & Research

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

I recently was a “test subject” for my 2nd year research project in the physical therapy program. It consisted of running on a flat concrete surface, flat snow covered surface, and snow covered trail surface while collecting PEDAR data. The test run went really well and we were able to note a few minor adjustments that need to be made before we begin to schedule our recruited participants.

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Spirit Mountain

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017


Spirit Mountain is an awesome place to hang out in the chilly winter months. Spirit Mountain is most well-known as a ski hill, but there is also snowboarding, Nordic skiing, mountain biking, camping,  and tubing. I am a downhill skier and I love the variety in scenery and difficulty on the hills at Spirit. I have even tried out the mini trick-park rails and jumps, although not very successfully. They also host tons of events including the X-Games and the Frosted Fatty. Inside the lodge there are cheap concession stands as well as fine dining. Thursday night is college night, with discounts on lift tickets, equipment rental, lessons, food, and drinks when you present your student ID. I’m excited to be hitting the slopes again soon.