Archive for the ‘Life in Duluth’ Category

Adventures with the CSS Enterprise

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

If you are a Star Trek fan, then perhaps the USS Enterprise came to your mind. This post is a narrative of a recent adventure, not in space, but on the road with one of the CSS Enterprise fleet vehicles. The car rental company, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has a few vehicles stationed on campus for the college community to use (at a cost of course). Last week, a friend and I decided to utilize this resource and go grocery shopping.

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Late Classes

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

This morning, around 6:00am, I got an email and a text from St. Scholastica stating that classes were being pushed until a start time of 10am.  I was very relieved about this because it’s very stressful getting up really early in the morning and driving to school when the roads are awful.  I ended up coming to school around 9am, and the main roads were just fine to drive on, and that was reassuring for the people who actually have to travel from far distances to school.  I struggled getting out of my housing development a little bit, but the rest of the drive was a breeze.  Getting to school early is allowing me to get a lot of things done versus staying at home and sleeping in more.  I am more productive in different environments so that is what I decided to do today.  I hope everyone drives safe and has a wonderful Friday!!!

Men’s Basketball

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Last night, I went to the Men’s Semifinal Playoff game that took place at the Reif.  We decided to make it a white-out to hopefully get more students to the game.  The Men’s team was ranked ahead of Northwestern, and they had been very supportive of the Women’s Volleyball team.  I returned the favor, and there were so many people there!! It was really awesome to see.  The Softball and Baseball teams, Football team, Volleyball team, and women’s Hockey team were all there, plus whatever other fans decided to come!  The gym was pretty packed entirely, and the game was so close.  The boys actually ended up losing right in the last 2 minutes, when they weren’t making baskets but the other team was.  It was very sad to see them perform in their last game of the year, but I’m sure I wasn’t as sad as they were.  Good luck to any other winter sports that are still in season!!! And good luck to the new spring sports teams!!!

Pros of a Duluth Snow Day

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

There are people who enjoy the snow, while there are others who don’t. Yesterday and the day before, there was a bit of snowfall here in Duluth. No one can argue that the roads were a bit rough because of the snow. I am a person who does not appreciate the snow so it was not a great day. However, the snowfall motivated me to actually go snowboarding for the first time ever. I will be going snowboarding at Spirit Mountain tomorrow. I am excited about this! I love trying and learning new things out. If all goes well, I might make this a hobby!

Storms Den

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

For those that have been on campus for tours, Storms Den is the dining and study area where most students gather.  Storms Den is open all the time, but the food part has specific hours.  The food here is much more fresh and fast as compared to a buffet style of eating like GDR is.  Storms is definitely one of my favorite places to go during the day if you want to see people.  For people who like to study in the quiet, it’s maybe not the most ideal place to be.  I usually like to either study at home or in the Benedictine Commons because it’s much more quiet there.  I sometimes don’t mind working on mindless homework in Storms because then I can get distracted more and still be okay.  To change subjects to food, I really enjoy the food at Storms compared to anywhere else.  I haven’t eaten here in quite a while, but it is always very very good!!