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Snowstorms

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Honestly, just when you think that the weather is starting to turn around and become nice again, think again.  We have had some pretty great weather in Duluth recently, and it’s bumming me out about how much snow we are getting currently.  Yesterday I would say we got around 4-6 inches, and it supposed to continue today and a little bit tomorrow even.  I hope that everyone else (besides the skiers) are wishing for the snow to just get gone, but maybe I’m the only one.  I don’t mind having 30-40 degree weather, but I can’t seem to appreciate the loads of snow we get at this time of the year.  Technically in about a month and a day it’s the first day of spring, so mother nature better start that transition so it happens!!! Drive safe everyone, leave early and please please don’t be a silly driver!!!

Lutsen Ski Trip

Friday, February 16th, 2018

This Sunday is the Lutsen Ski and Snowboarding Trip with Outdoor Pursuit.  I am going with my roommate and we are both skiers.  We are both super excited to get up and ski a little bit, and it’s been a long time since I have gone.  I will probably be a little rusty because of this, but we do have all day long to ski, so it should be super fun!! Aside from my roommate, I know 3 other friends of  mine that are going, so that should also make it a fun time too!! I hope that the snow isn’t too terrible on Sunday, because it is harder to ski when it’s harder to see from the snow.  Overall, I think there are a lot of different trips that are being planned in these next couple months, so if you like the outdoors, check out the Outdoor Pursuit Calendar and sign up for something!!!

MICS-bound!

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Since freshman year, I have participated in the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium each spring. The first two years, I participated in the Robotics competition and this year, I will be presenting two research projects at the conference – which will be held here at CSS in April! I just got news today that my research projects were accepted and that I will be presenting! (more…)

Immigration Stories II

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

This blog is coming live from Tower 3121 where I am attending an event where a group of international students are sharing their experiences coming to the CSS, transitioning and adjusting to life in Duluth! On the panel were students from Russia, Belgium, India, Zimbabwe and Spain. Being an international student myself, it is always refreshing to hear from other students about their experiences and challenges getting to CSS or US in general. In addition to sitting for standardized tests that most did not take preparatory classes for or ever heard of until the last moment, many international students find the college application process arduous and long. Even if one gets admitted to a college/university, they still have to secure financial aid or scholarships to cover for their educational and living expenses. After that, they are required to interview for a visa, the process of which is foreign and daunting to many as it depends on the relationship of the US to the country at the time among other things. Prior to the visa interview, one has to get various immunizations that can cost a fortune (at least in Zimbabwe!).

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Losing Things

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Usually I am someone who really has their life put together and figured out.  I’m very organized and clean as well.  Well recently, I have really been struggling with everything in my life for some reason.  Last week I got a flat tire and also lost my house keys.  Today I misplaced one of my most favorite gloves, and only one of them to be very clear.  I am awfully flustered and I don’t really know what’s wrong with me.  I don’t really have any other distractions in my life right now, so I guess I’m confused as to why all of these things are happening.  I don’t really know if it’s a sign from the gods that I should slow down my life a little bit or what.  The only thing I can think of is that I have been pretty busy recently, so maybe I’m not paying attention to the little details in life.  All I hope is that my life starts to turn around a little bit soon!!!