What Should We Call Me?

Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 by Dan Loyas

It appears that so far, my hard work has been paying off. I have been working harder than I have ever worked before in order to keep my promise to myself to get a 3.9 this semester. So far, I am on a roll.

Last Tuesday in my Religion class, we had to turn in our first paper. Our assignment was to write about our own experiences with religious diversity (or lack thereof) and relate it to the framework presented by Diana Eck in her book A New Religious America. I love discussing my experiences in this field because I grew up in a really diverse area. This has shaped my own viewpoint of the world, and affects how I view the religious diversity at Concordia. At the beginning of class yesterday, Dr. Koster handed back our papers, and I was anxious to see how I did. I expected to get at least a 90 on it, but I have noticed that sometimes I don’t do as well as I think I did. I received my paper, and was thrilled to see a 100 in the margin.

On Monday in my Spanish class, we took a gigantic test. The test consisted of three parts: fill in the blank, essay, and short answers from a reading. The essay portion itself was worth over 300 points, so I really did not want to screw up on this test. I felt pretty good about my test once I handed it in and left class on Monday. Today, we got the test back, and the professor said to me “muy bien.” I looked at the score, and I got 406 out of 409. Just call me butter, because I am on a roll.

Look at these beauties!

Look at these beauties!

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  1. mjohns65 says:

    I love Dr. Koster! It’s so exciting that you have a class with her. Also, nice work on your paper/test!

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About Dan Loyas

I’m Dan. I am a Spanish major after studying music education for two years, and I am in the class of 2015. Being a newfound Spanish scholar after training to become a teacher shows my diverse interests—I love languages, I love music, and I love learning. Most importantly, I get a lot of fulfillment from advocacy. Most recently, I have been assisting the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech impaired communicate via the telephone. My favorite things to do at Concordia are the CEC events like grocery bingo, theme dances, and trivia night. I grew up as the youngest of three children in the metropolitan town of St. Anthony Village, Minnesota. My house is literally a mile away from the city of Minneapolis, and I love every aspect of the city–unique shops, diverse people, and amazing arts.

When I’m with my friends, I enjoy playing board and card games (though they can get intense), watching TV and movies (I’m a huge fan of 30 Rock, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and reality TV), thrifting, and spending hours just chatting. Meeting friends who have these same interests as me has been one of the best parts of being at Concordia!