Never fear, Concordia Car Pool is here

Posted on Saturday, March 24th, 2012 by Madeline Johnson

I have made one of the most incredible discoveries of 2012: the Concordia Car Pool Services. No longer will I  weep for not having a car on campus. This Tuesday, I decided to try out the service (free of charge if you are volunteering!) and I was not disappointed. It is simple, easy to use, and did I mention free?

The steps:

1. Call 24 hours in advance (they are open from 9-4)

2. Tell the nice lady on the phone your name, when you need the car, when you will return the car, and your reason for using the car

3. Go to east complex parking lot when it is your time to shine and pick up your car.

4, Fill out the starting and ending millage on a sheet of paper, return this and the keys

5. repeat

Unfortunately, the next time I tried to use the service, the only “car” available was at 15 passenger van. Since I really needed to make it to emergency foods to volunteer, I agreed to the mode of transportation. Though it was big and gawky, I didn’t have a problem making it to the location. But, alas, I had to park by the hockey arena that was three blocks away. After a nice volunteer session, I tried to return, but ended up getting very lost in downtown Fargo due to many one-way streets. With the help of a friend, I returned to campus safely and was able to park the monstrous vehicle without hitting any poles. This was a Friday adventure to say the least.
Tips:

1. Avoid having to drive a 15 passenger van, especially if you are alone.

2. Know directions to and from your desired location

3. Enjoy this glorious free service Concordia has to offer =)

 

While on a mission trip, my leader backed into a railing while driving a 15 passenger van. Make sure you recognize the risks if you choose to drive one.

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  1. Gary says:

    Anybody can drive a van going forward….

  2. Joanie says:

    Wow! There’s lots of perks at Concordia. That must have been some mission trip!

  3. Sam says:

    From what I hear, you’d still be in Fargo if it weren’t for that friend of yours.

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About Madeline Johnson

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Madeline Johnson

Biology/History with a minor in Chemistry

I may have the most generic Scandinavian name but I like to think I’m far from ordinary.

For 20 years of my life, I have rocked the suburbs like Jon Bon Jovi did, except that he was talented (as Ben Folds would say). In high school, I was involved in speech, debate, concert band, marching band, and volunteer work. To this day, I enjoy tossing the Frisbee disc with friends, reading an absurd amount of books, writing poetry and listening excessively to every genre of music excluding country.

At Concordia, I play the flute in the Symphonic Band, play ultimate frisbee, am an orientation leader, am a leader in science academy, work for the admissions office, do biology research, and am working to bring an organization to campus called Girls In Real Life which is meant to improve the self esteem of women everywhere. I also enjoy volunteering at Sanford hospital on the weekends. My majors are biology and history with a minor in chemistry and I will be graduating in 2015. I hope to join the peace corps after college and then attend graduate school for public health and possibly law.

In the future and in the present, my main goal is to make a difference in the world. I believe people are inherently good and I search for the upside in every situation. People have described me as a ray of sunshine, but I’d just say I am an opportunist who believes in love and lifelong happiness.