This spring break my brother and I flew to Phoenix, AZ. We are staying with our grandparents who have a house in Maricopa, a town about 30 miles south of Phoenix. Yesterday, we went hiking in part of the Superstition Wilderness to the east of Phoenix. There are plenty of different hiking trails in the Superstition Mountains, you could spend a full week hiking all the different one. We trekked about 7 miles total up and back down part of the Peralta Trail. It led us to a peak which had a cool view of two sides of one of the mountain. It also provided a cool lookout to a rock formation called “Weavers Needle.” We brought plenty of water as hiking in the Arizona heat during the day can be grueling. The superstition wilderness is very massive, and we saw a search and rescue team take action to help a hiker who was in danger. First we saw the helicopter go overhead, and then once we made it all the way back down we heard the rescue team talking about saving the woman as they drank some water. Apparently she had fallen off one of the hiking trails and needed to be airlifted out. It was a pretty eventful day and we had a lot of fun.
Concordia students received free professional photos on Saturday Feb. 6. The professional photos were taken by other students, and would allow any students who signed up to have full access to head shots for resumes and websites like Linkedin. The event was a great opportunity for students, as well as the photographers.
Three Concordia photographers were chosen to showcase their talents and gain experience. Students Maddie Malat, Hannah Young, and Morgan Schleif each had sign up sheets at the information desk the week before the event.
Up to 36 students were able to sign up for a 15 minute photo session to be held in the Offutt School of Business between one and four PM.
Students arrived at their scheduled time, and enjoyed puppy chow and lemonade before their student photographer took them around the business center to find the perfect shot.
Within a couple weeks each of the students that participated in the event received multiple professional head shots shared with them via google drive.
The event was hosted by Concordia’s Student Government Association, and they plan to continue with the same type of event in the future.
The Carl B. Library is getting in the spirit of Valentine’s Day by offering nontraditional blind dates.
These blind dates are different than the traditional in that students will be meeting, and getting to know books!
Upon walking into the library you will see tons of books wrapped in pretty Valentine’s colors. Each book has a description on it that tells the potential dater what the book is about.
After you read through a few of the descriptions, and find a book that interests you, you are ready to check the book out! All you need to do is bring the book up to the librarian and tell them that you’re ready for a blind book date!
After reading your book, you turn it into the library the same way you would with any book. I recommend taking the book home, relaxing, and reading it in bed!
It’s Valentine’s weekend, but more importantly, Concordia theatre is putting on The Perfect Arrangement!
The Perfect Arrangement is a show written Topher Payne and set in the 1950s. The story follows the lives of two Washington D.C. couples. The married couples are living hidden lives during the time of the Lavendar Scare.
More specifically, here is the interesting plot summary:
“Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. The twist: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other’s partners as a carefully constructed cover.”
If you’re looking for an affordable (FREE!) place to take your date on Valentine’s I recommend checking out the Sunday matinee of the show. On Sunday the show will begin at 2 pm.
The show will also run from February 11 (Thursday) until the 13 at 8 pm.
In order to get tickets for the show you can visit the Box Office in Frances Frazier Theatre building between 1pm and 5pm. If you aren’t available at this time just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-299-3314 to order your ticket/s! After you order them you are able to pick them up at the Box Office about 10 to 15 minutes before the show!
This semester, I am taking a class that focuses solely on my favorite author: Jane Austen. Throughout this class, we are reading every single one of her published novels, including her ever-so-famous Pride & Prejudice! If you aren’t already aware, people love to make adaptions of Jane Austen’s work, especially Pride & Prejudice. Our class, while focusing on Jane Austen’s original texts, is also working on a paper that analyzes an adaption of one of her books in comparison to the original. Many people don’t realize that lots of famous books and movies have been adapted from Jane Austen’s work including Bridget Jones’ Diary and the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. One of the newest adaptions, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, was recently made into a film and just debuted at the Fargo cinema this past weekend. Ironically, our Jane Austen class just finished reading Pride & Prejudice this Monday, so we made plans to go and see the movie Tuesday night. We were all super excited and a little scared to see the movie, considering the movie trailer made it look like a serious scary movie, but then listed it as a comedy. We became even more excited when we realized our seats were in the Dream Loungers theatre! As far as the movie goes…it was interesting to say the least! It definitely had funny parts, and definitely had some scary parts, but overall, it was a good movie! It was especially fun to go with all of the Jane Austen classmates because we all had the same reactions to the plot as we watched it! We all “ooh-ed” and screamed at the same time and rated the cute-ness of Mr. Darcy…we weren’t impressed.