A Weekend of Firsts

Posted on Monday, October 14th, 2013 by

This is how we decorated the entrance to the Harvest Ball! It was a spur of the moment idea, but I'm so happy with the way it turned out!

This is how we decorated the entrance to the Harvest Ball! It was a spur of the moment idea, but I’m so happy with the way it turned out!

Before this weekend, I didn’t know how to tie a balloon. I had never had a Panera bagel, and I’d surprisingly never slow danced with anyone before. I’d never before had to decorate a huge stadium at 6:30 in the morning. I probably couldn’t tell you what the proper way to

Me and my friends Olivia, Risa, and Lauren at the Harvest Ball!

Me and my friends Olivia, Risa, and Lauren at the Harvest Ball!

wrap a pole in gleam and stream was…before this weekend, I definitely couldn’t have told you how much of a rush it is knowing that you helped plan an amazing event.

While this whole week was incredible, this weekend was everything I could have asked for and more. I finally experienced all the things I just listed, and so much more. The week was busy enough with coronation, worship services, the bonfire, and Frosh Frolics–by the time Friday rolled around, I was tired, excited, and most of all, nervous. I was lucky enough to be given the honor of planning this year’s Harvest Ball, which took place on Friday night. My stomach was in knots all day, and my nails are probably permanently ruined from me anxiously biting them. When I first got assigned to Harvest Ball, I was a

My lovely fellow committee members, Sara and Hannah!

My lovely fellow committee members, Sara and Hannah!

little anxious—I’m not really a dance type of person, and I can honestly say that before this weekend I had never stayed at a dance in its entirety. Now that I know how fun it is though, I really regret not doing it before this.

Fellow blogger Kelsey and I before the Homecoming Parade! It was raining and really cold, but we still had a lot of fun!

Fellow blogger Kelsey and I before the Homecoming Parade! It was raining and really cold, but we still had a lot of fun!

I’m still pretty sore from all the dancing that night! All of my friends came to support me–even the ones that don’t really like dances. It meant so much to have so many people that I love there. People have been approaching me all weekend thanking me for such a good time on Friday night!

Before the dance, we attended the alumni banquet where we got to have dinner with the Cobbers that were returning home. The banquet and the football game on Saturday really showed me how full of pride Cobbers are, whether they’re still in school or not. Cobbers are so lucky to call this home that we had alumni

My friend Jesse and I at the football game!

My friend Jesse and I at the football game!

from the class of 1948 return for Homecoming this weekend! Typically classes stop returning after their 50 year reunion, but there were alumni that missed home so much, they had to keep coming back!

I’ve already started the countdown for next year. Soli Deo Gloria.

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Hello! My name’s Jasmine Lara, but most people call me Jazzy.

If I miraculously stick on my current career path, when I graduate from Concordia I will have a major in Social Work and Spanish, along with a minor in Psychology. Before I came to Concordia, I called Litchfield, Minnesota my home.

I’m a first generation Cobber, and the first to go to college in my family in general! Needless to say, I’m pretty proud of myself ☺. Because of this, I’m not taking my time here at Concordia for granted. Currently I’m involved in Hall Council, Homecoming Committee, and Echo Band, along with working for Dining Services and Maurices in West Fargo.

In my spare time, I like to lounge around with my friends and explore the wonderful place we call Fargo-Moorhead. On weekends you’ll often find me with my friends, whether it’s hanging out in one of their rooms, or at Kroll’s diner chowing down on one of their awesome milkshakes.

Concordia has brought me many new opportunities, some that I have yet to even figure out. Until I figure them out though, I’m just going to enjoy my time here—in my opinion, there’s nothing better than being a Cobber!