The Home Stretch

Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016 by Katie Beedy

Exploring the woods of St. Joseph, MN

Exploring the woods of St. Joseph, MN

It feels like just yesterday I was returning to campus from Christmas break. In reality, it was just yesterday that I returned from midsemester break!

Even though it is technically still winter, last week provided all of the fun and relaxation of a sunny spring break. Personally, I did not embark on any of the countless Habitat for Humanity trips or Exploration Seminars that took Cobbers across the country (and the globe) for midsem. Instead, I bounced around Minnesota and the houses of my loved ones. I spent the first weekend of break at my parents’ house here in Moorhead, traveled to Maple Grove to spend a few days with my brother and his wife and kids, and spent the rest of the week with Isaac in Sartell. While he taught, I sat in his apartment watching marathons of Law and Order: SVU and reading Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. When he wasn’t teaching we ate way too much Chinese takeout, saw Deadpool, and soaked up Saturday’s unseasonable sunshine by walking around Sartell and the surrounding suburbs. It wasn’t anything exotic, but it was just the kind of break I needed.

Now, somehow, I’m back at school and mentally preparing myself to finish the last two months of my sophomore year of college. On Friday, I will be able to register for my junior year. In nine weeks, I will be halfway done with college. To top it all off, I signed my first-ever lease last night and will be moving all of my stuff out of my dorm and my parents’ house come May. Growing up is weird.


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Katie Beedy

Communication Studies

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Hi there! My name is Katie Beedy and I am a communication studies and multimedia journalism double major, class of 2018. I am also considering a minor in women’s and gender studies. I have lived here in lovely Moorhead, Minnesota for my entire life. After years of telling myself that I needed to break free and go to school far away, I finally gave in to the voice in my head telling me that Concordia was where I needed to be (and my goodness, am I glad I did). I don’t think any other school could better suit my combined passions for music, theatre, people, literature, food, social justice, adventures, and corn-related puns.

I love words and I love Concordia. I hope to use these loves to share my Cobber experience with you all.