Author - Stephanie Krohn

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Wanderlust
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When You Get A Break…
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My Week In A Glance (In Pictures)
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Why Kansas Weather is Ridiculous!
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Unusual Dinner Dates
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Why the Library is Important!
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The stages of culture shock OR how I became American
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Screen Printing
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Pizza-Bachelor-Monday Nights
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Kansas: Survival of the Fittest

Wanderlust

I noticed that a great Spring Break comes with a lot of consequences. Struggling with no motivation and an increased need for sleep, the biggest consequence for me is wanderlust. It is the opposite of homesickness meaning I want to go see places. Now, I am stuck here for another month before I can go travel again. The other day, I already looked up hotels for next spring break. The reason why I feel like I am trapped in Kansas is because my spring break was out of the book. I had such a great time and really made the[…]

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When You Get A Break…

As an exchange students, breaks mean that you finally get to go and explore on your own. Although Kansas and MNU is an adventure itself, the real fun begins when I have to book flights and plan trips by myself. It is about the balance of planning in advance and being spontaneous in exploring places I have never seen before. It is also about looking at school from a different perspective. Spring Break 2017 This year, I booked a flight to California -where my boyfriend’s family lives – to visit them. Although I have been there before, there are still[…]

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My Week In A Glance (In Pictures)

My week has been packed with things which was a pleasant change from being sick for a whole week before that. Instead of writing a ton of words here like usually, I thought I would just post a bunch of pictures to show you what my week was like.  I had the idea because MNU’s website has this handy function of showing you a whole week in advance (you just have to chose a certain week). It is really good to print out schedules and see what your classes look like. Also, not only is this blog more interesting than reading, but[…]

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Why Kansas Weather is Ridiculous!

Kansas weather is as unpredictable as my test scores in Dr. Hamilton’s classes. You never know if you end up with a high somewhere in the 80s or a low around 30 to 40. Especially this month proved to be very unstable in temperatures. For me, it is common to look out of the window, see a grey sky every day and expect rain most of the time. Moreover, you can predict the temperature just by the observations. In Kansas, however, I have learned to at least change twice before leaving the door. First, I look outside and get dressed.[…]

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Unusual Dinner Dates

Every now and then I have dinner dates with my suite mates, Madison and Sydney. Over the years, it has become tradition that we would go to Town Topic, a very small fast food restaurant that they introduced me to my Sophomore year. Since our schedules are very different – each one’s busy in its own way – we never find time to see each other. However, we manage to always find one day or one special occasion to meet up for Town Topic. Without even knowing, for these dates developed the following habits: No one dresses Up Whether it[…]

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Why the Library is Important!

This week I want to write about how important the Mabee Library Learning Commons to us MNU students is.This is the one building that every student will visit during his or her time here. It doesn’t matter what age, on or off campus or what major. Containing more than just a library, it is where we spend quality time studying and preparing exams – the most important part of our MNU school career. But also we converse, play games, hang out, get some coffee before class, print project, or meet for some events. Why is the Mabee Library Learning Commons or short the lib so important?[…]

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The stages of culture shock OR how I became American

Last semester, I was in a class called Intercultural Communication. There was one chapter about culture shock and adaptation when a person moves to another country. It was kind of weird when I read about behaviors and symptoms one can experience and then I realized that I went through the same exact stages. I “just” followed the scheme of experiencing culture shock. What is culture shock? Culture shock describes the anxiety and problems a person goes through in the process of adapting to a new culture. There are several stages to it: the Honeymoon Stage, the Frustration Stage, the Adjustment[…]

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Screen Printing

One thing I love about my schedule is that I can choose my own classes. Especially the closer you get to graduation, the more freedom you have in choosing classes to fill up your credits. Of course, one is advised to take classes that are helpful in your life, but it doesn’t hurt to take a fun class very now or then. Screen printing is one of these classes. Printing is Art? When you think of a printer, you think of the fastest way to get a document copied, printed, or faxed. It is an office helper and task completer.[…]

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Pizza-Bachelor-Monday Nights

A new year has started and that means to prepare for the next season. One way to do that is intense team bonding time on Monday nights over the Bachelor in Spindle. Anyone who has time can come by and even the new recruits for next season come by occasionally. Besides testing, workout, and Indoor practice, this a relaxing, different environment to meet in although “relaxing” is relative. Watching the Bachelor always triggers heated discussions and of course, we can never agree on one opinion. This week, it was all about Corinne and whether she should stay or not. While[…]

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Kansas: Survival of the Fittest

There are a lot of things that people warn you about before coming to Kansas: long drives, lack of public transportation, tornados, corn fields, humidity, conservative people, etc. No one, however, ever mentioned cold and icy storms that will lock you in your room. The last time I have seen a lot of (real) snow was probably five years ago in Germany and it lasted maybe two days. I truly believe that it is a result of global warming (It exists! I had to hold a presentation about it for my biology final). Apparently, this has not reached Kansas City yet. When I heard[…]

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