Michal

Posts written by Michal.

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Michal Riha and Stephanie Krohn Proudly Present Harper’s Hugs.com
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International Student Dinner: Goodbye School
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The Peculiar Czech Easter
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California Trip: A Real Privilege to be a Pioneer
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One Day as a Nursing Major: When You Think You Have it Difficult
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…Wanna Be a Blogger?
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My Refreshing Spring Break: Workouts, Sky-diving, Space-traveling, and a lot of Starbucks
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Cafeteria Choices: Which One Do You Prefer?
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MNU’s Track Team at Nationals
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Studying Abroad = Family Closer Than Ever

Michal Riha and Stephanie Krohn Proudly Present Harper’s Hugs.com

Every semester there is that one class you hate and love at the same time. For me, professor Hamilton is usually the common denominator, representing such class on my schedule. His classes are very challenging yet fun and practical. Today, I would like to share my experience with the Communication in the Digital World course, which has been another terrific class, combining theoretical knowledge with practical skills. Besides all the interesting information about relationships in the digital world, communication theories, and the Internet, we have learned how to create a website from scratch. Usually for me, team-work projects are a[…]

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International Student Dinner: Goodbye School

It has become a tradition for us, international students, to meet at the end of the school year and celebrate that we are one step closer to our bachelor’s degrees. This year, me and other students from thirteen different countries met thanks to our wonderful counselor for international students Melissa Miller and her amazing family. In the middle of school craziness, we rarely have time for any small talks. Luckily, events like this help to remind us where we come from, and how blessed we have been by the opportunity to become Pioneers. Wherever we get together, the place immediately[…]

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The Peculiar Czech Easter

No matter how many times I describe how the Czechs celebrate Easter, the surprised face of Americans remains the same. Laughingly, I admit it does sound a bit barbarian. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I understand people’s astonishment. To me however, it is just another Czech tradition inherently embedded into my country’s history. In every way, let me try one more time to bring some light into the way how tomorrow in the Czech Republic is going to be like. It is all done on Monday morning between 7AM and 12AM when Czech men have[…]

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California Trip: A Real Privilege to be a Pioneer

This week, my amazing American experience has gotten another cherry on its top. Together with my teammates, we set out to California to conquer some good performances, granting us tickets to the outdoor nationals in Alabama this summer. The weather was predictably in our favor: after all, we were in Cali. All of us were happy to leave the grumpy and rainy Kansas and finally enjoy some sunshine, which made our performances better! We ran fast, jumped higher, and threw farther, and now we are bringing home some more national qualifiers! After two days of competition, we said goodbye to[…]

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One Day as a Nursing Major: When You Think You Have it Difficult

Have you ever referred to your life as a chaotic mess of busyness? I have, which is why last week I had decided to conduct a little research. I was constantly hearing about those invisible people with no social life, who are either at school or at the library, drilling anatomical definitions into their super-smart brains. I wanted to see in real life how busy their schedules actually were, and so I asked my nursing-major friend to describe her usual day. “How different from my schedule could it be?” I braggingly asked myself. Well, when she started her story with,[…]

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…Wanna Be a Blogger?

If one enjoys writing, taking pictures, shooting videos, and sharing his/her opinions with others, then blogging is the perfect activity, bridging all of it together. As this school year comes to its end, I have decided to share my experience with a year long blogging for MidAmerica Nazarene University. “It’s so much work,” some said to me. Therefore, before I even applied for the job, I had done some math to see how many blogs I would write over the course of one school year. Well, the number (34) was quite spooky; however, as weeks went by, each and every[…]

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My Refreshing Spring Break: Workouts, Sky-diving, Space-traveling, and a lot of Starbucks

  Canceling my travel plans, I thought my Spring break would be a boring bummer. However, this past week turned out to be an amazing time, enabling me to charge up my batteries, explore Olathe’s amusement options, catch up on sleep, and be focused only on Track&Field. Instead of wondering around in New York City, I had decided to stay faithful to Olathe and use spring break as a lazy time, tottering among our track stadium, Olathe wellness center, and my bed. It may sound boring; however, believe me or not, sometimes I prefer boring before exciting because prior to[…]

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Cafeteria Choices: Which One Do You Prefer?

One of the things I was pleasantly surprised with my freshman year was the range of choices in our cafeteria. One can eat healthy all the time; however, plenty of unhealthy temptations are available as well. Being an athlete forces me to avoid the pizza/fries section; although, I would lie if I said that my everyday routine (salad and grilled chicken) makes me as happy as a big bowl of ice-cream or pepperoni pizza would. All of the choices we have beg a question: which one do you prefer? Are you one of those lucky people who can eat junk[…]

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MNU’s Track Team at Nationals

Starting on March 2 and continuing till March 4, the 52nd NAIA Indoor Track National Championship took place in Johnson City, Tennessee. I had the privilege to participate in this great competition alongside with 21 other MNU qualifiers. Many daring expectations and dreams were in our minds. Some of them got fulfilled and some of them remain for upcoming years, keeping us hungry and motivated. I am among those who have a lot to make up for, and I intend to use this outdoor season to prove my true capabilities, paying back some of the fantastic generosity MNU has blessed[…]

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Studying Abroad = Family Closer Than Ever

To continue my technology blog from last week, I have decided to reveal another lovely effect of technology combined with simply being gone from home. From my vivid personal experience, I can state that studying abroad has made the relationship with my parents and my sister better than ever. It is almost like the old rumor about marriage I just made up, “the less spouses see each other the less they will drive each other crazy.” So much true in such a short statement, isn’t there? Nevertheless, let’s dive into depicting my beloved sister. I can describe her as a[…]

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