As one could cleverly derive from the title of this blog, I spent my winter break in Colorado. Thanks to my fantastic friends, I was able to enjoy some of the most beautiful views in this world. Moreover, I could go to a city, which I’ve utterly fallen for – Denver. I enjoyed every second in the state that has everything from stunning sceneries, and overly curious deer, to skyscrapers that are tirelessly trying to compete with the magnificence of many fourteeners in their background. I am sure that there are many wonderful places in the United States, however I[…]Read More
This year, the most beautiful holiday comes into a rather divided world. Billions of people around the globe will be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ forgetting about all the troubles they have encountered lately. I feel like this year we need to embrace and remember the merit of Christmas more than ever, because all the things that Christmas should be about have been partly forgotten. We get so caught up in our jobs, social media, and school that the things that really matter suffer and then we suffer as well. So let’s take a look at some examples of the right Christmassy actions, values and emotions.
Warning – All of the videos bellow may cause you a Christmassy mood that will not go away till January 1! Side effects include: uncontrolled laughing, crying, shopping fever, and edification.
The Rock making a real Christmas miracle for one family.
Christmas should be about fun. So whatever jumps at us, let’s just take it easy and with smile.
It’s important to know the background!
I don’t know how about you, but I am not in the Christmas mood until I watch Grinch! Btw, this year is the 50th anniversary of that green hairy dude!
As mentioned several times in my antecedent blogs, I am majoring in Communications. To be honest, I really just picked a random major that didn’t sound too hard or to specific. I just wanted to come to the United States and play soccer (don’t tell my Mom!). With Dr. Hamilton as my advisor, I figured out that life isn’t a wish concert (as a German would say for life is not a bowl of cherries). It is more like a puzzle. The good thing is that Dr. Hamilton pushed me to take classes that I thought I would never be[…]Read More
First and foremost, if you are a nursing major, please do not read this blog. You will get upset because your finals week actually is crazy and difficult. However, the rest of us should admit that we are not as overwhelmed as we are trying to convince our surroundings. When I think about it, finals week is just another series of tests consisting of things I already know. In fact, it should be, and it often is, the easiest test of the semester. My thesis here is that as long as we study diligently throughout the semester, there should be[…]Read More
I am a big fan of this holiday. I simply love everything about Christmas and all its traditions. My birthday is also in December, so I am naturally a winter child who loves the cold, snow ball fights, and building snowmen. Last week, I wanted to found out what other people on campus think of this awesome time. I know there is a divided community. A lot think it is commercial garbage whereas others share my point of view. I talked to different students and recorded some of their answers: Mac What do you like about Christmas? I like the[…]Read More
Thursday 6am: Departure from cook center Prayer with JP Thank goodness the coaches brought donuts Sky is looking beautiful in the morning Unable to sleep 9am: First movie Life as we know it People sleeping in the aisles 10 am: Passing St. Louis Unable to take a good picture 10:45 am: Chipotle We came 15 min early so it wasn’t open yet Coffee obsession kicks in, but no Starbucks in sight Finally found a Barnes & Nobles 12 pm: Finding Dori 2 pm: Stop at a gas station We made it to Illinois! 2:30 pm: Step Up movie We hit a bump and movie turns off[…]Read More
This week I had one of the most fearful and risky conversations in my life. I know how big the issue with political correctness is, however my stubborn brain keeps telling me to wage a war against it. I believe that political correctness is a disease that needs to be cured, and the only way to beat it is to talk about the issues it covers. I was so happy to find once again that professors at MNU are absolutely fabulous in helping with problems of all kinds. In fact, I realized that I am at the right university where[…]Read More
November 8 was one of the most thrilling days I have ever witnessed. I think that most of us still don’t believe who won. However, I am happy and proud of our MNU community for accepting the outcome without any drama, unlike some other people. This is how democracy works. Sometimes you win and sometimes you loose. What made me happy was the fact that I could say, “I told you so,” to everybody who considered Trump just a joke. I was curious who the American people would choose. Frankly, there weren’t many options on the table, but somehow this orange-face[…]Read More
A question that every student asks, and every parent is worried about. We all have been there. There are times when all the effort, time, and money seem to be invested into something we don’t really care about. We all learned by heart the stories preaching about the importance of having a college degree. On the other hand, we all know Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates who dropped out of college and are billionaires now. So, which path is the right one? I think that college is not as much about getting a degree as it is about[…]Read More
This weekend was the WaterFire event in Kansas City which is an installation of fires along the banks of Brush Creek next to the Country Club Plaza. Everyone who has seen how glamorous the Plaza itself is can now imagine what such an event would look like. That MNU is close to KC truly is an advantage, especially for people like me who are used to live in the suburban areas of big towns. I live close to the city, Hamburg, in Germany. This city is so big that it is considered an own state. With a big city nearby,[…]Read More