Oxford and Stonehenge
Time for cookies – a delicious theory!
Vlogging KC
Christmas And The Divided States of America
Northern Ireland
Finals Week
It’s never too late for a Minor!
Finals Are Coming
Campus Center Craftings

Oxford and Stonehenge

Last weekend I went to Oxford and Stonehenge with Harriet. I was not aware of this, but Oxford is made up of 38 different colleges. We got to see a couple of them and just wondered around the town a little bit. We also got to have tea in this cute little coffee shop. The next day we got to travel down to see Stonehenge. My expectations were at first high, but then when I told all my English friends that I was going to see it they were all just like, “It’s literally a bunch of stones. Why do you want to see it?” However, It was really cool to see. They were also a lot bigger in person. I think it is definitely something everyone should see at least once in their lifetime!

Time for cookies – a delicious theory!

I recently realized that my cookie consumption increased drastically within the last two weeks. It wasn’t until today that I started wondering why. Maybe it was a certain craving or just the fact that they offer my favorite cookie kind in the store. What I do know is that cookies sound good at any time of the year, so why now? Here are my four thesis regarding my cookie consumption in December: I eat more cookies … 1.       On my birthday because…. It is my birthday! There is certainly no better reason that a special day like this. For someone[…]

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Christmas And The Divided States of America

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!

Northern Ireland

This vlog is from when we went to Northern Ireland. We visited the first church in Ireland, Down Cathedral, Dundrum Castle, Mourne Mountains, Slieve Croob, The Dark Hedges, Giant’s Causeway, and a rugby match! We were visiting Northern Ireland because this is where Tristan is from. He was showing us around all of these places which was nice to have a free tour guide. Basically we traveled all over the country Thursday and Friday; Saturday we tried traditional Irish stew and saw a rugby match; and Sunday was Tristan’s birthday so we got to have a small party with his friends and family. It was a really great weekend!

It’s never too late for a Minor!

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[…]

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Finals Are Coming

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[…]

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Campus Center Craftings


Friends gather around a table for lunch in Campus Center

So we all know that Campus Center is very good about being consistent with what food they make every week. Another word for consistent might be repetitive. Due to the similarities in food week to week students have found that they get sick of eating the same things. Some of MNU’s most creative students have developed some go to recipes for when nothing looks good in CC.

Chip Dip by Blake Owings

  1. Acquire a bowl of Potato Chips from the sandwich bar
  2. Mix Together: Sour Cream, A bit of Ranch Dressing, Garlic Powder (Found by the pizza station)
  3. Dip potato chips in the mixture and be happy

A bowl filled with Chip Dip

Dirt by Blake Owings

  1. In a bowl mix Chocolate Pudding, Cream Cheese (found by the waffle/bagel bar), and Oreo’s (found in the ice cream sundae bar)
  2. Eat

Tot Cheese (AKA Better Nacho Cheese) by Blake Owings

  1. 5-7 Slices of America Cheese from Sandwich bar
  2. Add a little bit of milk
  3. Microwave for 20 seconds. Stir. Repeat until cheese is melted
  4. Dip your tots in it

Oreo Brownie Earthquake by Blake Holden

  1. Layer 2 brownies, 2 scoops of ice cream (your choice what kind), Oreo crumbs, and marshmallow syrup
  2. Enjoy the CC version of a Dairy Queen classic

Waffle Batter in a Cup by Darin Breeden

  1. In a microwavable cup put waffle batter
  2. Microwave
  3. Apply toppings of choice such as: Ice cream, sprinkles, syrup, cinnamon sugar, etc.

If none of these recipes appeal to you fear not. There are many more out there yet to be discovered!

Ali getting a Christmas cooking in Campus Center

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