Being an international student, displaced from everything and everyone I love, taught me how lonely some days across the pond can be. Especially those days when everything seems to go wrong. I cannot imagine how hard these situations had to be ten or twenty years ago, when no technology, able to connect people around the globe instantly, was around. . . Fortunately for me, nowadays, we can reach our loved ones anytime in a blink of an eye. Although, from my personal experience, it is rather desired to text before calling because your sister could have, for example, just succeeded[…]Read More
Here’s is the 100% true story of how I came about attending MidAmerica Nazarene University: (This story was meant to be read with a generic almost British accent similar to how they speak when performing Shakespeare… keep this in mind) My story begins in the magic area of Kansas City, Missouri. I was spending my days living in a beautiful castle (apartment building) right smack dab in the best (worst) party of KCMO. Guys, I Want A Castle. – Tangled GIF from Tangled GIFs It was my senior year of High School and the question had[…]Read More
So last weekend, my only plans were to work on my essay that was due on Monday. However, on Thursday night we were all sitting around playing card games and board games and wanted to play more but had already played all of the ones that we had. On Friday at like 4:30 Harriet told me that they were all going to her house in Swindon (about three hours away) to get some more board games and asked if I wanted to go. Of course, if there is anything that I am always down for at any time it is 1. Breakfast 2. Coffee 3. Naps 4. Good music and 5. ROAD TRIPS. So two hours later we were hitting the road. It was a great trip filled with jamming out in the car and deep heartfelt convos. I did end up getting my essay done in case you were wondering. Basically this vlog is a bunch of random clips from our road trip and us being our crazy selves. Enjoy!
Week 17 Vlog. This video highlights spiritual deepening week here at MNU. Witness some cool shots of faith and worship. Songs: Fudge, Gillicuddy.
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?[…]Read More
This week, on Friday and Saturday, MNU’s Track team headed to Jacksonville, Illinois for the Indoors Conference Championship. We all were full of excitement, personal aspirations, and high expectations. Well, do you know what happened? We won bigly! We simply dominated in an unprecedented way, taking the first place by a landslide on both sides. The women’s team victory was more significant than the men’s, which creates a pitch of jealousy mixed with pride in me. Nevertheless, this weekend was an awesome feeling for all of us, as we saw the amazing payoff for all the work we had put[…]Read More
When I was looking at MNU my senior year of high school I remember really wanting to know what the dorms were like and how they could be decorated. This blog is for you out there like myself. I am so grateful to have some wonderful freshman friends who allowed me to take pictures of their room for you all to see. All freshman girls are in the same building called Stockton. All the freshman boys are in Lanpher. Below are pictures from Stockton but Lanpher is build the same way so worry not boys. This first picture is just[…]Read More
This last weekend we decided to take a day trip down to York. Karl and Anna had a conference down there so we just decided to make a trip out of it. They dropped us off at a bus station in town and we caught the first bus into the city center. The town had some really cool city walls, castles, and shops. There is also a cathedral there called the York Minster which was absolutely gorgeous. We were going to go inside, but we didn’t end up having enough time. There was also this tour called York’s Chocolate Story because apparently KitKat was made/invented in York. We had lunch at a local fish and chips shop (aka a proper chippie). We also went into a classic British sweets shop and got some really sour candy which we tried, and at the end made Karl and Anna try as well. There were also some interesting street performers that we saw. All in all, it was a good day!
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[…]Read More
Last week, I wrote about the unique leadership that guides our Track&Field team. Today, I want to reveal some of the events of my track career that slowly but steadily paved my path for MNU. It all started 13 years ago, when my parents finally realized that soccer or any other team sport was not the right fit for me. Imagine a seven year old who never passes the ball to someone else and yells at his teammates for not passing the ball to him. YES! That was me. Consequently, my wise parents chose an individual sport for me, and[…]Read More