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Spiritual Deepening Week
Studying… or the lack thereof
Shred The Gnar
A Week at KCACTF
Fitness & Fine Art
How I Got Here
New Vlog Resolutions
MERC Fashion Show
Vlogging KC

Studying… or the lack thereof

Congratulations are in order MNU for we have just competed week 4 of our spring semester of school. You know what that means… Summer is just around the corner and seniors have already graduated and gone on vacation in their minds. *Senioritis has arrived and although I am only a junior I fear that I have also been diagnosed with the worst case of it. With that being said here are a few things that I do instead of studying: *Senioritis is defined by google as, “a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college,[…]

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Shred The Gnar

Week 16 Vlog. This video highlights Logan, Landen, and I’s adventure in Colorado. Check out all of the sights and sounds of us running around, and shredding that Gnar. Songs: Nothing, Kai Engel  & Roufianos, Pithikos.

A Week at KCACTF

In between workshops group selfie

This week 12 students including myself spend the entire week in Des Moines, Iowa participating and competing at the Kennedy Center America College Theatre Festival Region 5.  This festival invites college students from all over the mid-west. Here are 3 things I took away from my week at KCACTF:

MNU students in the kitchen preparing dinner

1. MNU Theatre is high quality. 

Throughout the week the festival had different shows from colleges all over. Just about every night we got to go see a different play. Some were okay but others were truly disappointing. Many of the shows had poor acting. I was reminded of the the high standard that Heather Tinker (Professor/Director at MNU) holds her students to.

Othello before the acting began

2. Dancing is Fun!

This week many of the MNU students had the opportunity to take dance classes such as Broadway Boot Camp and Musical Theatre. I probably had the most fun in these classes. We learned dances from Big Fish and Hairspray as well as basic Ballet and Jazz techniques. We definitely are not the best dancers out there but we giggled our way though!

3. Zombie Burger is Delicous. 

If you havent been to Zombie Burger in Des Moines I would highly recommend it. We ate dinner there one night and I regret nothing. Not only was the food epic but the zombie decor was top notch.

Zombie Breakfast at Tiffany's poster

The Zombie Toy Story Poster

The Zombie Lord of the Rings Poster

A final thought: This week the festival challenged all the students to really branch out and meet people. They even made it a selfie swap competition. I won said competition. (Go look on my Instagram elisasfinsta). But even more than that I got to meet so many people that are so different from me. People that believe very differently than I do and people who were very kind and loving. It made my week even more fun! Blake Holden and I made a bet to see who would obtain the most selfies throughout the week and I won said bet. To see the ending result of this bet you are gonna have to be present at MNU’s next Improv Show on February 23 @ 9:30pm in Smith 200. 

Elisa holding her award

This is a picture of me taking a selfie on stage whilst receiving an award for most selfies

Stay Classy,


Ericka, Elisa, Quinn, and Amanda at the theatre


MERC Fashion Show

Welcome back to school MNU! The Merc’s new spring line is hot hot hot! Stop by Campus Center as soon as you can to pick up one of this season most fashionable looks!


For this first look Brandon is sporting an MNU Pioneers #1 jersey and visor. And to complete the outfit topped it off with the classic MNU wall clock. This look is perfect for a classy night on the town with your BFF’s. This outfit can be purchased for only $65.85.

Brandon poses with his MNU merchandise on


This next look is for the all the sassiest MNU Dads out there. It will only cost you $11.90 to complete this look of Pioneer Sunglasses and an MNU Dad mug! (Beautiful fake fireplace not included in purchase)

Elisa poses with MNU sunglasses and an MNU Dad Mug by the fire


The MERC is not simply the place where you find  the latest spring trends. You can also find a myriad of knickknaks including the MNU Pennant, an I (Heart) MNU Sippy Cup, and Greeting Cards. Modeling these fabulous items is the wonderful Ana. These three items can be purchased together for the low LOW price of $31.39.

Ana shopping in the MERC looking at Birthday Cards and an MNU sippy cup


The last picture for our fashion show exhibits not one but THREE different MNU sweatshirts. All the coolest people (and mannequins) are wearing them this season. These sweatshirts combined with any one of MNU’s winter accessories makes the perfect Going-to-Class outfit.

Women in the MERC pose with their MNU garb on




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