End of the Semester

The end of the semester and finals week is creeping closer. It can really sneak up on you, but if you prepare yourself and do not procrastinate, you’ll be on top of everything and it’ll be a breeze. Don’t let finals freak you out. Everyone survives them, and you can too!

Driving Range

I had never before been to a driving range, and, honestly, I never saw myself every going to one either. However, my boyfriend asked me to go and the weather was so nice, so I thought I would give it a try. I am a fairly coordinated person, and I like to try new things. The driving range is a mere mile drive from the parking structure to their parking lot. You almost don’t even need to drive when there is such nice weather. It is at the corner of the road that the school is located on, so it would be near impossible to miss it. The prices are pretty cheap (or at least that is what I’m assuming, considering I have nothing to compare it to in my nonexistent experience with driving ranges). more “Driving Range”

The Hiding Place

Finals week is approaching and some serious studying needs to be done. There are papers, tests, and, of course, the finals themselves. There are tons of great places on campus to study, but getting off campus is a great way to shake things up. There is this super cool, “secret” coffee hangout called The Hiding Place. Coffee and caffeine are the driving forces of the college experience, and it is amazing when it can be gotten cheap. At The Hiding Place, they have cheap coffee and variety of options, most for a dollar or less, and it is run by CUW students in a church basement about five minutes away from campus. more “The Hiding Place”

Denim Day

Whether you wear jeans regularly or not, today was the day to do it. On Denim Day, it is encouraged for people to wear jeans or the color teal. It is in honor of and to increase awareness of sexual violence. The jeans represent how women have been accused of trying to get attention by their clothing, and the teal ribbon is the symbol for sexual assault. It is a hard topic to cover, but Concordia was very open and supportive today for those who may have struggled and welcomed those who want to join in the encouragement. A dollar (or more) could be donated to get a pin on ribbon—metal or fabric—to wear as another show of support for the cause. more “Denim Day”

Veteran Honor Flight

I have blogged about other Volunteer Club events I have attended, but this one was one of the coolest yet. We went to the Milwaukee airport to welcome back Veterans that were on the Honor Flight, where they get to travel free to see the war memorials in Washington D.C. with one of their family members. I was not quite sure what to expect for this event because I honestly was not even completely sure what the Honor Flight entailed and just how big of an event it was. A bus took us all to the airport that Saturday evening, and I wasn’t sure why we left with so much time to spare, but when I saw the immense crowds of people waiting there in roped off areas to leave an isle for those returning, I understood why. more “Veteran Honor Flight”

Dancing through the Decades

What decade has your favorite music? Well, at the Dancing through the Decades spring formal, they played all the decades. They started in the ‘40s while we arrived and made it to the beginning of the ‘60s by time dinner was over and it was time to dance. Speaking of dinner, the food was amazing! For the measly ticket price of $10 (or $15 for a couple), there was all you can eat ravioli, brisket, salmon, bread, and cheesy potatoes. You could also get (up to two) free drinks of your choosing, and dessert consisted of mini individual cheesecakes—chocolate or vanilla with strawberries—served with coffee, my favorite! more “Dancing through the Decades”