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Holi Festival at the University of Minnesota

The Indian festival of Holi is a celebration of joy and colors. Usually this consists of dancing, water fights and throwing powdered colors at others! This year the student group Bharat UMN organized and carried out the festival by the river on East...
Qi Wang's picture

Apply for Leadershape today!

Hello all! Do you have plans for winter break? If you are not going back home but willing to have "family" fun time, Leadershape is right for you! What is Leadershape? LeaderShape is a six-day intensive leadership development experience devoted to...
Uyen Dang's picture

Minnesota is not all about the snow!

I spent a day on my spring break hiking to the Eagle Mountain, the highest natural point of Minnesota. The trail was covered by snow and ice. It was hard to walk and so easy to fall down, but the view was worth the effort. It may be true to say that...
Pierre Abillama's picture

How to break your routine!

I realise that the title of this post can be a bit worrisome. College is tough and involves a lot of hard work and perseverance. As a freshman, I was overwhelmed with how demanding my classes were. Honestly, by the end of my first month in college I...
Wangzhen Ma's picture

Places to Have Sunday Brunch

After a long week working and studying, we need to take a break and enjoying the time have brunch with our friends. Every Sunday after church, my friend and I will go to a new place to have brunch there. Here are some places we have been to: The Bad...
Chau Mai's picture

My Very First Winter in Minnesota (and I didn’t go home!)

So, it has been almost six months since I got off the airplane and stepped on the land of 10,000 lakes. Different from other students, I chose to stay here in winter break, despite of the “crucial” freezing weather here. At first, I was wondering: “...
Pierre Abillama's picture

Busting Dorm Myths

I remember when I first applied to the University, I was apprehending dorm life. Back in Lebanon, I didn’t need to live on campus. I could commute to Beirut from my house, sleep in my own room every night and eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted...
Swadhrut Sathe's picture

Beyond Culture Shock

Before most international students go to study abroad, we all talk about the culture shock we’re going to face in a country far from home. But something which most people don’t talk about is the ‘popular culture shock’ many international students...
Dara Pribadi's picture

Minnehaha Falls

Last break, I spent my first winter break in Minnesota. It was really cold, so I thought, why not visit Minnehaha Falls? I've never had the chance to visit Minnehaha Falls during winter, and I heard it's really beautiful because the falls' frozen...
Pallavi Janiani's picture

Living in the Dorms

Often all you hear about residential halls is negative aspects. However, residential halls have a benefit attached to them, that surpasses all these issue. Even though, it is not compulsory for first year students to stay in on campus housing, I...

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