Junior Alex Elizárraga wins title How does it feel to be this year’s Mr. Concordia?: It feels spectacular! I never would have guessed I’d receive such a title at Concordia. It’s a crazy feeling. But I also don’t know how to handle the attention…I really don’t want to come off asContinue Reading

Students hauling heavy backpacks are at risk of permanently injuring the muscles and joints in their back according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Loaded backpacks should weigh no more than 10 to 15 percent of a student’s body weight states the ABC News of Sept. 13, 2013. AccordingContinue Reading

Walking through the atrium last week, Concordia students took advantage of a unique opportunity to create their own pieces of art.  Bottles of acrylic paint, a cup of dirty water, used paintbrushes, scraps of fabric and an old novel sat on the table before them.  The students were given funny-shapedContinue Reading

Why good grades aren’t enough to prepare you for reality Speeches, papers, and exams fill the mind. Highlighter streaks and ballpoint pen marks paint the pages of our calendars, but allow no room for artistic expression. Our studies control our lives and leave little room for social intermingling. Yes, thereContinue Reading

When Michael Wilson stepped onto Concordia’s campus for Orientation four years ago, he knew there would be a lot of white kids. But when he looked around at all the upperclassmen, he saw that white was the vast majority. Wilson, a senior and former president of Concordia’s Black Student Union,Continue Reading

Why homecoming is more than a fun week at school I love homecoming. I have obvious reasons, but seriously, I love it. Everything about it. The preceding week when everyone rushes through everything to have fun and make their plans; the week you pretty much die because you are soContinue Reading

President’s seminar discusses “Happy Cobber” phenomenon The President’s Seminar last Friday did not mark the end of the happiness discussion on Concordia’s campus. Although President Craft’s suggestion of renaming the weekly community time to happy hour was a mere passing pun, the theme of happiness will continue throughout the remainingContinue Reading

Family Weekend is a time of introduction between two families. Students arrive on campus and either create, revive or maintain friendships. One month into school, Family Weekend welcomes students’ families to join the campus community to get a sense of student life. Junior Courtney Backen, the chair of Family Weekend,Continue Reading

Concordia’s Student Government Association has a new committee this year that will be devoted to sustainability on the college’s campus. “It was pretty apparent that (sustainability) was a big part of student life and something that needed to be addressed,” SGA Sustainability Commissioner Kristina Kaupa said. SGA president Levi BachmeierContinue Reading