I am writing this on September 11, 2010: nine years after the terrorist attacks that have come to define our generation. After 9/11, people in this country were angry, and understandably so. Back in 2001, the anger of some Americans was directed toward the wrong people. There was a lot
When four of my friends and I moved into off-campus housing this spring we knew we were getting ourselves an early ticket to a grown-up’s lifestyle. We had many added responsibilities: to mow a lawn in the summer and to shovel a driveway in the winter; to furnish the entire
As a writer for the opinion section of The Concordian, I would like to start out the year with an idea that is somewhat unconventional. I would submit to you, dear reader, that my opinion is not important. To go further, I would say that neither is yours. By themselves
I arrived in Washington, D.C., last Saturday to begin my experience this fall with the Lutheran College Washington Semester program. In just the three days I have been here, I have been taken aback by the dynamic fusion of our nation’s history, heritage, culture and future that creates this city.
This past July an acquaintance of mine, Scot Reuter, was riding his bike down the streets of Minneapolis, as he often does. He doesn’t even own a car. After quite some time of relying on his bike as his main mode of transport, he had become very good at navigating
“Becoming Responsibly Engaged in the World.” If you haven’t heard that phrase yet, you may have slept through your time at Concordia. BREW-ing is the often mentioned theme and goal of Concordia’s core curriculum. What we need in the world, however, are thoughtful and informed citizens who go beyond engaging
Last week in theatre class, I watched “The Laramie Project.” It is a film based on the play of the same name by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project. “The Laramie Project” is a docudrama; it is a the dramatized version of a collection of interviews that members of
Lent started this Wednesday. As senior Leah Ryan kindly explained to me, “the whole purpose of Lent is to become closer to God and to contemplate Jesus.” A Catholic, Leah eats limited meals on Fridays during Lent and picks something personal to give up each year. This year she is