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 lotContinue Reading

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 themselvesContinue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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 navigatingContinue Reading

“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 engagingContinue Reading

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 ofContinue Reading

Editor’s note:This article was published as part of an April Fool’s Edition of The Concordian A wise man once said, “If you can’t go under, you must go over.” In matters concerning its toilet paper orientation, Concordia fails time and again to heed this sage advice. In bathrooms across campus, itContinue Reading

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 isContinue Reading

During the flood of 2009, I’ve heard over and over again that the flood was an opportunity for Cobbers to “become responsibly engaged in the world” or “influencing the affairs of the world one sandbag at a time” by contributing to the sandbagging effort. A chance to practice what we’veContinue Reading