Photo by Kyle Thiele. A banana candle, shown above, is one of senior Tyler Looysen's Christmas traditions. Typically this "candle" involves lettuce, pineapple, half of a banana, whipped cream and a cherry on top.

New traditions light up the Christmas season

Jingle bells, tinsel and holly light up the Concordia campus, but it’s what Cobbers are doing behind the scenes that set their holiday traditions apart. Whether it’s reading Wuthering Heights […]

 

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    Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Planetarium is showing a new seasonal event, “Season of Light,” through the end of December. This premiere show highlights the school’s new full dome digital projector. […]

     
  • Photo submitted by Kathy Faeth. The Comstock House, located just north of Concordia's campus on Eighth Street, is full of beautiful decorations and interesting history about Moorhead. "There's so much history here," said Betty Priewe, Friends of the Comstock House member.

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  • Photo by Rachel Torgerson. A group of people meet in Olson Forum to practice Zumba, a fun, dance-filled workout routine. Classes are held Tuesdays at 7:15pm and Wednesdays at 9:15 each week.

    Zumba invades campus

    Zumba, a Latin inspired form of exercise, has many students around campus setting down their books and homework to dance. Sophomore Alexa Bateman began instructing classes last year for eight […]

     
  • Photo submitted by Stephanie Sailer. An America flag sways in front of a gutted house in Minot after the flood of 2011. The Pay-It-Forward event hopes to raise money for the flood's victims.

    ‘Pay-It-Forward’ comes back around

    Artwork crowding the center of the Carl B. Ylvisaker Library at Concordia can only signal one thing: Cobbers are paying it forward. This marks the fourth year of the Pay-It-Forward […]

     
  • Photo by Breanna Lees. These are some of the items that were prepared through the Operation Christmas Child project, kicked off by Lambda Delta Sigma. LDS ran a booth in the Atrium last week to raise awareness for this cause and accept donations. LDS was able to assemble 26 show boxes with donations, and they raised over $240.24 for the cause.

    Operation Christmas Child a success

    Lambda Delta Sigma kicked off the Christmas season by asking the Concordia community to help them in supporting Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, […]

     
  • Photo by Rachel Torgerson. The King Intercultural Center is home to the Tea House, an initiative available because of the Concordia Intercultural Affairs group, every Monday at 4 p.m.

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  • Photo by Katharine Spencer. A new publication will be released to feature the BREW theme at Concordia titled "Eighth Street Forum." It will focus on student perspectives on a variety of topics, including interfaith and equity.

    New publication to feature multiple viewpoints

    This year, senior Greg Clark has set in motion his idea for a campus publication that will present student perspectives on the topics of interfaith, being responsibly engaged in the […]

     
  • Photo by Kyle Thiele. Senior Emily Swedberg poses in front of her oil painting, "Emerging Tones." This piece won the Department Purchase award, meaning it was chosen by the art faculty and purchased to be displayed on campus.

    Student art exhibition a winner

    Many art fans were mingling outside the Concordia Cyrus M. Running Gallery on Nov. 8 and nibbling on the spread of cheeses, cookies and punch provided for the special occasion. […]

     
  • Photo by Katharine Spencer. George Watsky returned to campus Nov. 11 to perform his spoken word routine in the Centrum.

    Watsky returns to campus

    Spoken word artist George Watsky returned to Concordia on Nov. 11 for a performance of his original poetry and rap. This was Watsky’s second appearance at Concordia, an achievement he […]