While hiking through the woods, Concordia adjunct instructor Dwight Mickelson came across a tree that struck him as odd. The tree was peculiar, possessing a narrow body with thin umbrella-shaped branches—almost characteristic of the structure of a human nervous system. Although many others would have simply walked past the tree,Continue Reading

“There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.” Though the author is unknown, this quote has long been one of my favorites. It reminds me that no matter where I am, all I have to do is look around to find something new, exciting, orContinue Reading

Many people have probably heard the statistic that more than 800,000 federal employees were without work or pay for the last 35 days. But the effects of the shutdown rippled to a group often not mentioned in these statistics — federal interns with those services deemed non-essential. Interns like me,Continue Reading

Most percussion instrumentalists have only four primary ways of communicating with audiences: dynamic level, rhythmic intrigue, tempo, and articulative ability. But, this doesn’t hinder performers’ abilities to allow for much diversity in performances, the creative programming or a concert. This was made very clear to me in the performance thatContinue Reading