December is here already. Our weather is Minnesota Mean, our campus exudes Christmas spirit, and our students prepare for break. Of course, a fog hangs over campus: finals. Researchers have linked finals to amplifying stress, feelings of depression, even asthma. In the next few days, finals will strain students’ physicalContinue Reading

Dearest Cobber Beanie Students, this week has been a full week for most. With a lot of us fighting to schedule presentations, group projects, papers and final projects, it is pretty common to notice that you haven’t seen a majority of your friends—for nearly a month! We come to classContinue Reading

Press Release Concordia College speech competitors placed fifteenth in the overall school competition at the American Forensic Association’s National Individual Events tournament hosted April 5-8 by Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan. A total of 80 institutions qualified students for the national tournament. Thirteen Concordia students qualified for the nationalContinue Reading

After a long fall semester, many Cobbers were eager to get home to enjoy a few weeks of well-deserved rest.  In the athletic department, however, Concordia’s athletic teams were still hard at work. Both the women’s and men’s varsity basketball players got only seven days off after finals week, andContinue Reading

I am writing this article for you in my townhouse, surrounded by seven books, a graphing calculator, and four cans of Coke. It is quite obvious that I have been managing stress in my own unique and entirely disgusting way. I have honestly forgotten what it was like in highContinue Reading

Christmas ornaments, clicking pens and a palpable level of anxiety fill the library as finals week descends upon Concordia’s campus. Going to the library during finals week can be daunting. However, librarians, student workers and seasoned professionals have offered some advice about using the library during this challenging time. AsContinue Reading

The semester just got a little longer. Concordia College faculty are now required to utilize the finals period as a part of new federal law that defines a credit hour and its corresponding seat time. High default rates on guaranteed student loan money and Pell grants by students attending onlineContinue Reading