Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Hey, students! Ready to get your dance on? Well you can on Friday, December 9th because Springwater Trail is hosting a “Polar Express” themed dance! It's from 6pm-9pm. If you’re going solo, it’s $15 and if you’re going with someone it’s $25. You should come because it’s going to be lots of fun and you'll get hot chocolate and a bell!
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
|Fidel Castro, 1959|
|Batista Fulgencio, 1952|
Castro preferred communist-socialist ideals and got support from the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republic). "Castro’s Cuba was the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere.." According to History.com. Thus making the United States freak out.
The United States was not fond on Cuba's relationship withe the USSR. That being, Cuba had nuclear missiles and the United States wasn't having any of it.
|Raúl Castro second from the left blind folding a man and Fidel Castro|
tying the mans hands. Havana, Cuba, 1959
The Soviet Union had just fallen which cut off aid and trades.
|Cuban Missile Crisis Photo|
|Raúl Castro, 2008|
Monday, November 28, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Concordia where you are not just another student but a member of the family. Concordia's Portland Campus is located at 2811 NE Holman St, Portland, OR 97211, just a bit past the airport and about forty minutes away from our lovely school. This private university may seem intimidating by it's size, but it is big in heart. with a little over 7,000 students currently enrolled this is a large difference compared to our 190 students. However, as we went along with the tour I noticed many simulates.
Our tour then continued to the outside of the building where we paused around a small tree. The place in which the tree was planted was the original center of campus when the school had been an all boys boarding school. Now, since the campus has expanded in both size and diversity, the tree served as a nice reminder of the past. Holly lead us over to the dorms that are on campus. She explained to us that each dorm building is like it's own little community and which dorm you get the opportunity to live in depends on your grades. The better the grades you have, the better the place you live in. Despite this fact, everyone living in the dorms act as a community and care for each other, a lot like we do here at this school except on an even greater level. We were able to catch a look inside one of the main areas of the dorm and saw the many accommodations they had such as personal bathrooms, kitchens, a game room, a TV room, and a study room. Overall not a bad place to live.
We took a walk through the beautiful library which housed many primary source documents along with quite a great books. The second floor and third floor of library are what is known as "quiet zones" and seemed to be great places to catch up on some homework. There was also a cafe located in the library if any refreshments were necessary while studying. As we exited the library we came upon a large stadium in which a multitude of sports can be held. As this is something we do not have at Springwater as much it was nice to see it as an option. The stadium is often used for soccer, football, track, baseball, and even kickball but can be used to just kick around some balls with some friends if wanted. Nearby to the field there was also a large gymnasium in which sports like basketball were played.
As our tour grew to a close we took one more walk until we were in the cafeteria. The room is full of comfortable couches and comfy chairs and the food itself has a large range of options. Ranging from Mexican to Chinese to Italian to American, you can get just about any type of food you want. Something that I'm sure, as teenagers, sounds like a good idea.
Overall the campus is amazing and the idea of community that it brings with it is also welcoming. Although, it is a little pricey the cost compared to the gain may just be worth it.
Concordia, where you become a member of the family.
Pictures Retrieved From:
wikipedia.com , cu-portland.edu , oaicu.org , blogs.lcms.org , learningcurve.th.com
Mt. Hood Community College is the first campus I took a tour on. Throughout the entire tour, I learned new things that I didn't even know. We had two tour guides named Brandon and Alvory. There is many places on the campus that are meant for quiet and peaceful studying. I learned that there is a program called Rho Theta and they help people with finding a scholarship. The tour guides showed us the places that had most majors people have like science or mathematics. A nice lady decided to let us in the automotive and welding area and we got to watch people weld things together. The most interesting part of the tour was Journalism. The journalism for Mt. Hood is much bigger than our class and they still use news papers while we use the blog.