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The Luther College Cross Country Train

After November 17, 2012 in Terre Haute, Ind the Luther College Cross Country train was broken down into pieces. The great Pasche engineers decided that it was time for the parts to be remodeled.

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Spring Cooking

It is that time of the year where one must either live by ordering food or cook. For me personally, I enjoying cooking but I wish someone would tell me what to cook.

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ISAA Fashion Show

The Best Dream Ever

Tonight I had one of the two best dreams in my life. I dreamt that I went to visit my high school and saw my best friend Mathokoza Dlamini. We then went to town to buy food. At first we were confused on what to buy because we had not bought food together for a long time. I asked him if the beef soup was still being sold and he said yes. We decided to buy what we used to buy while we were in high school; potato fries, two loafs of bread and chicken. The super market, Spar, has expanded and they had big microwaves where you can warm your food if you think it is not warm enough. We decided to buy Macain baked fries, so we simple microwaved the fries and they were ready for our hungry stomachs. The next step was for me to find bread. I have not been in the store for about 2.5 years and it was being renovated. I walked all over the store but failed to find bread.  I had to ask one of the workers to help me finding it. When I got it, I got hungrier; Spar bread is the best bread I have ever eaten. It was warm and fresh from the oven. The smell made me to start salivating. Even though we had the money to buy soda this time, we decided not to. We were joking and laughing just like the good old days.

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Future Norsemen

The moment I woke up on Sunday, 17 February, 2013, I was excited because I was going to meet my future teammates.

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I Finaly had The Guts To Do It

I have heard my teammates and coaches talking about aqua running. All I knew was that aqua running has to do with a person running in water. The mentioning of the word water scared the living daylights out of me.

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Awesome Parents

Parents are awesome; they always know how to take the best out us. I have never seen parents coming out to support their children competing in college sports like the parents of Luther athletes. Some of us are in cross country and track and field and that means some parents sacrifice many of their weekends all year round to make sure that their children perform the best. Some parents have to drive one hour, others drive 12 hours to support us.

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Snow

The Cold Run

I never thought I would ever live in a place as cold as Decorah. On Thursday, January 31, the temperature dropped to a chilling -290C, the coldest day I have ever experienced in my life. However, the cold temperature did not stop me from running.

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My Room

The Last J-Term Paper

I cannot write a paper in one week and I am generally not a fan of writing papers. Little did I know that my paideia J-Term class would require me to write a paper each week. I thought the first two papers were challenging until I had to write the final paper - a research paper.

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Bball

The game that touched my heart

I am not a basketball player and I cannot play basketball. Fortunately, my freshman cross country teammate recruited me to their team. The last time I played basketball was during the summer holidays and I was one of the worst players.

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My Room

Chilling in My Room

Since I got to Luther College, I have never spent a lot of time in my room.  I hardly spend more than an hour in my room unless I am changing books or I want to nap/sleep. Sometimes I will only come back to my room late at night to sleep and I might not even see or talk to my roommate. My roommate, Matt Ludin-Nelson, is great by the way, we never fight and we are never angry at each other. It is just that some days, I wonder around campus or in the library or chilling with my friends who stay in another building.

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The Movie Night

On Friday, January 12, 2013, my friends continued to host a movie night in the cluster. This week we had about 3 movie nights and I could not make it to 2 of them. So, as I was on my way back to my room for a light nap before driving to Rochester to pick up a friend, I bumped into almost all the distance track runners in the cluster. The cluster has 5 couches and they were all full. The guys packed themselves nicely into them to accommodate approximately 25 people including those that are hyperactive.

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Christmas Eve With Friends

My Christmas began on the 24th of December 2012. Our wonderful Resident Assistants (RAs) decided to prepare wonderful snacks from 5:30 up until there was no food left. The snacks were a great substitute for dinner as most of my friends were not in the mood of cooking. The RAs provided some cookies, chips, drinks and we had the privilege of making the pizza ourselves.

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