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Goose faire in Nottingham, England.

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The Goose Faire Minus the Geese

When our director, David Faldet, told us we really needed to go to the goose faire I’m not going to lie I was a little skeptical. I mean, I love geese and ducks and swans and such but really?? There were no birds but rather a lot of cotton candy and carnival rides! I was not disappointed.

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View of crowed at "The Great Notts Show" in Nottingham, England.

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Typical Saturday In Nottingham

What better way to spend a Saturday in Nottingham England than people watching, listening to live music, and eating some duck? My first Saturday to really be ‘at home’ in Nottingham was definitely a success! I couldn’t have asked for anything better.

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Photo of the Nottingham Group in front of their new home in Nottingham, England.

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Settling in Nottingham

As everyone at Luther is reuniting with friends and starting classes while I am exploring a whole new world in Nottingham, England! This is a dream come true for me and although I am still kind of waiting for it to hit me, I am very excited to start this next chapter of my life.

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Clipping of the First Year Experience Facebook page cover photo.

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What and Who You Know

Do you have a Facebook? Are you interested in Luther? Do you ever wonder what it’s like to be a freshman in college? Then you should check out the Facebook page Luther College: First Year Experience!!

Ok that sounded like a super cheesy advertisement and actually…. it was! But read more to see why this page is so great and how I was able to work my way up to where I am now.

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Collage of Branna's three ingredients to happiness! A yoga mat, stone ridge logo, and a journal!

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Ingredients to Finding Yourself

I would be lying if I said that I have had the perfect college experience. Here’s a little secret: no one has! Sometimes things can get stressful and we get so caught up in those parts that we forget all of the great things around us. It may take a little while, but with the right ingredients we can snap back to our happy, young, college student selves!

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Empty plate and coffee cup from Java Johns in Decorah, IA.

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Revamped Study Zone

Even with all this gorgeous weather outside, one cannot escape two research proposals, a lab report and an upcoming test… But it’s nothing a little (or a lot of) coffee can’t solve! And I know the best place....

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One of the little kids from Luther's PALS program coloring during Christmas in the Union.

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The Best of PALS

Do you love children but are not ready to have any of your own?!? Well PALS is the right club for you! Borrow a child for a couple hours once a month, realize how much work they are, and give them right back to their parents for roughly thirty more days!

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