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Hidden Pearls

Hi everyone!

To answer the first question many of you might have, No…I am not talking about literal hidden pearls. I would like to talk today about some really cool things I have been doing lately.

Archery
In my first quarter I started doing Archery at Green River College (The class is super cool!) 20160108_040613062_iOS, now the quarter is finished and so is archery. When it just finished I felt sad because I enjoyed archery very much, therefor my friend (whom I met in my archery class) invited me to join her to the archery range at the Tacoma co20151207_214337671_iOSmmunity center. Now every Thursday
we go to the Archery range together and for 7$ we can borrow equipment, shoot arrows and most important; learn how to shoot arrows! Everyone who likes archery should definitely give this a ‘shot’!

 

EMP museum and Space Needle
As most of you know Green River College organizes events weekly and last week I joined the event to the Space Needle and the EMP museum. For only 15$ they organized a trip to Seattle including tickets for both the EMP museum and the Space needle. Both where really cool! the EMP museum was like stepping into a movie most of the time and they had a lot of music instruments to play on!

The Space needle gave an amazing view and when I showed my family the photos I took, they did not believe the photos were real at first.

White River Valley Museum
A lot of students who arrive and leave green River College will learn little about the local history. For example, did you know that a big part of the original colonists from this area came from Japan? Or that the colonists used to call this area the White River Valley. There is even an entire town build inside the museum. And the best thing? It is 5 minutes walking from the Safeway and only costs a few dollar. Visit the White River Valley Museum website for more information.

 

Winter quarter kick off!

First of all…… I wish all of you a happy 2016!!!

Today was the first day of the winter quarter and even through we didn’t had a white Christmas in Auburn, we already had a snowy day in at the Campus Corner Apartments!

The first snowy day of 2016 asks of course for a very special game…..the championship of standing in the snow with bare feet.

 

 

Today the first day of the winter quarter started and it already was a blast! New classes, new people to meet and of course many new events to join. Students can enroll for the various events on Green River College Events.
There are a lot of cool events happening this quarter, like indoor rock climbing and snow tubing!

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Thanksgiving, Black Friday and….scorpions?!?

Hi students and future students!

Today I will tell you about how I experienced my first thanksgiving and Black Friday.

My first Thanksgiving dinner  

As a European who never celebrated thanksgiving before I had no idea20151129_030929428_iOS.jpg what to expect and instead of having a large thanksgiving dinner I ate a delicious thanksgiving dinner at the Campus Corner Apartments (CCA). The CCA is the student housing facilities for Green River College students. Many international students never celebrated thanksgiving before, therefore CCA threw the free dinner.

Westfield Southcenter

After dinner me and my friends went to the Westfield Southcenter mall. We came there and expected a huge amount of people and extreme discounts. The reality was less shocking however……It was busy but not extreme like we saw in the online videos. There were great prices however, I even managed to buy an Iphone 6S Plus for 250$ !! Unfortunately, the mall closed at 12….

Outlet center

So we decided to go to the Outlet center in

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Cinnamon rolls

Auburn. Here it was not that busy either, the discounts were great on clothing though, the best thing however were the cinnamon rolls. After eating some delicious cinnamon rolls (way better than doughnuts!!!!), we decided to go to Walmart to see if it was busy there.

 

 

Walmart

Words fall short if I describe how huge the lines were and how busy it was20151128_045649146_iOS.jpg at Walmart.There were so many people  while the discounts weren’t even that great in comparison with other stores….

I checked all the discounts on forehand and that saves so much time at black Friday itself because you can just go to the store you know will have the best discount so that is a huge tip for next year. I even found these cool mini fridges!

What about the scorpion ?!?

I know what you must be thinking….didn’t he said something about a scorpion?? On my way home I discovered they sell insect lollies at the Food-market close to Green River College. I bought one and now I am to chicken to try it thus far!

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The first European club meeting of 2015-2016

The first meeting of the European club of this academic year is a fact! Thursday 12th of November the first meeting happened.

The meeting started with President Gouresh Kamble explaining everything about the European club to its newest members. The European club is meant for Europeans (of course) and for everyone who is interested in European culture. Every two weeks there will be a meeting for members and people who are interested in the European club. The Facebook page will explain more about the activities that happen during each meeting.

The first meeting kicked of with a lot of interesting and fun games that helped people to get to know each other. It started with a short introduction round, everyone introduced themselves. In total 20 people came to the first meeting, including people from the United States, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, the UK, Norway, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Portugal.

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After the introduction round the students did multiple games to get to know each other like 2 trues and a lie. During this game a student needed to tell 3 things about him or herself. Two of these statements were true, one was false. If the other students could guess the lie, the student who made the statements was out of the game, if they guessed the wrong one however…the guesser was out of the game!

After a lot of laughing and getting to know  more about each other the first voting happened for the activities the coming meetings. Things like cooking, European games and European movie night were all voted for. Are you as enthusiastic as me? Visit the European Facebook page for more information about when these activities will happen. https://www.facebook.com/europeanclubGRCC/

The European club hopes to see more member soon and will have a lot of more fun activities during this academic year!

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