Featured Image -- 997

Grand Opening RAC

Green River College RAC

Dear active students!

The new student building is open and that means the RAC is open! What is the RAC you might wonder? The RAC is the place to be! Why? Well, what do you think of a free fitness center? Only a fitness center..? No!! Next to a free fitness center there is a free gym, free group lessons, and best of all there will be free tournaments with prizes and a wall of fame for the winners.

The fitness center is well equipped with all a lot of different equipment, treadmills, bicycles, weights, and more machines. There are even bicycles with a game on them, so you can race your friends.

20160214_222350641_iOS The gym

The gym is being used every day for free sport, activities open to all students. There are many wonderful sports every day. You can train while listening to the best music and enjoy your time together with  lots of…

View original post 141 more words

20160109_234632056_iOS

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!

IMG_2045

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

c47b867f83a2963003228a3d67bad873.jpeg

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!

20151203_010647023_iOS.jpg