Book of the Year: A Good Time for Truth: Race in Minnesota 9-20-17

DESCRIBE

On September 20, 2017, Sung Yung Shin was the key speaker for Concordia’s book of the year: A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota by Sung Yung Shin. Sung Yung Shin’s main points were to address the effect of colonialism in global history, militarism, mass genocide and incarceration rates, and the effects of racism on education. Yung looked at the White America and White Minnesota that Midwesterners live in and sought to hear the voices of the minorities. She wrote about her personal experiences, her interactions with racism, and the overwhelming presence of racism in America today. She realised that there was not enough literature on the race that had a personal connection to her. After writing A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, Sung Yung Shin has hoped her audience would learn from, grow, and appreciate others for their differences to build a better world.

 

INTERPRET

Last semester, Honors focused on the topic “Hearing the voices of the marginalized.” Shin capitalized on some main points that directly aligned with last semester’s topic. Honors read a book called, The New Jim Crow. This book talked about the alarming number of people in the prison system and how racially corrupt America is. Shin discussed some statistics that correlated with The New Jim Crow. She stated that Americans are ten times more likely to be killed with a gun and that twenty-five percent of Americans are incarcerated. These devastating facts weigh on America and remind many of the necessary change towards a more united America.

 

EVALUATE

Sung Yung Shin was a more informal speaker. She used stereotypical passive aggressive jokes to draw her audience and remain relatable. Although I liked her style of speaking, I could not follow all of her main points. Her speech summarized our last semester in Honors. One point Shin made was, “Racism is invented to be dismantled. It is not a law of Physics.” It was a good reminder of everything we learned, which is that we need to continue to advocate for, support, and fight with our brothers and sisters in Christ to overcome the hatred and prominent racism in our society.

Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious

FRAMING:

David Dark’s book, Life’s Too Short To Pretend You’re Not Religious, uses pop culture, anecdotal evidence, and today’s technology as a conversation piece to know what it means to be religious and how one uses religion in all facets of life. Dark was an English teacher and after receiving his doctorate, he became an assistant professor of Religion and the Arts in the College of Theology at Belmont University. He also teaches at the Tennessee Prison for Women. After writing three other theological books, Dark wrote Life’s Too Short To Pretend You’re Not Religious as a response to a friend who said, “No one is more religious than me.” Dark challenges his Christian audience to recognize religion in every part of life, enable readers to take action and subtly witness to others through routine, and use religion as a tool to start conversation and find commonality, rather than division.

 

CONTENT AND METHODOLOGY:

Life’s Too Short To Pretend You’re Not Religious is split up into two parts consisting of an introduction and nine chapters. The introduction outlined the book and gave a concise summary of his book, explaining that a person should live their life with Christ in all areas of his or her life. The other nine chapters divide his summary into sections by redefining what it means to be religious throughout his book. Dark explains that being religious should not be a word that makes Christians feel bad about themselves or should cause a person to create division and cause them to compartmentalize their faith into sections because they attend church once a month, but also do other non-religious activities. Dark challenges the reader to recognize that Christians should live lives that emulate Christ in every area of life, “We’re always in the thick of it, this living fact of what our human hands have wrought under the dictation of what’s actually going on in our human hearts and minds. Our real sense of what’s really sacred is regularly on display” (18). Dark also mentions that people should, “choose our ancestors carefully” because they drive a person and shape them to do what they want (59). In the second half of the book, chapters five through nine, Dark focuses on Christian’s role in society and the connectivity through relationships and technology. He emphasizes on the future generations, the responsibility they hold to live in a world of technology, and remind them to get off of their devices that alter the world and to form personal relationships in reality instead.

 

ANALYSIS:

At the very beginning of summer, I read the introduction and felt encouraged from this book to share a devotion, based on the book, to campers about judgement and about pancakes and waffles––how each food is like our life,, and the syrup is like our faith. We choose whether we will be waffles or pancakes and where God will be in our lives like syrup being compartmentalized in waffles. Dark said in his introduction, “When I label people, I no longer have to deal with them thoughtfully. I no longer have to feel overwhelmed by their complexity… They’ve been neutralized” (13). People fear being identified as religious, but a Christian’s identity is placed in Christ, as a Child of God.

The definition of religion is fuzzy within today’s Christian culture and the secular world. Many people think that religion is a conversation killer, but Dark challenges this idea and uses anecdotal evidence to illustrate Christ’s presence in secular activities. Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious is a good book to challenge Christians to reflect on their faith life and Christ’s daily presence. Dark encourages Christians to share the Gospel and let Christ control their lives even when there is tension around “non-religious people.”

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Dark, David. David Dark. 2016. 31 August 2017. <www.daviddark.org>.

—. Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious. Downer’s Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2016. Print.

“After 500 Years, Does Lutheranism still matter?” 8-29-17

DESCRIBE
The Reformation Heritage lecture’s keynote speaker was Dr. Bartelt of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Dr. Bartelt’s main point was to discuss if Lutheranism still matters after 500 years after the Reformation. Bartelt stated, “religious life is always in context of our place in history.” The world is constantly changing and progressing, but theology stays the same. What was applicable to Luther is applicable for people today. His argument was very compelling and included many key points that helped guide the audience to realize that, as a Lutheran community, we are subject to change (no matter how hard it is), and through the ever-present chaos, God’s Word remains constant.

INTERPRET
In Honors last semester, the class read a section of a book called “God of the Oppressed,” by James Cone. From this portion, the Honors class learned that the message of God remains constant across cultural lines, but the way a community approaches and connects with theology is different. The same goes for how someone like Martin Luther would approach theology differently from Dr. Bartelt and from a millennial. This semester, Honors 210 is talking about living in an interconnected world. This can be tricky, but Bartelt reminds his audience that the next generation needs to recognize the tensions and be serious about theology, rather than accepting theology with a shrug, and build a bridge to cross the cultural divide in our ever-changing, technological, and secular world.

EVALUATE
I enjoyed Dr. Bartelt’s lecture. I think that his message was long and there were times when my attention was no longer drawn, but when it seemed like my attention was focused on other things, he brought me back with more insight. I thought his two most impactful statements were, “theology does not change, social context does,” and “social context and chaos are changing today.” These statements helped me realize that the progress of society can get messy and be difficult, like Dr. Bartelt mentioned the sixties were, but God’s Word remains consistent and applicable to all generations.

A little about me (2017)

Hi!  My name is Sophia Drager.  I am a sophomore this year and I am in the Lambda class.  I am majoring in Christian Ministry and minoring in Theology to become a Director of Christian Education. This year at CSP I am excited to be a Resident Assistant in Luther Hall and to go exploring events around the Twin Cities.  Outside of school I love camping/ going to camp, swimming and boating, going on adventures, boxing, hanging out with friends and family.

Handbell concert

DESCRIBE

On April 23, 2017, Concordia University–Saint Paul held its annual handbells concert. The Handbell ensemble and CSP Ringers played a total of ten songs. I played in both the Handbell ensemble, the CSP Ringers, and played percussion. The Handbell ensemble played a song “Jovano, Jovanke.” It is a Macedonian folk song that is traditionally sung and played by a band. It was fun to play on handbells, have the opportunity to play the chimes that are as tall as I am, and play the big thirteen-pound bells in the ensemble. “Jovano Jovanke” was a fun upbeat song that had a fun ¾ beat measure. The ringers used interesting techniques by ringing the bells and then lightly tapping the tables with the rim of the bell; they hit the bells with mallets, and mart-lifted them, which is where the ringer hits the bell on the table and lifts it to create a longer noise. My favorite part was the transition into the B form. That’s when the bass ringers would hit the bells with mallets having a dotted quarter note and two staccato notes following in each measure to create a syncopated feel. “Sing Praise to God Above” was one of the songs the CSP Ringers did. I play bass clef bells, so I malleted almost the entire song. It was difficult to play when first learning the piece, but it was easier after a while. One way to help keep the beat was thinking of the Takademe counting (Ta-dee-me, Ta-dee-me, ta-dee). It was beautiful hearing the takademe counting and melody switch from bass (who used mallets) to treble bells (who used thumb damping technique) halfway through the song.

 

INTEGRATE

Throughout the song “Jovano, Jovanke,” I could imagine the Macedonian women and men dancing their traditional dance. In the last song, “Ring Dance,” played by the Handbell ensemble, Anna Reinecke played her bells and they sounded like light rain falling, until the other bells came in to disrupt the light sound. The song “Nocturne in C Minor” sounded like a night song. I could imagine a little bat in the dark under all the stars sleeping in a tree. All of these songs evoked a feeling of joy and relaxation throughout the concert. I could imagine a story line and each note played allowed me to fall into a sense of relaxation as my mind began to imagine. Last semester, Honors learned about the ways of knowing. Emotions are what shape us and drive us, whereas Imagination helps us make sense of a situation or an experience. Throughout the songs listed above, I felt very relaxed, until halfway through the concert when I played percussion. As the audience was applauding from the previous song, I checked to make sure I had the right music and all my ducks in a row. When I saw the music, I noticed it was not my part. I asked the person next to me where my music was and where my instrument was. The percussion leader said I was going to play what was infront of me and my instrument was what looked like a gourd with beads on it. Looking at my music and down at the instrument I had no idea how to play it. I became panicky, I started to feel fear welling up inside me, and I had a deer-in-the-headlights look. The leader saw this and told me how to play the gourd as the conductor turned around to start the piece and we played. This situation aligns with the James-Lange theory of seeing something reacting to it and then having an emotion. Thankfully the percussion leader saw my panicked face and changed my emotions quickly.

 

EVALUATE

The concert went very well. It had many beautiful pieces that incorporated interesting bell techniques. Both handbell groups were challenged by these pieces but were able to pull it together. The concert was not long, and it was refreshing to hear music so close to the end of the year when there is a lot of stress in everyone. I was honored to play in both bell choirs and with the percussion. At the concert I was surprised I could pick up the lowest bells because they are somewhat heavy and hard to ring and damp. It was fun to play the heaviest bells. I hope to play the big bells next year as well.

Privilege Walk 4-10-17

DESCRIBE

The Privilege Walk was an event hosted by Concordia Saint Paul’s United Minds Of Joint Action club, Concordia’s Hmong Unity Student Association, and Honors 120 on March 27, 2017. The event started with Dr. Chatman and Dr. DeVríes introducing the Privilege Walk by ensuring a safe space and explaining that this walk is a visual representation of the privileges that each individual has. Many questions were asked about privileges in social, financial, gender, racial, and economic status. These questions were very generalized, but they still created a heavy effect on everyone in the room. Throughout the walk, Dr. Chapman instructed the participants to look around the room and see who was around each them. When looking around the room it was easy to see a “clear-group” of people clumped together throughout the room. After the walk, each person was invited to share one word that summed up their experience. The most common response from both spectrums was “blessed.” Next, everyone was placed in a big circle to discuss what just happened. Many people, including me, were heavily impacted by this event. Most people were impacted by the questions about being financially unstable to the point where the participant would miss meals, about parallel construction housing issues, and about participants’ ancestors coming to America by force or against their will. Questions like these helped bring up the fun fact that Concordia Saint Paul is one of, if not the most, diverse Concordia University. As a community of students, all should welcome one another and rejoice in each other’s diverse backgrounds, being aware of the experiences each person faces and continuing to support and encourage one another by letting our Christ-like light shine to one another.

 

INTEGRATE

Since the Honors class was so involved in planning and hosting the Privilege Walk, this walk brought to light how privilege and race affects daily life, even in diverse cities like Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Dr. DeVríes brought up the point that it was by chance who she was and the Lord placed her where she was in that situation for a reason. There is no way for a person to control when they will be born or to what family, but a person’s experience allows learning and achievements. The Honors class has been discussing how to make a difference in the world when most are unknowingly tied to racist actions. Over break, the Honors class took home a midterm article written by Peggy McIntosh. She explained white people’s unconscious privilege and brought to light some simple solutions that one faculty member brought at the debriefing. Since the Honors class is learning about this controversial subject, it means that society has made advances, but there is still more to be done.

 

EVALUATE

After the Privilege Walk, everyone shared one word about the impact of this event. Some words were those such as “clearly-grouped,” “embarrassed,” “blessed,” and (my initial thought) “disgusted.”  These words stuck out and made me feel bad about my privileges. I initially thought the word disgusted because as Christians we are called to encourage and support one another in the faith. It was hard to see me walk forward and leave my brothers and sisters in Christ behind. Every step forward I took felt heavy. At the debrief, I heard most people who were further behind me in the line say that they were very blessed and that life is hard, but they are very blessed to be where they are now: getting a good education and having the opportunity to make it through the hard times and share these experiences with others. Most people who had to make many steps back said they started feeling bad about themselves, but when they remembered where they were in that moment and how they got there, that kept their spirits high. I, personally, felt disgusted by the privilege I have and every step I took forward I realized it not only defines and shapes who I am, but it also put a weight on my heart for the people I left behind. One teacher pointed out that the questions that were asked were out of the participants’ control. The answers were not caused by the people in the room, but from our history, environment, or family that shaped our experiences. Another faculty member said that taking the time to learn about these issues is good and if people want to help, they can stick up for another person or facilitate another person in little ways. It is not about making someone more like ‘us,’ but interceding when something goes against moral and ethical justices.

Spring Band Concert 4-08-17

DESCRIBE

The Concordia St. Paul concert was on Tuesday, March twenty-first. I am in both Chamber Ensemble and Concert Band. I play the upright bass and the tuba. The concert started with the Chamber Ensemble. We played “Prelude II” by Gershwin and “Symphony No. 16” by Haydn. “Symphony No. 16” was a playful song that gave a happy feeling. This song was more advanced for me and was a challenge to play, but I had fun learning the song. The other song, “Prelude II,” was a sad, more mellow song that had a bluesy tone to it to create a more calm, jazzy feel. After the Chamber Ensemble finished, the concert band began to play.  As the the tuba player, I got a different perspective of the music. I heard different instruments- mostly the trombones, trumpets, and French horns in relation to where I am seated in the band. We played a total of eight songs. The first song was called “Groove Music.” “Groove Music” was a simple song that had a clear melody. The melody was echoed throughout the whole band to keep simplicity and energy. The second song, “Gathering Places,” was dedicated to the first sit-in in North Carolina. This song included three spirituals that contain the theme of unity and desegregation of a community. The third song was called “Buffalo Dances” and was created out of respect for the Native American lifestyle and nature in the Dakota tribe. “Buffalo Dances” includes Native American sounds from the percussion section and buffalo noises from the trombone section. The trombones used plungers to create the buffalo noises. The fourth song, “Communion,” was played at chapel earlier that day and was a re-creation of the hymn “Be Thou My Vision.” Since the concert was so long and we played so many songs, Professor Isakson made sure there was an intermission for us to rest our lips. After the intermission, the band played “Into the Light,” another hymn-like song that gave a restful feel. According to many musicians in the band, this song allowed them to reflect on their faith and feel a sense of rest and ease in Christ’s grace and mercy. The sixth song was “With Each Sunset.” This song was dedicated to a soldier who died in Iraq. Just like “Into the Light,” it was intended to be a restful and transcendent. The main theme behind this song was that “‘With Each Sunset’ comes the promise of a new day”. This allows people to look at the positives and the grace God brings to people for the blessings of a new day. “White River Revival” was another song that was dedicated to the land of the Dakotas and the Native American history in the land. The last song was “American Flourish.” This was one of the best songs the band played, in my opinion. This song included “Yankee Doodle,” “Johnny Comes Marching Home,” “Shenandoah,” and the American Anthem. This final song wrapped up the entire concert, creating unity from the other songs like “Gathering Places” and “Buffalo Dances.” The songs chosen for this concert was a great way to unify the overarching theme through the many different cultures and backgrounds. Music reminds people that America is a country with many different backgrounds and religions, but we should all gather together to celebrate these differences as a community.

 

INTEGRATE

“Gathering Places” was the second song the Concert Band performed. This song is based on the sit-in that happened in North Carolina. Three hymns, “Brethren we have gathered to worship”, “Shall we go down to the River”, and “A Great Camp Meeting in the Promised Land” were integrated into the piece. These songs resembled the unification of people to fight against segregation, and to gather together as brothers and sisters in Christ, and to find commonality in life through these African Spirituals. The Honors class is learning about racism in society this semester. This song’s dedication to the first sit-in allows people to gather together and look past the racism in the system and look at each other as brothers and sisters in Christ trying to build one another up and support one another. Over spring break, the Concert Band went on tour to the Midwest. Professor Isakson put the history of the Native Americans in perspective, with the once roaming hills and plains filled with wild buffalo as a reminder of what the land went through and where the people of the area came from. Last semester, the Honors class learned about the ways of knowing. Professor Isakson learned truth and shared it with the band over tour. He learned the personal truth through another person’s observations of when a child reaches adolescence and how to cope with this realization. He also learned the name of Buffalo, Minnesota did not come from the once roaming buffalo in the area like the song would portray by the blaring trombones, but in actuality it came from a type of fish in the area.

 

EVALUATE

Since I am in Concert Band I got a new perspective of all of the pieces. It was helpful that the band went on band tour because the class as a whole made great strides each time that we played a new concert. This was probably the best concert played this semester. The music choices were very appropriate for the places we visited. My favorite songs were “Buffalo Dances” and “White River Revival.” These songs are influenced by the South Dakota land and Native Americans history. As a tuba player, I was pleased to get a duet with the piccolo in “White River Revival”. All of the songs were fun to play, and it was interesting to hear each individual section grow to perform better. As the band performed more, we created a more balanced sound that was appealing. The trombone section in particular was exciting to hear, when they pretended to sound like buffalo. It was surprising to hear the trombones and feel the floor shake when they blared their instruments.

Poehler Lecture 4-08-17

DESCRIBE

Dr. Schoenbeck was the guest speaker for the Poehler lecture. She was described as one of the most influential educators in public schools and she founded Hand in Hand Child Care at Concordia. Dr. Schoenbeck started her lecture by giving the perspective of a child and what is the optimal time for learning as a child to help brain development. She stressed the importance to maintain focus on children and to create a loving community to stimulate growth on a number of different levels and areas in a child’s life. The Maasai people, a tribe from Africa in Kenya and Tanzania, have warriors to protect the village and the people in it. When a warrior passes another warrior the common greeting is, “How are the children?” and the other warrior would respond, “The children are well.” This simple conversation helped the people of Masai understand that the well being of the village is a reflection of the well being of the children, because they are the village’s future. The rates of death after birth, the physical wellness of a child, and reading abilities of a child have decreased in the United States, but the risk of living in a food insecure home has increased. Dr. Schoenbeck talked about natural growth of a child and how everyone learns at their own pace, so it can be a hinderance to force a child to learn something too early. She also explained the five main areas of child development: physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual and moral. It is important for a child to constantly be learning new things through play time with friends and family, reading with mom and dad, being hugged and loved, and communicating at all times. These factors help a child’s self esteem, vocabulary, personality development, and mental intelligence.

INTEGRATE

Dr. Schoenbeck explained the five ways of development in a child’s life: physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual. These five ways are similar to the five ways of knowing: observation, reason, imagination, emotion, and revelation. Each of these ways of knowing help a person develop an understanding of the world and find truth in the unknown. Just as a child uses physical development, a person can observe change in the world and solve how a problem occurred through the scientific method and investigating to identify clues. In reason, a child uses these skills to think through their problems. In intellectual development, a child may not know how to sound out a word but through practice and reason they can think through the problem and find a solution. A child naturally has a lot of imagination and uses this tool as a way to develop social skills with other children. The last way a child develops is through spiritual and moral knowledge. A child can go to church and learn from their parents’ actions on what is right and wrong to gain moral truth on how to live.

Self-esteem is very important to children. They develop self-esteem by the age of five. If a child is given love, affection, praise, and communication, the child will learn to believe “I am loved because I exist,” rather than, “People will love me if I…” This idea can be similar to people of color. Since white people are the majority and the overarching power in society, many people of color have to put aside their own culture and try to fit into the white lifestyle, thinking, “I will be accepted if I…” rather than, “I am loved because I exist”.

EVALUATE

The lecture was very informational and impactful. The phrase, “So how are the children?” hit me hard. As I learn to become a Director of Christian Education, I have been thinking about teenagers and college kids as my main target, but how are the children in the church? They are the future of the church, the community, and how Christians will be viewed by others. What impact does the church have on younger generations and how is the church helping the community? I wish I could have stayed for the whole lecture because it is evident that Dr. Schoenbeck has a passion for helping and developing a child’s potential to thrive in life. Her main ideas on children were insightful to the students of Concordia: the children who are developing to bring out other generations potential.

Rhinoceros 4-08-17

DESCRIBE

Concordia St. Paul performed a play called Rhinoceros from February 16-19. Rhinoceros was written by Eugene Ionesco in 1959 in France. Ionesco was writing Rhinoceros as a response to World War II in Europe, but Concordia students took on the absurd play and absorbed it into their own world, seemingly turning into the characters. The play was performed “in the round” completely surrounding the actors and stage, allowing the audience to watch each other watch the play, interact/connect through watching, and get a more connected relationship to the performers. The play begins on a Sunday morning in a small French town square. It starts out lighthearted and humorous as the restaurant waiters and two friends argue. A rhinoceros is seen running through the small square and the scenes get more intense as the play continues. Throughout the play, more and more people conform to becoming a rhinoceros, which relates to the idea that people conform to a society even though they do not want to. As the actors transform into rhinoceroses they keep their same costumes, but they wear a wire rhinoceros shaped helmet that was inspired by Pablo Picasso. Every scene contained humorous jokes that kept the play lighthearted until the end where the intensity heightened (as the director explained it, “when the scene drops off”). After the play on Saturday the director and actors stayed after to have a talk about the play. It was very interesting to get the audience’s ideas, the actors’ ideas, and that director’s perspective of the play.

 

INTEGRATE

The main character, Bérenger, was the only character to say where he was at and how he felt throughout the play, like when he randomly said he was hungry during the fire at his job. No one listened to him and Jean tried to tell him to act and behave. African American people are very marginalized. This is not new to society. We learned in Honors that people of color are marginalized, are oppressed, and do not have the same opportunities as white people in education, financial status, and opportunities. The idea of people conforming to the rhinoceroses in the play is similar to the way people of color may have to conform to the white lifestyle to gain a better education, a job, and to be more accepted by white people. Since white people are the majority and have power, they run society and have white privilege. So people of color have to follow, listen, and conform to how white people want them to. In Rhinoceros, Bérenger says to Mr. Dudard, “I will become one of them, but fight within.” Many people in Honors are beginning to do research about their case study and are hearing about Black Lives Matter, a movement that was created to advocate for people of color to gain equality in a number of societal structures. People of color may conform to a white society, but many fight within towards equal rights and against racism.

 

EVALUATE

I loved Rhinoceros. It is probably my favorite play right now. I loved it so much that I went and saw it twice, and I even took my mom to it. The play was very interesting in that I could connect with other audience members as I watch them watch the play and I connected to the performers, gaining a close relationship to both. The actors and actresses did a great job in the play. They really got into the role and made the play so believable that it seemed like they were not even acting, but playing themselves.

 

Note:

In my integration portion I may be taking a stretch. I say this because I am not a person of color and I do not want to put words into other people’s mouths. Since I am not a person of color I believe it is not my place to explain how someone of color may feel. I will say that I talked to a person of color and although that person did not directly say he/she had to conform to a white society, he/she implied it.

Lacrosse 2-25-17

DESCRIBE

The Girls lacrosse game was very interesting. To me, lacrosse is similar to soccer. Bethany and I made signs to support our Honor’s classmate, Tyra. Tyra plays mid-field so she is very fast. She ran up and down the whole field playing offense and defense. In the game Tyra scored one point. During the first half of the game, CSP scored ten points which means in the second half of the game the clock never stops to speed up the game. In the end Concordia won. The score was 23-0.

INTEGRATE

Concordia Saint Paul’s lacrosse team played an all women’s school from Asher, Wisconsin. Concordia showed no mercy against the Division Three school. What was not well known was that the other team started practicing the beginning of January. The team from Asher got crushed. In Honors we learn about people of color and how they are put at a disadvantage. the Honors class watched a video called, “True Colors”, which shows the truth that people of color are oppressed, “given the short stick,” and generally seen as unfit for jobs. In this situation, the other team was shown no mercy in the game, they were crushed under the feet of the Concordia lacrosse team. Concordia is a Division Two school, while the other team was a Division Three school. The team that was just formed in Asher, Wisconsin was “given the short stick” as they entered the game.

EVALUATE

I really enjoyed the lacrosse game. It was nice to see a win from CSP and watch Tyra play. Going to the lacrosse game reminded me of high school. I had fun hanging out with friends and supporting my classmate. I wish the game was little more even, so there was more of a fight. I do not think it was fair for Concordia to play such a new team who is in the Third Division because Concordia had an unfair advantage.