A Big Day in Dinkytown

There was a sense of anticipation on the bus. Everyone, students and community members alike, was peering out the window, wondering if we had finally arrived at our first location. Within minutes, we’d hopped off the bus, passed through the doors and wandered beneath...

60 Minutes to Adventure

Last week, I provided a few options for thirty-minute adventures. Though these types of travels are perfect for a brief study break or Winona escape, what if you’re looking to put just a little more distance between yourself and that enormous final paper? That’s where...

30 Minutes to Adventure

Winona’s city limits are filled with exciting activities and potential adventures. There’s plenty of fun between the bluffs and the river, which I celebrated in my last post. But, what if you need a little time away? What if you’re looking for an opportunity to...

7 Ways to Spend a Winter Week in Winona

After living in Winona for almost four years, nothing irks me more than complaints like, “There’s nothing to do in this town,” or “I wish there were fun places to go in Winona.” Although I know little ol’ Winona may not have a raging nightlife like the Cities nor does...

KCACTF Brings Drama to Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska is especially dramatic this week. Students in theatre programs from Minnesota to Missouri are all gathered here, both competing against and working with one another to celebrate their hard work over the past year. This week is known as KCACTF, which...

A Day to Remember

​ People encircled the Smaug stage. Some were seated directly in front of it, listening intently and asking questions. Others milled along the side and back walls, eating sandwiches and glancing up occasionally from their laptops. Though some people were gathered in...

Never Grow Up

Firstly I just want to say, hats off to the Theater and Dance Department! Teachers called out instructions. Students scurried between the theater and the bathroom. Ushers gesticulated wildly towards the front door, willing everyone to get inside and take their seats....