Welcome to our new and continuing members of the Cortina Community! After a busy start to the year full of new student orientation and the beginning of classes, we couldn't be more excited for the year to come. Our first community meeting of the year was the annual Community Partner Bash where students learned who… Continue reading The Start of a New Year
My dearest Cortinian, “Who am I? And whom shall I become?” This is a question that has come to the hearts and minds of every single person I know. We are on a constant quest to know the path in which we belong, but thankfully God doesn’t tell us. He instead guides us, and lets… Continue reading Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Who am I and whom shall I become?”
Dear Future Young Cortinian, To explain my experience in Cortina, I can use the Cortina symbol of a tree to represent what I have learned this year. I think one of the most important factors for experiencing growth is the need for strong roots, as the symbol reveals the tree’s roots to us. Cortina has… Continue reading Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Growth”
Come to the Deglman Basement at 7:30pm tonight to hear about what it means to "do sophomore year differently" in the Cortina Community. We look forward to sharing a bit about the vision and logistics of a life lived in Deglman Hall!
In the spring semester of my junior year as an undergrad I remember watching a new show that had just premiered on MTV called “The Buried Life.” The show is a reality documentary series that follows 4 friends who travel across North America as they try to complete a list of 100 things they wanted… Continue reading Fall Break Immersion Trip Reflection: Victor in New Orleans
Up until my service trip to West Virginia, I had only ever read or heard about the kind of poverty I encountered on my trip. As Sister Pat put it, generational poverty has a unique culture of acceptance with a mindset of hopelessness. We passed miles and miles of small homes that were falling apart,… Continue reading Fall Break Service Trip Reflection: Kelsey in West Virginia
Three of my four college years were spent living and engaging in the Cortina Community. To say these three years were life changing would not be giving them enough credit. In many ways I am both jealous of and excited for the upcoming freshman class for the having the opportunity to be a part of… Continue reading What Cortina Was to Me: Invigorating
Today's letter comes to us from the one and only, beautiful Kristen.
Our time at the Community Bike Shop has been nothing less than influential during this semester. It all begins with “community,” as the name says, where we have learned and strived to build community there by working in partnership with the neighborhood members, from and people from across Omaha to build a foundation of togetherness.… Continue reading Service Reflection: Community Bike Shop
What is service? I found myself thinking this upon my return from my Spring Break “Service” Trip. I kept looking back at my week and tried to determine what services I provided. I never fed the homeless, built a house, or tutored kids. Did I serve? Yes? Maybe? Honestly, at first I didn’t know. But… Continue reading Service Trip Reflection: Madi Felipe at White Rose