Written by Matt Muhich

A one-hand clapping UMD Chemical Engineering student from Eveleth, MN; I love playing Ultimate Frisbee, jamming to electronic music, and reading fiction novels. My favorite Saint is St. John Paul the Great (who I like to call St. John Paul the Beast) because of his Theology of the Body on Catholic sexuality. I am the second of five brothers and a proud cradle Catholic.

Sep 22

So it’s the first week of classes for my senior year of college, and everything was going great. I had a great time being a RockStar orientation leader for the freshmen Welcome Week, I just got into a class that I was waitlisted for, and I was knocking things off of my to-do list like crazy. It was shaping up to be a great first week. Then I had the first class for my chemical engineering lab. Everything went downhill after that.

Jul 1

On the Fourth of July, I always bump into somebody from my past. It’s not just the same person, but many who I haven’t had the best relationships with. We never got along during high school, things ended on a sour note, we just lost contact, or there was one argument that absolutely destroyed my relationship with them.

Jun 10

Neighbors mowing the lawn, traffic in the city, a television on in a diner, literally any bar on a Friday night; these are all very noisy things. Noise is defined as a sound, especially one that is loud or unpleasant or that causes disturbance. It is all around us and most of the time we don’t notice it. This is not a good thing.

Jun 3

If you are like me, then you have probably grown up listening to popular music. It’s catchy and fun and everyone knows it (and then it gets overplayed and we are furious whenever we hear it until about 3-5 years later, then we love it again). But, if our ears are meant to hear, and we are meant to know God’s love for us through what we hear, then we have to analyze if our ears are fulfilling their purpose.