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Archive for July, 2010

A tour of the WCSC House

July 30th, 2010 – by wssms663

Join me with fellow housemates Will, Kelly, Elizabeth, and a brief cameo by Niclette as we discover the ins and outs of the WCSC House.

Excerpts of a WCSC life

July 29th, 2010 – by wssms663

This video includes some tidbits of our summer experience with the WCSC program.  This is by no means a comprehensive display of the summer – missing are some valuable experiences like visiting Ben’s Chili Bowl, numerous museums, our seminar classes, ascending the Washington Monument, and much more.

Despite not being a cumulative representation of the summer, we hope you enjoy the moments we did capture!

This is what we do.

July 29th, 2010 – by wssms663

This summer, we bring you an inside look at the students’ experiences through their internships.  Click below to see the Flickr gallery of this summer’s interns!



July 6th, 2010 – by wssms663


5 WCSC students + 2 Mennonite hymnals + the Chinatown Metro stop at rush hour = $28 and a great time!

This week after seminar on Wednesday afternoon, several of us (Kelly, Sarah, Mike Bruner, Steven and I) decided to go busking — making music on the streets for money.  We had sung a few hymns together over the weekend, and thought it would be fun to see if we could get paid for it!

So we staked out the perfect spot, under an awning over the entrance to the Chinatown Metro, a popular stop at rush hour.  The five of us stood in an arc next to the escalators, hesitating and nervous at first, but eventually we all got into the music.  After a song or two we put out a hat and slowly started getting dollars and change from passersby.  We sang popular hymns like “Amazing Grace” and “Be Thou My Vision” as well as more upbeat songs like “Hamba Nathi” and “Over My Head” from Sing the Journey.  The most popular ones were those we knew by memory, as we were able to engage better with our passing audience.

A number of people said things like, “God bless you,” as they passed, and many smiled and thanked us as well.  After an hour and a half of singing, we collected our $28.23 and treated ourselves to frozen yogurt from Tangysweet!  It was a successful and fun experience overall, and we hope to do it again sometime!

-Elizabeth Speigle