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Continued: Minnesota college students mull life's big questions at 'Philosophy Camp'

  • Article by: JENNA ROSS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 9, 2013 - 4:51 PM

“Use your five senses to connect with the moment,” he said. “Smell the air around you. Hear the frogs in the distance. This is a time to be in your body, to be here in the present.”

 

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  • University of Minnesota students enrolled in a spring philosophy camp course walked toward the fading sunlight on an impromptu prairie walk.

  • U of M philosophy camp students Zach Benson, left, and Liz Vocasek enjoyed pre-dinner banter at philosophy camp.

  • Chun Zhang, an international doctoral student at the University of Minnesota from China, was elated after plucking an egg in the henhouse.

  • Ardes Shea, the “camp grandmother,” attempted to thread a donated Singer sewing machine as U of M philosophy camp apprentice Anna Lohse, middle, and student Dawn Jiang, right, tried to assist. In the end, Jiang brought out her iPad for a YouTube tutorial and learned the machine was missing an important part.

  • During a morning University of Minnesota philosophy camp meeting, hands of instructors and students go up for those wanting to participate in a nearby town’s summer festival parade.

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