Author Archives: Brenna Z

New E-Board and Graduating Officers!

We wanted to congratulate our new E-Board: President: Phoebe Hertler. Treasurer: Chris Pasquale. Executive Board Chairs: Evangelista Barylski and Sharon Hollenbach. We also wanted to give our thanks to our graduating officers: Co-Presidents: Brenna Zonick-Wootten & Danielle Leppo. Social Media Chair: Trav Sauer. At the moment, we’re trying to update the blog with all of […]

9. Meeting des Frühlingssemesters: Deutsche Werbungen

In this meeting, we discussed German advertisements, showcasing a few choice ones.

7. Meeting des Frühlingssemesters: die DDR

In this meeting, we discussed the culture, history, and politics of the German Democratic Republic (albeit in brief overview). The question for this meeting was “Was wisst ihr über die DDR?”

5. Meeting des Frühlingssemesters: Bedeutende Frauen in der Deutschen Geschichte!

This week, we discussed important women in German History. We only had an hour, so the list was pretty short – and not nearly as long as my preliminary list of women. We covered 14 women in total.

Zum Weltfrauentag

Heute ist Weltfrauentag. Although it’s called International Women’s Day, it’s a day for the rights of women. Next week, we’ll be discussing important women in German history, but today, I’ve together this entry about a very important feminist, Clara Zetkin, who we will also discuss next week in our meeting.

Vocab Builders!

We at German Club have had our vocab builders available to help students in all levels of German for years, so it’s only fair that we publish them here

3. Meeting des Frühlingssemesters: Pause!

We didn’t have an official meeting this week – instead, a few of us got together to watch a great movie and bake challah. It was a nice break and we had a lot of fun! What movie did we watch (albeit unofficially)? Good Bye Lenin!, obviously. We want to do more casual get-togethers, but […]

2. Meeting des Frühlingssemesters: Study Abroad!

This meeting was really interesting! We had a guest speaker from IGS come in to give a presentation on the Fulbright program (and all of the different ways to do it), and then we presented on the university-approved undergraduate Study Abroad opportunities in German-speaking countries.

1. Meeting des Frühlingsemesters: ein Willkommen und eine Einführung in der deutschen Musik

For the first meeting of Spring 2017, we decided to hold a meeting entirely in German. The topics were introduction (of ourselves and of new members) and an introduction to German music, showcasing each of the officers’ favourite German songs.

The Modern German Political System

We discussed the German political system in a brief overview. Most of the information here is very, very basic.