Category: Features

Which countries get an “A” in education?

Singapore tops, US and Norway above average in latest PISA education rankings M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Global sports fans must wait four years between Olympic Games. Since 2000 when it was initiated by...

Adventures of a Texan in the snow

How studying abroad in Norway taught one American about more than literal clothing Grace McClure Dallas, Texas “There is no such thing as bad weather; there is only bad clothing.” These were the words...

Community-supported education

A short list of scholarships offered in the Norwegian-American community Concordia Language Villages Scholarships The Velkommen Stipend provides assistance to first-time residential Norwegian villagers. This assistance is available to anyone who plans to attend...

Barneblad: 2017

Happy New Year (godt nytt år) 2017! Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway I like January 1st because it gives a new start to a new year. Some people make New Year’s resolutions (nyttårsforsetter). They...

Barneblad: Build your own pepperkakehus!

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway We are always learning something. If you are a grown-up, you might remember when you learned to drive, started university, or got married. If you are a child, you...

A dance in everyone

The Wheelchair Dancers Organization celebrates the human spirit in motion David Moe Sun City, Calif. Saturday, November 12, was the fourth annual Dance-Ability Showcase at the Balboa Park Club in San Diego, California. Wheelchair...

2016 Gift Guide

We’ve got gift ideas for everyone on your list, including… The Norski who has everything A) God Jul Cotton Ribbon. This festive ribbon comes in three colors to create a range of beautiful Scandinavian...

Barneblad: Christmas Ornaments Inspired by Birds

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway Did you know that the word ornithology means the study of birds? It comes from two Greek words: “ornis” meaning “bird” and “logos” meaning “knowledge.” Drawings of birds that...

Why skiing with dogs is the cat’s meow

A look at skijoring and other unique forms of animal-powered locomotion Barbara K. Rostad Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho Barkie Birkie may sound like the latest tongue twister or look like a mangled version of...