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Lion Around Student Podcast

Lion AroundLion Around is a student hosted podcast that discusses all things college and more. Each episode will find the student hosts in a different spot on Finlandia University’s campus to ruminate about their chosen topic. Episodes will be available to stream every couple weeks. Subscribe to Lion Around on your favorite podcast app or website to catch every episode.


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Briana GormanDigital Media SpecialistFinlandia 487-7498
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Episodes of Lion Around

  • Stressing over finals? This can help! Finals week survival guide Winter 2018

    Finals are stressful. It’s not a question, or up for debate, they just are. As a university, we are here to help make this hard time of the semester as easy for you as possible. That’s why we’ve put together a little survival guide to help you get through Finals Week, and don’t worry we’ll be sending out reminders about all of these events on the Finlandia Snapchat. Follow along @finlandiau.

    First and foremost, kick off finals week with Late [...]

  • Lion Around’s 2018 college student Christmas gift list

    Lion Around discussing college gift lists


    With the holidays coming up, Lion Around hosts Monica Freeman and Gina Geliche sat down to talk about a serious topic, what to get a college student for Christmas. Recording on the second floor of North Wind Books, Freeman and Geliche discussed the excitement of receiving kitchen utensils as you grow older. With several categories and puns to get through, Freeman and Geliche started with useful cookware/ kitchen items.

    What’s Cooking?

    Freeman first suggests a slow cooker for college [...]

  • Best coffee shops in Copper Country for students

    Lion Around perks- talking about the best coffee shops

    Sitting outside the 5th & Elm Coffee located on campus, Lion Around discussed all the best coffee shops in the Copper Country. Both Monica and Gina are regular-ish coffee drinkers, who believe that coffee is beneficial to keep students functioning during their college careers. Geliche started drinking coffee within the last two to three years, while Freeman picked up the habit her senior year of high school. Due to their caffeine habits, the Lion Around hosts have scoured the Copper [...]

  • Lion Around gets spooked telling ghost stories

    Lion Around sharing ghost stories

    Monica Freeman and Gina Geliche found themselves back in the Jutila Center for this spooky episode of Lion Around. With its history of being a hospital and rumors of ghost stories, the uninhabited floors of Jutila seemed to be the place to conjure up some Halloween magic. Both non-believers in the supernatural, Freeman and Geliche tried to keep the stories as local as possible and would like to thank North Wind Books, Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen, and [...]

  • Lion Around gets serious talking about Month of Action

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    Lion Around dropped by the Chapel of St. Matthew this week to talk about a more serious subject – The Month of Action. Chosen for a specific reason, the Chapel of St. Matthew houses the office of the campus pastor, who is a confidential source for students to go to when they need to talk about anything.

    Delving into the nitty gritty, The Month of Action is month-long campaign funded by a grant from the Michigan State Police [...]

  • Lion Around hits home talking about homecoming week

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    *Cue drum roll* — It’s homecoming week! FinnU is bringing homecoming back and there is an all-star lineup of events. This week’s episode was recorded in Old Main, the school’s original building.

    Formerly known as Suomi College, and started in 1896, Old Main used to be the only building on the campus. Freeman and Geliche kicked off the special edition episode by recounting the special times they had at their high school homecomings. Geliche stated that she had a special attachment [...]

  • What’s Burning? Lion Around Podcast Gives College Cooking Tips

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    The Lion Around podcast went back into Finn Hall for its third episode, which focuses on college cooking tips and tricks. Finn Hall (short for Finlandia Hall), is the only residence hall on FinnU’s campus, and it is equipped with community lounges on each floor. Each lounge comes with a microwave, stove top, mini fridge and, sink so students can cook for themselves outside of cafeteria hours or instead of going to the cafeteria.

    Since many students are on their own [...]

  • What’s a Doorwall? Lion Around podcast tests Michigan slang

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    For the second episode of Lion Around, Monica Freeman decided to test a few student’s knowledge with a Michigan slang test. Freeman tested her co-host Gina Geliche, as well as art and design students Denia Bent and Ramona Kuhn. The idea initially came from Freeman watching Youtube videos of actors and actresses sharing slang from their respective countries or states, which made Freeman curious as to what was considered Michigan slang. After some research, and some discussions with fellow Michiganders, [...]

  • Lion Around podcast kicks off new school year

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    With the 2018-2019 school year starting today, Finlandia University has decided to roll out a new podcast called Lion Around, a student-hosted podcast that will find the hosts in different locations around campus for each episode.

    This semester Lion Around will be hosted by seniors Monica Freeman and Gina Geliche. Freeman is majoring in marketing and graphic design and is a member of the volleyball team and Servant Leadership House. Geliche will be graduating in the spring with a degree in [...]