Welcome to the City as Text blog! On Saturday, September 7th the Honors College Freshmen were introduced to the City of Menomonie, their new hometown. We divided into twelve different groups to explore the greater environment of Menomonie, from its meditative river walk to its Big Box megastore. Students engaged in active or “integrative learning” by immersing themselves in a personal investigation of the Menomonie landscape. While on site, students took photographs, spoke to area residents, and wrote reflective essays recording their observations of the location. This blog brings all of the experiences together, inviting a unique sharing of the City as Text adventure!