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Luca Vahrenwald traveled from Berlin to live in Hammond for a year as an exchange student at St. Croix Central High School.

Exchange student brushes up on English

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Despite the fact it's his first time in America, St. Croix Central exchange student Luca Vahrenwald said he hasn't really been surprised by anything he's seen in the United States so far.


Vahrenwald, a junior from Berlin, said that is thanks to the American television shows he watched on TV at home in Germany. What he said was a surprise was the distinct lack of public transportation in Hammond.

"Americans use every time the car," Vahrenwald said. "They don't really walk."

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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