• Alexa Lee

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Alexa's Bio:
    I was born and raised in the Twin Ports area and am the youngest of five kids. I always wait until the last minute to do really important things (bad habit). In my spare time I love to dance and was on the Dance Team here at CSS.

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

  • Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

  • Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

Finding Housing

The most common question I hear from my friends and fellow classmates around this time of year is: where are you living next year? This was my first year living off campus, and it definitely has its pros and cons. The biggest pro is that I have the freedom and independence that I didn’t get with campus/ student housing. The biggest con is that it is less convenient than living on campus. But, now, I don’t have much of a choice because I can’t live on campus and not be a student. So, I am looking for apartments and small houses in Duluth for me to live in. It’s kind of stressful because I am not 100% sure that I will be getting a job in Duluth, but I need the stability, so here’s hoping. As I go through this process I have compiled a list of the things I think are most important in having – partly because I either have this stuff right now, or I’m lacking and won’t do it again. 

  1. Counter space – I have none right now. It’s impossible to prepare meals… I have resorted to the floor… gross! 
  2. Laundry – coin or not, I can’t imagine not having this convenience… but I probably could do without and be OK…
  3. Updated windows – my roommates and I have spent SO much money on heat this winter, and it hasn’t been that cold. My house is so old, that it has a constant chill. We have it set st 62 degrees even to save money. 
  4. Safe neighborhood – always ask what the crime rate is… I have had my car window shattered and purse stolen this year… in my driveway! How annoying is that?
  5. Finally, find a place you can picture yourself in, and give it a chance. Empty places look unhappy, but picture your stuff in there and making it your own, and you might be happy with a place you didn’t think you would be!  

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