• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

  • Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

  • Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
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    Exercise Physiology

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Jason Chavez

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

  • Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Halle Nystrom

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

  • Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

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    Graduate Student
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    Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Jin Baek

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

    Courtney Stempinski

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

Latest Posts:

My Best Place To Eat At On Campus

by / June 22nd, 2017 / No Comments »
How many places can you grab a meal from on campus? Well, there's good old Greenview Dining Room, Einsten Bros, Storm's Den and that's it. If you are staying on campus, you also got an option to use common kitchens in any of the residential buildings or in your apartment where applicable. Now I am not a great cook, so I routinely visit the college's dining places, especially Storm's Den - my favorite place to eat at CSS. Read the rest of this entry »

My 3 Best Study Spots at CSS

by / June 22nd, 2017 / No Comments »
I now have 2 years of college under my belt and, hopefully, now know a little bit of what works and what doesn't - if not, I have 2 more years to figure it out! Studying is very essential to success in any academic program. Studying alone does not help! One needs other remedials such as discussions, practice, and so forth. In the same vein, studying can be meaningless if one is in an environment that does not promote learning and stimulate the mind. I have discovered quite a number of environments on campus amd I'd like to share with you my top three! Read the rest of this entry »

What it’s like being a Computer Science major?

by / June 20th, 2017 / Comments Off on What it’s like being a Computer Science major?
I am in an interesting position where, like many students, I started off in computer science when I got to college. At first, I did not know what or why I was doing what I was doing when I took my first CS classes. I enjoyed the intro class (CS Principles - which I highly recommend) and found Java to be interesting in the Programming with Java I class. Of course, I started off with the traditional "Hello, World!", printed onto the console display. Both of these classes were pretty packed because certain majors or concentrations require students to take them. Read the rest of this entry »

CIS 4555: First Day at Internship

by / June 19th, 2017 / Comments Off on CIS 4555: First Day at Internship
This summer I am taking the online course CIS 4555 which counts as internship credit for Computer Science/Information Systems students working in a role where they use their technology skills. My internship is at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California. I am part of an intern group of about 120 students selected from universities across the United States to participate in the Facebook University for Engineering program. Looking forward to the next couple months in Silicon Valley and to a challenging yet wonderful experience!

A Math Major at CSS

by / June 19th, 2017 / Comments Off on A Math Major at CSS
There many interesting things to being a Math student at CSS. First, there are not that many students majoring in this subject. This means that you can often get the 'oh-you-are-a-math-major' response after you introduce yourself. On the contrary, you get to enjoy small sized classes (think less than 7-15 students in a class) and your professors will know your name and all, in the first week, if not, first day. Read the rest of this entry »