• Courtney Stempinski

    Courtney Stempinski

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

    Courtney's Bio:
    I'm an Elementary Education major at CSS. I also plan to minor in Spanish. Having done PSEO, I came to CSS with more than 60 credits. I'm part of Volunteers Involved Through Action (VITA), Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF), and other clubs! Dance has been part of my life for 10 years, and now I'm trying to fit it into my schedule again. I love spending time watching Supernatural and Once Upon a Time, and reading Harry Potter and other great books. I live in a suite with 3 other girls, and we are always finding something fun to do around campus!

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

Schedule Stress

This past semester I’ve faced one of my greatest academic challenges: passing Physics. I am terrible with math and science, things just don’t make sense to me and I have to spend a lot of extra time “dumbing” it down for myself; time I didn’t have this semester. I spent time at the tutor, but I still ended up failing both exams. Finally, I talked to my professor and decided to withdraw the class to avoid major damage to my GPA. Withdrawing from a class is like dropping a class, but far into the semester. It shows up as a W on your transcript, but it doesn’t affect your GPA and looks better than an F. This really stressed me out at first, but I realized it was for the best. Then later that night, I realized it actually snowball effected all my other courses for future semesters because I had been required to complete a science course. Needless to say, I got majorly anxious. Thankfully, I talked to my professors and some advisors to get special approval to continue my track to graduating a year early. It’s crazy how one class can disrupt your whole plan!

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