• Jin

    Jin Baek

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

    Jin's Bio:
    Hi, there! I'm Jin, and I am a passionate, talkative, dessert fanatic. Poems, good books, coconut water, and action movies make me happy. If we ever meet in person, you'll definitely hear me before you see me. You'll want to ask how many energy drinks I've had, but the answer will always be zero.

  • Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Freshman
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Jason Chavez

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

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Junior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Halle Nystrom

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

  • Katelyn Gehling

    Sophomore
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Jin Baek

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

The Right Crew

High school was so convenient when it came to making friends and staying friends throughout every single class you all had together 5 days a week for years.

Not in college.

In college, you have all the power in the world to choose who you interact with. It doesn’t matter if you have a class with someone and they sit next to you and they always ask you for an extra pen. If you don’t want to talk to them outside of the classroom, you don’t have to. You won’t have to sit in the cafeteria with them or see them all day long in your other classes. Your classmates can become blurs in your field of vision and their names can become alphabet soup letters jumbled up in your head. No one will be offended if you don’t want to sit next to them in class every day, or even every other day. You don’t have to wait for them next to their lockers.

You can choose your crew. You can be as selective or inclusive as you wish. You can have a million friends (more like a few thousand, considering our campus population) or you can have just one.

It’s up to you who you surround yourself with and spend time with. Whom you allow to influence you. Whom you influence.

Some of the friends you make in college will stand by your side for the rest of your life.

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