• Jacob Reshetar

    Jacob Reshetar

    Class of 2015
    Coon Rapids, MN
    Biochemistry and Philosophy, Pre-Med

    Jacob's Bio:
    I have explored a wealth of incredible opportunities and experiences at CSS. While preparing for a career in medicine, I have pursued biochemical and philosophic studies while serving as a Residential Advisor and Student Senator. My passions inspired me to participate in multiple international service-learning and study abroad events in Guatemala, Nicaragua and China. While completing a fifth year through CSS to fulfill my philosophy degree, I have chosen to explore an exciting opportunity to study abroad aboard a transatlantic voyage: Semester at Sea.

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    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

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    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jason Chavez

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

  • Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Jin Baek

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

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
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    Management

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

  • Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Courtney Stempinski

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

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    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

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    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

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    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

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    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
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    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

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    Sophomore
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    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

A Haunting Truth

14 hours… 14 HOURS we spent on a cramped train from Gdansk to Krakow, Poland! When we finally arrived in Krakow at 10AM, it felt absolutely fabulous to get breakfast and stretch our legs. Traveling with only a backpack, my friends and I left the train station in search of our coach bus headed towards the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp.

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After an hour of travel we arrived at the camp. A feeling of morbid and surreal fascination overtook our group as we passed through the entrance to the museum. Shortly afterward we stood before the hellish gate of the camp. “Work will set you free,” it read over the entrance.
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For the following 4 hours, our group wandered about Auschwitz camps 1 and 2 while learning of the ideology and politics that led to the murder of millions of innocent men, women, and children. Haunting is the only word I can use to describe the sensation I felt as I ran my fingers over the claw marks in the walls of the gas chambers left by victims panicking before their tragic demise.

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Another landmark with mentioning is the, “Wall of Death” that is housed in Auschwitz 1. The wall was home to the site of over 20,000 executions by firing squad for political prisoners and deviants within the camp. Any form of revolt or resistance was met with brutal torture and subsequent execution throughout the Holocaust.

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I must insist that anyone capable of making the trip to the camps do so for the sake of education and respect of those lost in the atrocity. Truly, this was one of the most powerful experiences of my academic life.

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Sincerely,

Jacob Reshetar

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