• 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
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

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    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

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    Mora, MN
    Biology

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    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

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    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

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    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

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

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    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

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    Junior
    Richfield, MN
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    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

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    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

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    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

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    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

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    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

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    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

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    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
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    Prior Lake, MN
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    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

From the window to “The Wall”

Our group awoke bright eyed and bushy tailed on our second day in Berlin after six solid hours of sleep at the hostel! Fatigued from dancing, we felt sprite after a double shot of espresso, and we took to the streets in search of famous sights around the city. Most immediately, we sought the grand Brandenburg gate, which stood in the center of the city. Check out the picture! 

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Afterword, we meandered around the city looking for the infamous bunker in which Hitler committed suicide during the end of WW2, but we simply couldn’t find it! On day 3 in Berlin we had better luck, but I’ll talk about that in my next post 😀

We soon found ourselves at the remnants of the remaining sections of the Berlin Wall. Checkpoint Charlie, a famous military passageway in East Berlin stood as the only way to cross the Berlin Wall, which divided the Western Democratic and Eastern Communist powers during the Cold War. You’ll see pictures of me standing beside a section of the wall at the museum.

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Seeking more history, we crossed the city while following the path that the Berlin Wall once stood. You’ll see another picture of me standing along the brick trail that now stands in memory of the Berlin Wall that fell, which united the divided German people during the presidency of Ronald Regan.

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Eventually we arrived at the largest remaining section of the Berlin Wall that now serves as a graffiti graveyard for local artists to express their creative energies both artistically and politically. As you’ll see in my pictures, the artwork and cultural significance of the Wall is immense!

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My most delightful memory of the day was when a local artist invited us to “tag” the wall with him. As you’ll see in one of my pictures, I commemorated the wisdom of a loving friend, David Vincent Walsh, upon the wall:

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“Leave your heart everywhere.” – DVW

Stay tuned!

Yours,

Jake

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