• 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.

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

  • Jin Baek

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

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Courtney Stempinski

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

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Jason Chavez

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

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

Last Days in St. Petersburg

 

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My final days in Saint Petersburg, Russia were an intriguing mix of education and meandering about the city. As seen in my first picture, I toured the life and works of the famous Russian author, Fyodor Dostoevsky! Given that I have studied his works in various philosophy classes, it was thrilling to experience his home city of Saint Petersburg first hand while learning more of his life as a Russian nobleman and notorious gambler! In my first picture, you’ll find an image of his private office where he penned his most famous works.

On the final day in Saint Petersburg, we toured the famous Yusupov Palace. You’ll find a picture of the palace attached to this post. The Yusupov’s were famous and wealthy aristocrats that became very close with the czars, or royal family of Russia, the Romanoffs. The Romanoffs are famous for the story of Anastasia, the daughter of the royal family that is rumored to have survived the assassination of the royal family. Moreover, we learned of the murder of Rasputin, the notorious monk and witch doctor that had fallen into the good graces of the royal family. Felix Yusupov eventually assassinated Rasputin for his increasing and uncontrolled political power. Although, what is most interesting is that Rasputin was shot several times, beaten, and thrown in the Niev River before he drowned.

The take-home lesson: never try to assassinate Siberian witch doctors!

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Best,

Jake

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