Posts Tagged ‘Family’

A little about Thanksgiving

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

Being an international student, I had never known or even heard of certain festivals, traditions, customs that were followed nation-wide in the United States. However, coming here over three years ago exposed me to a lot of the unsung, unknown and in some cases unidentified cultural practices.


Crazy Family Weekend

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Here at CSS, we are so close to the wilderness but I am lucky enough to own a cabin 445 minutes north of here. There are many cabins for rent along the North Shore that allow college students to escape for a night or two from campus but still be close to home. This past weekend I spent with my mom and some of her girlfriends exploring the vast trails just an hour or so from campus.


Family Time!

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

This weekend I was blessed to have my family come and visit! Although the weather was not the greatest, we still had a lot of fun in Duluth. First of all, they brought my dog, who I have not seen since I moved out mid-August. I missed her so much and we were sure to cuddle. My parents and I also went out to eat Saturday night at Texas Roadhouse for a nice steak meal. When in college, you savor every one of the nice meals you can get that you do not have to pay for! In addition to eating, we went to Canal Park and walked around and enjoyed our time together. They also came to my soccer game, which we won 1-0. Overall it was a very nice weekend to see my family while enjoying Duluth. Go Saints!

Class Sizes

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

I wanted to take a moment to discuss the topic of class sizes at the College of St. Scholastica. During my time in undergrad the majority of my class sizes were between 15 and 20. This amount of students made it easy to connect with classmates, approach the professor, and feel comfortable. My larger lecture classes such as chemistry and biology were around 80 students with smaller groups of 20 for the lab portion of class. Although the lectures are fairly large, the smaller lab sections make the class and professor/student relationship feel more personal. As I got into my major (Exercise Physiology) the class size was approximately 40 students with lab sizes of 10-15. Due to having class with these students every day my junior and senior year, we all became quite familiar with one another making for a very comfortable learning environment. Once I got into graduate school (Physical Therapy) the class size turned to 36 (it is now 48). Once again, seeing these classmates every day, working with them in labs/clinic, and group projects made our class more like a family.


Reunited at Bentleyville

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018