• Alexa Lee

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Alexa's Bio:
    I was born and raised in the Twin Ports area and am the youngest of five kids. I always wait until the last minute to do really important things (bad habit). In my spare time I love to dance and was on the Dance Team here at CSS.

  • Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Jin Baek

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

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jason Chavez

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

    Katelyn Gehling

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

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

A Look Back on my Fall Semester

The more I think about it, the more I realize that I just whipped through an extremely difficult and challenging semester. I always hear people say that this major is the hardest or that one is, and it’s usually a science major that is labeled as hard. These labels are bothersome to me because college is hard. Period. I think that every major is difficult in their own way, and it’s not up to anyone to say that one major is harder than the other. Everyone has their strengths, and their weaknesses. Because I don’t really know what I want to do with my life, I became an English major because I wanted to be challenged in a major that can get me any job that doesn’t require one to be licensed; also, my strengths are in mainly in reading and writing. I am going to obtain a management minor, too, just so I can broaden my horizons a little bit. I am also in the Honors program, so I have been taking classes to fulfill three different schemas/requirements. My last semester included two English classes, two Honors classes, and one Marketing class. I studied so many different things and had many different projects. We did an entire campaign for my Honors Religion class, I developed and made an entire marketing plan for a new product, and I had to read some really challenging, historical, and culture-filled works such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emerson, Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Fanny Fern, Equiano, etc. I was so busy all the time. My days were planned down to the last minute, and I constantly felt overwhelmed. I hated it but loved it at the same time. I felt good about my accomplishments, I learned a ton, and I was constantly challenged. I know that some don’t care about those things, but I think those that do get a lot more out of their college experience. It isn’t cheap to attend CSS, or any college, so I am not about to waste my money by hardly trying. I plan to try to maintain my work ethic for the rest of my college career. School always comes first, priorities matter. However, I also need to learn what my limits are so I don’t try to do too much. For now, I have time to recover from a difficult semester, and prepare for my next one. I don’t think it’s going to ever get easier from here on out, so I might as well forewarn myself now!

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