• 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.

  • Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Jin Baek

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

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

  • Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jason Chavez

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

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Katelyn Gehling

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

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Halle Nystrom

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

Best Hour of Class Ever

I just did something that I never thought I would in my college classes: Colored. I am in the Honors Program and have been taking some really interesting honors classes. Basically they are deep, intellectual thinking classes that revolve around reading and meaningful conversations. This semester I am taking a course called Great Ideas: Beauty. We have talked about a thousand different things involving beauty and the word beautiful. We have come to the idea that they are two different things. It is such an interesting class, and this last hour made it even more so. One topic we’ve talked about is meditating. My professor knew that we have all kind of been stressed being that the semester is at its busiest time and we are getting more and more tired. So what she did was give us an outline of a picture, some markers, and told us to have at it and color it. We put on some relaxation music, and literally colored for 35 minutes. A part of meditating is being in the moment and being present with what you are doing, and those 35 minutes was the most “in the moment” I have been in a long time. I’m always worrying about what I have to do next and how to stay on schedule and get my stuff done. But I didn’t worry about any of that while I was coloring. I was truly in a stress free, relaxed state, and it felt so good. It came just in time for the weekend which is officially here! Yay! 

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