• Alexa Lee

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN

    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.

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance


This week has been our first week of practice for dance team. Tryouts are over, choreography is coming along, and all of us have been working really, really hard…. Only to be told that we are most likely not going to have a chance to perform at the Homecoming pep fest, and will only do the dance one time at the football game. Disappointed is the right word to describe my feelings about this news, to say the least. This year, instead of the normal pep fest, the Homecoming Commitee has decided that there is going to be a lip sync battle at 7:00 at night to kick off the week. I have two critiques of this: 1) neither the dance or cheer teams get to do their routines that we have literally bled and sweat over for months, and 2) I don’t think there will be a lot of student interest or participants that want to do this. I remember last year they had to bribe people just to play simple games at the pep fest, and I think this will be just as difficult to find people to participate. Not only that but Homecoming Week is supposed to be about SPIRIT, and I think no one can get people pumped up more than the Cheer and Dance Teams… But I guess that is just my one opinion. All of the girls on my team are really bummed out about this. We wish there was a place where our voice could be heard about the matter, but we’re not sure how to do that. I’m hoping that there is some way, some how that we can still do our dance because we want everyone to be able to have at least two chances to see them, and the football players obviously can’t watch the dance during half time and a lot of us dancers and cheerleaders have friends and boyfriends on the team that we want to be able to see us, and not everyone goes to the game. Plus it’s much easier to do formations and hear the music in the gym than it is on a field. I understand that things don’t always work out the way we want them to, I just have my fingers crossed that this time it does because people do love to watch the dance and cheer routines and this was supposed to be our special time of recognition because we don’t have a section in the CSS Cable or an online feature done on us every week, and we practice our toes off too! 

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