• Ari Skalisky

    Ari Skalisky

    Class of 2016
    Hermantown, MN
    Nursing and Psychology

    Ari's Bio:
    I was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I came to the U.S when I was adopted at the age of six months, and have remained here ever since. A key characteristic in my personality is my love of being social. I am extremely outgoing and energetic and I love to stay active. One of my more expensive, but definitely most enjoyable, hobbies is traveling. I believe everything happens for a reason and a quote by Henry David Thoreau says it best: Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. Live Large And Love Life.

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

Eating Disorders are real.

Tonight I attended an event that was both credit for a dignitas lab and extra credit for abnormal psychology, but also of personal interest. It was an informational session and discussion about eating disorders. A woman from the Emily Program came and spoke to the students. She talked about everything from the DSM diagnostic criteria for eating disorders as well as how they are fueled and manifested. It was extremely disheartening but interesting to learn that more than 202,000 individuals in Minnesota ALONE suffer from an eating disorder of some kind. These numbers are staggering. We talked about how to look for the behaviors of someone suffering from an eating disorder, how to start a conversation about eating disorders, and how the media literacy affects someone’s body image. It was so fascinating to be educated on a topic with so much stigma. I also didn’t realize truly common my words or my everyday talk of weight and body image was. The coolest part about the whole thing was watching a commercial by dove about increasing body image and self esteem; helping women of all shapes and body types to accept who they are. This is the greatest thing that can be done and it is up to everyone.

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