• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

  • Jin Baek

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

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

  • Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Jason Chavez

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

    Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

  • Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

  • Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

Latest Posts:

Adventures with the CSS Enterprise

by / February 23rd, 2018 / No Comments »
If you are a Star Trek fan, then perhaps the USS Enterprise came to your mind. This post is a narrative of a recent adventure, not in space, but on the road with one of the CSS Enterprise fleet vehicles. The car rental company, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has a few vehicles stationed on campus for the college community to use (at a cost of course). Last week, a friend and I decided to utilize this resource and go grocery shopping. Read the rest of this entry »

MICS-bound!

by / February 15th, 2018 / No Comments »
Since freshman year, I have participated in the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium each spring. The first two years, I participated in the Robotics competition and this year, I will be presenting two research projects at the conference - which will be held here at CSS in April! I just got news today that my research projects were accepted and that I will be presenting! Read the rest of this entry »

Immigration Stories II

by / February 15th, 2018 / No Comments »
This blog is coming live from Tower 3121 where I am attending an event where a group of international students are sharing their experiences coming to the CSS, transitioning and adjusting to life in Duluth! On the panel were students from Russia, Belgium, India, Zimbabwe and Spain. Being an international student myself, it is always refreshing to hear from other students about their experiences and challenges getting to CSS or US in general. In addition to sitting for standardized tests that most did not take preparatory classes for or ever heard of until the last moment, many international students find the college application process arduous and long. Even if one gets admitted to a college/university, they still have to secure financial aid or scholarships to cover for their educational and living expenses. After that, they are required to interview for a visa, the process of which is foreign and daunting to many as it depends on the relationship of the US to the country at the time among other things. Prior to the visa interview, one has to get various immunizations that can cost a fortune (at least in Zimbabwe!). Read the rest of this entry »

The Lenten season begins!

by / February 14th, 2018 / No Comments »
This evening, I stopped by the Queen of Peace Chapel to join other students, faculty, and staff for the first day of Lent, a 40-day period that precedes Easter and is a cornerstone of the Catholic faith and many Christians all over the world. Ash Wednesday at CSS usually means a packed Chapel and extra seating is always needed! I met a friend who was there because it was required for a class. This year, the Lenten season begins on St. Valentine's Day, something that hasn't happened since 1945, and ends on April 1. I found a useful resource on the US Conference of Catholic Bishop's website that I will try to utilize during Lent: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/index.cfm Read the rest of this entry »

St. Scholastica Feast Day

by / February 13th, 2018 / No Comments »

Yesterday, Monday February 12th, the college community gathered together to celebrate the feast of our namesake, St. Scholastica. The Benedictine Sisters provided us with donuts and kept us feed during the day with a free Italian Buffet in the Greenview Dining Room (GDR). I went to GDR early to avoid the line and sure enough, on my way out, hundreds of people were making their way to the meal via tunnel. Staff, students, and faculty all shared the space and food! Read the rest of this entry »