• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Halle Nystrom

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

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

2012: What to Expect

Every year we hear various interesting, yet unreliable, predictions about what is to come in the New Year.  2012, of course, is a bit unique.  Everyone has predicted for decades that 2012 would bring about the “end of the world.”  I, however, have always believed this to be just another publicity stunt.  The world will continue to keep spinning…just as it always has.  And, assuming that it does, what exactly can we expect or predict will happen on the other side of New Year’s Eve?  Well, some experts (or what are at least referred to as experts) have released their projections, which I will share with you.

According to Hugh Hewitt (the Hugh Hewitt Show):

  • Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee for the upcoming election, with Rubio as the Vice Presidential nominee.  The two will win the presidency.
  • The California housing market will boom.
  • The movie Act of Valor will bring about multitudes of SEALS recruits.

According to Dana Perino (Fox New’s The Five):

  • Justin Bieber’s voice will break.
  • There will be another Kardashian Wedding…and it will go relatively unnoticed.

According to John Derbyshire (Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra):

  • Public protests, weather, and unemployment will get worse.
  • Political corruption and firearm sales will get better.
  • College education and abortion will become less important issues.
  • Jails, family life, and vocational training will become more important.

We can only wait and see who has correctly predicted what is to come in the upcoming year…


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