• 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!

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

Cleaning Adventures!

So, today I decided that my apartment could use some serious tlc.  My recycling, full.  My garbages, full.  My sink drain…full….definitely not sure of what and definitely don’t want to know!  Clothes, all dirty and in need of a clean.  Carpet, full of crumbs and dust.  Amanda, wicked exhausted.  These are the kinds of days that we as college students enjoy putting off, but you too will have to acknowledge the disastrous state of your living space sooner or later.  Here are a few essentials for saving you time, money, and above all, future problems!

  1. Clorox disinfecting wipes.  AWESOME!  Can be purchased at any retail store or even in small quantities at the dollar store.  They can clean practically any surface (kitchen appliances, furniture, television screens, you name it), allowing you to bypass sprays and dirty rags.
  2. Brooms and dust pans.  Go back to the basics, especially for the kitchen.
  3. Drain cleaner. Any kind will usually be at least somewhat effective, but Draino is the most popular (which you can find at Target or Walmart).  If you and your roommate have managed to stop up your dorm room drain, try using this stuff first.  It may save you from having a janitor come with a snake to fix it!
  4. Dust rags.  Instead of investing in handle dusters or dusting pads from the store, cut up old socks or clothing and use them as dust rags.  They work just as well and cost nothing extra to you.
  5. Lightweight vacuum.  The lighter, the better.  Heavy duty vacs take up a lot of unnecessary space in such a small living space.  Try utilizing a lightweight vacuum or 3 in 1 that is easy to conceal and haul around, instead.  They are relatively cheap ($15-$30 instead of a full-size’s $50+) and will save you a ton of work!

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