• 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!

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

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    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

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    Mora, MN

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    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

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    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

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    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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    Apple Valley, MN

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    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

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    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

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    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

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    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

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    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

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    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

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    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

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    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

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    Saint Paul, MN
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Money Saving Recipes for College Students

Did you miss dining hours at the cafeteria?  Forced to figure out something to make on your own?  It can sometimes be a little difficult to navigate your way around the kitchen on those late nights when all you want is a fresh home-cooked meal!  While it may be tempting to pick up the phone and order take out, stop!  There is hope.  All you need are a few cheap ingredients on-hand to create a delicious and easy meal for yourself that won’t break your bank.  (Believe me, money saving habits now will help set you up in the long run for the school year.  Budgeting is key!).  Here are just a few tasty ideas to help out your tummy cravings and your wallet:

“Home-made” Skillet Pasta

What you Need:

  • Pasta Noodles (any style)
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Onion, peppers, or any fresh veggies of your choice
  • Italian seasoning, salt and pepper
  • Mozzarella Cheese

In a deep saute pan, fry up veggies in oil or nonstick cooking spray.  Season with salt and pepper and let them brown.  In a separate pan, cook pasta noodles until soft.  In the veggie pan, reduce the heat and add about 1/2 cup of spaghetti sauce.  Drain noodles and fold into the sauce mixture.  Add a couple dashes of Italian seasoning and stir.  Top pasta with mozzarella cheese and cover pan for two minutes, just long enough to melt cheese.  Uncover, pour into a serving bowl or plate, and enjoy.

Cost per serving: About $2.00   Olive Garden Linguine alla Marinara: $11.50

Quickie BBQ Pizza

What you Need:

  • Pre-made pizza crust
  • Canned chicken breast or pre-cooked chicken
  • BBQ sauce
  • Cheddar and Mozzarella Cheese
  • BBQ seasoning

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and lay out pizza crust on a pizza pan.  Spread a layer of BBQ on the crust and top evenly with chicken.  Shake BBQ seasoning over chicken and then cover with blend of cheddar and mozzarella cheese.  Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Cost per serving (2 slices): $2.50    The Wrangler at Pizza Luce (2 slices): $5.00

 Easy Vegetable Lo-mein

What you Need:

  • Ramen Noodles
  • Onions, peppers, broccoli (or any other favorite veggies)
  • Soy Sauce
  • Egg

In a sauce pan, cook Ramen noodles until soft.  In a separate pan, saute vegetables in oil or nonstick cooking spray.  Cook until browned.  Strain Ramen noodles of water and place them back in the sauce pan over high heat.  Add browned vegetables to the noodles.  Pour soy sauce over noodles and let the mixture fry up in the pan.  On the saute pan, scramble egg into small bits.  Add to the noodle mixture and mix.  Take off the heat, pour into a serving dish, and enjoy.  One of my favorites.

Cost per serving: $1.40     Beijing Vegetable Lo-mein: $3.80


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