• 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!

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

Money Saving Tips and Humor!

Looking for ways to cut costs while you’re away at school?  Not quite sure how to do it?  Well, the following thoughts include both serious and rather ridiculous ways that you can save money (which I thought might give you a little laugh on your Tuesday).  Please try them at your own discretion!

  1. Turn off the television, save $.  That box can cost you a lot of money in electricity if it’s running, so make sure someone is at least watching it when it is.
  2. Unplug your clocks at night to save on electricity…:/ haha. If you don’t want to wake up for school.
  3. Abide by the thirty minute rule.  Every time you are thinking of making an unnecessary purchase, wait 30 days and if you still REALLY need it, then go buy it.
  4. Write out lists before you go shopping to keep your spending on track.
  5. If you have cats, train them to use the toilet to save on kitty litter.
  6. Invite friends over for dinner/game/movie nights instead of going out.  It’s way cheaper and can be just as much fun.
  7. Cut out drinking and smoking.  They are bad for your health you know!
  8. Make big portions.  When cooking meals, try to make big dishes like spaghetti, hot dishes, etc that you can make in big quantities and have left overs of for later days.  If it freezes well, you are even more golden.
  9. Learn how to speed read so that you can finish books while standing in the aisle.
  10. Save those packets of ketchup, mustard, salt, and pepper offered at the fast food restaurant.  No need to buy the actual bottles.
  11. Save money on buying sandwich and freezer baggies by pulling out old cereal liners and newspaper bags.  They work the same way, right?

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