• 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!

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

Snow Approaching?

Put away those shorts and tank tops, ladies and gents, because according to the weather forecast for the upcoming week, we may be seeing snow on Thursday!  Seems a little early, doesn’t it?  Apparently, September in Minnesota sometimes does bring about snowfall, although it should melt relatively quickly if we continue to spike highs in the 50s and 60s on a daily basis.  While this may seem like the end of the world for many of us (including me!) who thoroughly enjoy the mild temperatures of summer and beautiful fall colors and breezes of fall, there are literally TONS of students here at Scholastica and individuals all over the city who are extreme snowbirds. Hence, I am excited for them and will try to make the best of the chilly temperatures and white stuff as best I can.  Here’s a little “to do” list while anticipating the coming weather:

  • Prepare your vehicle.  Make sure you have a winter kit in your car or truck in case a sticky situation should arise on the roads.  Also, check your car’s tires and braking system to ensure it is ready to go in the rough snowy rifts.
  • Prepare your house.  Get yourself on a regular schedule for utilizing the thermostat and keeping your place at a comfortable temperature.  Try to conserve heat the best that you can to avoid high utility costs.
  • Find yourself some winter gear.  Get yourself a winter jacket, mittens, and a couple of scarves if you haven’t gotten them yet.  Make sure you are equipped to trek in the snow.
  • Plan ahead.  Make sure to begin warming up your vehicle in the morning and giving yourself a little bit of extra travel time when you leave in case of delays or poor weather/visibility.
  • Get a shovel and other clearing equipment.  Make sure you aren’t stranded at home without a way to get out of the house.  That’s the worst!
  • Christmas thinking?  Start planning for those gifts.  Winter snow always makes me think of the holidays, and it is never too early to start thinking about what to get your friends and family before the rush!


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