• 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!

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

Solve that holiday boredom!!

Sometimes, when we are given so much time to relax and unwind during break, we actually get bored!  During the semester, when we are working all day everyday on class work and requirements, we don’t have a second to spare.  Going from zero free time to all free time can drive us a little, well, NUTS.  If you are looking for some hints on how to eliminate that boredom, look no further.


  • Organizing your Itunes!  I know mine is a mess.
  • Calling a friend or family member you haven’t heard from in a while.
  • Being spontaneous and breaking away from the “everyday.”
  • Planning a trip, party, or friendly get together.
  • Going window shopping.  Catch up on that fashion sense and learn the latest trends (in any category!).
  • Cleaning up.  Sometimes having a clean house/apartment/room can jumpstart further motivation.
  • Cooking or baking.  There is nothing better than spending a day in the kitchen with good food.
  • Drawing or painting.  During the regular semester, I have no time for these activities (which are a couple of my favs).
  • Going through your closet.  Take out the clothes that you don’t wear any longer and give them to a local charity or secondhand shop.
  • Going sledding.  With all of the fresh snow, there is no better time to hit the hills.
  • Taking a ride on the snowmobile.  Yesssssss. FINALLY!
  • Getting together with some friends and having a pool tournament or poker night.  Drinks and food a must.
  • Going through old paperwork from last semester’s classes.  Recycle what has no use to you and file away what is important.
  • If all else fails, hit the Internet and play some random games.  This is always a good time-killer.

Good luck.  If you really are looking for a way to challenge yourself, try doing everything on this list in one day!


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