• 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

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Halle Nystrom

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

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

Tips to Recovery

Happy day after Homecoming!  I am sure everyone is super alert, happy, and enthusiastic this morning.  Most of you most likely woke up to find your apartment or house in absolute fabulous conditions: random bottles and cans scattered across the floor, clothes thrown about on random chairs from quick outfit changes, perhaps a random person or two sleeping on the furniture.  Sound familiar?  I think we all know what that’s like, so have no fear.  It’s the horrible, nauseous, and painful feelings you start to get in your head and in your body after opening your eyes that is the problem.  You know what I’m talking about?  Well, here are some tips for surviving your first (or for some of you, your last!) homecoming day-after:

1. Drink lots of water.  This will help your body to rehydrate and rid it of whatever toxins or impurities it may still hold.  Plus, water helps your body to avoid getting sick.

2. Eat food! It helps energize your body and give it fuel.  Usually, greasy food will actually do the most good for your body in this sort of situation.  For some reason, the fats are a cure for a rough day-after.

3. Exercise.  Go for a run, a leisurely walk, or lift some weights.  This will clear your mind and allow your body to sweat out the impurities it may be harboring.

4. Medicate.  Ibuprofen is the most common day-after pill to kill the pain.  However, Midol is actually another great pain reliever for day after aches and sickness.  That’s right guys, it’s not just for girls!  Many people actually find it works better than Ibuprofen, so don’t judge a book by its cover on this one.

5. Take a nap.  If you need to rest, your body will tell you (and you should listen to it!).  Taking a 30 to 40 minute power nap can refuel your body and make you feel more energized to power through the rest of your day.

6. Have a cup of coffee (or two).  I love coffee, and actually coffee is an age-old remedy for a rough night.  The stronger the better, so if you can handle it black, I suggest doing it up.

7. Stay positive.  When you allow yourself to think that your day is going to be horrible or that you feel as though you are going to die, it makes your day that much worse.  It’s in your head!  Tell yourself that you are going to have a productive day and get things done, and you most likely will.

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