• 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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Watch Your Step…or Should I Say Fall?

Today stands as an awesome example of why it is important to be careful during the winter months, not only when you’re driving, but also when you are walking!  Last night (and this morning’s) freezing rain is contributing to unseen ice patches all over sidewalks and road pavement, making it next to impossible the inevitable slip.  In fact, just driving onto campus today, I saw two fellow students struggle on the ice in a matter of five minutes.  One caught themselves and regained their composure before falling, but one was completely taken off guard by an invisible patch of ice and biffed it hardcore!

So, all this to say, be careful when you are out and about in this conditions.  Remember to wear appropriate shoes for the conditions (rubber-soled boots or shoes are ideal), and again, put those stilettos away for the season!  Wear clothing that is comfortable and non-restrictive for walking, or in case the unthinkable should happen and you actually fall, you won’t have to worry about ripping or tearing your favorite pair of pants.

Most important of all, be mindful where you are walking and at what pace you move.  It’s okay to slow down to a steady mall walk in the winter time!  No one will judge you.  It’s much better to walk more slowly and get to class sludge-free then to have excellent water and dirt streaks up your legs.  Be smart, be cautious, and take your time.


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