• 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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Your 2012 Homecoming: Tips

A very happy homecoming week to everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying the liveliness of campus and the free food giveaways and events that have been taking place.  While homecoming is truly a time of celebration and campus bonding here at Scholastica, it is also a time where we are reminded of the responsibilities we have for our actions and how, in order to be true to our values, we must be respectful of the rules the college sets out for this fun week.  This entails a few key ideas to uphold that are typically, each year, violated by numerous rowdy students during the festivities of homecoming week.  These responsibilities are:

A. To respect yourself and those around you.  This essentially refers to having respect for your body, your own morals, and respecting and accepting the viewpoints of others around you who may differ from your own.  I don’t want turn this into a “don’t do” list, but basically acts like streaking, dressing yourself a little too promiscuously, etc.  The majority of us around you don’t care to see this, and while we recognize and understand that you are trying to have fun, there are other ways to do it.

B. Respect others’ property.  Acts such as vandalism, entering apartments that don’t belong to you, stealing, etc would fall under this category.  Different occurrences and disturbances fall under this category every year, so try not to be one of the examples of this if at all possible!

C. If you are underage, act underage.  If you have yet to reach the age of 21, don’t even bother trying to drink and attend different events.  Security will be increased during each of the festivities during the week and weekend and they know what to look for.  If you think sneaking in beverages in plastic bottles or water bottles is smart, you are sadly mistaken and they will figure you out in a hurry (not the first time young students have tried that, of course).  A minor consumption may not seem like a big deal, but I bet getting kicked off your sports team or hours of community service kind of does.  Don’t be stupid.

Sorry for the serious note.  I do, however, encourage you to go to all of the events and enjoy being a saint!  Swanny 5K is today beginning at 4:15 with food and celebration to follow.  Friday will be RHA Bingo night and movie on the science lawn (“The Avengers”).  On Saturday, the parade begins at 11:00 on campus, followed by the tailgate party.  The football game begins at 4:30 at Griggs Field with the dance to follow at 9:00.  Hope to see you there 🙂

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