• Brandon Torres

    Brandon Torres

    Class of 2014
    Howard Lake, MN
    Psychology (OT intended)

    Brandon's Bio:
    My major is on the left, but it’s taken me six major changes, two minor changes and three graduate-track changes to get there. I’m from a small farming town west of the Twin Cities and came to Duluth for the city and stayed for the school. I work at the Burns Wellness Center at the front desk and have pretty much the best job in the world. I like to take any opportunity thrown at me, and since coming here I’ve been thrown plenty. Life’s an adventure, and so is CSS!

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    Minneapolis, MN
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    Mora, MN
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    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

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    Junior
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    Saint Paul, MN
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    Oak Grove, MN
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    Brussels, Belgium
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    Casablanca, Morocco
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    Mumbai, India
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    Senior
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Advice from a wise old goat.

So lately my posts have basically all been a sort of journal, so I’ve decided to switch it up a bit! I may not be at CSS this semester, but I can CERTAINLY give any freshmen reading this (if they are) some keen advice on being in Duluth and CSS as a freshmen, and things to do on the weekend if you aren’t going to a sports team gathering.

1. Befriend someone on a sports team.

2. You will get sick from the Greenview, you will start calling it the GDR and you may eventually begin to call it the gudder. But that’s why we have Storm’s Den and the kitchenettes. 🙂

3. If you are sitting in Storm’s please, please, PLEASE be sure to spill your drama so everyone in the room can hear it, because if you didn’t we wouldn’t be able to form any irrational ideas about you and your reputation!

4. Speaking of reputation, don’t get one early on. You reaaaaaallly don’t want to be known as that ____ girl/guy that ____ ____ at _____ this weekend. Seriously, it’s a small school and gossip spreads faster than you can spread

5. If you do manage to find something to do off-campus, be sure to have taxi numbers in one hand, and your friends in the other. There’s safety in numbers, and it is amazing how your friends can help you from making a dumb choice you’ll regret.

6. The coldest water fountains are in the storm’s foyer, the 3rd floor entrance of the science building and at the bottom of the staircase in the BWC. (You’re welcome)

7. Share some meals. YOU WILL NOT GET THROUGH YOUR ENTIRE MEAL PLAN ALONE. Feed an upperclassman GDR and they will bend over backwards to help you. Trust me.

8. Watch your pizza in the kitchenette. You will probably have to go outside in the freezing cold too many times because some idiot can’t set a timer and burns it. Don’t be that idiot.

9. Explore the woods behind the school. They’re freaking awesome.

10. Work out.

11. Say yes. It’s amazing what that one little word can do. Obviously you need to say no to things you’re uneasy about, but you never know what opportunities you may miss by staying in your room all day like a loser.

I realize that some of these may be somewhat vulgar, but hey. Someone’s got to tell you, right?

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