• 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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    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

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    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

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    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

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    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

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    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

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    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

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    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

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    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

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    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

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    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

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    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

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    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

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    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

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    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

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

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    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

Fårvang

So visiting Tivoli with my hostel roommates was incredible. Tivoli is the oldest amusement park in Europe and one of the oldest in the world. After which I went to see what a Saturday night in Copenhagen entailed. It was great! I met some really, really neat people and when all was said and done I walked back to my hostel as the sun peeked over the horizon. When I was with a bunch of Norwegians, Swedes and Danes, they were all talking about their monarchs, a bizarre concept for any American to imagine, because they are basically celebrities to their people.

What really interested me though were what people had to say about America. The idea that my state alone is bigger than their country and my state’s capital has as many persons as their entire population is baffling. It’s hard for them to realize that it can take someone three or four days to cross the country, and how our laws within our country from state to state like we’re separate countries within one. Another one that stuck out to me was a boy who told me to do everything in my power to not let Mitt Romney win because his country can’t afford to support America in another dispute. On another hand another Dane said that THEY feel like it really is America’s responsibility to step in when there’s chaos in the world. After all, we’ve been doing it since we were made. She said that if Denmark says anything against a conflict, no one pays attention, but if America does, the entire world’s eyes turn to them, because you don’t want to mess with America. My head is basically exploding with new information every moment. You really learn so much so fast here about everything you never knew you never knew.

Anyway, after leaving Copenhagen and a miserable train ride, and mix up and my train divided in half, I finally found myself standing in Skanderborg where one of my hosts, Lisbeth, had been waiting for TWO HOURS for me! I couldn’t tell her how grateful I was with words. She then brought me to her home in Faarvang, out in the country where I met her family and began learning what they daily life of a Dane really is like. More to come!

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