• Courtney Stempinski

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Courtney's Bio:
    I'm an Elementary Education major at CSS. I also plan to minor in Spanish. Having done PSEO, I came to CSS with more than 60 credits. I'm part of Volunteers Involved Through Action (VITA), Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF), and other clubs! Dance has been part of my life for 10 years, and now I'm trying to fit it into my schedule again. I love spending time watching Supernatural and Once Upon a Time, and reading Harry Potter and other great books. I live in a suite with 3 other girls, and we are always finding something fun to do around campus!

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Halle Nystrom

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

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

Long-Distance Friendships

Last night after stress-relief night I think I finally cracked. I felt so burntout with assignments and defeated, honestly I was ready to go home for the weekend even. Instead of cracking in and packing for home, I called my best friend. My best friends are all still the ones I had in high school; we all went to separate colleges, but are still close. I think that when we go off to college, sometimes we feel we have no close friends to talk to, even though we have people surrounding us. They just can’t provide the same comfort and understand of those who have known us forever. We decided starting next semester we’re doing weekly phone calls to catch up. When people go to college, I think often they think they’ll meet their best friends forever, be roommates, be bridesmaids, but it just doesn’t always work that way. Some of my best friends I won’t see for 3 months and then we can catch up for 2 days straight like there was no time in between. Those are the friendships, regardless of if they are new or old, we need to hold on to. People should remember the people that love them more often instead of being swept up in daily life, the people in a mile radius of them, and the stresses of tomorrow. Seriously people it’s the end of 2015. We have phone calls, texting, WhatsApp, Facebook, Skype, FaceTime, Snapchat. When you come to college, remember to set time aside to talk to your close friends. You’d be surprised about how much more relief you have and comfort there is in just asking someone to listen.

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One Response to “Long-Distance Friendships”

  1. Malvern Madondo says:

    Well said Courtney!