• 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!

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Halle Nystrom

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

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

Living in the Bricks

Yesterday I quasi-moved in to the Birch on-campus apartment building, more commonly referred to as one of the “Bricks”. We have a group of on-campus apartments that are, of course, made of brick, hence the name. They were built in the 1970s and 80s and in previous years, tended to be for sophomores. However this upcoming year, they got rid of housing priorities for upperclassmen, so anyone can really live anywhere (in a much more detailed than just that way however). I’ve never lived in the Bricks, and honestly I never planned to. My roommate from this past year is a summer RA though, and I am staying with her until I can move in Sunday to the dorms. So here I am in Birch! Birch is a very different set up from the newer apartments, Cedar, Scanlon, and Kerst. The newer apartments are roughly a few hundred dollars more than the Bricks. The Bricks all are square shaped, versus the townhouse style look the others have got going on. If you like to grill or have a patio, the Bricks are for you! They have sliding doors opening up to balconies/patios. There are 3 floors in each building, each floor has 4 apartments. The apartments open with the kitchen, then the living room. You have access to the two bedrooms from the living room and the bathroom is in between those. I’m really digging having a patio during the summer, but I really hate the bathroom setup. In the newer apartments, we have separate shower and toilet rooms and the two sinks are outside. In the Bricks, it’s all one, homestyle bathroom. That means in the morning if one person has to go to the bathroom, you better be comfortable doing it while someone is showering and another is brushing their teeth. It’s a long bathroom with somewhat of a division between all three, but privacy is totally lacking. A shower schedule definitely would have to be set up. I’m just so excited to be in Scanlon in the fall!

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