• 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!

  • Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Jin Baek

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

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

    Courtney Stempinski

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

  • Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

  • Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Jason Chavez

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

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

  • Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

Reflection: Being Home Again

When I woke up the first morning back in Cambridge, I was really disoriented. I was trying to figure out which direction my body was in the room because of the different location compared to my old bed in my suite. Look, I even said “my old bed”. It definitely feels like a new place being home. It probably doesn’t help that my dorm bed has a four inch memory foam topper (which was worth every penny). I’m an old child, so my parents weren’t used to having anyone else around. I’d have to say, our sleeping schedules definitely conflicted. I’d say the majority of my friends all go to bed around midnight and will sleep in until 9 or 10 if they can. My mom wakes up at 6 and is the loudest person I know. She also is a very hovering parent. So of course, there’s already a lot of tension going on. Coming back for a weekend usually was like being on holiday with relatives trying to be respectfully nice, but now it’s like being home in high school again except with extremely different lifestyles. So far, I’ve seen one of my best friends, but the rest get out a week or two later than CSS. I live in a smaller town that’s developing, so it’s kind of a shock to see all these new construction sites and businesses. Although I’m not complaining about Little Caesar’s. I don’t exactly feel like I’m home anymore and I’m leaving again for Duluth in a month to work with Upward Bound. Plus, I’m not even home right now. I’m in New York! I think the biggest realization coming home is that at the beginning of the year I thought coming home would be like a santuary of my childhood, but my opinion has changed so much. Home is restrictive and I’m actually quite excited to stay in Duluth the full year next time.

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