• 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!

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

Separate Ways

I realized that my summer job in Duluth starts a week earlier than expected, so I was totally shocked knowing I would have to move back to Duluth already for 6 weeks on next Tuesday. Yes, I’ve pretty much only had 2 weeks at home. It makes me really sad. I think that this is definitely help signify me becoming an adult. The cliche, everyone is moving away in different directions, is definitely true. Until now, the transition and separation from my childhood friends hasn’t been drastic, but this summer is making it very apparent. My one friend’s family might move to Texas, so she’d only be here during school time, but she goes to Bethel. My other friend is booked every day with CNA training. Other friends are just working their tails off trying to pay for expensive tuitions. Here I am, moving 2 hours away for most of the summer, even during the times I would be able to see my friends. I just feel very old right now, but at the same time I feel like I’m still a child; I have been watching childhood cartoons, I can’t manage to clean my room entirely, and I’m preoccupied with everything but the future. This is a different feeling from my summer before freshman year. Last summer I was so excited with getting away from my town, growing up, getting my degree and moving wherever I wanted, meeting new people, etc. This summer, the only thing that’s similar is I am excited to decorate my own place. I just want to stay here, not forever, but just a little longer with my friends. It makes this summer bittersweet.

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