• Fatima Alwan

    Fatima Alwan

    Class of 2012
    Hermantown, MN
    Biochemistry and Biology

    Fatima's Bio:
    I’m a junior majoring in Biochemistry and Biology. I love being involved on campus. Our community is welcoming and full of opportunities for everyone. I’m the co-president of our school’s Amnesty International chapter, and the Editor in Chief of The Cable, the school newspaper. I tutor and mentor through Student Support Services. I am also a Chemistry lab and Dignitas teaching assistant. I’m very passionate about human rights and never afraid to be myself. I find that I am able to freely express myself through the activities I’m involved in.

  • Jin Baek

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

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Katelyn Gehling

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

  • Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Jason Chavez

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

  • Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

All the Fresh Faces

Being on campus these past few days and seeing all the freshmen move in and get acclimated has really brought flashbacks of my freshman year.
Although it’s scary, it’s so so fun. And so exciting! I learned so much about myself during my freshman year. I’m sure all the freshmen this year will have a similar experience.
Getting ready for classes is difficult for anyone, regardless of their class. Buying books (sometimes spending so much on them you cringe) and getting your body back in the habit of staying up late and getting up early isn’t easy.
Being the Editor in Chief of the Cable, our student newspaper, has brought me a lot of things to prepare for before school starts (look for our first issue of the year the first week of classes), but beyond that, some things I make sure to do before classes begin are:
-Get my brain going. This summer I took classes, so I wasn’t completely in summer mode. But usually it’s helpful to start reading books or magazines or doing crosswords, to bring your brain out of hibernation.
-Sleeping more. Sleep is something college students hardly get enough of. I try to sleep enough to feel rested, but not be a sleepyhead in the weeks leading up to school.
-Plan ahead. I always buy my planner early, then carefully schedule out the first week, making sure all my classes don’t conflict with any other things I have going on. I also map a sample week out in my planner to make sure I’ve left time for studying.
-Have fun!!! Even though lots of preparation go into the hectic weeks preceding school, I think it’s so important to enjoy your last days off. You know you’ll miss them when you’re neck deep in work and months away from winter break!

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