• James Arroyo Roppo

    James Arroyo Roppo

    Class of 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    Language / International Studies

    James's Bio:
    This will be more autobiographical than anything...I enjoy music, the outdoors, people, Magic the Gathering, skateboarding, video games, independent movies, Twizzlers, NutRageous, languages (romantic languages, Germanic, Asiatic, Nordic) and general relaxation techniques such as yoga, breathing and sleeping. I'm pretty into meeting new people too sooooo lets play some video games sometime.

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Halle Nystrom

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

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

Back to School Check List

I remember back in middle and high School, back to school shopping was one of the best times of the year. You go out and buy the coolest clothes, backpack, folders, etc. I never got too into the new clothes and reinventing your style and yourself for the new semester because I was a typical teenage boy and had to wear a uniform.
Your first day of college isn’t too different than the nerve racking first day of high school. People put on their best clothes to make a good first impression on new professors and classmates. Besides the new clothes, there are some essential back to school shopping items that college students really need.

One: Planner. Every student gets a free St. Scholastica planner at the beginning of the year. USE THIS! It’s hard to get use to at first, but it will help you in the long run. Unlike high school, teachers usually do not remind you when an assignment is due, that’s the whole part about being a responsible adult as a college student. Checking your planner frequently for quizzes, homework, and tests will help you get the grades you want and keep you from procrastinating.

Two: Notebooks. Many teachers in college just lecture and don’t spell out the notes, leaving the college students responsible to figure out what is important for the test and take note of. Notebooks are essential to take long notes for each class. Remember, when the test comes, it’s better to have more notes than not enough! So buy plenty of notebooks and KEEP ORGANIZED! One notebook per class.

Three: Pencil and Pens. Save yourself the embarrassment from the professor thinking that you’re unprepared for their class and bring your own pen. Don’t rely on others to help you out, because there’s a definite chance they won’t and will leave you stranded.

Four: Laptop. If you can afford a laptop, the convenience of having it will be worth the money. The school has plenty of computers that are well equipped for any project, but being able to do your assignments in the comfort of your own room is great. It’s not essential, but it is nice.

Five: A watch. Do not be late for class. Professors hate students coming in late, it’s offensive. So keep an eye on the time and give yourself 7 minutes to walk to class, even if you know where you’re going. Better early than late.

That’s the brief version of the college check list! Good luck freshman and everyone else on their first day back!

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