• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jesse's Bio:
    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

  • Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • 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

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Katelyn Gehling

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

  • Jason Chavez

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

Stress Release – North Shore Drive

Recently my girlfriend has been bogged down with a steady workload of homework. Unlike me, she is majoring in Economics and Finance. She is what we refer to as a “Tower” major (Business, Marketing and Management, Economics, Finance, Psychology, Accounting, etc.). She is constantly reading articles, doing reports, reading books, writing long papers, answering ridiculous financial problems-solving questions, and more. I often times feel bad because in my major, Exercise Physiology, it is more so listening to lectures, teaching yourself the reading material, and studying for tests. Although, I do imagine graduate school will be a lot more time consuming, right now, my workload isn’t too heavy.

Mental breakdowns happen. When stress levels are through the roof because of lack of sleep, mental exhaustion, and physical exhaustion when you are an athlete it really weighs you down. She asked if I could come pick her up so we could go do something to get her mind off of schoolwork. I filled up my car with gas, bought some snack food and picked her up.

Growing up in Illinois, where the land is flat and you can see for miles, sometimes only corn, I enjoyed going for drives to relieve stress. I am a big fan of beautiful landscapes and nature. With this being my go to when things get stressful I decided to take my girlfriend up the north shore. We just drove, nothing but beautiful lake superior to our right, country on the radio, beautiful snow covered forests to our left, and nothing on our minds. It was so peaceful, we chatted about anything and everything, sang, pointed out awesome cabins, oohh’d and ahhh’d at the sunset over the big lake, pointed out deer up to their bellies in snow, and I just kept driving. We ended up going about 15 miles past Two Harbors until we stopped to get out stretch, throw snow balls, and look out over the lake as the sky was beginning to turn a pinkish orange.

We drove back to Duluth, I dropped her off at her apartment on campus and she thanked me for the evening. I could just tell she was mentally rejuvenated would be able to get back to the study grind. I know there are many ways of dealing with stress but for me a good road trip is perfect! A short get away to just clear the mind and sometimes even the soul! Living in Duluth gives you a great opporunity for little day trips like we took and it was well worth it! #relievedofstress

My girlfriend, Alex Blair, absolutely exhausted from the large amounts of reading and writing she has been doing this semester!

My girlfriend, Alex Blair, absolutely exhausted from the large amounts of reading and writing she has been doing this semester!

Our stopping point on the side of the road looking at the Silver Bay Cliffs.

Our stopping point on the side of the road looking at the Silver Bay Cliffs.

Another view of the big cliffs where the road goes underneath through a tunnel.

Another view of the big cliffs where the road goes underneath through a tunnel.

A view of Lake Superior from the north shore about 45 miles north of Duluth.

A view of Lake Superior from the north shore about 45 miles north of Duluth.

North Shore day trip cruise and our view of the lake.

North Shore day trip cruise and our view of the lake.

Sunset over the lake, looking south down the shore.

Sunset over the lake, looking south down the shore.

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