• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Halle Nystrom

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


This past week, I took my first steps on a long self-reflection journey! I wrote about living on campus, meals, and extracurriculars. To complete the segment, I will talk a little about academics.

I am a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics. Outside that I have strong interests in subjects like Philosophy, Anthropology, Natural History, Theology, Art, and Music. My time at CSS has allowed me to learn a little bit about each of these interests in different ways. For instance, I have explored more about Theology with my involvement with Campus Ministry, being a peer mentor for the Youth Theology Institute, and taking classes like History of Christian Thought with Dr. K Vaughan, one of my favorite professors at CSS! I have attended art showcases, concerts, and symphonies. I have engaged in debates and discussions with peers and faculty from various fields. Although I wish I could have spent more time doing more, learning more, I am glad I got to do what I did with the time I had. It has been a fruitful time and one of the greatest opportunities of my life to have made it here, to be in this moment.

I am also thankful for the courses I have taken, in and outside my field of study. I have met some professors who could use a bit more growth, but have influenced me anyway. I recall one professor invited me to her office to say that my deodorant was a bit choking within my first month or so at CSS! I never felt comfortable around that professor again. Despite that one outlier encounter, I have had several great experiences with professors who have sought me out and helped nurture me in one way or another to become a better student and a better person. I hope to meet more of such individuals and mentors in my next adventure in graduate school!


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