• Shivani Singh

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Shivani's Bio:
    I’m a Management and Marketing degree student from Mumbai, India! I love sharing my stories and experiences at St. Scholastica!

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

BIOLOGY all over again.


…when you had to take a course to fulfill your Gen. Ed requirements, or in order to graduate. That’s this Biology class for me.

To be fair and honest, I genuinely loved and still believe I do love Biology. However, I had to take the same for 3 long years in my elementary school back home in India. Over the course of which, I decided ‘not to pursue‘ the subject as a career option/occupation for a reason. It was frustrating to me to have to reacquaint with something that I deliberately had put or stayed away from.

However, it’s only Day two, and I am already drawn to the topics being covered in class. For instance, today we learned about valencies, macromolecules, proteins and their types. Yep! All in one day.

The class is taught by Prof. Victoria Olson, who has a simplistic way of putting biology into words. The class definitely goes at a pace since the syllabus seems vast, but the well-formatted structure provides a generic idea of the course and work required to keep up. I was glad to see that Prof. Olson was considerate about students who were taking the course to satisfy Gen. Ed requirements by making it as easy to follow.

Taking this course definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone that I had gotten used to for the last couple semesters. And I am thrilled to learn and put my brain to use on a completely distinct subject from my field of major. I actually am enjoying this way more than I thought I would. Not exactly, but it almost is a nostalgic, deja vu type of feeling to relearn and reconnect dots about Biology.

As students, I hope each one of is encouraged and gets to try their hands at an absolutely unrelated-to-major course. This not only does right by our Benedictine Value of “Love of Learning“…but also speaks volumes about our supporting staff and faculty.


Pushing boundaries and testing limits…within reason, is the way to go!


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