• Tayler Boelk

    Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN

    Tayler's Bio:
    My name is Tayler and I was an English major/biology minor at the College of St. Scholastica! I have lived in Duluth all of my life so I know all the best local restaurants and hiking trails. On campus, I was involved with The Cable, Bella Voce, the Northstar Reports, the McNair Scholars Program, Student Support Services, and the English & Arts Club. Off campus, I volunteered with Mentor Duluth and enjoy throwing theme parties with friends and family.

  • Halle Nystrom

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

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

I’m in London!

I’m in London! Right now I am traveling with the St. Scholastica English and Theater Department on our London Study Abroad Trip. It’s only been two days and I already feel I have learned so much. Yesterday we took a short walking tour of our neighborhood to familiarize ourselves with local shops and restaurants. We all had dinner together and I got a rump steak and chocolate cake. Then, we headed back to our hotel which has so many stairs but is very cute and London-esqué. It was very strange to go to bed at 8pm (London Time) but it was a looooooong day getting here and we were exhausted. Today, however, was our first full day of adventure. We started the morning with an English breakfast at the hotel then went on a Shakespeare walking tour.

Shakespeare is the most well-known play write and surprisingly coined a lot of langauge we use today such as unreal, circumstantial, lonely, reclusive, and alligator. Yes, I said alligator. While the word probably existed, before Shakespeare it was never written in print. The above busy of Shakespeare was actually built to honor two of his friends and colleagues who were responsible for putting together the first folio, without which we may not have so many great words we have today as well as record of several of his now well-known plays such as the Tempest. In addition to visiting statues, Shakespeare’s home, and locations he liked to get drunk and/or write, we learned a lot about his known history including where a lot of research about him comes from and what it all means. Overall, this trip was extremely fitting as I spent last semester in Dr. Zelmans Honors Shakespeare course. 

Today we also saw Agatha Christie’s “The Mouse Trap”, the longest running show in existence at 65+ years. This murder mystery play was fantastic and surprisingly more light-hearted than I expected. It felt like I was in a live clue game and it got me wanting to write my own Murder Mystery! 

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