Using Experience to Inspire

Jose “Junior” Valtierra-Rangel’s parents immigrated from Mexico to St. Charles, Minnesota in hopes of one day giving their children the opportunity to live a better life.  They succeeded.  Valtierra-Rangel, who was born and raised in St. Charles, had a childhood of...

What it’s Like to be a Double-Major

Double majoring in college sounds scary and like a lot to take on, but double majoring in English is so worth it. First thing to know is that there are six different English majors offered at Winona State. These include English Literature and Language, English...

Why I Chose to Be an English Major

Not every incoming freshman has the privilege of knowing what they want to major in from the get-go. And as students go through college most end up changing their major at some point, I am one of the lucky ones that doesn’t fall into either of those categories. My...

How to Manage Being a First Generation Student

The transition from high school to college is scary for every incoming freshman, but some of us, me included, don’t have the guidance from our parents or guardians to help us when college gets tough because we are first generation students. Here are a few things to...