Traits of a World Traveler

141. That’s how many days I have left in the U.S. before I move abroad to Sydney, Australia. It wasn’t an easy decision to make, but now that I have my visa and bought my plane ticket, the reality of moving abroad is beginning to set in. The process of my decision to...

How I Chose (and Changed) My Major

A marine biologist. That’s all my fifth grade self wanted to be. I loved dolphins and killer whales and just knew I was born to be a marine biologist. But then I took my first “real” science class in tenth grade. To say I struggled would be a vast understatement. As...

Our Days (of Warmth) Are Numbered

The breeze is turning crisp, the leaves are falling like rain, and the numbers on the forecast keep getting lower and lower. The Minnesota Cold is upon us. But don’t fret, there’s still time to enjoy Winona’s spectacular autumn scenery and activities Hike Hiking is...

14 Things We All Experienced As Freshmen

Freshman year can be many things…dramatic, scary, exciting, but don’t forget, that nearly everyone here has been through those same experiences. 1. Having to get real serious with your parents when they refuse to leave on Move-In Day 2. Realizing you packed enough...

I Just Couldn’t Leave Without My…

Going to college can be a scary thing. It’s all new people, a new home and new experiences. As I packed for my freshman year of college here at Winona State, I couldn’t imagine leaving anything behind. Knowing the dimensions of a res hall room, the decisions...