5 Tips for Surviving a Minnesota Winter

Winter is coming, my friends. Living in the beautiful Mississippi river valley means enduring some frigid weather.   Even if this isn’t your first rodeo with Midwest winter weather, being on your own at college means preparing yourself to survive. You’ve heard of...

Three Steps to Apply to WSU

When I was a junior in high school, I looked into applying to over ten schools. Once I decided on WSU, I was happily surprised with the ease of the application process. For those looking to become a WSU Warrior, here are three basic steps to guide you on your way. 1....

Not Too Big, Not Too Small, Smedium

WSU has a population of about 8,000 students, give or take, and that puts us at the smaller end of medium-sized—making us smedium. As a WSU Admissions Counselor in-training, I can tell you all about our campus and population. I could recite the facts and numbers to...

The Awkwardness of Early Friendships

Welcome to college– a time to enrich your life with intensive study, gain valuable career experience through internships, and interact socially with a bunch of complete strangers. It’s okay to be scared. You may not be in Kansas anymore, but remember everyone is...

Making Your Room Feel Like Home

Maybe living on campus at Winona State will be the first time you’ve really been away from home. Although that’s amazing, exciting and full of potential, it’s understandable to be worry about being a little homesick. That’s why we’ve got a few tricks of the trade for...

The Unofficial Guide for Freshman Year

So, you’re about to start college—exciting places, new friends, and adventure awaits. However, you might find it helpful to have a guide, which is why I’ve compiled a list of tips from upperclassmen. Welcome to The Unofficial Guide for Freshman Year. Know Where You’ll...