Figuring Out FAFSA

I’m going to get a piece of common knowledge out of the way. College costs a lot of money—and people don’t usually have a spare $18K lying around the house. Maybe you’re lucky enough not to need any financial aid, but you’re probably more like me and the other 94% of...

The Warrior Way: McKel Heebink

Meet McKel Heebink, a Winona State Warrior for whom community service is a way of life. In fact, after our interview, she was headed home to help at a fundraiser founded by her aunt and her mother to provide care packages for families whose newborn infants need to be...

Creating Res Hall Romance

While there are plenty of good date night opportunities around the city of Winona, your res hall can actually be perfect for a romantic rendezvous this Valentine’s Day. Hey now, don’t look so skeptical! It’s true, and here’s how I know. The first Valentine’s Day...

Good Grief, I’m Graduating!

I have waited for this day for four long years. The day I could fill out the graduation application because this is my final semester. In just a few months I will be saying sayonara to the student status that I’ve held for the last two decades (Wow, that’s a long...

Coding– What is it Good For?

You don’t see it, but this blog is built with computer code. So is Facebook and Hulu and D2L. Every day you are using hypertext markup language (HTML) and cascading style sheets (CSS) but do you have any idea how they work? Steve Jobs once said that “I think everybody...

4 Secrets to College Success

  College classes are hard. They demand that you read more, write more, hold more information in your head and confront more new ideas than you had to in high school. As you get closer and closer to heading off to college yourself, this fact is probably creeping...

Your Guide to Textbook-Buying Basics

It seems like the beginning of fall semester is still so far away, but you should start looking for your textbooks now so you’ll be prepared for the first day of class. Here’s how to get started: 1) Find out what books you need. Well, this is an obvious first step but...

An Independence Day to Remember

This Friday, we as a country celebrate our history of political independence and our desire to govern ourselves as we see fit. In a way, the 4th of July is a foreshadowing of your personal independence day that is swiftly approaching—that is, the day you move in at...