Graduation: A Bittersweet Realization

This weekend wraps up the last of the high school graduations and I just want to say congratulations to all you 2014 graduates. Graduation is an achievement to be proud of and it adds a final push to the behind the momentum building up as you eagerly look forward to...

What Tour Guides Don’t Tell You About WSU

Just a few weeks ago, Somsen Hall and Phelps Hall were added to the National Register of Historic Places. This means that they are at least 50 years old, kept in much the same structure and appearance, and places of historical significance. The national recognition...

The Best Laid Plans

I have always been a planner. I know what I want and I take the steps to get it. Time-management is my forte. I plan my weekends to maximize studying, I plan my next semester’s classes over a month in advance of the registration window, I plan my long-term...

Kryzsko Under Construction

A few weeks ago, chain link fences started going up on the southwest side of campus, then a construction crew set up shop in the Minne parking lot, and just the other day an excavator was tearing up the grass around Baldwin Lounge. I had no idea what was going on, but...

Step 2: Apply to WSU

  Last week, I said that the first step in getting you here on the Winona State campus is to take the ACT. Today, I am going to tell you about the second step–applying to WSU. WSU has a rolling admissions, meaning that beginning Sept. 1, students can apply...

Ace the ACT

I am going to take a break from my usual theme about student life here at WSU to address something very important—how you get here! The first step is taking the ACT. This is the time of year when most juniors and seniors in High School are looking into taking the ACT...

You are Not a Number*, But…

One of the benefits of going to a smaller university like WSU is that you aren’t just a number; you are aren’t just one thread in a statistical blanket statement thrown over the diverse group of individuals that make up the WSU community. But, just for fun, let’s take...

Goodbye Winona, Ciao Italia!

It is the end of the semester and, as with all endings, it is time to say our goodbyes. There are see-ya-next-years for friends returning to hometowns for the summer and congratulations-and-good-luck for those who are graduating. There are so-longs to classes while...

Make New Friends but Keep the Old

College life is busy (or at least mine is anyway) and while that fact makes the life of a college student challenging and fun, it can also make it hard to maintain relationships with people from high school.  Even with all of the technology that allows for such easy...