Choosing Your Roommate

Can you believe it? You’re almost halfway through your senior year of high school! When I was a senior, all I could think about was going to college and doing everything I could to prepare for it. Once I had decided that Winona State was the school for me, it was full...

The Value of Working While Being a Student

You just got here on campus, settled into your new room, and started your first semester of classes. It’s daunting to think of adding one more thing to that list of new experiences but considering having a part-time job might just be worth your while. Working while...

Transfer Your Toolbox

As students move into the new stage of college, they want to leave behind everything associated with high school. They want to move on to a new place, with new people and new opportunities. However, it’s important to not get rid of everything that has gotten you to...

What Your Parents Need to Know

Starting college is a new experience and can be a little intimidating too! But not just for you, for your parents too. Especially if you’re their first child to let go, this can be a very difficult time for them. Leaving for college isn’t just a new...

I Wasn’t Expecting to Meet My Best Friend

Meeting a whole new community of people at college is often a daunting thought for incoming freshman. But the best way to meet new friends is to just be yourself and let it happen naturally. During Welcome Week, everyone is walking into a new environment and looking...

Advice for Conquering Freshman Year

The last month of my senior year in high school, I experienced something many people would call a “senior slide.” Much of the time I probably should have been studying was spent dreaming about what my next year at college would look like. Once I graduated, it...

Moving Out and Moving On

The end of the year is usually accompanied by the stress of last-minute papers, end-of-semester projects, and countless final exam cram sessions. Then, after that last day of finals, you’re suddenly moving out. Don’t let it take you by surprise! Be...