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Author archive: Christopher Jurewitsch

January 31, 2018

Hard choices: reflections from a 20-year-old college senior

If you were to guess my year in college simply based on my appearance, my personality or where I live, you might be shocked to find out that I only have 11 credits left to finish my bachelor’s degree (hopefully). It’s not uncommon for students to get ahead in school, and it surely isn’t uncommon to get behind, but graduating from a four-year college before I’m legally able to drink is just unheard of. To make things clear, there’s a few things that I should mention before assumptions are made. For one, despite my status, I am by no means a “genius,” and I doubt I have a uniquely high IQ. I never received any merit-based scholarships, nor have I had a straight 4.0 GPA. In reality, I never was a perfect person, as no one really is, and the odds of me getting into college, let alone graduating at 20, seemed unimaginable to me not long ago. But what made up for those imperfections was the good decision that I made for myself. For me, it was the decision to leave high school behind for college and become a PSEO student at 17 during my senior year in high […]

September 27, 2017

An open letter to former Vice President Joe Biden

Nearly a decade ago, I watched you along with Senator Barack Obama become the Vice President and President of the United States, respectively. More recently, last January, I watched as you and President Obama left office to go back to being private citizens. It wasn’t easy seeing you and him leave, but nothing will last forever.

March 29, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Beth Rausch

Many UW-River Falls alumni eventually return to the campus as educators. Beth Rausch, assistant professor of animal science, is one such alumna.

March 21, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Earl Blodgett

Advising a student organization on campus is easier done when one has a sense of what it is like to be part of that organization, and that is exactly what one UW-River Falls alumnus has done.

March 7, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Pedro Renta

The Admissions staff at UW-River Falls helps introduce prospective students to the possibilities offered on campus, which makes the office a fitting place for one alumnus.

February 28, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Ramona Gunter

Ramona Gunter is an instructor of mathematics at UW-River Falls, serving as the director of the remedial math department and teaching remedial math courses such as Introductory and Intermediate Algebra.

February 21, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Dale Braun

For nearly every construction project and new addition on campus at UW-River Falls, there’s a significant chance that one alumnus has left his mark in order to make into reality.

February 14, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Ann Lawton

One lecturer at UW-River Falls has helped people with emotional and physical ailments by using visual expression and also teaches a class that helps students learn how to do the same.

February 8, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Casey and Kate Maude

It’s not uncommon for students to meet their significant others while attending college, but UW-River Falls has a couple that emphasizes a unique example of that.

January 31, 2017

Citizens need to fight for what they believe in to create change

Multiple events happened over the break that both galvanized and inspired me, dissecting yet reassuring my faith in humanity.