Girl Undaunted: An Interview with Laura Pizano

Laura (CRSM ’13, MSOE ‘21) and I first spoke while she was in the middle of her family’s move to a new residence and as she was starting her e-classes at Milwaukee School of Engineering. Like most students across the country, she is adjusting to the tectonic shifts occurring across the academic landscape. She spoke eloquently about the challenges she … Read More

“Success Can Be Defined in Many Ways”: An Interview with Daniela Martinez

I first met Daniela (CRSM ’10, St. Mary’s University ‘14) at an alumni party in downtown Chicago. She agreed to speak with me about her travels from North Chicago to Honduras to Minneapolis and back again. Her casual demeanor and winning personality belies an intensely independent and ambitious person who has her own definition of success. The following conversation has … Read More

Experiencing College for the First Time

On the 17th of July, 106 CRSM freshmen traveled to St. Mary’s University of Winona, to take part in one of the most innovative freshman programs in the country – a “live-in” college campus experience. Now in its seventh year, the program was described by school President Preston Kendall as “a way to give incoming freshmen a positive rite of … Read More

Class of 2017 College Acceptances Starting to Roll In

College acceptances for the 96 seniors in the Class of 2017 are starting to roll in. The roster of colleges and universities includes: Bradley University, Carroll University, Carthage College, Coe College, Dominican University, Illinois State University, Loyola University, Marquette University, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, University of Illinois at Chicago, Wheeling Jesuit University and Xavier University. The early acceptances speak … Read More

College Acceptances for Class of 2016 Start Rolling In

College acceptances for the 80 seniors in the Class of 2016 are starting to roll in. The roster of colleges and universities includes: Bradley University, Cardinal Stritch University Carroll University, Carthage College, Coe College, Dominican University, Illinois Benedictine, Illinois State University, Loras College, Marian University, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, St. Louis University, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, St. … Read More