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Emma Shrum ’16

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at St Olaf chapter.

Name: Emma Shrum

Year of graduation: 2016

Major/concentration: Social Work and Psychology

Relationship status: single

Favorite place to study: the old cage

Favorite food: Anything foreign and spicy 

Favorite movie: Captain America

Hobbies: hanging out with friends, singing, learning different musical instruments

Favorite sport?: Gymnastics 

What is your favorite class you’ve taken at St. Olaf and why?: Moral Psychology because it was interesting, changed my perspective, and challenged me to think about concepts and morals in ways I hadn’t before. It was also a class that I have found to be applicable to other classes and life in general – plus the professor Jeanine Grenberg is AMAZING.  

What are most excited for this summer?: getting to relax in Michigan and lay on the beach :)

Describe yourself in one word: sporadic 

Call or text?: call 

What is your ideal date?: Anything that involves surprises or fairs! 

Finish this sentence: A guy looks his best when… he smiles 

Finish this sentence: A girl looks her best when… she is confident 

What do you want the ladies of St. Olaf to know?:  That everyone is fantastic and beautiful in their own way. You don’t have to conform to different styles or try to look like someone else or be someone else to be amazing. I think people at Olaf can get overwhelmed here because so many people here successful, vibrant, beautiful, and are truly wonderful. But this shouldn’t make anyone here feel that they are less than anyone else; it isn’t about being like someone else or looking like someone else! It’s about being the best you that you can be – whoever that is and whoever she stands for! :) Don’t underestimate yourself!

All photos provided by Emma Shrum’s Facebook account, with permission

Maggie is a junior at St. Olaf, currently majoring in Spanish and Latin American Studies with a concentration in media studies.  She runs for the St. Olaf cross-country and track teams, writes for the school newspaper, and tries to do her homework in the downtime. Maggie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, biking, skiing, and swimming.  She's excited to be a part of the Her Campus community!  Um Ya Ya!
Jessica is a senior at St. Olaf College majoring in English with concentrations in media studies and Middle Eastern studies. As one of the Campus Correspondents for Her Campus St. Olaf, she enjoys writing and editing news stories, and encouraging younger Oles to express their skills and talents through writing. She also is an editor for the school's student newspaper, The Manitou Messenger, and a writer for the college's marketing and communications office. In her (limited) free time, she enjoys eating pita and hummus from the Cage, curling up in a Buntrock window seat with a good book, and checking things off her senior bucket list.