My name is Nick Smoger, and this is my first year as a writing tutor. I am a sophomore at St. John's University where I study Political Science. I grew up in Wheaton, a small agricultural community in western Minnesota. My hometown is simple and rustic, and the people are timid yet proud. The women care for the children, and the men work hard tilling the fields, sometimes journeying into larger communities to attend Republican Primary meetings or to shop for groceries at Wal-Mart. However, the community is modernizing. Last year a railroad was built through town, and a Subway soon followed. A few weeks before I returned to college, residents were shocked to hear, via telegraph, of gay marriage being legalized in Minnesota two months prior.
Nick is studying abroad in South Africa Spring 2015