The St. Lawrence Blog

Who is St. Lawrence University? We are a group of people with countless adventures and even more stories. The St. Lawrence Blog gives our students, faculty and staff the chance to tell their tales, in their own words and in their own way. Sharing these anecdotes in one place gives our community the chance to show how creative, daring and passionate we are about what we do. Alone, these stories are powerful; together they define St. Lawrence.

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Students holding a banner that says, "St. Lawrence University."
Satchel Toole, Class of 2018

Before coming to St. Lawrence I had little idea of what SLU was like. I visited once during my sophomore year of high school and did not return until the first day of Orientation.

Tanveer Kalo, Class of 2018

I grew up watching and reading the superheroes of Marvel Entertainment. From Captain America, Doctor Strange to Iron Man, all of them were more than works of fiction to me. They were the friends I grew up with and what I wanted to be.

French fries covered in gravy
Arianne Boisvert, Class of 2018

I am an international student at St. Lawrence University even though I live closer than almost all the Americans who attend this school.

Girl holding a newspaper and cookie
Emma Cummings-Krueger, Class of 2016

With our long walks across the graduation stage fast approaching, there’s a growing sense of urgency among my class of 2016. We’re all wondering: where will we leave our mark on St. Lawrence? How will we be remembered? What is our legacy?

A banner that says "Holmes College"
Thomas Allerton, Class of 2019

Sherlock Holmes stories, dinner conversation about adopting a dog, and singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”  When I think back about my First-Year Program (FYP) last semester, these are images that immediately come to mind.  Now that I have almost completed my second semester at St.

Santiago de Compostela
Maggie Collins, Class of 2016

I can still remember sitting in my Spanish class the spring of my sophomore year, unable to focus because I was so excited to submit my application to spend a semester abroad in Spain.

Girl holding a watering can
Paige Friedlander, Class of 2016

“And then he said, 'Get on a rocket ship. When companies are growing quickly and they are having a lot of impact, careers take care of themselves…If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat.

Daniel McLane

I didn’t go to college looking for a second set of parents, but maybe an academic advisor that serves as a life mentor and role model.  Even if that wasn’t what I was looking for, that is what I found.  A warm round of applause for Daniel McLane, ladies and gentlemen!

Group in front of stage.
Grace King, Class of 2018

Stark white and cardboard, it is fairly unassuming at first glance. However, my concert box contains evidence of my entire musical history, one that began with my dad teaching me to sing with Bob Dylan’s nasally twang at age four.

THE SALAD- Goat cheese, walnuts, cranberry salad
Isis Flores, Class of 2019

As an incoming freshman, I had many anxieties. Would I make friends? Would I do well in my classes? Would I like my roommate? Would I have anything to eat?