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Remember the saying, "Don’t judge a book by its cover"? This is exactly what I ask of people when they come to visit me in Canton, New York.
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I took a deep breath and looked left, then right. This was a sight I hadn’t seen since December 2016. On one side, campus. The back of the library, the chapel steeple, the gray cobblestone entrance to Sykes, and the flagpole just outside it.
I remember the last tight squeeze my blubbering parents left me with, knowing that their final little bird was leaving the nest. I retreated to my new, unfamiliar dorm bed unsure of what I was supposed to do next.
As I look around my room I wonder how on Earth I’m going to be able to pack up all my stuff after graduation. I’ve starting making a mental list of things that I might be able to leave behind (so far, all that’s on the list is this one lamp…maybe).
As soon as you open the doors to our spectacular Brewer Bookstore you may wonder, "Am I actually in a college bookstore?" Do not panic! Your eyes, ears, nose and brain altogether will be confused.
As the “G word” (graduation) approaches, I have been spending a fair amount of time reflecting on how much I don’t want my St. Lawrence experience to end. It is hard to believe that four years ago, I was greatly anticipating my acceptance from my dream art school.
Even though St. Lawrence is in a rural area, there are still many people who love to shop - me being one of them! Looking at Canton, one would think you would have to travel far away to find a good shop, but that’s not true at all. The Canton area has some great gems.
In an effort to explore this fabulous place that I’ve been lucky enough to call home for the past four years, I decided to combine my loves for breakfast food and adventure.
Theme houses are a unique living option for upperclassmen students at St. Lawrence. They are actual houses that hold between 5-26 students that are all interested in a common theme.
I got my first pair of L.L. Bean Boots during my freshman year at St. Lawrence. Back home, you only owned them if you worked on a farm or down by the lake. But here, I found them to be a fashion statement: Bean Boots in different colors, Bean Boots in varying heights, Bean Boots with fur even.
After a frigid North Country winter and seven weeks of practice in Leithead Fieldhouse, the St. Lawrence University women’s lacrosse team was ready for a week in Florida.
There’s a new eatery on campus and it is a force to be reckoned with. Located in Kirk Douglas Hall, the Douglas Hall Café is an awesome option during the weekly lunchtime rush. The food is incredible and the environment is even better. Each week there is a featured panini or specialty salad.