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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A group of students stand outside a brick building.
Rochana Cooray, Class of 2014

When I first signed up to be an admissions ambassador in the spring of 2013, I had no idea how much I would come to love the work I did.

A pasta meal with tomatoes and broccoli.
Rachel Pifer, Class of 2016

It's Tuesday night. My stomach groans in anticipation as I make the trek across campus to Dana Dining Hall. My pace quickens as I get closer. Tonight is not just any normal dinner. It is the best night of the week. It is Pasta Sauté Night.

A room full of couches, chairs and tables.
Jasmine Galindo, Class of 2015

As a student, I understand how important it is to find the best study spot on campus. For some that may be a quite nook in the library, or your own bedroom. For me, it's the loud area that is the Student Center.

Female student stands outside near a fence.
Madeline Wetterhahn, Class of 2015

“Body Beautiful Week: Love Your Body!” encourages a dialogue on campus about body image, healthy eating and eating disorders. I believe wholeheartedly in starting these discussions about eating disorders—not the kind in magazines or on reality TV shows, but the real-life kind that changes the lives of students on campus. Students like me.

Ben Crocker, Class of 2016

Most weekends, my friends and I like to go skiing in the beautiful Adirondacks. Early in the morning, we all pile into my friend's Volvo with all of our gear and drive into the sunrise.

Female student and local child ice dancing together.
Paige Friedlander, Class of 2016

On any given Saturday night, the siren rings and the student section roars; the Skating Saints have won another game! Appleton Arena: a North Country gem that local Canton community members and students migrate to every Friday and Saturday night during the winter.

Student teaches senior citizen how to use a computer.
Renee Lavigne, Class of 2014

As college students, we often take technology for granted, but for older generations technology is an entirely different and mysterious world.  Through St.

Students crowd around the crew's erg machine to cheer a teammate on.
Sarah Evarts, Class of 2017

During my first weeks at St. Lawrence, there were so many posters I didn’t know which to read first. One said, “Do you want to do something extraordinary?” My answer was “Of course!” This led me to attend a meeting for the women’s crew team.

A male student dressed for winter outside in the snow.
John C. Balderston, Class of 2014

Suddenly, you’re a senior and one question is on everyone’s mind: “What’s next?”

Buses line up in the snow.
Mia Thomas, Class of 2016

Did you know that St. Lawrence is the closest U.S. liberal arts college to a foreign capital?!

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