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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.
While giving campus tours I am often asked, “So, what do you all do here?” I've been asked it enough times that I think I have a worthwhile answer. We're part of Canton, NY, there isn't a wealth of entertainment in the immediate vicinity. However, we are a creative bunch here at St.
For as long as I can remember, St. Lawrence has always been my community.
As an Admissions Ambassador at St. Lawrence, I get asked a lot of questions on campus tours. Often times, the questions are straightforward and my answers come quickly and confidently. But there is one question that stumps me every time: "So what is a 'typical SLU student' like?"
I love my lips. I was born in China with a cleft lip and when I was younger, other kids would ask me, “What’s wrong with your lips?” These comments hurt but I realized that the scars simply reinforce the luck, stories and love that guide my life.
One of my favorite parts about being an Admissions Ambassador at St. Lawrence is going on tour and sharing my SLU experience with prospective students and their families.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.