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A silly group photo taken by someone in the group.

There are plenty of awesome places to live on campus these days at SLU (apart from just the new dorm), but I wanted to talk about what I believe to be one of our more unique living options: our theme houses. This is not just because I live in one, but because so many of our students do.

Female students pose for photo outside white sorority house.
Kathryn Sawabini, Class of 2015

It's that time of the year again!  In mid-September, more than 100 sophomores, juniors and seniors at St.

Outside of a brick building.
Wilson Mazimba, Class of 2015

In July, I had the pleasure of meeting with my advisor (and also head of the English department) Associate Professor of English Sarah Gates for one of my summer projects.

Two students holding a porcupine.
Ally Friedman, Class of 2015

My role as a tour guide this summer may be my principal, and quite honestly my favorite, duty as an Admissions Intern, but giving campus tours is merely one of many tasks I have taken on over the past few months.

A scenic view of the Adirondack Mountains during the day.
Wilson Mazimba, Class of 2015

Anytime the mention of summer plans came up in conversation, my uncertainty followed shortly after. I was so used to going back home to Zambia every summer; I nearly packed my suitcases several times, ready to temporarily disappear.

A male student smiling.
Bill Prescott, Class of 2014

On May 18, the Class of 2014 will receive their diplomas and become proud graduates of St. Lawrence University. No matter how much I want time to slow down, my time as a student here is coming to a close and a new chapter of my life is going to begin.

Inside a yellow kayak in a lake.
Moya Rose Cavanagh, Class of 2016

The great and prolific Mark Twain once said, "Don't let your schooling interfere with your education." So we listened to him, took Ajaan Kai's Economics exam early, and caught a cheap flight to Vietnam via Bangkok.

Richardson Hall at dusk, with all the lights on.
Meghan O'Brien, Class of 2015

About 25 schools that fit my college search criteria popped up on the computer screen, and among them was St. Lawrence and one of the other three universities in the North Country (of course, I was naïve of the rivalries back then).

An aqueduct.
Ted Marr, Class of 2015

Whether it’s the beautiful weather, delicious food, friendly people, or the desire to become immersed in a foreign language – there are a thousand reasons why I would recommend studying abroad in Spain.

Male students on crew team pose in uniform.
Jack Riordan, Class of 2015

Coming from Baltimore, Maryland, I can always look forward to a 10-hour drive back to St. Lawrence after the winter and summer breaks. Although I am not from as far away as several of the students on our campus, I am still far away from my family. But I have found that during this semi-annual exodus, regardless of which direction I am heading, I always manage to find my way home.

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