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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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“I can’t even watch you, you’re making me want to throw up.”
It wasn’t the professors, or even the course I was taking, that made my First-Year Program (FYP) experience so memorable. The group of unfamiliar people that I would soon come to associate with laughter, comfort and never-ending conversation enriched my first year at St.
As an English major, I’ve quickly realized that my professional path after college is not nearly as linear or pre-determined as that of a future doctor or lawyer.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
As I am getting ready to leave campus for the summer, I wouldn’t change anything about my first year at SLU. It has been a roller coaster ride that I am not ready to get off of quite yet.
I became involved with the Center for Civic Engagement at the end of my first year at St. Lawrence. Looking for a way to become more involved in the community, I applied to live in the Community-Based Learning (CBL) suite with three other girls. Community-based learning at St.
St. Lawrence offers so much cultural diversity and one of the most rewarding experiences has been exploring it.
Before coming to SLU, I never appreciated springtime for the absolutely fabulous season that it is.