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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What is the college experience? It's exciting, it's exhausting, it's amazing, and, at times, it can be overwhelming. From the anxieties of your first big exam, to the adjustment period that comes with living in a dorm, being far from home for the first time can be full of ups and downs.
Students often talk about how the Adirondacks are in our backyard, and this connection is captured in the “A Tribute” song which describes St. Lawrence as “Nestling ‘neath the purple shadows of the Adirondack hills; Lies our noble Alma Mater…”.
Picture this: It’s the end of November of your senior year of high school and you already know where you are going to college the next fall. That was what the college application and admission process was like for me during my senior year. But, why did I decide to go Early Decision (ED)?
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.
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.