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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I was born and raised in a tiny country in Southern Africa called Swaziland. I attended a national primary school in the capital city of Swaziland, and for my secondary education I attended an international school called Waterford Kamhlaba, which was also in the capital city.
“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.
Ashley Richardson ’15 had to meet me. That’s what Lissa Scull Short ’83 told her. Ashley, a junior for Hempstead, has an interest in journalism and I lead the digital team in the newsroom of lohud.com and The Journal News in White Plains.
The men’s crew team is notoriously known for waking up before the sunrise, training year-round for a race that lasts six to seven minutes and is 2,000 meters long, and surviving the arctic caresses of the St. Lawrence River and the cold north wind. Despite these extreme tendencies, this is one of the most accepting and wonderful groups I’ve associated myself with.
The following are the top 10 reasons that I love St. Lawrence, and many are reasons that you would, too. They're in no particular order, and I hope if you're making your college decision right now, these help!Campus
One of my favorite things about St. Lawrence is our theme house community. We have 14 houses that students can apply to live in and use as a platform to create events they are passionate about. In the L.I.G.H.T.
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.