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10 Best Ways to Spend Your Quarantine
While we are amidst unthinkable times during a global pandemic, many Laurentians have taken solace in the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade." This figure of speech is one you can trace back all the way to your earliest memories as a child.
Overcoming My Unexpected Challenges
I’m a senior at SLU, and I chose not to return to campus this semester. Like many people, I was blindsided by several events this year that affected my expectations to return in the fall. First was the pandemic. Second was my mother’s diagnosis with breast cancer.
Behind Borders: The Perspective of An International Student During COVID-19
March has always been my favorite month of the year.
Don't Worry, It's Going to Be More Than Okay
Sometimes in life we fear the things that will change our lives for the better.
An Open Letter to the "New" SLU from a Senior
Hey SLU, It’s been a minute since I’ve last seen you. I’ve missed the sounds of the Chapel bells at 5 p.m. and your Sunday brunches at Dana. Our world has been changing around us—don’t you feel it? No one knows how long it will last, but it’s already had a lasting impact on us. I’ve felt it, too.
The Norms of College Life Are Out the Window. Now What?
My last three years at SLU have been full of laughter, goofiness, growth, love, and learning. Even though COVID-19 might make the upcoming year look very different to us, I have no doubt that these experiences will continue. Now, I know this because I know SLU and I know SLU students.
56 Days in London: A Tale of Change, Absurdity, and Possibly, Hope
As one of the most exciting parts of the St. Lawrence experience, studying abroad is something that nearly every Laurentian looks forward to as soon as they arrive on campus. Most expect cultural shocks, language barriers, or academic challenges during off-campus studies.
Navigating the College Search in the Age of COVID-19
The college search is a daunting task to take on, global pandemic or not. This transitional and exciting time during senior year of high school should be filled with college visits and campus tours. In our current crisis, the college search process will likely look very different this year.
Positive Outlooks Found in the Pandemic
When reflecting on the spring semester, it's clear that each of us had our own unique struggles amid change and uncertainty and a time that was only four months ago feels like a world away.
How to Say Goodbye to St. Lawrence? You Can’t
One of the best feelings in the world has to be driving back to Canton, New York, turning onto 23 Romoda Drive after a summer, winter, or spring break away from campus.
Friendships Made With People from Close to Home and Thousands of Miles Away: How SLU Brought Us All Together
Growing up in a small town, it wasn’t often that I came into contact with people outside of my town’s bubble. That’s how I felt for the first 18 years of my life––trapped in a bubble with the same few hundred people.