At the start of my senior year of high school, I was very eager to apply to schools. I had spent the last year researching and touring schools, making pro and con lists, and finalizing the criteria that would determine what my “perfect school” would look like.
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No Ordinary University: Connections with Faculty and Staff
I have always found the dynamic between teachers and students fascinating. Growing up in a household with two parents who worked in the public school system, I quickly gained an understanding of the importance of education.
The Moment I Realized My FYP Became My Best Friends
Imagine walking into the tent of your high school graduation. When I was taking those steps, I had an enormous amount of excitement for completing a goal that I had worked hard for with some of the best friends that I have ever made.
Pce 'n Luv: Learning to Live in the L.I.G.H.T
Moving into college for the first time is an exciting and terrifying task; entering a foreign place filled with fresh faces and new responsibilities.
As a student at St. Lawrence, there are infinite opportunities to explore the North Country during our time outside of the classroom.
Memories of Tradition and Community in Lake Placid
I peered around the bustling town in curiosity. It was my first time in Lake Placid; the town was chock-full of visitors and chalk-covered climbers.
Running a Club on Campus
During my four years of high school, I was always super involved on and off campus. However, I played three sports year-round, so it was sometimes difficult to designate time for after-school extracurriculars. Upon my arrival at St.
Making Friends Across the Pond
After visiting St. Lawrence University and being impressed by the study abroad office and programs, my desire to study abroad strengthened and it became a key reason I decided to attend SLU.
"Why Haven't You Gotten a Campus Job Yet?"
“Hey Chris, when are you getting a job?” First semester, first year of college I was adjusting as every first-year student does. My mom had worked during her college years as a front desk attendant at the gym, and she pressured me almost every day of my first semester to search for a position.
St. Lawrence: A Door-Holding Community
I often get asked why I chose to go to St. Lawrence. Why I chose a school in the middle of nowhere, with freezing temperatures, and a town barely big enough to see on a map.
How To Be Successful in the Classroom
It can be really daunting coming into college for your first semester. There are a ton of new faces, a new environment, and a lot of change. With all of this going on, it is very easy to get caught up in the fun and put school work on the back burner. However, by following these simp