Never before in the long-spanning history of the Java Barn has a show had to be canceled due to a pandemic. Canceling a Java show was once a rare occasion; reserved for a band blowing a tire on the drive up, or a DJ not coming prepared with their equipment.
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St. Lawrence has no shortage of crazy creative, passionate, and environmentally-conscious students, and any student can get involved by joining one of these student-run environmental organizations: 1. Environmental Conservation Committee
What I Would Tell Myself as a First-Year
"College was the best four years of my entire life. Enjoy it while it lasts because it'll be over before you know it..."
Goodbye for Now, St. Lawrence
I have been dreading this day. The day when I have to say goodbye to St. Lawrence, my home away from home for the last four years. The place that has shaped me, and the place that is home to so many people and memories I hold close to my heart.
How Living in a Theme House Brought Me Closer to the Canton Community
By the time I was a junior at St Lawrence, I thought I knew everything there is to know about Canton and met most of the people I was going to meet at SLU. But after moving into the Greenhouse my junior fall, I learned there were so many more places and people that make Canton, and St.
A Moment, A Movement
The first time the Black Laurentian Initiative (BLI) convened, it was a Friday morning. I remember it all—the heat, the passion, the zest. Our frantic attempt to discuss the heaviness we all felt in a 40-minute Zoom call seemed impossible.
SLU (Missed) Connections: The Value of Community
The presence of COVID-19 has required everybody around the globe to make adjustments to their everyday lifestyle, and college campuses are no exception. It was impossible to imagine as underclassmen that 12 months of our college experience would be during a global pandemic, forcing all students
Experiential Learning Applied to SLU Skiing Culture During COVID-19
The outdoors has been a major part of my St. Lawrence experience in the three years that I have been in Canton. Whether you are a first-year student, a member of the Outing Club, an athlete, an artist or musician, or a member of Greek Life, you manage to find your way outside.
Secrets to Surviving College from your Dorm Room
As we settle into many classes having to be done remotely and must stay within our dorm rooms much more than we could have ever guessed, it is easy for this all to catch up to us and get confusing!
SYE: The Bog Chronicles
There’s no shortage of opportunities that I have had the privilege to experience in my four years here in the North Country. From my “intermediate canoeing” pre-orientation trip to the many journeys to Lampson Falls, I have had countless outdoor adventures.
My Greatest Memories: Camp Canaras
Tucked into the beautiful woods of the Adirondacks, right on the scenic Upper Saranac Lake sits Camp Canaras, St. Lawrence's very own alumni camp, functioning eight weeks during the summer as a camp for alumni and family.
Opportunities and Adventure
One of the most common questions asked when I tell people I go to St. Lawrence University is regarding the location. I'm often asked, "Isn’t it in the middle of nowhere?" While the location of St. Lawrence may seem like the middle of nowhere for some, it is in the middle of everything for me.