I get asked all the time: “Why SLU?” “What made you decide to come here?” Quite frankly, I knew absolutely nothing about SLU when I decided that I wanted to come here. I didn’t know anything about academics, social life, athletics, or residential life.
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Surviving an Outdoor Major as an Indoor Kid
A ladybug scared me on the van ride back to St. Lawrence. To give myself some credit, there were multiple ladybugs and they were all very active. Every time I flinched, I apologized profusely to the rest of the geology lab students in the van.
The Zen Garden: The Fruit of a Class Vision
It’s not hard to find a peaceful spot on the St. Lawrence campus. I’ve spent countless afternoons beneath autumn-tinged trees, or reclined in an Adirondack chair on the quad, spending quiet moments to let the North County beauty sink in.
Sun, Snow, Hot, Cold: How to Get Outdoors Without Leaving Campus
From 90-degree heatwaves in the fall and spring to the deep freezes of the winter, Canton’s seasons are unique to say the least. While these extremes scare some, this broad range of weather provides the ever adventurous and optimistic St.
Winter at Whiteface: Five Favorite Ski Trails
The dog days of winter in the North Country are upon us. I’ve always considered SLU students a different breed because we still trek through snow with the same smile that we would have with our flip-flops on in late August. I was raised on winter sports and leisure: Ice-hockey and skiing.
Random First-Year Roommate Experience
I never had a Facebook until I received my very first college acceptance letter. To this day, I still struggle with navigating this “foreign” site.
For the past four years, when asked where I go to college, the responses are the same. “Woah,” they’ll say getting wide-eyed, “You weren’t kidding when you said Upstate New York.” Nope, I wasn’t, but that’s what I love about St. Lawrence.
On To The Real World, But First...
One last time. One final semester at SLU.
Combining My Academic Passions into an SYE
“Hi, my name is Sarah and I’m a senior with a double major in English and Math.” This is usually my opening line as a tour guide in the Admissions Office as I begin a one-on-one tour with a prospective student and their family around campus.
Seize the Tight-Knit Community that Defines SLU
A community is a place where we feel comfortable being ourselves; a place where we are encouraged and supported by our peers. When I was looking at colleges, I knew the type of community that I wanted, but how was I supposed to find it?
Success in Science and Sports
Typical In-Season Schedule 6:15 a.m. – Wake-Up 6:40 a.m. – Arrive in the locker room and put volleyball gear on 6:50 a.m. – Start warming up in gym 7:00 a.m. – Begin individual practice session 7:50 a.m. – Back down to locker room, shower, get dressed, and go to Dana for quick meal
Neglected Connections: Getting to Know Your Professors
We are told that we will make connections in college that will last the rest of our lives. Our minds immediately jump to thinking about making friends and having good times, bad times, experiences you wish you didn’t remember and those you can’t forget.
Diving into New Waters
Scuba diving hooked me from my very first dive. I was in Jamaica with my family, and we all decided to embark on a scuba adventure together. We put on the wetsuits and tanks, trained with our instructors, and then were taken out into the open ocean.