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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.
Getting into the Holiday Spirit on Campus
The holidays are here & St. Lawrence knows how to get into the spirit! From the Brewer Bookstore to campus concerts- everyone is spreading holiday cheer. Although finals are also around the corner, here are some ways to enjoy the season in the North Country.
Learning Dub Love: Theme Houses and Self Development
When giving tours to prospective students, there is one tour spot that always makes me smile more than the others.
A Quick 'Note' on Being the Director of The Singing Saints
When I came to SLU, I knew I wanted to be a Singing Saint -and the experience has given me more than I could have ever imagined.
A Day in the Life: How Two Laurentians Manage Time
Being a student at SLU is a 24-hour job. You have to keep track of work for four (or sometimes more) classes, find time for three meals a day, manage a social life, and find your career track. These are just some of the responsibilities students have.
We Had Beef: The Story of Personal Growth Through the Community-Based Learning Program
One of the most treasured St. Lawrence University features is an infinite appreciation and use of acronyms for activities, offices, and destinations. The second distinctive characteristic of SLU would be its genuine interest in serving the local community.
Commons to Kappa: Different Place, Same Me
At the end of my sophomore year, I was at a crossroads. I was living in Commons College, one of the many theme houses here at St. Lawrence. Commons is centered on the concept of a community; living, learning and serving together around a specific theme.
Global Studies at St. Lawrence
The first day of the second semester of my first year, I sat in Richardson Hall awaiting my professor to teach Global Studies 101: Global Political Economy. Little did I know this class would change my academic path for the better at SLU.
LINC: Rick Beyer's Laws to Live By
As a participant in the Laurentians Investing in Networking and Careers (LINC) sophomore mentoring program at St. Lawrence University, I recently had the opportunity to meet my mentor in person during the LINC Kick-Off Weekend!
iSPY SLU - How You'll Find SLU Wherever You Go
When I was a little kid, I used to love to play the game iSpy on long car rides. My older brothers would take turns giving me “iSpys,” to guess. Usually they were all very simple: “iSpy something blue.” “The sky.” Bingo. “iSpy something green.” “The trees.” Yup.