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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.
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.
Getting Crafty at Dana and the Pub
Tips on How to Get Crafty with Food on Campus
Harmony and Community: What Singing has Taught me about my St. Lawrence Family
When I came to St. Lawrence, I knew that I wanted to sing. I joined the Laurentian Singers, our co-ed choral group on campus during my first semester, and it catalyzed my desire for more.
Rivers and Lakes… or Livers and Rakes?
My absolute favorite class at St. Lawrence University, you ask? While there have been several classes that have changed me, motivated me, inspired me, there are none quite like my Rivers and Lakes class.
The Neuroscience of Meditation
Did you know that nearly 70 percent of St. Lawrence students embark on an off-campus study experience?
How Many Laps is a Mile?
28. That's how many laps it took to run a mile in the Brewer Fieldhouse Indoor Track when it was constructed in 1925. Just twenty years ago, the Brewer Bookstore was established from the building that formerly was the St.
A Journey Between Cantons
I’ve always been intrigued by Venezuelan insults.
The Magic of the Liberal Arts: How Being Indecisive Helped Me Find My Major
If my friends and family were asked, “What word best describes Sally?”, without an ounce of hesitation the answer would be, “Indecisive." Whether it’s picking a place to eat, a show to watch, or a simple yes-or-no question, I always require a significant amount of time to weigh my options.
Fighting the Freshman 15: Food Options, Exercise Opportunities
Let’s be real here, a girl’s gotta eat! And, while I’m used to my traditional Ethiopian dinners (cooked by my mom at home) and having after-school sports incorporated into my schedule to keep me fit, college is VERY different.
Why I Decided to Join Greek Life
As I was beginning my college search, Greek Life was never something I wanted or thought about participating in. Growing up, there were stereotypes associated with sororities and Greek Life as a whole.
My Saviour as an International Student
As I reminisce about my three years on the St.Lawrence campus, I still get drawn to the memories of my first day here, my first day in the United States of America. I woke up in the comfort of my makeshift room in Dean Eaton on a hot summer day.