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The St. Lawrence Blog
Who is St. Lawrence University? We are a group of people with countless adventures and even more stories. The St. Lawrence Blog gives our students, faculty and staff the chance to tell their tales, in their own words and in their own way. Sharing these anecdotes in one place gives our community the chance to show how creative, daring and passionate we are about what we do. Alone, these stories are powerful; together they define St. Lawrence.
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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
10 Best Ways to Spend Your Quarantine
While we are amidst unthinkable times during a global pandemic, many Laurentians have taken solace in the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade." This figure of speech is one you can trace back all the way to your earliest memories as a child.
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.
When Ideas Become Reality
During the spring semester of my sophomore year, I signed up for a trip to attend the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., led by three SLU students from the Women’s Resource Center.
How to Brave the Canton Chill
As a Canadian, I have grown up accustomed to the cold temperatures and in my life have learned many tips on how to stay as warm as possible during the depths of the winter.
Obtaining the True ODY Library Experience
A library can be a daunting place for many students. The subconscious mind may often associate this location with late nights, rapidly-approaching deadlines, and a high intake of caffeine, making it easy to overlook the fantastic resources provided by the Owen D.
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 Value of a Smile
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.
Sustainability at SLU: Going Green through Activism
While searching for potential colleges to attend during my senior year of high school, I knew I wanted my future classmates to be three things: engaged in the world around them, deeply passionate about the environment, and true ‘outdoors people.’ SLU gave me a combination of all three.