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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.
A Global St. Lawrence Experience
Unlike many international students, I have lived in the United States prior to college. I attended elementary and middle school in California, then returned to South Korea for high school.
Influence Beyond the Classroom: How Faculty Mentors Shape Your SLU Experience
As the summer before my junior year drew to a close, I knew that I was ready to head off campus and study abroad. The only issue was that I didn’t know where I wanted to go. Sure, St.
Be Comfortable with Uncertainty
When Juraj Kittler, current adviser for The Hill News, has the whole staff over for dinner, he always makes more pizzas than there are people, and we spend the night polishing off pie after pie as soon as he can slice and serve them up.
Why Print Journalism Matters at St. Lawrence (And on College Campuses in General)
I always know when the school newspaper comes out in the morning, because I pass a girl on a bike who has bright red, curly, wild hair. Her bike has a basket in the back to carry the newspapers, and I pass her coming back from breakfast and know she has already been flying around campus.
Home is Where I Started All Along
As I reflect on my four years at St. Lawrence, I have a hard time conceptualizing what my college experience would be like if chance hadn’t brought me here.
A 10-Mile Bike Ride & March for Earth’s Intrinsic Rights
My friend Peter and I jumped on our bikes on Saturday, April 29, and began our 10-mile ride to Potsdam, N.Y. for the People’s Climate March.
An FYP Outside The Classroom
The summer before showing up at SLU it seems that the forms are endless! Housing surveys, medical forms, blah blah blah... the list goes on.
2,189. A rather daunting number when it represents the number of miles between Maine to Georgia.
The Final Round: The Thoughts of a Graduating Senior
Four years ago, I reflected about my experiences during my first year on campus. I was reminiscing on the experiences I had with my First-Year Program and the benefits of going to a small liberal arts school in Canton, N.Y. These feelings still hold true.