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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As a second semester senior, I have spent a considerable amount of time thinking about all the things I will take away from my St. Lawrence experience.
It wasn’t the professors, or even the course I was taking, that made my First-Year Program (FYP) experience so memorable. The group of unfamiliar people that I would soon come to associate with laughter, comfort and never-ending conversation enriched my first year at St.
You may be familiar with the Butterfly Theory, or maybe the 2004 psychological thriller The Butterfly Effect, which popularized it. If not, no need to fret.
I storm into the Student Center out of breath on a particularly crisp December morning. The cold rushes in behind me as I stomp my feet down to try and shed the inch of snow stuck to my boots. At least I’m inside, I thought as I headed up to the third floor.
I was sitting in class when I found out I’d be going abroad. I had been scrolling on Facebook before class started, and saw a close friend of mine had updated her Facebook status, “So excited to announce that I will be spending next semester in LONDON!” I felt my heart drop into my stomach.
As I went through my wallet, searching for money for my daily coffee run on another hot Cambridge day, I noticed that I hadn’t taken out some Danish Kroner from my three-week Philosophy course in Copenhagen that I had just returned from.
I am that girl who you pass singing on her way to class, on a run, in line for food at Dana Dining Hall, in the shower, with friends on the way to class, and maybe even in a practice room. My preferred way of communication is through music - especially singing.
From the moment I arrived on campus, I knew St. Lawrence was the school for me. From its stunning buildings to the friendly people, SLU had taken my breath away. Now a junior, I’m a chemistry major and an Admissions Ambassador.
As the end of my first semester of senior year quickly approaches, I have begun to reflect more on my time here at SLU and all the special people and experiences that have enriched my life.
TV shows like Bones, House, and Grey’s Anatomy make everyone want to work in science or medicine and I’m convinced those shows make me want to want to be a doctor. Not only this, but STEM majors appear at the top of every “best majors” list.
A portable hammock might not be the first item you think to put on your college packing list, but here at St. Lawrence University, it's a must.
Throughout my entire life, there have always been changes whether I was moving cities or switching schools. One thing that always was a constant was playing squash. Ever since I could walk, I had a squash racket in my hand. It was, and still is, one of my absolute favorite things to do.
When you ask students here why they chose to St. Lawrence, the most common answer is, “It just felt right.” So many students are drawn to SLU for the people, the community, and the feeling that you get when you walk around campus. If you take the time to come up to St.