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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.
St. Lawrence Orientation: More Than It Seems
If you think back to your first interaction with another St. Lawrence student upon arrival to campus during the fall of your first year, chances are that person was an Orientation Leader (OL).
At The Doorsteps to My Senior Year
The end of high school through the end of college happens in the blink of an eye. It feels like yesterday when I was filling out the Common Application for St. Lawrence, and here I am standing at the doors of my senior year, waiting for the unknown to be revealed.
How to Jump-Start Your Career at St. Lawrence
Working in the Admissions Office at St. Lawrence, I have come across some questions that are asked on almost every tour. Often, prospective students and their families ask me about how students get summer internships and jobs after college. Fortunately as St.
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.