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 believe one of our biggest purposes in life is to use whatever gifts we have been given, however big or small they may be, to help those who are less fortunate. That can mean helping those who are rich, those who are poor, those who are sad or those who are hungry.
It’s hard to say exactly what you’ll find in your four-year adventure here at SLU. There are so many different opportunities that the experience offers. As an English major and a general lover of books, however, I’ve always looked for good advice in the pages I read.
Are you considering hibernating this winter? Did you make a New Year’s resolution to be more active? Do you like being outside and exploring?
A common question I am asked from prospective students and families is, “What made you choose St. Lawrence?” A fair question, especially after learning I grew up in central Ohio and make the full-day drive to campus several times a semester.
My college search process involved visiting over 20 colleges, some more than once. However, after I visited St. Lawrence University for the first time, the campus and the people continued to stay with me. I found myself comparing every other campus to SLU.
St. Lawrence University gives students so many opportunities to branch out and enrich their academic experience. One of the most exciting opportunities does not happen on the St. Lawrence campus, but in other cities, states and countries!
We shared nearly 60 stories on the St. Lawrence Blog in 2015! Here's our Top 10 list, based on how many times each post was viewed.
Of all the exciting things that happened on my first day at St. Lawrence, I remember one thing in particular: the trash cans. I walked into Whitman Hall, found my door, punched in the code, and entered the room.
Have you ever heard of Canaras Conference Center?
Twenty-six girls gathered around televisions and smartphones – some crying, some laughing, and some holding hands out of anxiousness. No, they weren’t watching the newest episode of the Bachelor – they were watching the NCAA Selection Show.