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.
Before coming to St. Lawrence, I never gave a single thought to where my food came from. Somehow, almost as if by magic, food would appear on my plate every night when I came home from school for dinner. When I graduated high school and moved onto college, the magic continued.
I’ve been in school since I was three years old, and I feel that 18 years of education is enough for now. I don’t plan on a career that will require graduate school, which makes these past few weeks my Last First Days of School.
Sometimes the thought of being a "real" adult scares me, until I remember what the Laurentian community has in store for me.
There are fewer things more nerve-racking than starting your first year of college. You're leaving home, you're living with someone that you don't know, and you're navigating around an unfamiliar campus, all while trying to juggle making new friends and going to classes.
Dear Class of 2019, Welcome to St. Lawrence University! We are all so excited that you have decided to become a Laurentian for Life.
With the Adirondack State Park being a mere 18 miles from campus, it’s no wonder that so many St. Lawrence students get a kick out of venturing to the park and frolicking in the woods.
When people ask me why I picked St. Lawrence University, I look them dead in the eye, smile, and don’t miss a beat. “I came for the chocolate milk and stayed for the people.”
Summertime: A period to rest from the year behind and prepare for the year ahead. For many college students, this is the time to work, travel, pursue an internship, or simply revel in having their parents do their laundry once again.
Nestling 'neath the purple shadows of the Adirondack hills lies our noble alma mater.
When I first came to campus four years ago, my Pre-Orientation Trip leader gave me the single piece of advice that has most shaped my experience at St. Lawrence.