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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.
As the “G word” (graduation) approaches, I have been spending a fair amount of time reflecting on how much I don’t want my St. Lawrence experience to end. It is hard to believe that four years ago, I was greatly anticipating my acceptance from my dream art school.
Even though St. Lawrence is in a rural area, there are still many people who love to shop - me being one of them! Looking at Canton, one would think you would have to travel far away to find a good shop, but that’s not true at all. The Canton area has some great gems.
In an effort to explore this fabulous place that I’ve been lucky enough to call home for the past four years, I decided to combine my loves for breakfast food and adventure.
Theme houses are a unique living option for upperclassmen students at St. Lawrence. They are actual houses that hold between 5-26 students that are all interested in a common theme.
I got my first pair of L.L. Bean Boots during my freshman year at St. Lawrence. Back home, you only owned them if you worked on a farm or down by the lake. But here, I found them to be a fashion statement: Bean Boots in different colors, Bean Boots in varying heights, Bean Boots with fur even.
After a frigid North Country winter and seven weeks of practice in Leithead Fieldhouse, the St. Lawrence University women’s lacrosse team was ready for a week in Florida.
There’s a new eatery on campus and it is a force to be reckoned with. Located in Kirk Douglas Hall, the Douglas Hall Café is an awesome option during the weekly lunchtime rush. The food is incredible and the environment is even better. Each week there is a featured panini or specialty salad.
Every year at St. Lawrence, when the snow gets to upwards of six feet of cumulative snow and we lose hope of it ever melting, an interesting phenomenon occurs.
Choosing to attend St. Lawrence University was almost as scary as Harry Potter choosing to attend the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Albeit, I did not have an evil man with a seventh of a soul and no nose trying to kill me, I still had a lot to worry about.
Rays of sun glisten off the freshly fallen snow as a gentle breeze drifts across the St. Lawrence Golf Course. The fields have been freshly tracked; it is a perfect day for a relaxing classic ski. We finish putting the final layer of kick wax on our skis, set them down in the tracks and clip in.