I get asked all the time: “Why SLU?” “What made you decide to come here?” Quite frankly, I knew absolutely nothing about SLU when I decided that I wanted to come here. I didn’t know anything about academics, social life, athletics, or residential life.
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Surviving an Outdoor Major as an Indoor Kid
A ladybug scared me on the van ride back to St. Lawrence. To give myself some credit, there were multiple ladybugs and they were all very active. Every time I flinched, I apologized profusely to the rest of the geology lab students in the van.
The Zen Garden: The Fruit of a Class Vision
It’s not hard to find a peaceful spot on the St. Lawrence campus. I’ve spent countless afternoons beneath autumn-tinged trees, or reclined in an Adirondack chair on the quad, spending quiet moments to let the North County beauty sink in.
Better than a Bookstore
As soon as you open the doors to our spectacular Brewer Bookstore you may wonder, "Am I actually in a college bookstore?" Do not panic! Your eyes, ears, nose and brain altogether will be confused.
The Elephant in the Room
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.
The North Country Diner Tour
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.
These Boots Were Made for SLU-ing
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.
Saints Take Florida
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.
Kirk Douglas Makes a Mean Panini
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.
St. Lawrence or Hogwarts?
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.