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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.
Diving into New Waters
Scuba diving hooked me from my very first dive. I was in Jamaica with my family, and we all decided to embark on a scuba adventure together. We put on the wetsuits and tanks, trained with our instructors, and then were taken out into the open ocean.
When Ideas Become Reality
During the spring semester of my sophomore year, I signed up for a trip to attend the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., led by three SLU students from the Women’s Resource Center.
How to Brave the Canton Chill
As a Canadian, I have grown up accustomed to the cold temperatures and in my life have learned many tips on how to stay as warm as possible during the depths of the winter.
Obtaining the True ODY Library Experience
A library can be a daunting place for many students. The subconscious mind may often associate this location with late nights, rapidly-approaching deadlines, and a high intake of caffeine, making it easy to overlook the fantastic resources provided by the Owen D.
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 Value of a Smile
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.
Sustainability at SLU: Going Green through Activism
While searching for potential colleges to attend during my senior year of high school, I knew I wanted my future classmates to be three things: engaged in the world around them, deeply passionate about the environment, and true ‘outdoors people.’ SLU gave me a combination of all three.
The Blog's Top 10 Posts of 2018
Laurentians love stories. In 2018, we shared nearly 100 of them here on the St. Lawrence Blog, a space that gives students (and sometimes faculty, staff members and alumni) a chance to share their St.
Kenya Believe It?
Before coming to St. Lawrence, I had seen the statistic that approximately 65-70 % students study off campus. However, being an international student, who would technically be already studying abroad here, I did not put much thought into the study abroad programs.
Getting into the Holiday Spirit on Campus
The holidays are here & St. Lawrence knows how to get into the spirit! From the Brewer Bookstore to campus concerts- everyone is spreading holiday cheer. Although finals are also around the corner, here are some ways to enjoy the season in the North Country.