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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.
What Makes St. Lawrence Different From Other Liberal Arts Schools?
High school students are always asking what makes St. Lawrence stand out from other schools. In order to best answer this, I decided to interview my friend, Claire Longcope. Claire transferred to St. Lawrence this year from a small liberal arts college in Ohio and can see the uniqueness of St.
Did You Say “Breakfast in Bed” or @breakfastwithbex?
Egg-cuse me, but you oat to know that this blog is cereal-sly no yoke and I promise, you are not going bananas...
A Great Weekend to be a Saint
SLU Homecoming, held in late October, offered a wide variety of events to choose including a campus-wide block party, three home athletic events, Phantom in the Park, and Shawna’s Walk for Wishes.
Ten Things I Wish I'd Known as a First-Year Student
Each year at St. Lawrence, I have learned about places and things that have made my college experience unique. But there are also things that I found out about a little late - things that I wish I could have taken advantage of since my first semester on campus.
Outdoor Adventures at St. Lawrence
During my college search, I knew that I wanted to go to a school close to rivers, lakes, forests and mountains. Part of this was because I’m a conservation biology major and love getting outside during lab to study the ecosystems surrounding campus.
The Campus Kitchen at SLU Continues to Make a Difference
Last year, Admissions Ambassador Jeff Mogavero ’16 wrote a fantastic post about the Campus Kitchen at St. Lawrence University. For me, a senior at St. Lawrence, I am enjoying my fourth year with Campus Kitchens and am currently the president or our chapter!
St. Lawrence in the Fall
Autumn is my favorite time of year and there is nothing more beautiful than St. Lawrence in the fall. The leaves turn all sorts of wonderful colors: reds, oranges, browns, and yellows! There are also great events on campus.
Kenya: Life Beyond Learning
The Kenya study abroad semester is one of the oldest St. Lawrence abroad programs, as it just celebrated its 40th reunion this past summer. The compound where students stay was the first of any United States University in sub-Saharan Africa.
How I ACEed Finding my Passion at SLU
As a sophomore, I first heard about the Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) when they advertised that Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, my favorite band, would be performing a 10th anniversary concert at St. Lawrence that winter.
Getting Involved with Student Government
In high school I got involved with my student government, mostly because it was something that my friends were also involved in (and also because it would get me out of homeroom). Over the course of my four years, I ended up in higher positions and found I was really having an influence on my