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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.
SLU Club Nordic Ski Team: Making Winters Worthwhile
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.
Warmly Welcoming Heat
The warnings swirled as the buzz of mid-winter built. As a sophomore, teachers and friends were coming in and out of my life with stories of past and future experiences.
A Weekend Away for a Women's Retreat
I received an email from the Outing Club, the Women's Resource Center (the Dub), and the L.I.G.H.T. House in late February inviting the women on campus to participate in an overnight retreat to Tupper Lake, N.Y.
North Country Winters
Fifty college students leave their dorm rooms at 7:30 a.m., armed with passports and hockey skates. Subzero temperatures can’t deter them; the draw of beaver tails, poutine, and maple sugar-on-snow is irresistible.
Even Though It Keeps On Snowing, Let's Talk Summer!
Although the fresh few feet of snow that covers campus makes it seem as though summer is an eternity away, I’ll offer you a bit of advice: start planning your summer now! For one, thoughts of warmer weather will help you endure the North Country climate.
We Always Said We’d Never Go Here
We invite you to bask in the glory of our 2001 selves as we walked in the Canton Memorial Day Parade representing our Girl Scout Troop. Back then, we never would have guessed that we’d be here now - second semester seniors at St. Lawrence University.
Inspired by Survivors
Ever since I was little, I’ve loved helping people. Service has always been a part of my life, and when I came to St. Lawrence University as a first-year, I started to look for a way I could give back to my new community. I participated in SLU Buddies, an amazing organization that allowed St.
Top 5 Local Breakfast Options
Where do you get a good breakfast around here? Other than campus, these are five of my favorites.
Music at St. Lawrence Still Goes Strong
The end of each semester always brings with it several things: impending finals, cold weather and snow for fall semester, the promise of sun and warmth for spring semester, and countdowns until our well-deserved break. For me, semesters’ end also bring dress rehearsals and concerts for the St.