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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.
On Almost Skipping SLU
About 25 schools that fit my college search criteria popped up on the computer screen, and among them was St. Lawrence and one of the other three universities in the North Country (of course, I was naïve of the rivalries back then).
A Semester in Spain
Whether it’s the beautiful weather, delicious food, friendly people, or the desire to become immersed in a foreign language – there are a thousand reasons why I would recommend studying abroad in Spain.
My Home Away From Home
Coming from Baltimore, Maryland, I can always look forward to a 10-hour drive back to St. Lawrence after the winter and summer breaks. Although I am not from as far away as several of the students on our campus, I am still far away from my family. But I have found that during this semi-annual exodus, regardless of which direction I am heading, I always manage to find my way home.
Finishing Up My First Year At SLU
As I am getting ready to leave campus for the summer, I wouldn’t change anything about my first year at SLU. It has been a roller coaster ride that I am not ready to get off of quite yet.
Engagement in the North Country
I became involved with the Center for Civic Engagement at the end of my first year at St. Lawrence. Looking for a way to become more involved in the community, I applied to live in the Community-Based Learning (CBL) suite with three other girls. Community-based learning at St.
The Place I Call Home
St. Lawrence offers so much cultural diversity and one of the most rewarding experiences has been exploring it.
Six Phenomenal Reasons Why We Love Spring at SLU
Before coming to SLU, I never appreciated springtime for the absolutely fabulous season that it is.
Your Friendly Neighborhood CA
According to the Residence Life page on St. Lawrence's website, "The Community Assistants (CAs) at St.
Dance Your Heart Out
For the past few days, my hurried response when any of my friends asked how I was as I rushed past was, "I'mgood&exhaustedit'sshowcaseweekgottagobye!"
Take a Time Out of Your Day at Time Out Cafe
There are a lot of things I love about St. Lawrence. I could write about so many different aspects of this school that have made SLU a second home for me over the past three years, but one thing that stands out is my love of eating food on this campus (because I love eating food in general).