The St. Lawrence Blog
Who is St. Lawrence University? We are a group of people with countless adventures and even more stories. The St. Lawrence Blog gives our students, faculty and staff the chance to tell their tales, in their own words and in their own way. Sharing these anecdotes in one place gives our community the chance to show how creative, daring and passionate we are about what we do. Alone, these stories are powerful; together they define St. Lawrence.
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As a second semester senior, I have spent a considerable amount of time thinking about all the things I will take away from my St. Lawrence experience.
It wasn’t the professors, or even the course I was taking, that made my First-Year Program (FYP) experience so memorable. The group of unfamiliar people that I would soon come to associate with laughter, comfort and never-ending conversation enriched my first year at St.
You may be familiar with the Butterfly Theory, or maybe the 2004 psychological thriller The Butterfly Effect, which popularized it. If not, no need to fret.
Where would I be without Professor Juraj Kittler’s guidance? In all honesty, that’s something I try not to think about.
Being a student-athlete at St. Lawrence is a difficult and rewarding experience. Student-athletes put copious hours into fine-tuning their skills and preparing their minds and bodies in order to beat their opponents.
Laurentians love stories. In 2017, we shared more than 90 of them here on the St. Lawrence Blog, a space that gives students a chance to share their St. Lawrence tales, perspectives and insights to help future Saints better understand what sets our community apart from other colleges and universities.
For outdoor sportspeople, the cycle of the seasons not only parallels the media we consume and the recreation we pursue, but our behavioral norms. Whichever activity holds the most hallowed space in their hearts fuels a relentless appetite for movement and exploration.
Otium- Latin for leisure or free time. Something that most of us college students crave whenever we are being engulfed by homework, school and just stress, in general. Not all students engage in the same activities during their leisure time. For example, some like to paint when they’re free.
St. Lawrence has 14 dorms, 15 theme houses, and 24 senior townhouses. Each of these places to live has a different personality and characteristic that makes it unique. During our time at SLU, we get to experience living in about four of these places that help shape our college experience.
As I stepped out of the security van in front of my dorm, taking in what will be my new residence for four years, I could feel the warmth of the sun on my skin with a cool breeze that made me feel a little chilly, nothing a light jacket couldn’t tackle.
The tailgate to my car barely closes and I can’t see out the back. I hug my parents and say, “I’ll see you during the next break!” I give my dog a belly rub and tell him he’s a good boy, hop in my car, and wave goodbye as I pull out of the driveway.
When you go off to college, you form incredibly tight bonds with your friends. Over time they become your second family that you create unforgettable memories with at hockey games, weekly dinners and first-year classes. Together, you become each other’s support group and survival guides.
Ever since early high school, I was enamored with the idea of starting down a career path of my own. This interest sparked through an internship at the Urban Outfitters Headquarters in Men’s Buying.