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.
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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.
Two Snickers and a Vegetable Samosa
Have you ever had a gut feeling that things were about to go wrong? As if something just wasn’t lining up? Take that instinct, add 7,719 miles and a two-plane airport at the base of the Himalayas and you have my Spring Break.
A Letter to My First-Year Self
I take great pride in saying I have finally mastered the art of college. I know the shortcuts to my classes, exactly how much I can sleep in so I still have enough time to finesse my eyeliner before class, and I know exactly what times to avoid the Student Center to miss the afternoon “rush hour.”
How to Make the Most Out of Your First Year at SLU; To The Class of 2022
Next week, St. Lawrence will become home to a new group of students, so I thought I would share my 10 tips with the Class of 2022 and other new students on how to make the best out of your first year here at SLU. 1. You Don't Need to Have Your Major/Career Figured Out
A Summer in Canton: 10 Weeks as an Admissions Intern
This summer I made the choice to live in Canton and work as one of the six interns in the Admissions Office.
A Note to Incoming Students Interested in Biology: Why I Love the Biology Department (And Why You Might Love It, Too)
Congrats! You have decided that SLU is the place for you. You have chosen your FYP, you know your roommate, and you have registered for classes. You may still not know what you want to major in. Maybe you think you know, but you just aren’t positive.
A Day In The Life of a Community Assistant
Incoming first-year St. Lawrence students will begin their University experience in nearly four weeks.
Am I the Culture Shock?
Being in college forces you to grow up in a lot of ways. It’s not just being away from home that does this. This is not a blog post demanding you to suppress parts of yourself that ultimately make up the person you are.
The Butterfly Effect - How St. Lawrence Spreads Its Wings
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.
The Little Things
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.